Maria feels so lucky to work in a job that she truly loves. She has a passion for helping every child on her caseload reach their full potential. She is excited to continue to support the children and families who usually see her at Fraser Street through our new Tele-Health platform.
Her journey to specializing in pediatrics started in Ireland where she graduated from the University of Ulster in 2012. Since joining the Kids Physio team, her passion for learning has only grown. She is so happy to be part of a team who share her enthusiasm for research, learning and personal development. She has taken courses in neuro-developmental therapy for infants to 3-year-olds, walking and running analysis, addressing dynamic core issues for kids and teens, myofascial release and treatment for children and teenagers. She is also qualified in assessing and treating concussions.
As a Physiotherapist, Maria strongly believes in involving the whole family in therapy. She advocates for making Physio FUN at home. She knows a kid who enjoys the movement and exercises that are prescribed are going to achieve their goals so quickly! She makes a huge effort to make each game and exercise specific to the kid. She has a wealth of knowledge about Star Wars, Friends, Marvel and Harry Potter. (Since joining KPG she has learned about Minecraft, Paw Patrol and oh so many Disney songs).
Maria’s love of the outdoors brought her to the Pacific North West, camping, hiking, rock climbing, yoga, cycling and snowboarding are a few of the things she keeps busy with.
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.
- Dynamic Core for Kids: A systems approach anchored in a neuromuscular model of Core recruitment
- Neurokinetic Therapy – Manual muscle testing and treatment
- Complete Concussion Management
- 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.
- TMR – Total Motion Release, fascial and movement release for pediatrics and neurological conditions
- Anatomy Trains: Structure and Function
- Mulligan Concept Level 1: Mobilization with movement is a manual therapy approach specializing in the care of patient with musculoskeletal pain.
- 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)
- Level 1 Course Conductor Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (CADS Snowboarding)