Hannah originally trained as a physiotherapist in England. Shortly after receiving her Masters of Physiotherapy in 2008, an offer to work in Canada on Vancouver Island roused her sense of adventure and she decided to take the plunge and ‘try it out’. She quickly fell in love with the beauty of BC and the variety of landscape and activities on offer and it soon started to feel like a perfect part of the world to call home. In 2016, Hannah and her husband then decided to make the move from The Island to Smithers in pursuit of the great Canadian outdoor lifestyle and amazing community. They haven’t looked back since!
Since arriving in Canada, Hannah has been committed to continuing her professional education and taking every opportunity to expand her depth of knowledge within a variety of areas and specialties in the field of physiotherapy. Health and medical science is always developing and moving forward and Hannah understands the importance of providing her patients with the most current, evidence based care of the highest quality. Post-graduate training and certifications Hannah has completed include:
Pelvic Floor & Women’s Health – including Pelvic Pain, Incontinence, Prolapse, Pre & Postnatal care, Diastasis Recti rehabilitation
Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy
Gunn Intra-Muscular Stimulation (IMS) needling
Pilates Mat & Reformer Teacher Training
Chronic Concussion Disorder Management
Vestibular Rehabilitation & Management
Advanced techniques in the Assessment & Treatment of the Neck, Shoulder, Hip & Lumber spine
Hannah’s treatment philosophy centers around the whole person and the multifactorial layers that can contribute to pain and injury. Injuries are never simple; your story is incredibly important in helping peel back the layers of different components that can lead to pain, dysfunction and injuries in the body. Hannah’s belief is that working with a strong, supportive multi-disciplinary team can help to address these different layers of recovery in a more comprehensive and supportive way. Creating and building Trillium Integrative Health Centre as a multi-disciplinary clinic is the vision that allows our practitioners to work together to address the multifactorial needs of each individual patient. With this team approach, Hannah also enjoys drawing from her wealth of education and training experience to offer a comprehensive care plan for her patients that is dependant on their individual needs.
Outside of work, Hannah enjoys staying active and keeping fit and healthy with activities including mountain biking, trail running, hiking, back-country, downhill and cross-country skiing, Pilates and Yoga. She also enjoys spending as much time as she can with her two dogs and husband Nick, and if time allows, a bit of relaxation with a good book.