WHO AM I?
I’m Kayla, I am a registered physiotherapist, I am a mechanical diagnostician. I am a mom of two littles, a wife, a small business owner, an avid reader, a soccer player. Like most of you, I wear many hats!
Over 10 years ago, being a confused student making my way through physio school, I was so fortunate to complete an internship with a McKenzie Institute faculty member. Suddenly, musculoskeletal (MSK) (muscle/joint/nerve) pain not only made sense, but was an exciting puzzle that I could help solve, and see change for people, a lot of times IMMEDIATELY. What was this magic?! Turns out it’s not magic, but an evidence based discovery from over 50 years ago called directional preference. I was pushed to re-think how I approached MSK pain, and finally having a clear cause and effect system for assessment clicked for my analytical brain.
Upon graduation, I immediately started to pursue my postgraduate education with the McKenzie Institute in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), and in 2019, became a certified MDT clinician. This is a proven system to treat clients with MSK pain using simple movements in as few visits as possible. While this is most of the population (80%+), this system also helps to quickly determine the small percentage of people who actually need the imaging, the injection or the surgical intervention, and to get them connected to the right spot in the healthcare system in a more timely manner.
Between 2019 and 2021, I was fortunate to receive access to further advanced my training became a certified Outcomes Accountable Care (OAC™) clinician. My education and skill advancement does not end with certification though. One of my favourite parts of doing what I do is that I have access to a team of colleague experts to help ensure I can deliver the best and most efficient quality of care to you, because that’s what you deserve. You deserve to understand your pain, treat the SOURCE of your pain, and prevent recurrence of the issue for life.
So then, more importantly, who are you?
You are someone that is FRUSTRATED by your nerve/muscle/joint pain, and are TIRED of it preventing you from doing what you want to do. Maybe it is as simple as wanting to get up from the couch after watching Netflix without feeling like you are 150 years old. Maybe you want to get back on the court, the slopes, the pitch and your pain is stopping you. Do you feel like you have tried a bunch of approaches without success? Or you get better for awhile and then the pain comes right back? Are you motivated to better understand your body, and willing to invest your time into yourself to get there? I will be accountable to you, while you are accountable to yourself! I have the added knowledge to co-pilot this metaphorical plane, but only YOU are the one who can land it. I look forward to connecting with you.
What do you get? - Always one on one ongoing assessment with ME every visit - The option to pursue your care in clinic or via telehealth - Email access between visits for any questions that crop up