Kaitlyn was born and raised in the Cowichan Valley on beautiful Vancouver Island. She is beyond excited to be back home, and a part of the Kids Physio Group Victoria. Kaitlyn graduated from Vancouver Island University (VIU) in Nanaimo with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Physical Education. She then moved to Vancouver to complete her Master of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Kaitlyn completed a 6-week practicum at Kids Physio Group Victoria while in her master’s program. This is where she fell in love with the atmosphere, solidifying her decision to work in the paediatric physiotherapy setting.
Kaitlyn is extremely passionate about her job and enjoys working with kids of all different ages and conditions. This includes but is not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorder, torticollis, plagiocephaly, and children with delayed gross motor milestones. Kaitlyn is also looking forward to working alongside young athletes as she was a former athlete herself, participating in both field hockey and track and field. Now Kaitlyn enjoys participating through sport by coaching track and field to kids between the ages of 4 and 18. She is excited to assist kids with injury recovery, improving their overall movement and play, and helping them reach their full potential. Kaitlyn loves collaborating with kids and their families in an effort to achieve their goals, however big or small!
Outside of work, you can find Kaitlyn surfing the waves in Tofino, spending quality time with her friends and family, travelling, and hiking some of the beautiful trails on Vancouver Island.
- Bachelor of Arts, Major in Physical Education from Vancouver Island University (VIU)
- Master of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia (UBC)
- Orthopedic Manual Therapy Level 1
- Therapeutic Evaluation and Management of Toe Walking (Pediatric Equinus Gait)
- Autism Matters
EDS ECHO Pediatrics North America course
Supporting Positive Behaviour
Understanding Autism: Building Inclusive Communities
Motor Assessments for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism and Neurodiversity in Primary Care- Recognize and Refer
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