Waterloo Sports Medicine Centre provides complete in-house custom foot orthotic patient services. Orthotic devices help improve balance, accommodate foot abnormalities and control lower limb problems. Many athletes and active individuals with unusual foot structure or poor biomechanics rely on orthotic devices for both injury prevention and performance enhancement.
HBSc Kin, HBA Rec, Certified Pedorthist (Canada)
As a high school student, Michelle earned a position on the gold medalling Central West Regional JDP Basketball team and an alternate on the Ontario Provincial Women’s Basketball team.
Michelle graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1990 with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology/Recreation while playing varsity basketball for 5 years, co-captaining for her last 3 years, and being selected for various tournament all-stars and the prestigious Mike Moser award. She received her Canadian Certification in Pedorthics in 1992.
She has been in Pedorthic practice for the past 20 years and continues to be most interested in sports medicine. Michelle has served on the Certification Committee with the Pedorthic Association of Canada in the past and was an instructor for the Pedorthics Program at the University of Western Ontario Continuing Studies.
Michelle continues to be active in basketball, both playing and coaching, as well as playing volleyball. Michelle, a Level 2 NCCP certified basketball coach, just completed her third year as assistant coach with the KW Lightning Basketball. Most recently, Michelle took 25 hockey bags full of “gently-used” footwear to Quito, Ecuador on a working/volunteer mission trip. She enjoys playing all sports and travelling with her husband and daughters. Lately, she has become a huge fan of KW Glee, and musical theatre has opened up a whole new world.