As a former varsity Basketball player for Loyalist College and at the University of Guelph, Kara has been fortunate enough to have gained a deep understanding of the importance of human movement as it pertains to sports performance. It was at the University of Guelph where she was able to volunteer with several Varsity teams as a student Athletic Therapist and Strength and Conditioning Coach during her studies in Human Kinetics.
After completing this degree, Kara become Registered as a Kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario, and a Professional member of the Ontario Kinesiology Association. Ever since, she has been working as a Kinesiologist, Personal Trainer and Group fitness Instructor (Ranging from rehabilitation studio fitness to 4+ years of experience in coaching CrossFit with specialty in CrossFit Gymnastics). Her prominent interest is in individual and group mobility training, which was sparked through attending the Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms) certification 2 years ago. Kara incorporates these philosophies, as well as her osteopathic view of the anatomy of the body into all of her coaching.
Currently, Kara is attending the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy, where she is pursuing a Master in Practice Diploma of Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences (M.OMSc). Upon graduation, she will practice as a Manual Osteopathic Practitioner, using manual therapy to help restore and realign structures of the body so that it may carry out its natural ability to self-heal and self-regulate.
Kara has a passion for educating patients, as she believes that this is the key to achieving all health, fitness and wellness goals. Typically, she can be found deep in an anatomy textbook, spending time outdoors with her boyfriend and two dogs, or discovering new things in the gym.