Aria was born and raised in Sudbury, ON, where she completed her Kinesiology degree. She moved to beautiful BC to complete her Masters of Physical Therapy at UBC in order to pursue her dream to work as a Paediatric Physiotherapist.
Aria trained as a competitive dancer in various styles including ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary & lyrical for 10 years. Dance has taught her a deep appreciation for movement, mobility & athleticism. She also worked as a rock-climbing coach with youth in her hometown during her undergraduate studies. Through these experiences, she has developed a passion for working with young athletes in both preventative & injury management.
Aria also gained experience promoting movement and activity for children of all ages and abilities through previous placements and volunteer opportunities. She had the opportunity to teach children with various disabilities including ASD, Trisomy 21, and Apraxia how to swim (S.W.A.M Sudbury) and bike (iCanbike).
Aria looks forward to working in collaboration with children and their families in order to empower them to reach their full mobility and play potential. She enjoys working with children of all ages and can treat a variety of conditions including but not limited to: sport injuries, gross motor delays, torticollis, plagiocephaly and developmental coordination disorder.
In session, you can expect Aria to be energetic, bubbly & attentive. She is also known to start singing a few Disney tunes once in a while. She prioritizes education & exercise therapy in order to best address your child’s motor concerns. Aria also enjoys diving into the research to provide evidence-based treatment. She is passionate and excited to be working within the rehabilitation field of paediatrics and prioritizes making physiotherapy fun!
In her free time, Aria can be found hiking the beautiful BC trails, relaxing at a cafe, or spending time with family and friends.
- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Magnum Cum Laude)
- Masters of Physical Therapy at UBC
Continuing Education Courses
- Pre-pointe Assessment Course
- Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination Training
- Autism Matters
Click HERE to view Aria’s schedule.