It was in 3rd year I found out that Acadia had a program for Kinesiology students called the Sports Injury Assessment and Management (SIAM) Program that offered additional courses on anatomy, athletic therapy, and injury assessment, while allowing the opportunity to work with Acadia sport teams as Junior Athletic Therapists. It was the perfect fit for me and my interests, so I made sure I did everything possible to be accepted. I had so much personal experience with sport injuries, which was driving my interest in learning how to diagnose and treat them, but also instilled an empathetic nature and care toward individuals recovering from injuries because I had been in their shoes so many times. I believe this made my time on the field working with the Acadia Football team much more beneficial.
By the end of my 4th year, I had a year of experience in the Athletic Therapy field, a Kinesiology degree, and a rapidly growing interest in pursuing the health care system, I was left with another big choice of what to do next. Back when I was accepted to Acadia, Medical School was my plan, and it was something I still pursued that summer by writing the MCAT. However, when I was thinking about what my life would be like down the road while studying that summer, my experiences with Chiropractic kept popping back into my head. I loved the way I felt every time I left the Chiropractor. That was important to me because I really wanted to be in a profession where I am helping people, providing relief from pain, and always have individuals walk out of the office feeling better than when they walked in. I had many of those experiences already as a patient at Active Approach and reflecting on them solidified Chiropractic as the path for me. That led me to apply to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto.
Four years later, and here I am back in the community where I grew up, doing what I have grown to love, which is help people recover from their injuries and pain, in hopes that they will always leave my office feeling better than when they came in. I am grateful for all the experiences, good and bad, that have happened in my life because it has led me to where I am now.