Jami graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy from the Queen’s University School of Rehabilitation in 2010. For the past 8 years, she has been working as a registered physiotherapist in many different hospitals, as well as in private practice, home care, and long-term care facilities. She has worked hard in a variety of settings to gain valuable experience in orthopaedics, sports medicine, specialized geriatrics, and neuromuscular rehabilitation. She has had the pleasure of working with patients with a wide variety of conditions, musculoskeletal injuries, acquired brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and stroke. She actively sought out a variety of settings and clinical conditions to be able to help a wide range of people and broaden her scope of practice.
In addition to an MSc(PT) from Queen’s University in Kingston, ON, Jami has a Bachelors in Exercise Science from Concordia University in Montréal, QC, a Bachelors in psychology from Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, QC, and a Masters in human kinetics from the University of Ottawa. She has extensive training and professional experience in sport psychology, and has worked with elite level athletes in hockey, football, rugby, basketball, and golf in both consulting and rehabilitative capacities. She also practices Thai yoga massage.
With a background in physical and athletic therapy, Jami is an expert in movement dysfunction. She first started doing yoga while attending Queen's University, hoping to bring some balance to her chaotic schedule. As her practice evolved, she began to see dramatic changes in herself both physically and mentally.
In 2013 she became a certified yoga instructor because she realized how powerful yoga could be in transforming both the bodies and lives of her current and future clients.
Jami’s mission is to educate her clients and empower them take a more active approach to their own health. She currently provides one-on-one sessions and classes locally and is working on producing a series of videos to be able to bring Physiyoga to a wider range of people.
Jami believes yoga represents a holistic approach to health and wellness and now incorporates yoga into her physiotherapy treatment plans for her patients and clients whenever possible. She uses yoga to both treat existing conditions and help prevent new ones from occurring. She believes yoga is more than just a form of exercise. It is a method of developing a stronger, healthier, and happier version of the people we already are. Yoga has served Jami well in allowing her to help her clients find their optimal levels of function.
Creating a safe and supportive environment for her clients to explore their physical boundaries is of the utmost importance to Jami. She understands that facing personal limitations and having the courage to try something new can be incredibly intimidating. She strives to provide an environment in which her clients feel secure enough to do this. Through her years of teaching both individually and classes, she has learned many different teaching techniques to help people at all ability levels feel comfortable and safe.
Jami is a member of L'Ordre Professionnel de la Physiothérapie du Québec and the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, and is registered with the Canadian Yoga Alliance. She currently resides and practices in the Sherbrooke, QC area.
*She provides services in English and French. Services disponibles en français ou anglais.