Originally from a small French town in Nova Scotia, Natalie is completely bilingual in English and French. She adopted a love for an active lifestyle at a young age which led her to pursue a career in wellness and human movement. Natalie has a competitive history in amateur figure skating and cross-country running. She is also an experienced figure skating coach and has worked as a therapist with Skate Canada at national and international competitions.
Natalie graduated from Acadia with honors and a Bachelor degree in Kinesiology. She researched exercise prescription and chronic disease for the Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Diabetes Association. Natalie then shifted her focus to sports medicine and the development of high-intensity strength conditioning programs for the prevention of athletic injury at Dalhousie, where she obtained a Master’s degree of Physiotherapy in 2015.
Her clinical practice is a broad scope of orthopedic, musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiopulmonary physiotherapy. She is experienced in treating and managing clients with chronic and persistent pain, movement and impairment syndromes, pre- and post-operative rehabilitation, acquired brain injuries, dizziness disorders, sports and motor-vehicle-related injuries, and more. Natalie believes knowledge is the key to helping clients. Her experience and talent show her ability to combine manual therapy, exercise prescription, and electro-modalities to see results in her clients.
Natalie’s diverse skill set includes, but is not limited to, active muscle-energy techniques, soft-tissue techniques, joint-mobilization and manipulation, dynamic neuromuscular stabilization, neuro-proprioceptive taping, Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES), Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), and more. She’ll take the time to help you understand what your body is experiencing and make you feel confident in your ability to manage your symptoms!