Donna has widespread postgraduate training in the areas of manual therapy, anatomical acupuncture, diagnosis and treatment of muscle imbalances, pathological neural dynamics, and mobilization of the nervous system
In 1995, Donna graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Baccalaureate of Science in Physiotherapy. Immediately upon graduating she began her quest for excellence in both clinical practice and professional development. This journey led her, in 1999, to cofound Motion Matters.
Donna has widespread postgraduate training in the areas of manual therapy, anatomical acupuncture, diagnosis and treatment of muscle imbalances, pathological neural dynamics, and mobilization of the nervous system.
In 2001, Donna successfully completed the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI) certification exam. In 2003, she advanced her manual therapy credentials by receiving the CPA’s Intermediate Level of the Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. She then upgraded her spinal manipulation techniques by completing both the Orthopaedic Division’s Level IV and V series. In 2012 she participated in the Advanced Examination in Manual and Manipulative therapy.
Most recently, Donna has refined her assessment techniques by taking the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) course. Also, she is currently embellishing her acupuncture skills by pursuing training in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
With over 20 years of clinical experience, Donna is well experienced in both her assessment, clinical reasoning and treatment skills. She gets fast therapeutic results with her approach to first establish an accurate diagnosis, treat unwelcomed symptoms and identify the cause of the problem. Donna believes education is an essential key to a positive therapeutic outcome and injury prevention. In all her sessions, she provides therapeutic exercises as well as practical health tips about activities of daily living, posture and work place wellness.