I grew up in Westlock, Alberta and was active in many activities offered in my small town, from competitive swimming to Ukrainian dancing. From a young age, health and fitness were always an important part of my life.
When I was 11, I injured my neck and experienced constant pain and reduced mobility for several years, affecting my ability to turn my head while playing sports. It was something I just became accustomed to, identifying myself as someone with a "bad neck". It wasn't until I was unable to shoulder check while driving that I decided to see a Chiropractor.
After my first treatment, I was able to pull out of the parking lot with ease, turning my head completely for the first time in 10 years. I was amazed at how quickly and effectively my Chiropractor was able to alleviate my symptoms and with continued treatment, I was able to achieve complete pain relief.
Once I completed my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Alberta and was deciding on the next chapter of my life, I saw potential in assisting others with their pain and mobility issues. Inspired by the care and treatment I received from my Chiropractor, I packed my bags and moved to Toronto to begin my Chiropractic Education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
While in Toronto, I took several courses and additional certifications to provide myself with the tools I needed to help people overcome injuries that they believed to be permanent. I graduated in 2013 and returned home to Edmonton to begin my practice in the city I called home for almost a decade.
I am so fortunate that my job allows me to connect with others and affect positive physical change. Seeing my patients who have been living with chronic pain tell me that they have reduced their medication, their once-daily headaches have disappeared, or until now, they have forgotten what it is like to live without pain, is the most rewarding part of my career.
I no longer live in pain, and I am lucky I can assist others to do the same.
I can't wait to see what we can achieve together!