Tara first discovered her love of movement as a professional dancer. Through injury, she realized her passion for helping others move and feel their best through active rehab and pilates. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Kinesiology at UBC, and went on to achieve the gold standard of certification in training, as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist at the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP-CEP). Tara, a member of the BC Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK), is certified in manual techniques that she uses alone, and alongside Pilates and movement training, to help clients move optimally.
Tara's certifications include:
- Fascial Stretch Therapist (FST level 1 - Stretch to Win)
- Soft Tissue Release, in Pilates Mat (Canadian Pilates Institute)
- Pilates Equipment (Reformer 1, 2, and 3, Chair, Tower, Barrels ) through Balanced Body
- Functional Movement Screening (FMS 1 Certification)
- VOILA level 1
- Amino Neuro Frequency therapy (ANF), level 1 and 1.5.
As Tara truly cares about each client, she is always learning and finding new ways to provide the most efficient and effective treatments. Although she encourages lifelong enjoyment in movement through pilates, she aims to provide others with tools to help themselves, through mobilizing, connecting with and understanding one's own body, and it’s relation to movement. Tara is able to help a wide variety of clients ranging from the general population, to high performance athletes, and those with chronic health conditions, disabilities or functional limitations across ones lifespan.
Some common issues that Tara works with include musculoskeletal conditions (such as back, knee and hip injuries, neck pain, scoliosis and osteoporosis), and chronic health conditions (such as arthritis, chronic pain, cerebral palsy, and MS), postural evaluation and education, rehabilitation and functional re-training. As a mother, she has a particular interest in supporting and helping parents care for their bodies through the journey of pregnancy and postpartum.