About Robin

Robin graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Master of Physical Therapy in 2011 after completing a Bachelor’s degree in the Humanities.

Immediately after graduating, Robin worked at a private physiotherapy clinic in Prince Albert, the gateway to northern Saskatchewan, and developed a strong interest in assisting adults and children with chronic neurological and musculoskeletal challenges.

Needing to cognitively put the body back together after a deconstructive allopathic education, she went on to study the manual therapy of Structural Integration at Tom Myers’ Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI) school (now rebranded as ATSI) in Maine, and participate in Body Mind Centering’s core developmental movement courses.

In 2014, she moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and joined Dr. Maria Patriquin’s innovative and collaborative health care clinic, Living Well Integrative Health Centre. She was quickly schooled in the challenges facing our public health care system in Canada and the lack of coordinated care within, and between, the public and private systems: the patients suffered and the practitioners were burnt out. Dr. Patriquin, an atypical MD, CCFP who offers psychological counselling and mindfulness based group classes to her patients on public healthcare dollars, tirelessly works for the dismantling of barriers to universal access. She, Robin, and the other Living Well IHC practitioners sought to bridge this gap for their patients with compassionate, coordinated, and integrative services based on best practices and evidence-based medicine for holistic healing of individuals, families, and communities.

 

It was in this dynamic environment that Robin received an extemporaneous apprenticeship in trauma informed care, and was required to practice her intuitive approach to healthcare, leaving no part of her patient out. For it is true that every act of the body is an act of the soul. (William Alfred)

Her ongoing desire to improve her PT skill set and knowledge base has led her to pursue studies in the facilitation of optimal movement patterning (including the core action of breathing), and manual therapy for joint and soft tissue mobilisation.

For many patients, Robin starts with education to establish an initial connection to, and understanding of, the part of the body lost in sensorimotor amnesia. Awareness is the first step to healing. She helps her patients heal and integrate changes, feel inspired and remain hopeful, and embrace their bodies and the process. The continued development of her work through study and practice achieves profound and lasting results.

Prior to entering the M.P.T. program, Robin was an independent yoga teacher and dancer in Saskatoon. She continues to refine her understanding of the magnificent human form and its function through her east and west coast based physiotherapy practices and daily yoga practice and teachings.

She holds professional memberships with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists (NSCP), and the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC).

Robin currently lives in Vancouver, BC. She is available and open for collaboration and teaching events.