Rim’s work with children is motivated by deep compassion and is made successful through her infinite drive for learning and self improvement. She creates a warm and welcoming environment for children to thrive. Every treatment has specific intention and goal in mind. Her attention to detail and her insight allows for a very individualized approach with your unique child in mind.
Rim graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She built her experience in orthopaedics and in paediatrics. She completed post-graduate courses in Manual Therapy – Levels 1 and 2 for Extremities and Cervical /Lumbar Spine, in therapeutic modalities, and therapeutic taping. Her expertise in orthopaedics compliments her work in paediatrics through a deeper understanding of biomechanics and strength training.
She then continued to specialize further in paediatrics. She completed extensive professional development through post-graduate courses in paediatrics, including:
- managing childhood obesity
- positional release therapy
- NDT management and treatment of children with cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions Beginners and intermediate level
- CME (MEDEK) levels 1 and 2
- Therasuit Basic, Advanced and Advanced 2
- Blomberg Rythmic Movement Training (Primitive Reflex Integration Training)
- Paediatric Foot and ankle Training with Serial Casting Training (Beverly Cusick)
- Sparking Change in The Treatment of Children with Diplegic Cerebral Palsy- Susan Hasting and Beverly Cusick
- Functional Electrical Stimulation/ Task Specific Electrical Stimulation (Tases) Beginners and Advanced
- Therapeutic Evaluation of Idiopathic Toe Walking (Paeditric Equinas Gait) with Lisa Persaud
- Primitive Reflexes through ILS
- Dynamic Core with Julie Wiebe and Shelley Mannell
Rim’s broad education allows her multiple perspective and directions for paediatric treatment. She is a strong supporter and sees the best results with Therasuit Method and Task-Specific Electrical Stimulation. These methods follow evidence-based practise: improving awareness, activation, and specific strengthening of the correct muscles and muscle patterns that a child needs. Her treatment is different from conventional physiotherapy treatment. Treatment is most effective more than once a week, minimum an hour, and reinforced through the right home exercise program for your child. She also runs Therasuit Method Intensives, which consist of 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 4 weeks with a functional goal to be accomplished by the end.
Rim encourages collaboration among her team members on treatment plans for shared patients to consider all perspectives for optimal results. She is a mentor at her clinic and maintains her own mentorship relationships with physiotherapists outside of Canada that developed and instruct Therasuit Method in order to continue her own education. She often travels to sit in and assist on prior Therasuit Method courses she has taken, as well as to shadows and collaborates on mutual patients.
She collaborates with other professions as well and refers for surgical consults, conductive education, occupational therapy, and diet as needed.
Rim has four children of her own. She enjoys walks, cycling and watching movies.