Carmen commenced her educational journey with the completion of an Honours Bachelor of Health Science at Brock University in 2010. During her time at Brock, she volunteered in spinal injury rehabilitation research and at the Niagara Children's Centre with which she realized her true passion for physiotherapy and rehabilitation.
Carmen then graduated from D'Youville College with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015 and became licensed as a physical therapist in New York and Ontario. She had the opportunity as a student physical therapist to gain valuable experience through fieldwork in a variety of disciplines including orthopaedics, paediatrics, and acute patient care. During her graduate studies, Carmen completed her thesis in research concerning "Exercise Training in Pregnant Women" which was later accepted and presented at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting in February of 2016.
Carmen is passionate about helping others to achieve their goals throughout the rehabilitative process. She looks forward to pursuing further education in manual therapy, women's health, and paediatrics. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, staying active through exercise, skating and soccer, and spending time with her family.