Kaitlyn has always had a passion for working with kids! Whether as a gymnastics and soccer coach, camp counsellor or volunteer position at children’s centers, Kaitlyn has always loved to help children reach their goals.
Kaitlyn grew up in a small border town outside of Windsor but has called the Niagara region home for the last 15 years. Kaitlyn attended Brock University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree, followed by a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy at McMaster University, graduating in 2012. Kaitlyn grew up playing multiple sports competitively. She quickly realized her interest in human movement, anatomy and rehabilitation, following several of her own injuries. Kaitlyn decided at a young age she wanted to be a physiotherapist and a friend’s experience with physiotherapy during their paediatric oncology treatment solidified her passion for working with the paediatric population.
Her paediatric physiotherapy experience began in 2012. Kaitlyn’s clinical practice has ranged from interdisciplinary paediatric clinics, and hospital settings, to a paediatric oncology research study at the Hospital for Sick Children (Sickkids). Kaitlyn is excited to be joining the Hamilton Kid’s Physio Group, where her love for the practice of physiotherapy and passion for helping the paediatric population can be combined. She is passionate about helping kids and their families meet goals while accomplishing this in a fun and energetic environment! She has taken continuing education in several areas, most recently becoming the first Canadian CureDuchenne certified physical therapist.
Kaitlyn currently holds a position as Adjunct Professor for McMaster University School of Rehabilitation Science, where she provides instruction on paediatric physiotherapy. In addition to teaching, Kaitlyn has also had the opportunity to present research at various conferences.
When not in the clinic, Kaitlyn can be found chasing after her three young children, coaching or hiking the Niagara escarpment and provincial parks.
- MScPT Master of Science in Physiotherapy McMaster University 2012
- BKIN Bachelor of Kinesiology Brock University 2010
Continuing Education Courses
- Cure Duchenne Certified Physical Therapist
- Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Current Understanding and Treatment
- Dynamic Core for Kids
- Pre and Post Frenectomy Oral Motor Function for the Precrawling Baby
- Infant Feeding Support and Physiotherapist Role
- Therapeutic Taping Course
- Infant Torticollis and Plagiocephaly Continuing Education Course
- Management of Paediatric Obesity: A Practical Approach
- Keeping Kids Moving: Current Practice in Paediatrics Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
- Newborn Feeding from Physiotherapy Perspective
Click HERE to view Kaitlyn’s schedule.