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Bri started her physiotherapy journey with the University of Alberta, graduating from the MScPT program with the 2015 cohort. Bri started working acute care in a rural hospital in January, 2015. Working in a rural center affords a plethora of opportunity, Bri worked in a varied background including all facets of physical therapy- everything from post-operative management to spinal cord injury and everything in between. Currently Bri is working with a primarily MSK caseload and has found acupuncture to be an amazing tool in her practice.

Acupuncture has been an interest that started as a physiotherapy student for Bri. Once she started needling in October 2017, she hasn’t looked back since. She has taken several acupuncture and dry needling courses since then. During a course in spring 2018, she met our Executive Chair, Len, who encouraged her to get more involved. In discussing some of issues facing acupuncture and physiotherapy in Canada, she realized that dissemination of information is a passion for her. Especially given her rural experience, Bri realizes how important access to good resources is for continuing best practice and promoting acupuncture in physiotherapy. When the role of newsletter editor was offered, she jumped at the chance to be a part of the division. She looks forward to her new role and how she can help improve access to information, especially for those rural physios like her!

When she’s not a work, Bri enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, Tilley. She enjoys kayaking, camping, photography and enjoying time outdoors in the summer. She is looking forward to hitting the slopes this winter season with some new downhill skiis!