Katie is originally from the small town of Lucan, Ontario, where her involvement in competitive hockey and soccer motivated her to pursue a career in sports medicine and health. She completed an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, an advanced certificate of Athletic Therapy, from Mount Royal University, in Calgary, and a master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University in Kingston. She has specialized in treating orthopaedic injuries and sport-related concussions for individuals of all abilities and elite level athletes. Currently, she is working towards a PhD in Kinesiology at Wilfrid Laurier University, with a focus on the assessment of balance control and cognitive-motor integration for youth and young adults with sport-related concussion.
Katie is also the Head Athletic Therapist for the Waterloo County Rugby Football Club and has worked with various teams including OUA Men’s Rugby, CIS Women’s Hockey, Sledge Hockey Ontario, and Wheelchair Rugby at the 2015 Parapan Am Games. She has completed continued education courses in dry needling, manual therapy, acupuncture, vestibular rehabilitation, soft tissue release, and sports first responder.
In her spare time, Katie enjoys exploring local, mountain biking, camping, and hiking with her dog, Braedy.