Hillary was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario where she grew up playing various sports and activities including swimming, tennis, skating, and skiing. Her passion for pediatrics sparked as a Learn-to-Skate instructor for the City of Toronto, where she first developed teaching skills and learned to integrate fun with function. From there, Hillary volunteered at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children where she was furthered her experience working with children, specifically with neurological and medical conditions.
Hillary’s love for functional movement and exercise led her to pursue an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo followed by the completion of her physiotherapy degree at the University of Toronto. During her clinical internships, Hillary further honed her skills in a variety of settings with populations including children and adults with developmental, neurological, and orthopaedic conditions. She also volunteered with Toronto KPG and loved working with the talented and passionate physiotherapists here.
Hillary enjoys fostering meaningful relationships with kids and their families, and strongly believes that education and communication alongside fun-filled activities are fundamental pillars in helping them achieve their goals. She understands that the journey toward recovery is dependent on teamwork – with kids, their families, and the healthcare professional team. Hillary is very excited to implement her knowledge and skills from her past experiences to the field of her dreams!
Outside of the clinic, Hillary loves discovering new food spots around the city, traveling to different countries, and spending quality time with her family and friends.
- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from University of Waterloo
- Masters in Physical Therapy from University of Toronto
Continuing Education Courses
- Building Blocks, Kinesio Kids (Currently enrolled)
- Autism Matters with Kim Barthel (Currently enrolled)
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