Alison is passionate about advocating for women’s health and wellbeing, by providing empathetic and high quality evidence-based care for women in various stages of their lives. She obtained her MSc in Physiotherapy from McMaster University, and graduated from Queen’s University with a BSc Honours in Kinesiology. Her passion for perinatal care and pelvic health led her to complete pelvic floor physiotherapy training and Julie Wiebe’s Piston Science course.
She is a member of the Women’s Health Division with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario to perform internal pelvic assessments. Alison is driven to develop proficiency and expertise in the unique and emerging field of pelvic floor physiotherapy, and strives to provide holistic and comprehensive care to all clients. She also has a strong interest in orthopaedics and recognizes the importance and value of integrating orthopaedic principles when treating pelvic floor conditions.
With a background in orthopaedic and pelvic physiotherapy, Alison is able to take a look at the bigger picture to see how the body is connecting (or disconnecting) and how physiotherapy can help treat. Her approach is gentle, comprehensive, and informed. She takes the time to explain everything she’s going to do in the treatment, emphasizes the importance of informed consent to continual treatment and rehabilitation.
Alison has always been very active and enjoys playing tennis and skiing. Her passion for yoga has strengthened her appreciation for the importance of the mind-body connection, which she integrates into her practice by approaching pelvic health treatment using a biopsychosocial lens. She has conducted scientific research at The Hospital for Sick Children, and has published multiple manuscripts and done several podium presentations at international conferences. Alison strives to provide progressive care and to contribute to the development of new clinical practices through ongoing involvement in research.