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Leigh has been active in sport from a young age, and was first exposed to physiotherapy following an ankle injury at age 13. Her interest in health and physical activity continued through high school while she played fast pitch softball, volleyball and basketball. After studying kinesiology for two years she decided that pursuing a career in physiotherapy was the path she wanted to follow. Leigh graduated from The University of British Columbia in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy.
Since graduation Leigh has worked primarily with interdisciplinary teams assisting patients with injury, loss of function, and persistent pain conditions to improve their quality of life, function and overall well being. Leigh decided to join Diane Lee & Associates following her second maternity leave in 2016.
Leigh has completed post-graduate training in orthopaedics (Level 3 Manual Therapy through Orthopaedic Division of CPA, Mulligan Concept), chronic pain (Explain Pain), and obtained her acupuncture certification through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute in 2008. She recently completed training in treating urinary incontinence (Level 1: The Physical Therapy Approach to Male and Female Urinary Incontinence). Leigh is pursuing further training in trigger point dry needling in 2017, and will also be starting the Integrated Systems Model Series in January 2017.
Outside of physiotherapy, Leigh stays active by training for and competing in triathlons. She has adjusted from half and full Ironman training and racing to sprint distance after having her 2 boys to allow her to keep her life balanced and centred around family. Leigh’s treatment philosophy is centred on educating and empowering patients to make adjustments that will allow them to care for themselves and participate in activities that are meaningful to them. While Leigh has experience working with adults of all activity levels, Leigh has an interest in working with women during pregnancy and post-partum periods, as well as those undergoing or post breast cancer treatment.