Natalie Diez d'Aux - Registered Physiotherapist, Certified Yoga Instructor

Natalie completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo in 2009 where she graduated with honours distinction. During her studies, she worked as a teaching assistant in the Anatomy Lab and a research assistant in the Clinical Neurosciences Lab, developing a keen interest in intersections between kinesiology and neuroscience that continue to guide her clinical practice. In 2011, she completed her masters degree in Physical Therapy from McGill University. Natalie has developed an interest in global health, which led her to study and work in several countries including: South Africa, India, Kuwait, and remote parts of Canada.

Upon finishing her studies, Natalie moved to the West Coast where she worked in both rural and urban hospitals, as well as a private clinic specializing in orthopedic injuries and disease. During this time, Natalie completed a certificate in Medical Acupuncture from University of Alberta. She received instruction from Dr. Aung, a pioneer in the integration of western, traditional Chinese and complementary medicine. After later taking additional courses in anatomical acupuncture, she developed a unique treatment approach that combines traditional Chinese and anatomical acupuncture. Inspired by holistic approaches to physical therapy, Natalie went on to complete her yoga-teaching certificate in South India, where she also created and instructed the anatomy component of the course.

Natalie has a holistic approach to rehabilitation. She assists individuals in regaining balance within their bodies by incorporating functional movement analysis and movement pattern retraining (using functional exercise and yoga training) with acupuncture, soft tissue release and manual therapy. Natalie enjoys treating a variety of orthopaedic conditions and has a special interest in working with yoga practitioners who have sustained injuries and are seeking to optimize their practice and prevent future injuries. During her free time, Natalie enjoys practicing different types of yoga (including ashtanga, hatha and yin/restorative), as well as running, biking and swimming (she is a former triathlete and competitive swimmer). Having experienced various orthopedic injuries herself, Natalie can truly attest to the value of active rehabilitation and bodily awareness, and enjoys above all else motivating her clients to heal and continue to lead active, healthy lives.