Rachel is a Certified Athletic Therapist, in good standing of the Canadian Athletic Therapist Association and the Ontario Athletic Therapist Association. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences in Athletic Therapy from Sheridan College. Currently, Rachel is completing the Master in Practice Diploma of Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences program at The Canadian Academy of Osteopathy.
Rachel was born and raised in Chatham-Kent, Ontario and attended Ursuline College Chatham as a high school student-athlete. She has a true, natural passion for the health and well-being of the individuals in her community. It brings her great pride to be able to bring her profession home to Chatham-Kent.
Due to injuries that Rachel has personally sustained in the past she has a strong understanding of the psychological effects that injury and illness can inflict on an individual. These experiences have allowed her to approach all situations in a personal, yet professional manner. In addition, this has given her the opportunity to understand the importance of patience and compliance when implementing rehabilitation programs to ensure the optimal safety of the individuals she provides.
Rachel strives to deliver effective and efficient patient-focused care. She believes that the body is a dynamic unit and supports the relationship between structure and function in her treatments. Treatment is customized for the individual patient. She believes that every patient is different and that treatment must fit the patient, not the other way around. Rachel focuses on facilitating health through non-invasive manual therapy. In addition, Rachel educates her patients on functional movement, helping to strengthen the framework and interrelated systems of the human body. Treatment can facilitate healing and regulation to help return the body to normal health.