Bridget O’Brien was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. She attended the University of Ottawa and obtained her four years honours degree in kinesiology, while also playing university hockey.
Upon graduation she completed the Masters of Physiotherapy program at Western University and was also a member of the university hockey team. With a genuine love for orthopedics she pursued and completed the Sports Physiotherapy Fellowship at the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic. During this fellowship she was involved with the latest research, viewed surgeries, followed athletes from acute on field injuries to the rehabilitation setting, and worked within a close medical team at the clinic.
Sports coverage has included the Olympics & Paralympics (winter 2010 and summer 2006), National Wheelchair tennis championships 2007, marathon coverage, chief medical therapist (basketball tournament), coverage at rugby/volleyball tournaments etc. She has worked closely with National, Provincial and pro- level freestyle skiers and snowboarders, most recently travelling to Spain with the Canadian National Snowboard Team for the 2013 World Cup in Sierra Nevada.
Her personal experience with sports (snowboarding, skiing, ice hockey, soccer, cross-x biking, fastball, running, wakeboarding) has also allowed for an insightful understanding of injury and its effect on the individual both physically and mentally. She understands the importance of getting back out there and doing what you love to do!
Bridget O’Brien – B.Sc. MPT, MCPA, CAFCI (Acupuncture), Dry needling