Carmen commenced her educational journey with the completion of an Honours Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences 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.
In 2015, Carmen graduated from D'Youville College with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and became licensed as a physical therapist in New York in January 2016. 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 and is now working towards obtaining her license to practice as a physiotherapist in Ontario. She looks forward to pursuing further education in taping, acupuncture, and manual therapy, as well as specializing in 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.