Amy graduated from the Master of Physical Therapy program at UBC in 2012 after completing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance at Simon Fraser University. Dance has been a big part of her life from a young age and sparked a lifelong interest in movement and the human body, ultimately leading her on the path to becoming a physiotherapist.
She discovered pelvic health physiotherapy after developing pubic symphysis pain, pelvic organ prolapse, and stress incontinence with her two pregnancies/deliveries. This firsthand experience motivated her to make a significant career shift and pursue her passion for pelvic health which is now her primary area of practice. Amy has since completed numerous courses in pelvic health, prenatal and postpartum care, as well as Clinical Pilates training, and is certified in anatomical acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. She finds it especially rewarding to help clients with pelvic pain and other persistent pain conditions.
Previously, she worked for many years with clients with neurological conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and Parkinson’s disease, helping to improve their function and quality of life using the Bobath concept. This experience has greatly influenced her treatment philosophy of addressing the whole body and the whole person, considering all aspects of their being using a biopsychosocial approach.
When she’s not busy running after her two young boys, you’ll find her hiking, snowshoeing or paddling on the water. She is also currently learning how to navigate weightlifting with prolapse. Amy is a lifelong learner and her pursuit of continued growth and excellence in client care is what brings her to come work with the incredible team at Diane Lee & Associates and take a deep dive into the Integrated Systems Model (ISM)!