Marize is an Oncology division member of the CPA and recently attained the designation of Clinical Specialist Oncology by the Physiotherapy Specialty Certification Board of Canada. Marize is also a licensed Casley-Smith Lymphedema Therapist and a certified Lymphedema therapist with the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA). She is working at the McGill University Hospital Center Lymphedema Clinic with the well renowned Dr. Towers and her multidisciplinary team. She is Bone Fit Trained Specialist through Osteoporosis Canada.
She has been actively involved in the advancement and dissemination of knowledge through publications in peer-reviewed journals.Furthermore, she has published in several professional magazine articles. She has presented at national (i.e., Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto) and international (i.e., India) conferences in different capacities, but primarily as an Invited Guest Speaker. Her passion is the ability to work and provide evidence-based practice in cancer rehabilitation to my patients. This is truly the highlights of her career.
She has been an invited guest lecture at the McGill University School of Physical & Occupational Therapy oncology rehabilitation course since 2016 and has instructed post-graduate oncology courses through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), OPPQ and other independent organizations. She volunteers with the CPA Oncology Division, the Canadian Lymphedema Framework and several other oncology organizations. In her spare time, Marize is a Canadian National Paralympic Medical Swimming Classifier who volunteers with an incredible and inspiring group of Canadian para-swimming athletes across the country, and currently working towards becoming an International Classifier with the ultimate goal of attending the Paralympic Games.
- Breast cancer
- Axillary web syndrome
- Lymphedema (primary and secondary)
- Bone health and osteoporosis risk in breast and prostate cancer
- Skeletal-related events
- Bone metastases and fracture prevention
- Orthopaedic limb salvage surgery and rehabilitation
- Tumour specific cancer rehab (i.e., hematological and sarcoma)
- Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology and Physical Education (University of Toronto, 2007)
- Master of Science, Physical Therapy (McGill University, 2011)