Deanne graduated from Dalhousie University with her BScPT in 1998. Since then, she has had varied experience in many areas of physiotherapy and has worked in hospitals in Corner Brook, Baie Verte, and St. John’s. Since 2001, Deanne has spent most of her time working as an outreach physiotherapist for the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre. She has extensive experience in paediatric conditions, including gross motor skill development, plagiocephaly (baby flathead), torticollis, as well as various neurological conditions and rheumatoid arthritis.
Deanne has taken many continuing education courses since graduating from university. They include adult neurological and orthopedic courses, and more recently, an extensive number of courses with a more paediatric focus. Her learning has explored neurodevelopmental theory, as well as approaches which look at the child as a whole – assessing and treating issues around muscle weakness/flexibility, balance, hand-eye coordination, and body alignment issues.
Deanne is married with three children, and despite their busy lives, she remains physically active. She is enthusiastic about running, biking, x-country skiing, yoga, and more. She is passionate about increasing physical activity for children and adults alike, and uses her skills to promote health and fitness for her clients, no matter the age.