Maria is from Ireland and moved to Vancouver in 2017. She graduated from the University of Ulster in 2012 with a degree in Physiotherapy. She started her career in orthopaedic private practice, and she has a keen interest in sport specific musculoskeletal injuries and loves working alongside young athletes to help them return to full pain free function at sport as efficiently as possible.
She enjoys working with babies and younger kids to help them achieve huge motor milestones in their lives. Everything from sitting independently to crawling to hopping on one foot are huge feats to achieve and Maria says being a part of that process for kids and seeing the confidence boost a kid gets from their achievements are just one of the many things that make her so happy in her work.
Maria is very passionate about helping kiddos with many different conditions such as ASD, various dystrophies, myopathies and congenital conditions achieve their full individual potential in day to day life, in sport and/or at the playground.
Outside of work this Winter, she will be volunteering with VASS (Vancouver adaptive snowsports) and helping kids with ASD and cognitive impairments learn to snowboard! Maria continues to take courses and education to ensure she has the skills required to treat the many conditions experienced by children of all age.Since moving to here she has been enjoying everything Canada has to offer; hiking; camping; yoga; snowboarding and rock climbing.
- Dynamic Core for Kids: A systems approach anchored in a neuromuscular model of Core recruitment
- Mulligan Concept Level 1: Mobilization with movement is a manual therapy approach specializing in the care of patient with musculoskeletal pain.
- Contemporary NDT Treatment of the Baby and Young Child (0-3 years old): Assessment and treatment from birth to 3 years old with known or suspected neuromotor impairments.
- Fitback and Bumps Course: Exercising during pregnancy and management of common injuries.
Applied Anatomy Training – (Cadaveric) at Birmingham University
- Soft Tissue Manipulation, myofascial and trigger point release.
- Strength and conditioning rehabilitation for return to sport specific training.
- Taping for rehabilitation
- Biomechanical Assessment and indication for orthotics.
- Level 1 Instructor Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (CADS Snowboarding)
Tuesday: 12pm – 6:30pm
Wednesday: 12:30am – 7:30pm
Thursday: 11:30am – 7:00pm
Friday: 10am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 4:30pm