Hello! I'm Kalli -- lover of tiny birds, the outdoors, running, and bad horror films. I'm a musician, senior cat mama, registered physiotherapist in both Alberta & BC, and certified yoga instructor. I graduated from the University of Alberta's Physiotherapy program, and completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training from the Trauma-Informed Yoga Psychology School in Canmore, Alberta.
My eyes were opened to the widespread issue of persistent pain while I was navigating my own experience with pain during physio school. Though the pain wasn't intense, it persisted, and persisted... and persisted. It put a strain on my relationships, mental health, and sense of self-worth. I was mourning the loss of a sport that I lived and breathed, and I felt I was losing my identity. Coincidentally or not, it was during this time that I discovered yoga.
My mission and best hope as a physiotherapist is to help people living with ongoing pain to better understand the mechanisms underlying their pain through modern pain science (pain is so complex!), and begin to explore ways to improve function and quality of life, reduce fear, and increase joy. This is a collaborative process, rather than instructive, because when it comes to your pain experience, everything about you matters! You are the expert in your own pain -- my role is to act as a guide or coach in the process of navigating that experience with pain, as we work together towards your goals.
In addition to those who are challenged with pain, physio services can also be helpful for individuals without pain or injury who are looking to explore movement and enhance connection with the body.
If you are unsure of whether virtual physiotherapy or yoga services are for you, please do not hesitate to reach out to me by clicking the "contact" tab above.