Raised in Ottawa, Darcie began her journey to the health and wellness industry with her passion for athletics as a child. She trained for almost 12 years as a D1 competitive sprinter with The Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club. She pursued her passion for athletics and fitness, completing an advanced diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion from George Brown College in Toronto, and then going on to complete her Hons. BaSc in Kinesiology from the University of Guelph.
She had the opportunity to hone her skills, being mentored by some of the most elite and experienced trainers, physiotherapists, and chiropractors, Toronto has to offer. She started her career with a particular focus on the effects of endurance training on gait, stride length, and reduction of tremors in stage 1 and 2 Parkinson’s Disease patients. Working under the supervision of Scott Tate, one of Canada’s leading specialists in Parkinson’s Disease rehabilitation, Darcie had the opportunity to aid in the development and application of a Functional Movement Screen assessment tool, geared towards individuals suffering from neuromuscular disorders.
Prior to moving back to Ottawa in March 2020, Darcie had been working as a contract personal trainer for Mayfair Fitness Racquet Clubs in Toronto. It was there that she had the privilege to contribute to the growth and development of their high-performance racquet sport athletes, most predominantly in Tennis.
Darcie is a Registered Kinesiologist with The College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (COKO), Schwinn Spin Certified Instructor, and a YST-FPM Certified Bodyweight Training Specialist.
Along with teaching the osteoarthritis classes (GLA:D), Darcie works alongside the head physiotherapist, Mina Gebriael, helping to rehabilitate patients in need of concussion and scoliosis rehabilitation.
She specializes in Stability and Mobility training, pre/postnatal rehabilitation, running economy, and marathon/half-marathon programming.
Darcie couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of the Expert Physio Plus family, working alongside such a knowledgeable and experienced team, providing the utmost care to our extremely valued patients.