Joelle has always had a passion for movement and a curiosity about the human body and how it works. Since graduating in 2005, Joelle has gone on to study many different modalities related to massage therapy. She has concentrated her continuing education on courses that enhance her skills in assessment and manual therapy as well as strengthen her understanding of chronic pain. Some of these courses include: pain neurophysiology patient education, advanced deep tissue massage and myofascial release, muscle imbalance and movement pattern assessment, exercise training for injury prevention, pre- and post-event sport massage, soft tissue release technique, kinesio taping, athletic taping, as well as cupping and scraping techniques from the Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC. Joelle has also worked with the Canadian National Swimming team over the years and has accompanied them at many of their international swim meets as a member of their health care team.
Joelle’s practice involves treating a wide variety of orthopaedic injuries and general conditions. In her practice, Joelle incorporates manual (hands-on) techniques as well as exercise prescription to help people reach their optimal health. While her manual techniques often focus on the myofascial system, Joelle’s comprehensive skill-set allows her to match her treatment style with the specific needs of each patient.
Joelle enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for health and well-being with the students at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. She teaches ‘Therapeutic Exercise and Athletic Treatments’ and has spent 4 years as a clinical supervisor. Joelle also teaches core classes which educate participants about the importance of having a strong core for everyday life and for sports of all kinds.
Joelle lives an active lifestyle and is passionate about nutrition, strength training, being outdoors, and the mind-body-spirit connection. You can often find her trail running or on her bike enjoying nature. Her other joys are spending time with family, friends and experimenting in the kitchen.