Following graduating from McGill University in 1993, Catherine worked in Montreal for two years, specializing in burn care and hand therapy. She has also worked in Boston and Philadelphia for a total of six years, including two years at the Philadelphia Hand Centre.
Catherine became a Certified Hand Therapist in 1999. Certified Hand Therapists (CHTs) are required to have a minimum of five years clinical experience, including 4,000 hours or more focused on hand and upper extremity therapy and pass a comprehensive exam. Catherine is also required to show continued professional and skills development in order to re-certify every five years.
Before she began work as private hand therapist in 2005, Catherine worked at The Ottawa Hospital, Riverside Campus in the Hand Therapy Department.
She is a member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.
Catherine specializes in custom splinting for the wrist and hand, including dynamic and static progressive splinting.