PT, RN, Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Louise loves what she does and is proud of her team at Haley Rehab. From a young age, she was fascinated with science and the human body which led her to study nursing and then physiotherapy. Her work as a cardiac nurse and later as a physiotherapist in outpatient orthopedic settings showed her the value of physiotherapy in helping people overcome surgery, pain, immobility and the side effects of chronic health conditions. In 2001, she was asked to set up and manage one of the first cancer  rehabilitation programs in Ontario. Struck by how much physiotherapy helped people during her patient’s treatment and recovery from cancer, she knew she had found her vocation and established Haley Rehab in 2004. Three years later, Haley Rehab became a designated Ontario Ministry of Health Assisted Devices Program compression clinic, able to support clients needing compression therapy to manage lymphedema. Louise is driven by results and strongly believes that many people can live free from pain and discomfort with the right therapies, education and self-care techniques. Mindful that “one size does not fit all,” her approach is to see each new client as a unique individual. As such, she works with each client to help them achieve the best possible quality of life. With the goal of her clients’ wellness in mind, she collaborates with other health care providers as needed, helps clients navigate the medical system and community supports, practices an approach that combines western and eastern medicine, and is committed to lifelong learning. Besides her passion for her work, clinic and clients, she loves being outdoors at any time of year, especially hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.


  • Functional (Trigger Point) Dry Needling – Level 1
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment – Level 1
  • 3M Coban 2 Compression Bandaging Systems for Lymphedema
  • Lympha Press Certification
  • Coopee Techniques for Elastic Taping for Lymphedema and Venous Insufficiency
  • Level 1, Acupuncture (AFCI)
  • Venosan Medical Stockings and Made to Measure Garments
  • Reid Sleeve Certification
  • Assistive Devices Program Certification for Lymphedema Compression Therapy
  • Dr. Vodder School of North America Manual Lymphatic Drainage & Combined Decongestive Therapy
  • Ergonomic Certification Phase 1
  • The Arthritis Society Rheumatology Training Program
  • Pelvi-Perineal Re-Education
  • The Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Physical Therapy: Examination & Treatment for Breast Cancer


  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Physiotherapist
  • Vodder Certified Lymphedema Therapist


  • B.Sc. in Physiotherapy, McMaster University
  • B.Sc. in Nursing, Lakehead University


  • College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
  • College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Ontario Lymphedema Association
  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Oncology and Orthopaedic Division
  • Lymphedema Association of North America


  • Award of Distinction, College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (2009)


  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


  • English