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Clinical Practice

Danielle is a therapist with a unique perspective and skill set that she brings to every treatment. In 2012 she graduated with certification as a spa therapist from the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage. It was during the following years while doing massage in a holistic wellness setting that Danielle became motivated to become an RMT. In 2019 she graduated from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy where she cultivated her passion to provide therapeutic treatment for adults and children with disabilities. Danielle believes that her own journey with vision loss has influenced her desire to develop the unique skills and knowledge needed to work with patients who have special needs.

As a blind therapist and advocate for the disabled community, Danielle strives to bring awareness to inclusivity both in and outside the treatment room. Over the last 10 years her personal life has paralleled this passion, running a nonprofit organization, Leash of Hope Assistance Dogs, where she trains rescue dogs as guide or service dogs to pair with disabled individuals in order to improve their independence.

Along with her extensive experience working with both children and adults with a variety of needs, Danielle has worked with both able bodied and adaptive athletes. Danielle’s own personal knowledge and participation in adapted sport include equestrian sports, blind hockey, guided running, and competitive rowing.

So, what can you expect when you book an appointment with Danielle. She is versatile in her ability to utilize a variety of techniques to accommodate any patient’s individual needs. Working tissue deeply while still providing a relaxing treatment is what comes naturally to Danielle as a therapist. As a patient you should expect to spend a few minutes at the beginning of the appointment receiving a thorough assessment {that may be more hands on} and determine a treatment. At the end of the appointment she will provide you with a home care plan.

If you’re lucky your treatment may include some dog therapy from Starling, Danielle’s guide dog.

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