Clinic Director / Physiotherapist
Stephanie has always had a passion for the human body and its amazing capabilities. As a child she was invested in gymnastics and challenging her body to learn and develop new skills. She found a love in the elegance of movement and transitioned herself at a young age into studying the art of ballet. She spent 15 years perfecting her skills in Cecchetti ballet and further developing her love for human anatomy. Having to leave ballet at that time, she went on to captain the University of Guelph cheerleading team throughout her undergraduate degree in Applied Human Nutrition.
At the conclusion of her degree at the University of Guelph, Stephanie worked in the field of Clinical Nutrition and began racing in Ironman Triathlons completing her first at the age of 23. This experience further intensified her desire to learn more about human anatomy and biomechanics. She returnedto school to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a specialized focus inneurophysiology at York University, followed by a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University.
Stephanie has competed in seven Ironman triathlons, numerous half Ironman triathlons, marathons, half marathons and short course triathlons. She is a Boston Marathon qualified runner and has recently ventured into ultra distance running with a goal of joining the Canadian 100k Trail Team.
Stephanie believes in a movement based approach to rehabilitation. She is a certified Functional Dry Needling practitioner and utilizes Active Release Technique® and exercise prescription as the bases for her treatment techniques. Stephanie has a passion for teaching and has recently applied to become an instructor for Functional Dry Needling. She is also pursuing a lecturer position at York University in the Kinesiology department.
Having sustained a concussion after in a cycling accident, Stephanie was rehabilitated by a a fellow Physiotherapist. As a result, she has a unique and valuable view into concussion management that very few practitioners have. She is a Complete Concussion Management Certified Practitioner and takes the treatment and management of a concussion very seriously and professionally.
Stephanie is passionate about her job, something you will immediately notice when you meet her. She dedicates herself to helping her patients achieve their goals.
Join Our Team
ODECA is always looking for passionate individuals to join our team and become part of the family. We value people that are invested in continuing education, personal improvement, and the pursuit of excellence in patient care. Interested candidates may submit their resume using the provided form below.
ODECA maintains a good standing relationship with various schools in the area providing clinical and on-field opportunities for students actively pursuing studies in health and fitness or rehabilitative sciences. Employment opportunities may also be available.
Student positions available for:
- Highschool co-op placement
- Undergraduate Kinesiology clinical placement
- Student Physiotherapist
- Student of Chiropractics
Other positions may be available. Please contact us for further inquiries.