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Meet Gloria Gilbert

Gloria Gilbert with exercise equipment

Throughout her career, Gloria has been helping people better understand and manage the causes and impact that their ‘pain’ may have on their lives.

Gloria has been a practicing physiotherapist since graduating from McGill University in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiotherapy. In 2002, she earned her Masters of Science degree from Western University (University of Western Ontario), her research focused on the ‘other symptoms’ (spatial and perceptual problems), that often accompanied people with chronic neck pain.

Gloria worked at the Crippled Children’s Treatment Centre (currently The Thames Valley Children’s Centre) and Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario before opening the city’s first privately owned physiotherapy clinic in 1982 (The Downtown Clinic, Physiotherapy & Health Counselling).

In 2011, Gloria was honoured by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association with the Lifetime Membership Award for her commitment and outstanding service to her clients and the physiotherapy profession.

By taking a personal interest in her patients, and listening to their stories, she learned how “feelings” can directly affect every aspect of our life.

Her efforts to educate patients about the various therapies and self-help resources and tools available to them, led her to the ideas now compiled in Don’t Go To The OUCH! 

Net proceeds of the sale of the eBook will be donated to organizations assisting people in pain.

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