Rachel recently graduated from the University of Alberta in 2021, receiving her B.Sc. in Psychology and Biological Science. Throughout her degree, Rachel focused her education on the topics of neuropsychology, neuroscience and developmental psychology. Currently, she plans to attend graduate school to earn a Ph.D. in psychology.
Inspired by courses on clinical and neuropsychology, Rachel completed a year-long undergraduate internship in a rehabilitative centre. During this placement, she gained experience working with clients that had a variety of health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain, trauma and PTSD, and traumatic brain injuries. While a big part of her role was to help administer psychological measures, her favourite was facilitating relaxation therapy, either during biofeedback and neurofeedback or in group settings. During these sessions and workshops, Rachel educated clients on how chronic stress impacts the body, and how relaxation strategies not only influence how the body feels, but also benefits the mind. Since this experience, Rachel has been passionate about maintaining a healthy mind-body balance, which she employs through relaxation therapy. Now, she is excited to get a chance to share her knowledge on mind-body relaxation therapy with the Isaac Physiotherapy team and patients!