MPT, HBSc(Kin), CAFCI, FCAMPT
Erika graduated with a Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of British Columbia in 2007. Previously she graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario in 2005. Since graduation, she has gone on to complete extensive post-graduate training which has led to a Diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) as well as certification in medical acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (CAFCI). Erika has also trained with both Diane Lee and LJ Lee in the Integrated Systems Model (ISM) approach and continues to develop her skill set with regular ongoing education.
Erika began dancing at the age of 3 and continued on to pre professional training on the North Shore during her high school years. She completed her ISTD Advanced 2 Modern as well as Advanced 1 Ballet and Tap examinations. Through years of dancing and part time teaching, Erika developed a keen interest in the human body and movement analysis. It was during this time that Erika first became familiar with and interested in a career in physiotherapy.
Erika currently treats all orthopaedic and sports related injuries, with a focus on dance and performing arts related injuries. She has a keen interest in not only treating dance injuries, but also preventing injury and maximizing performance potential of each dancer. Erika has completed specialized training in the field of dance medicine in Australia, Canada and the United States, and has studied with leaders in the field such as Craig Phillips and Lisa Howell. Erika is an active member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) and Healthy Dancer Canada (HDC). She has been invited to present on the topic of dance medicine at conferences locally, nationally and internationally.