Meet the Active Living Physiotherapy Staff!
I always knew that I wanted to work in health care and therefore attended Guelph University for my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences. During this degree, I volunteered in many different health care settings until I found my passion for neurological rehabilitation and geriatric physiotherapy. I attended the University of Toronto for my Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy.
After graduating, I moved to Edmonton for an opportunity to work in several settings. I gained experiences in acute care hospitals, geriatric and neurological rehabilitation settings and private physiotherapy clinics. With these experiences, along with a multitude of post-graduate training courses, I decided to return to my hometown of Peterborough to open up my own private clinic.
I have pursued and continue to pursue professional development in several areas. I have advanced training in neurological and vestibular therapy. My passion remains in neurological and vestibular rehabilitation as well as geriatric care.
I have developed a clinic philosophy dedicated to providing superior treatment in a comfortable and supportive environment. My co-workers and I are passionate about maintaining the highest standard of care for our clients.
I spend all of my free time with my husband and twin boys. I love to watch hockey but am unfortunately a fan of a losing team.
Being a small town girl, I decided to do my undergrad at Acadia University in the tiny town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, graduating with an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology with Nutrition degree. I then moved back to Ontario and completed my Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at McMaster University.
Since graduating I have had the pleasure of working at Active Living Physiotherapy which has developed my interest in working with seniors and individuals with neurological and vestibular conditions. I have had the opportunity to implement a post-stroke exercise class as well as facilitate several individuals with Parkinsons complete the LSVT BIG program. I will continue my professional development in the neurological and vestibular fields in order to bring new ideas and treatment methods to the clinic.
My passion for physiotherapy comes from a desire to help others achieve their goals, be it finally getting rid of that nagging shoulder pain, or optimizing recovery from a stroke. I take a functional approach to facilitating client’s in meeting their personal rehabilitation goals through education, exercise, and manual therapy techniques. I find being a physiotherapist rewarding, knowing I can enable clients to function at their upmost potential.
I am a Registered Physiotherapist with special interests in neurological, orthopedic and vestibular physiotherapy. As an undergraduate student, I started volunteering at Active Living in effort to familiarize myself with physiotherapy. This ignited my passion for the profession and I decided to further my education, and eventually complete my Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University.
I focus my practice on providing guidance in setting reachable, individualized physiotherapy goals for my patients and strive to help them achieve these goals. I typically find the best outcomes in my treatments result from focused education and exercise, supplemented with manual therapy techniques.
I am passionate about fitness and health and am a bit of a geek in my free time.
In my youth, I was a competitive gymnast and while practicing I acquired a knee injury. I needed Physiotherapy and this is where my love of the profession began. I spent many hours at physiotherapy and loved the desk freedom and problem solving the profession required. I graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and went south of the border to pursue my Doctor of Physical Therapy at D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY, although I will always be a Maple Leafs fan!
I am currently focusing on rehabilitation for orthopaedic and neurological disorders. I continue to develop my skills as a therapist by attending continued education courses on evidence based practice for orthopaedic care and NDT techniques for individuals who have had a stroke or brain injury. I am a certified NDT therapist through the Toronto Rehab NDT certification program and registered with the NDTA.
I enjoy spending my time in the outdoors exploring Peterborough and the Kawartha Lakes regions with my growing family. Go Leafs Go!
I knew I wanted to go into a profession where I could help make a positive difference in the lives of others.
Through volunteering in different settings, I developed an interest in physiotherapy, especially in neurological rehabilitation.
As a result, I studied kinesiology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology to gain a strong foundation in anatomy, physiology, and health. I then attended the University of Toronto to complete my Master's of Science in Physical Therapy. During this time I was able to gain experience in many areas of the profession through placement opportunities. These experiences furthered my passion for neurological physiotherapy.
Since graduating, I have completed courses in neurological rehabilitation and persistent pain management and have also developed an interest in vestibular rehabilitation. I am very happy to be a part of the great team at Active Living.
