M.Sc.PT, Honours BSc. Kin.,
Special Interest in Dance Specific Injury and Rehabilitation
Taylor grew up in Georgetown, Ontario where she danced at the former Halton Hills School of Dance under the direction of Yvonne Oldaker. She did ballet for many years and along the way discovered that she loved jazz and especially modern dance too. In high school she loved science courses; that interest combined with her passion for physical activity led Taylor to study Kinesiology at McMaster University.
While at Mac, Taylor performed and competed with the McMaster Contemporary Dance Company. She also became a certified personal trainer with McMaster’s fitness centre, The Pulse. She really enjoyed sharing her knowledge about exercise and the body with others and helping them improve their performance and reach their goals. Becoming a physiotherapist felt like the natural next step and so Taylor studied Physiotherapy at the University of Toronto.
Taylor enjoys treating active individuals of any age and particularly dancers because she shares that passion. She also strongly believes that physiotherapy is not just for injuries! Taylor’s preventative philosophy applies to all clients because she is an advocate of healthy alignment and movement regardless of your sport, hobby, or job. Following a detailed assessment, Taylor enjoys working with clients on individualized exercises to train their bodies to continue to meet the demands of the activities in their life that they have to do and want to do as they age.
Outside of the clinic Taylor has provided physiotherapy services at the inaugural Canadian Youth Bouldering National Championships and the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. Her passion for working with dancers has grown under the mentorship of Jennifer Denys, Physiotherapist at Canada’s National Ballet School.
Taylor’s thirst for knowledge is never quenched – since graduating she has taken continuing education courses in Pilates-based physiotherapy with Rochenda Howard, shoulder rehabilitation with Lyn Watson, and dance specific conditioning and rehabilitation with Lisa Howell of The Ballet Blog. Taylor is dedicated to continuing her education in orthopaedic manual therapy and in the future she hopes to be an educator in a university physiotherapy program.
In addition to the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Taylor is a member of Healthy Dancer Canada and Exercise is Medicine Canada.