Growing up in Saskatoon, Kendra Jones McGrath is a 2015 graduate of
the University of Saskatchewan’s Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program
and also has a BSc in Kinesiology (2006). She has practiced as a Physical
Therapist in the Lloydminster Hospital Inpatient and Outpatient Therapies
Departments for almost two years before moving to the Okanagan and joining
the NeuMovement team in 2017. Prior to completing her MPT she worked as an
Exercise Therapist both in chronic disease management and private
physiotherapy clinic settings. She also operated her own Pilates and Highland
dance studio for 10 years. Her varied experience to date has honed her ability to
see her patients holistically.
Since finishing her MPT Kendra has taken course work promoting her
manual therapy skills slowly pursuing the CPA Orthopedic Division Levels
Syllabus. She is currently absorbed as a candidate of Diane Lee’s Integrated
Systems Model. She has really enjoyed coursework in pain and neurodynamics
from the Neuro Orthopedic Institute (NOI), running analysis (Swodeam Institute)
and Sport Physio Canada’s First Responder & Taping. Pilates has been a focus of study since her undergrad and she has completed many Stott &
NeuMovement Pilates Instructor and Rehab Professional Courses. She is also a
Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP) with the Canadian Society for Exercise
Physiology (CSEP). Most recently, her curiosity in global health came to a fever
pitch and she became the secretary for the Global Health Division of the
Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Outside the clinic and studio Kendra enjoys trying new activities. Kendra
recently started playing women’s hockey in an attempt to impress her two hockey crazed sons and their coach, her husband Ashley. She was fortunate to return to ball upon moving to the Okanagan and has rowed recreationally with the Lloydminster and Vernon Rowing Clubs. Yoga, Highland dance, and Highland
snare drumming still frequent her schedule as well. She has a passion for
performing arts, physical activity and sport and understands the influence
participation has on the well-being of all ages.
FAVOURITE QUOTE TO LIVE BY
“The trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” – Erica Jong from her novel Fear of Flying.
I used this quote in my grade 12 yearbook and it still applies today. I did not however read the book itself until last year – it’s spicy! But I still like the quote’s application to life and all its adventures.
WHY DO YOU LOVE NEUMOVEMENT?
I love the emphasis on exercise most. Secondly, I love the balance of work and family and well, life, perfect.
WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE PHYSIO/PILATES MOVE?
Anything on the stability chair because it's not just for lounging.
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU EACH DAY?
Now, this quote from one of our NeuMovement founders, Jen Gulley: ‘I really hope that each of you know just
how HUGE of an impact you are making on each individual person, which then ripples out into their family - community - country- and the entire world.”
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