If asked, Tricia will tell you that her favourite thing to do everyday is to make people ‘smile’. Her candid and humorous approach to life reflects this when she speaks. Tricia enjoys gardening and nature, therefore she is often seen spending time outdoors. She is a supportive mom to three adult daughters, all of whom have completed university and are independent. Although Tricia struggled to raise her daughters as a working single mom, her perseverance to be viable within her community led to several volunteer positions; canvassing for the Canadian Cancer Society, facilitating workshops for Victim Services, delivering for Meals On Wheels and a soup kitchen, as well as fundraising for supported individuals participating in The Special Olympics. Tricia began her career in Medical Health Services as a volunteer palliative care aid, which gifted her with an invaluable foundation of empathetic listening and presencing.
Tricia has a comprehensive understanding of the emotional and physiological effects of living with chronic pain and illness. She worked for many years in compassionate care as a certified Grief and Bereavement Counselor developing her skills in age-related disease management. Tricia’s thoughtful nature and desire for the health and wellness of others led to her working in both private and residential assisted living, supporting adults with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries. It was during this time that she had the advantage of working along side the Medical Practitioners at GF Strong Rehabilitative Center, where she developed an interest for integrated/functional therapies.
In 2005, Tricia experienced her own health complications and survived through several numerous and complex surgeries. Challenged with limited mobility, pain, stress and fear, Tricia began implementing her own education and experience to overcome the obstacles she faced. She proved to herself that "you can only go up when you’re at the bottom" while recognizing the need to de-stress and take ownership over her own health and wellness. Tricia obtained her Medical Administration Diploma at VCC with the support of EI programs and gained employment as an Office Administrator during her course practicum at a podiatry clinic. This change allowed her the freedom to pursue her interest in functional medicine and advocate for holistic health care. In 2010, with the encouragement of her employer, she relocated to Vancouver Island and began working at an established integrated health clinic. For almost 4 years, she worked as an Introduction Coordinator by welcoming and comforting new clients as well as heading all operations of bioenergetics technologies for both investigation and treatment. Tricia’s unique perception and ability to demonstrate relational practices with her clients, inspired Lateral Movement Mobile Care Services. Tricia now happily serves Nanaimo and surrounding areas, providing her clients with effective, convenient, beneficial, and therapeutic solutions to promote a healthy, active and pain-free lifestyle.