Catherine graduated with a BSc in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto in 1991. For over 16 years Catherine has concentrated her physiotherapy practice in hand therapy. She became a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) in 2004.
Hand therapy is defined as the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb. It merges occupational and physiotherapy theory and practice.
Our hands are essential to what we do every day from working, playing, communicating and showing affection. An injury to our hands has significant functional implications to our activities.
She is involved in teaching at the University of Toronto including lectures, clinical skills labs as well as clinical placements.
She keeps up to date with new advancements by attending conferences and webinars and reading journals. She is an active member of ASHT American Society of Hand Therapists and AAHS American Association of Hand Surgery.
Catherine has volunteered in global medical outreach trips to Ghana, West Africa to provide informative hands-on training to improve patient care and host site education. She continues to be involved with the project assisting other volunteers and coordinating e-learning opportunities.
Catherine has a passion for travelling and exploring. She has visited 24 countries and counting. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking, working out and wished she lived near a beach.