Cathy received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia in 2000. As a member of the varsity women’s volleyball team at UBC during those years she was first exposed to physiotherapy and it’s positive impact on her own personal athletic career.
Following graduation from UBC, she went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Toronto, graduating in 2003.
Since graduation, Cathy has worked exclusively in private practice. She spent many years working extensively as a senior physiotherapist as part of an interdisciplinary pain management program working to empower patients with complex chronic pain issues to learn to better manage their symptoms and thereby improve their quality of life. Cathy moved on to join the team at Diane Lee & Associates in 2009.
Cathy has had extensive post-graduate training in the areas of chronic pain and orthopaedics. She obtained her certification for Acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute in 2005 (CAFCI). Recently, she also successfully completed the intermediate residency examinations of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (Part A). Cathy is also a graduate of The Integrated Systems Model approach (Lee D 2011, The Pelvic Girdle 4th edition), which teaches a framework for whole body assessment and integrated treatment. This integrated approach is practiced extensively at Diane Lee & Associates. Cathy is a senior assistant for Diane Lee on many courses featuring the Integrated Systems Model.
Cathy enjoys treating all types of patients and injuries and is passionate about helping her patients feel and move better for long term health and well being. As a mother of young twins, she also enjoys helping postpartum moms recover their body and regain their physical health. She remains enthusiastic about ongoing post-graduate training and is always looking forward to that next course!
From Cathy: The clinic is like another family where we all learn with each other, learn from each other, and support each other in our professional and personal lives. Along with my colleagues and the ongoing professional learning, the patients keep me enthusiastic about what I do and I consider it a privilege to get to be a part of their journeys.
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“I made a telehealth appointment with Cathy as I wanted to talk to her about my painful shoulder. I set up my laptop, Cathy joined me at the appointed time, and I could see her and she could see me – pretty cool! The directions from Diane Lee & Associates were easy to follow. Not knowing what to expect with this new way of a therapy session, I was pleasantly surprised with how Cathy was able to virtually assess me, explain my symptoms, and then guide me and demonstrate three exercises; all while social distancing, lol. I started feeling better quite quickly after doing the exercises. After speaking with Cathy I felt a sense of relief as she helped ease my pain and anxiety.”