Hi I’m Tahne! I’ve been practicing physiotherapy since graduating from the University of Toronto with my Master’s of Science in Physiotherapy in 2017. Since then, I’ve enjoyed seeking out new learning opportunities, whether on the job, in a book, or taking courses. The opportunity to continue learning everyday is one of my favourite things about being a physiotherapist.
During my career, I’ve worked in settings across the health care continuum, from the ICU to private practice. No matter where I’m working, I love helping to improve health related quality of life by inspiring healthy, sustainable lifestyle changes through movement and exercise.
I consider my clients and I a team working together towards achieving the functional goals that are most important to them. Whether your goals are related to injury prevention, health maintenance, or rehabilitation, I look forward to working with you!
Physical Therapy Assistant
I first started to take an interest in exercise and physical activity at the age of 11, when I began youth kickboxing and jiu jitsu. After a few years, I moved into adult classes and began competing in both sports. Competing at the provincial, national, and world level, my training and competitions allowed me to travel as far as California and Brazil. I also developed a love for instructing, and assisted with youth classes, women’s self defense seminars, and Peterborough Police self defense seminars. In 2020, I gave up the sport after over 7 years, as I was working, going to school, and had sustained multiple injuries. In more recent years, I have taken up weightlifting and more functional forms of exercise.
In addition to working at the martial arts gym, I worked at a weightlifting gym from 2019 to February of 2022. After leaving my gym position, I began working at a retirement residence, where I gained experience in working with people with a variety of physical and neurological conditions. After working a few other positions over the last year, I came across the role of a Physical Therapy Assistant and was eager to apply my experience in customer service, patient care, fitness, and instruction.
I always knew I wanted to help people. Now that being said, I was not sure how or what I wanted to do to succeed with that. I went to Fleming College to complete two diplomas in Police Foundations and Custom Border Security. While there I was on scholarship for the Fleming soccer team. I believed in being a positive influence in my community. After many years working in customer service I realized I wanted more, I felt I needed a change. With good organization, software knowledge and communication skills, I thought why not dive more into the administrative side of business? I can be the first point of contact, be a smiling face as a warm welcome, and maintain things behind the scenes.
Landing this job with Active Living has opened me to new possibilities, all while working alongside the wonderful therapists we have here. To be able to connect with our clients and be a part of their healing journey, is such a rewarding job. I learn new things every single day being in this position. I couldn’t be happier with the way things have worked out, being part of such an amazing team!
I enjoy spending my free time with my daughter going on fun outdoor adventures and travelling. All while running a small business in my spare time. I love watching hockey and soccer. I also have a collection of Harley Quinn and the Joker collectibles.
Registered Massage Therapist
Registered Massaged Therapist
I graduated from the massage therapy program at Sir Sandford Fleming College and became registered with the College of Massage therapy of Ontario in 2003. I spent 4 years in Muskoka working at Sherwood Inn in Port Carling. In 2008 I returned to Peterborough and joined the Active Living Physiotherapy team and have loved it.
I have enjoyed learning to work along side our Physiotherapists to treat a wide variety of patients. I especially enjoy the challenge of removing barriers to receiving massage therapy.
I'm my free time I enjoy traveling, movies, baking and all things feline especially kitty videos
After completing an Honours Kin Degree, I wanted a more specialized career working with athletes, which led me to a second degree in Health Science, through Sheridan College with a specialization in Athletic Therapy. Working as a Certified Athletic Therapist I gained experience working with professional and amateur athletes both individually and in team settings. I began my Career at Trent University working with teams as well as within a clinical setting. While there I completed my diploma of Massage Therapy through the Ontario College of Health and Technology, as well as my National Exam to earn the title of Registered Massage Therapist.
After a hectic two years moving to and from Toronto and giving birth to two babies, my family and I returned to Peterborough to focus on a more family oriented lifestyle.
I feel that with my experience and strong back ground in therapeutic exercise prescription and injury prevention, I am able to create patient specific treatment plans that cater to each individual's needs.
In my free time you can usually find me outdoors bearing the cold to get my three-year-old on the slopes, or running on the rotary trail with my youngest.