My name is Marie and I am the owner of M.A.P. Physiotherapy. I believe that all health care should be holistic, looking at the big picture first and appreciating how everything is connected. I get frustrated when I see people with multiple issues who have been treated piecemeal when I know that all of their symptoms are related.
My superpower is being able to see the forest and the trees. When presented with one part of the picture I can quickly see how it affects all of the other parts and also the whole. I can zoom in and out as needed just like Google Earth! The most satisfying part of my work is when this all comes together and I see people being able to do something they couldn’t do before treatment, whether that be completing a half marathon or doing up the buttons on a shirt.
“You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.”
– Brené Brown
After graduating from Queen’s University in 1989, I spent the first ten years of my career in acute paediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, where I worked with children with cystic fibrosis, neurological injuries and disorders, and those acutely ill in intensive care and neonatal intensive care. The children I worked with taught me patience and compassion. I then moved into private practice where I have since worked with children and adults with neurological and orthopaedic issues.
I love learning and in pursuit of such, my favourite question is “why?” Although it sometimes makes me sound like a three year old, that simple question has led to many a great learning experience. I believe that the day I stop learning is the day I should retire.
While not fully bilingual, I can provide services in both French and English. When not working I can be found running (sometimes after my children and other times after my ego), swimming, enjoying the great outdoors, or trying desperately to organize something in my house as I refuse to succumb to chaos.
Why did you become a physiotherapist?
I chose physiotherapy almost randomly. I had no idea what I wanted to do but knew that I liked science. My cousin happened to be a physiotherapist and I thought that sounded interesting even though I didn’t have a clue what it really was. Fortunately it turned out!
Something you would like people to know:
When medical professionals say that they don’t know why you have a certain condition, don’t just accept that answer. Keep digging because there is always an underlying cause, we just haven’t always figured out what it is yet.
Areas of Interest
– Complex Multiple System Issues
Book an Appointment with Marie
Daytime hours, Monday to Thursday.
Meet Our Team
All of our therapists believe in treating a whole person, not just the part that hurts. We have various areas of interest and expertise to meet all of your health care needs. We look forward to helping you.