Jody graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioural Neuroscience in 2006, and a Master of Physical Therapy in 2008 from the University of British Columbia. Prior to opening We Play Kids, she spent many years working with the adult and child population in a private practice setting. She has a strong background in orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries, pelvic floor, sport injuries, and developmental pediatrics. In addition to musculoskeletal/orthopedic focused post graduate training, Jody has completed courses in the following areas: Pediatric Toe Walking (equinus gait), Dynamic Core & Movement, Social Thinking, The Greenspan Floortime Approach, and Orthotics Training through the Cascade DAFO Institute. She is looking forward to upcoming Seminars on Neurokinetic Therapy as well as Plagiocephaly & Torticollis this Spring 2019.
Through personal and professional interest Jody transitioned solely to the area of Pediatrics. While living abroad with her family, she was exposed to community resources she found highly valuable as a parent and a professional. Upon her return to British Columbia, she founded We Play Kids with the goal to create an inclusive space for children and families to enjoy, be connected, and be supported through growth and development. Jody’s passion is helping children gain physical confidence to maximize participation in their environment. With a child and family centred approach, Jody believes that Physiotherapy goals and other developmental support services should be fun, engaging, and integrated into daily life.
Outside of We Play Kids, and Physiotherapy, Jody enjoys an active lifestyle biking, swimming, and beach time with her family. This Winter she is excited to introduce skiing to her two young sons.