I have always had a passion for sport and was a competitive Figure Skater for most of my younger life. This even carried over into my adult years as a Professional Figure Skating Coach. I coached for the Langley Figure Skating Club for 11 years, “retiring” when I became pregnant with our second child. I had a love of sport, and a love of the sciences. It only made sense to me (and my career counselor in high school – “high 5” to you!) that my career path would take me into the field of Kinesiology.
Growing up, my parents were serial entrepreneurs. Their ventures included owning a motel, a cattle feed store and a couple of Dairy Queens. They loved the independence that owning their own business gave them. They scheduled their work hours to always have a parent at home with us, bring us to our sports and other events. I wanted this for my children as well. It wasn’t until the day I found out that I was pregnant with my first child, that this vision became clearer for me. Up until this point I was working many hours a day seeing clients, and really had no time to work on the business. From that moment, Reactive Injury Management has progressively evolved into a leading provider of community based rehabilitation with an amazing team of Occupational Therapists and Kinesiologists.
I frequently get asked, “why Reactive”. Wouldn’t the name “pro-active” be more appropriate? The answer is simply “no”. We are Reactive – we are reacting to a situation, whether it’s a motor vehicle accident, a work related accident, or a medical condition like a stroke. We are responding to a situation to help our clients bridge the gap between injury and recovery. We thrive on seeing the client progress to functional independence in their life physically, emotionally and vocationally.
I love what I do and what we as a team do, and look forward to continuing to assist individuals in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley with their road to recovery.