Jillian was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. Growing up as a competitive swimmer, Jillian was first exposed to physiotherapy through her own experience with a sports injury at 12 years old. Her positive experience inspired her to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Western University, then her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto.
Jillian has always had a passion for working with children and has dedicated her career to paediatric physiotherapy since graduation. Whether it is helping babies take their first steps or guiding young athletes return to sport post-injury, Jillian is passionate about making physiotherapy fun for children of all ages and abilities. In addition to her role at Toronto Kids Physio, Jillian works at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in the Neuromotor and Neuromuscular programs, treating children with developmental disabilities including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and spinal muscular atrophy. Jillian has a special interest in helping children with disabilities achieve their full physical potential.
Jillian is committed to lifelong learning and has completed additional training in Autism Spectrum Disorder, infant developmental milestones, idiopathic toe walking, and concussion management. She is also passionate about sharing her knowledge and is involved in developing and teaching the paediatric curriculum for the University of Toronto Physiotherapy program.
Outside of the clinic, Jillian enjoys traveling to new countries, playing slo-pitch softball, and cheering on the Toronto sports teams. Like a true Torontonian, she is patiently awaiting the day the Leafs bring home the Stanley Cup.
- Bachelor of Science Honours Specialization in Kinesiology at Western University
- Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto
Continuing Education Courses:
- Cuevas Medek Exercises (CME) – Level I
- Introduction to Paediatric Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT)
- Dynamic Core for Kids
- Complete Concussion Management Certification (CCMI)
- Therapeutic Evaluation and Treatment of Toe Walking
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