Josie grew up in Wakaw, Saskatchewan, across the street from a playground, and within walking distance of ball diamonds, parks, and the school gym. She completed both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the U of S, graduating from the College of Kinesiology in 2018, majoring in Exercise and Sports Studies, and from the School of Rehabilitation Sciences with a Master’s of Physical Therapy in 2020.
She has always loved working with children, starting with babysitting, and transitioning to running summer kid camps, volunteering at the U of S PAAL program, and eventually becoming a pediatric physical therapist. Josie has worked as a physical therapist in outpatient developmental pediatrics for the last 2.5 years, and has experience working with a range of conditions, including gross motor delays, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Spina Bifida, brain injuries, and plagiocephaly/torticollis. Josie loves the challenge of finding inventive ways to assess and treat kids through play-based therapy.
Josie enjoys staying active in all four seasons, including spin classes, tennis, kayaking, snowshoeing, and playing in a volleyball league. She loves to check out new restaurants, cafes, activities, and events in Saskatoon, attend any kind of musical event, play the piano, and garden. Josie especially loves doing all these things with her friends and family!
– Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology – Exercise and Sport Studies – from the University of Saskatchewan
-Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Saskatchewan