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Danielle graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology with Honours from Acadia University, where she was a varsity rugby player. Danielle was an Academic All-Canadian all four years in her time at Acadia, was named to the AUS all-conference rugby team three times, graduated with the designation of ‘university scholar’ and was the 2006 recipient of Acadia’s Haley medal. Throughout her time at Acadia, she participated in Acadia’s athletic therapy concentration where she volunteered as a student trainer with varsity teams. Danielle then went on to obtain her Master of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University.
A lifelong passion for sport led naturally to an interest in sport physiotherapy and Danielle has worked with a variety of sports teams and events including: physiotherapist for Rugby Canada’s women’s U20 team at the 2018 Tri-Nations series, Team Canada East at the World Jr. A Hockey Challenge, Team Atlantic at the women’s U18 hockey national championship, Freestyle Ski World Cup, Canadian Rugby Championship with Rugby Nova Scotia’s women’s senior and U20 teams, and Hockey Nova Scotia’s U16 team at the QMJHL Gatorade Challenge Cup.
Danielle currently holds a certificate in sport physiotherapy from Sport Physiotherapy Canada and is working towards obtaining her diploma. Her post-graduate education includes courses in functional dry needling, acupuncture, concussion management, Mulligan concepts, FMS functional movement screening, and designing exercise programs. Danielle holds a particular interest in injury management and prevention of athletic-related hip and groin injuries. Danielle enjoys working with active individuals to help them recover from injury and excel in their athletic pursuits.