Born and raised in Calgary, Lori graduated from the University of Alberta in 2002, obtaining her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy (with distinction), and being awarded the Dean’s Gold Medal for the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Recognized as a local expert in plagiocephaly and torticollis, Lori has been responsible for many parent-education initiatives in Calgary, and has also presented on these topics to numerous groups of physicians, pediatric residents, and other health care professionals. Lori is well-educated in all areas of infant and childhood motor development and loves to work with families to ensure that their children achieve maximum participation in their activities of choice. Recognizing that bedwetting, daytime urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and chronic constipation can present large obstacles to participation for children, Lori has completed additional specialty training in Pediatric Pelvic Physiotherapy to help children and families overcome these challenges.
Lori is also very passionate about Women’s Health and has specific training to address concerns related to pregnancy and postpartum recovery, breastfeeding and mastitis, incontinence (both urinary and fecal), pelvic organ prolapse, dyspareunia (painful intercourse), and decreased core strength and stability. Lori is certified in medical acupuncture, and is also a certified K-Tape Practitioner (with specific training in Women’s Health applications), and certified Hypopressive Low Pressure Fitness™ Instructor. She also recently completed training to offer breastfeeding support and mastitis treatment to those mothers facing breastfeeding challenges, and is currently completing her certification as a Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist (PCES).
Outside of the clinic, Lori keeps very busy with her husband and three daughters, and enjoys making time for Zumba, strength training, and enjoying the great outdoors.