Dacia graduated from the University of Alberta in 2004, with a degree in Physical Therapy and has been working in sports and orthopaedic private practice since graduation. She has extensive experience in treating musculoskeletal injuries related to the neck and back; injuries related to motor vehicle accidents, repetitive strain or traumatic work injuries; in addition to athletic injuries and symptoms related to postural dysfunction and muscle imbalances. Having completed her Diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 2008, Dacia utilizes her high level manual therapy skills of assessment and treatment in practice. Her approach is patient centered, combining manual therapy, patient education, and specific exercise prescription to assist each patient reach their goals. Dacia has also been involved as a Clinical Skills Assistant with the Master’s Program at UBC.
Dacia is mother to two boys, who keep her very active. She enjoys swimming, running, biking, yoga, skiing and working out in the gym. Having studied classical piano until the age of 18, Dacia continues to keep music as a central aspect to her life, in composing, singing, and playing various musical genres on the piano. In her free time, Dacia is actively involved in the community, with a special interest in working with children and teens as they engage in service projects. Recently finding her voice through poetry, Dacia uses this as an expressive tool in the promotion of women’s rights.
Approach to treatment:
“Having recovered from a serious motor vehicle accident, I understand the impact of injury on one’s daily functioning.”
My primary goal is to provide a patient centered approach to each assessment and treatment. Each injury will be thoroughly assessed beginning with a history of the current issues, followed by a detailed assessment of the musculoskeletal systems involved.
Dacia’s focused one on one approach to treatment allows her patients to feel educated and informed about the nature of their injury and the plan to address it moving forward. Through this therapeutic relationship, her clients are able to meet their goals quickly and efficiently.