Michelle is a physiotherapist who graduated with Distinction at the University of Alberta specializing in Sports Medicine and completing her internship in New Zealand.
She opened her own Sports Medicine clinic outside of Montreal and had a very successful clinic for 12 years working with professional athletes and a variety of clients prior to moving back to Calgary with her family. She started working at Active Sports Therapy in 2007.
Michelle strives to keep up- to-date with assessment, diagnosis and treatment skills by continuing her education through multiple certification courses. Her goal is to enhance, restore and maximize pain free mobility and prevent future injury for anyone - from the young to the elderly. She has treated players in the NHL, CFL, Olympians, Varsity Athletes, Elite Ironman triathletes and weekend warriors!
She is certified in high levels of manual therapy, GUNN IMS, Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) and Gokhale Method of training for posture. While living in Montreal, she was an assistant teacher to Stephanie Saunders who was the Head of Orthopaedic Medicine in Britain for both physiotherapists and physicians. Michelle also has certification in animal physiotherapy, both canine and equine.
Michelle has won awards for ‘Women of Achievement’ and ‘Exceptional Performance in Professional Business’. Growing up in northern Alberta, she has always been active in sports and has coached both figure skating and classical ballet, and at 15 years old was a concert pianist. She competed in show jumping and tennis in Montreal. She was Miss Edmonton Eskimo and still has a love for football and supports the local Stampeders. Michelle is an accomplished equestrian and actively enjoys horseback riding, tennis and downhill skiing here in the beautiful Rockies!