Jade has always surprised her patients when they come in to see her. They appreciate the attention to detail she gives to each patient when explaining their diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan. She creates sports specific exercises and each patient experience’s a good hurt after their treatment that has given her the nickname “The Dragon Lady.”
It’s always a pleasure to see Jade for needles! She always spends a lot of time with her patients to ensure they are getting the best treatment possible. Jade is a very outgoing, personable, intelligent, and an all around amazing person. 10/10 would recommend her to anyone that is seeking physio!
Jade’s first experience of physiotherapy was when her mother and her got into a car accident in high school. Funny enough, her physical therapist was Adam! Adam helped her with her recovery and opened her eyes to the world of physiotherapy. Since then, while completing her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, she has worked at various physiotherapy clinics as a kinesiologist and gone in herself after various sports injuries. By working in several clinics, she understands what is needed to make sure a clinic runs smoothly. By being a patient, she understands what is needed to make sure her patients make a speedy recovery, are educated about their treatment, and have fun while doing it! You can usually spot Jade across the clinic by seeing her bright smile or her bright coloured outfit. She brings a fun and caring energy to the clinic every day, which clients appreciate.
She has found her patients succeed the most when she combines various treatment approach such as deep tissue work, manual therapy, dry needling techniques that includes IMS and acupuncture, taping, and a patient specific exercise program. She has heard from various clients that her treatment has varied from their past experiences and they appreciate the time she takes to understand the cause of their injury and the client specific treatment plan she provides to them.
Jade is an active person and you can see her playing various sports such as floor hockey, soccer, ultimate frisbee, curling, and snowboarding. If you don’t see her in the clinic or on the field, it is probably because she is in a different country trying out the local food!
Education, certificates and experience
- Master of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Alberta – 2014
- Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health Physiology, University of Calgary – 2011
- Certificate in Biomechanical Assessment and Manipulative treatment of Peripheral Joints (Swodeam Institute) – 2015
- Kinesiotaping Level I and Level II (Kinesio Taping International) – 2013
- Introductory Vestibular Rehabilitation Course (Concussion Rehab Works) – 2014
- Anatomical Acupuncture Level I (AFCI) – 2014
- Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy, Level I (CPA and Orthopaedic division) – 2014
- Anatomical Acupuncture Level II (Acupuncture Canada) – 2015
- Functional Dry Needling Level II (Kinetacore) – 2015
- Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy Level II Lower Extremity – 2017
- Shift Concussion Management Program – 2017
I love the Fast and Furious series and I would say Fast Five is my favourite action movie. For a good romantic comedy/holiday movie, Love Actually is a classic.
I love comedians; they write some of my favourite books: Bossy pants – Tina Fey and Modern Romance – Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
If I am not binge watching the Olympics, FIFA, a Calgary Flames game or a Seattle Seahawk game, you can watch find me watching Grey’s Anatomy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Bachelor/Bachelorette (guilty pleasure).
Dragon Lady, Jaders.
Our family grew up watching and playing hockey. Over the last couple of years I got involved with ball hockey and have never looked back. In the wintertime you can see me “shredding the nar” on my snowboard.
Oreo, hands down.