Alicia is pleased to join Bruce County Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center as a Resident Physiotherapist, treating children from birth to the age of 18. She completed her Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. She later completed her Master of Science in Physiotherapy at Leed’s Beckett University in England. While studying abroad, Alicia volunteered for an organization called Special Needs and Parent Support (SNAPS) where she assisted with hydrotherapy and rebound therapy sessions for children with various complex needs. This is when her passion for paediatrics truly began. She has also worked in a daycare, where she learned more about child development, child communication and education, and how to incorporate play into therapy.
Alicia treats children who are working towards motor milestones, are having toileting issues, are recovering from injuries or surgeries, are athletes looking to improve their performance through pre-habilitation or rehabilitation, have lifelong conditions who benefit from ongoing physiotherapy, and so many more. Additional courses she has taken include: Introductory Neuro-Developmental Treatment and Dynamic Core for Kids, Practical Paediatric Physiotherapy 0-6 months, Pelvic Floor and Paediatrics, The Wee Warrior – Early and Accurate Recognition of Paediatric Sport Injury, Introduction to Rebound Therapy, and Introduction to Individualized Prescription of Ankle-Foot Orthoses for Children with Cerebral Palsy.
Alicia has a strong belief in working together with children and their caregivers to set meaningful physiotherapy goals. Her goal is to improve quality of life and participation in the activities that each child enjoys. She strives to make every therapy session fun and engaging and suggests home exercise plans that are realistic and easy to incorporate into daily life.
Outside of the clinic, Alicia loves to hike, bake cookies, cook, travel, and lift weights. If you see her out and about, feel free to say hi and ask her anything Paediatric Physiotherapy related!
Alicia is currently licensed and registered as a Physiotherapy Resident with the Ontario College of Physiotherapists and is a member of the Paediatric Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.