Helen graduated in 1984 from the University of Toronto (U of T) with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and worked at Humber River Hospital until 2019, treating surgical and orthopaedic conditions, including total joint replacements, ACL reconstructions and rotator cuff repairs. She also worked as a Primary Health Care Provider for the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) from 1993 to 2010, assessing and treating professional tennis players around the world.
In addition to embracing the clinical aspects of physiotherapy, Helen is also passionate about education and academics. In 2014, she completed her master's degree at U of T in medical education (MScCH, Health Practitioner Teacher Education). From 1996 to 2013, Helen had the privilege of coordinating and teaching 1st year physiotherapy students in musculoskeletal labs at U of T. She has published papers in medical journals, including the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, as well as having completed Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (Part A) credentialing from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 1994.
Helen's leisurely activities include dragon boating, practicing Tai Chi, golfing and curling.