Registered Massage Therapist
West End (235 Wallace Avenue)
Practice style (Philosophy)
Understanding that her patients are experts of their own bodies, Steph creates treatment plans based on their movement goals. This can be anything from bending over to tie shoelaces to finishing a triathlon to reducing persistent pain. She uses her expertise and knowledge to manipulate and stretch soft tissues, mobilize joints, help patients gain more body awareness, and cue movements that will help treatment benefits last longer. Her treatments vary depending on patient needs, eg. traditional Swedish techniques on a table, movement-based manual work over clothing, both with/without the use of oil, etc.
Her main goal is to get people moving pain free and doing the things they love as soon as possible. Steph is always happy to talk about pain science and how patients can take their health into their own hands.
RMT, BSc (Hons)
Eight-week placements completed in the following:
● Lyndhurst Center – Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
● Toronto General Hospital – Thoracic Surgery Ward
● Seniors Clinic – held at Sutherland-Chan
● Pegasus Community Project for Adults with Special Needs
● Sunnybrook Hospital – High-risk Pregnancy Ward
Massage Therapy Diploma – Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy
Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science – Course by Dr. Greg Lehman
Honours Bachelor of Science – University of Guelph
Science Communication Diploma – Laurentian University