Kate graduated with distinction from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science in Combined Biology and Psychology. During her schooling, Kate volunteered at MOVE Adapted Fitness and Rehabilitation Society of B.C. – a non-profit organization dedicated to making physical activity and exercise accessible to adults and children who may need additional support and adaptive equipment. Kate volunteered at MOVE for nearly 4 years and was quickly drawn to pursue a career in physiotherapy. Kate then returned to Vancouver to complete the Master of Physical Therapy program at the University of British Columbia.
As a UBC physiotherapy student, she completed one of her first clinical placements at Kids Physio in North Vancouver and fell immediately in love with the idea of a career in pediatrics. She went on to pursue a second placement with the BC Centre for Ability – an early intervention community service supporting families and children up to age 5.
Kate has clinical experience working with both adults and children with a wide variety of neurological conditions and is passionate about rehabilitation throughout the lifespan. Continued education has consisted of completing the National Orthopaedic Division Level 1 Manual Therapy certification, and coursework in Supporting Individuals with Autism in Health Care through the Canucks Autism Network. She continues to pursue further training through the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association. Kate believes in empowering individuals through movement to achieve healthy bodies and healthy minds. Kate will work with each client and family to help guide their individualized treatment, maximize their functional abilities, and achieve their unique goals.
Born and raised in North Vancouver, Kate enjoys exploring the outdoors through running, cycling, snowboarding, and camping. Kate grew up as a highly competitive dancer, travelling to Spain and Africa to represent Canada and dancing in performances for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
Outside of the clinic, you can find Kate running or playing with her two dogs, cycling, camping, or reading a good book.
- Master of Science – Physiotherapy
- Bachelor of Science – Combined Biology & Psychology
- Level 1 Manual Therapy Certification – National Orthopaedic Division, Canadian Physiotherapy Association