Alyssa was born and raised in Estevan, Saskatchewan. Growing up she was always involved in multiple sports such as volleyball and snowboarding. Alyssa having a passion for sports, strong desire to help others and a keen interest in health, physiotherapy was a natural fit for her.
Alyssa started her post secondary education journey at UBCO and finished her Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan in 2012. Moving back to Kelowna, she found it difficult to get work in her field. She enrolled at Okanagan College in the Therapist Assistant Program. This became her stepping stone to applying to the Master of Physical Therapy program at the University of Saskatchewan.
Alyssa graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with her Masters in Physical Therapy in 2018. Her and her husband, Jeff, moved back to Kelowna and started putting down roots.
Alyssa started working at Kelowna General Hospital in 2018. This has given Alyssa a lot of different experiences working on various units. She accepted a position on the orthopaedic and neurosurgery ward.
She has found a passion working with those clients, post operatively, after having a total hip or knee replacement. As well as working with people, after surgery, that have suffered a hip fracture, multiple traumas or laminectomies (spinal surgeries).
Alyssa also has experience in paediatrics as well as certification in Kinesio Taping. She is looking forward to completing training in vestibular rehabilitation and advancing her manual therapy skills.