Shirley completed her Hon. Bachelor of Science with a specialization in Physiology at McMaster University. There, her studies revolved around both biology, kinesiology, and biochemistry courses. These allowed her to analyze the various aspects of the body from the biochemical and metabolic processes occurring at the cellular level, up to the biomechanical movements happening at the whole-body level.
Shirley completed a Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto in 2021. During her study, her passion was ignited by examining dysfunctional neuromusculoskeletal patterns and using it to address maladaptive movement/coordination ailments, gait rehabilitation, and orthopedic conditions.
Currently, she is in the process of obtaining a certificate for the McMaster Medical Contemporary Acupuncture Program and completing NeuroKinetic Therapy courses.
Shirley is passionate about helping people of all ages live a healthy lifestyle by helping her clients realize the potential of the human body. The human body is designed to resist an indefinite number of changes and stressors, and she believes that recovery lies in the successful adjustment to changing stresses on the body. Shirley is a strong supporter of having a good foundation and incorporating good habits as early as possible – even with kids!
Outside the office, Shirley enjoys perfecting her coffee craft and going on food adventures.