Rae grew up in the small town of Creelman (close to Weyburn) and is the daughter of a farmer and a teacher. She completed her physical therapy training at the University of Saskatchewan.
Since convocation, Rae has gone on to receive her Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. This has provided her eligibility for her FCAMPT designation, making her the only physio in Southwest Saskatchewan to accomplish such a feat. Rae is also certified with the Canadian Acupuncture Foundation Institute, is a Matheson trained ergonomic consultant, and has participated in other courses over the years such as Functional Movement Systems Level 1 and the Sport First Responder.
Rae’s work experience includes the Swift Current Regional Hospital, Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, and many years of private practice in both Alberta and Saskatchewan. In the past, Rae has provided medical coverage for different sporting events including a National gymnastics competition and has been the trainer for the local AAA Female Midget hockey team.
Together with her husband, Jody, Rae has three daughters; Kaylee, Brenna, and Aspen. While her girls have kept her busy with all their activities over the years, when Rae manages to carve time out for herself, you will find her enjoying time camping, boating, gardening, skiing, coaching softball, watching movies, and curling; both competitively in the past and recreationally now. She is an avid Rider fan and despite their recent dismal season, still loves her season tickets.
Like all STRIDE team members so far, Rae sat down with us for a “STRIDE Interview.” Here’s what she had to say….
Q. If you could invite 3 people to a dinner party, living or dead, who would they be?
A. Sandra Schmirler; Stevie Nicks; Jimmy Falon
Q. What is your most bizarre talent?
A. I can walk on my toes with them curled under.
Q. Name 3 albums or books that really resonate with you?
A. The Harry Potter Series; The Outlander Series; …..
Q. Everyone has a guilty pleasure. What’s yours?
A. Watching sports – any sports…live, on TV, professional, amateur…pretty much any sports
Q. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
A. Scotland…or New Zealand
Q. Tell us one thing that very few people know about you.
A. I like to quilt…and I tiled my own bathroom
Q. What inspires you?
A. Passion and determination
Q. If you could choose one superpower, what would it be?
A. The ability to be in 2 places at once
Q. Describe yourself in 3 words.
A. Passionate; Caring; Energetic
And finally….a This or That Lightning Round!
- sky dive or bungee jump – Sky dive
- chocolate or vanilla – How about caramel? – that’s the best!
- cats or dogs – Love them both – got one of each!
- summer or winter – Summer
- rain or snow – Snow
- tea or coffee – Coffee
- Batman or Superman – Superman
- TV or movies – Movies
- mullet or mutton chops – Mutton chops
- sweet or sour – Sweet
- early bird or night owl – Both…Ok, probably neither – who am I kidding? I like sleep
- cake or pie – Pie (unless it’s cheesecake…then cheesecake)
- silver or gold – Silver
- comedy or horror – Comedy
Rae is happy to welcome all clients (both former and new) to book as of now with her at STRIDE. Call, email, or use our online scheduler and hit your STRIDE with Rae! Disclaimer: hefty rates apply for any house calls to re-tile your bathroom floor 😉