Dr. Harris is originally from the Eastern shore of Nova Scotia, and completed her Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Along with playing for the Seahawks, Dr. Harris spent much of her time at Memorial in the athletic therapy department where she undertook additional courses in taping, sports medicine and sideline emergency response.
As an avid athlete, Dr. Harris experienced many of her own injuries that required management by a variety of different practitioners. She was lucky to have found many professional mentors who encouraged down the path towards a sports approach to chiropractic medicine. While attending Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Dr. Harris worked with OJHL (Jr A) & GTHL (AAA) Hockey, OPDL Soccer, and Senior Men’s Rugby as a sideline medic/therapist. Upon graduation and commencement of practice in Ottawa, Dr. Harris has continued to work with OPDL soccer and the Ottawa Mavericks Volleyball Club. All of this additional experience in sideline work has given her a keen interest and insight into acute sports injury management.
In the past 6 years of practice, Dr. Harris has furthered her education with certifications in Active Release Techniques, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, Concussion Management, Therapeutic Yoga and Functional Range Conditioning. She is a Certified Exercise Physiologist, and has her Emergency First Responder, Taping, Respect in Sport and Hockey Trainer certifications.
Dr. Harris does not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach to care and does her utmost to utilize a unique combination of treatment modalities with each of her patients. Her mission is to assist patients in taking control of their own health and performance goals whether they be on the field, the ice or in the gym.