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Holly has always enjoyed an active lifestyle. Be it on a track, in the forest, up a mountain, or deep in the ocean there’s no stopping her. As a youngster, Holly competed on many sporting teams, but quickly found her niche within the track and field community. What started out as distance running soon progressed to competing nationally in the heptathlon (7 events – no kidding!) and she finally settled as a high jumper. Holly competed internationally on team Canada for 7 years, competing at world championships, world university games and commonwealth games.
Faced with injuries throughout her athletic career, Holly was unable to compete to her highest potential and eventually had to let go of her sport. Holly’s history with sport and her desire to help others avoid such fates guided her to become a physiotherapist. While at the University of Washington State, Holly worked hard to achieve her goal of becoming a physiotherapist. Holly graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2014 with a B.Sc. in Kinesiology and a B.Sc. in Psychology, accompanied by a minor in French. Holly wanted to be able to consider and treat both the physical and mental components of the body and be able to treat the body as a whole. In 2016, Holly completed her Master’s degree in Physiotherapy at UBC where she also completed numerous other courses outside of the program. Holly wanted to graduate with a solid skill set so she would be able to help people achieve their goals and be active pain-free. In 2015, Holly completed her k-tape certification and in 2016, she completed her Mulligan concept training, as well as attained her soft tissue release certification.
Holly enjoys treating the body as a whole. Instead of honing in on the perceived pain, Holly tries to look for the root cause of injury. Taking this holistic approach allows her to focus on the big picture and consider both the body and mind. The techniques she uses consist of manual therapy, symptom modification, individualized exercise programs, soft tissue work, trigger point release, as well as client education. Holly truly believes in empowering clients to take control of their rehabilitation process and via a teamwork approach help clients return to their work, sport and ultimately their life.
When not working in the clinic, Holly can be found throughout Vancouver taking advantage of our beautiful outdoor playground. Keep an eye out for her running around the seawall, on the North Shore hiking nearby trails, or taking in a morning yoga class (and a coffee and donut afterwards of course!).