From a young age, France was always very active participating in a variety of sports. Her love of fitness and sports led her to complete a Bachelor’s in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa in 2004 with a focus on exercise physiology.
She went on to receive her Master’s in Physical Therapy from Queen’s University in 2007 and has worked in private orthopedic settings with a focus on treating musculoskeletal conditions with patients of all ages and fitness levels, as well as working with the geriatric population in Long Term Care facilities.
She believes that using a hands-on client centered approach, educating her clients on their injury and reasoning behind the proposed treatment plan and teaching them how to prevent future injuries through exercise, movement and postural modification are most beneficial in helping them understand and improve their condition to the fullest.
France has continued to further her knowledge and skills to better help her clients and has taken several post graduate courses throughout the years including: Functional Dry Needling, Acupuncture, Myofacial Release, Mulligan Concept, Therapeutic Taping, Graston Technique, Prevention of Running Injuries and The McKenzie approach.
France enjoys being active outdoors running, cycling, hiking, snow shoeing and skiing. Her two boys and her Husky also keep her very active. Her love of dogs let her to pursue her certification as a canine rehabilitation therapist. When she is not treating her human clients, she is working with dogs to help them recover from injuries or mobility issues.