Born and raised on the beautiful island of Guernsey in the UK, Michelle came to Canada in 1995 after completing her Bachelor of Science at the University of Reading. In 1998, she retired from a long international swimming career that had included competing in three Commonwealth Games.
Her background in science and her athletic endeavours coupled with a desire to enter a profession dedicated to helping others achieve their own health goals, led her to the diploma program at the Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic. Graduating in 2000, she worked at several different healthcare clinics in Toronto with a variety of patients presenting with a range of conditions including whiplash, repetitive strain injuries, sports related conditions and chronic pain.
In 2003, after several years of clinical practice and the experience she gained whilst travelling with athletes at sporting events across the country, Michelle became an educator at the Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic. She is currently teaching and coordinating courses in pathology as well as instructing students in sports injury clinics, seniors’ outreaches and hydrotherapy classes. Michelle uses a variety of techniques to achieve specific treatment goals.