“My goal is to have my patients feel heard, understand the nature of their injury, and return them to what they love as soon as safely possible.”
Ali Boudewyn is a well-rounded therapist with a large tool box of skills and experience. In 2014, Ali graduated with honours from a specialized four-year bachelor program in Athletic and Exercise Therapy at the Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence, which then led to her Athletic Therapy certification through the Canadian Athletic Therapist’s Association and the Athletic Therapists Association of BC. With these certifications already under her belt, Ali added to her arsenal by becoming a licensed Exercise Physiologist, through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, and a Red Cross First Responder.
Over the past three years Ali has worked at a sports medicine clinic at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence, LifeMark Physiotherapy and iHealthcare Victoria, to build on her education with hands-on experience. She now has her own home therapy business called Meraki Wellness Solutions.
To gain insight into particular sports and build her knowledge of the types of injuries that may occur, Ali dedicates herself to a different sports team each year and has worked with Shamrocks Lacrosse, Falcon Gymnastics and Devils Fastball thus far. In the summer of 2016 she travelled with BC Rugby to Rugby Canada’s national championships and this year she is devoted to road cycling and mountain biking. Ali has also volunteered as a strength and conditioning coach for people who use wheelchairs, which challenged her to think out of the box when developing therapy plans for her clients.
Ali’s personal experience with competitive sport, back injury, chronic pain and autoimmune disease give her another layer of understanding in what others are experiencing, and she manages these issues through her passion of self-care, clean living and mindful exercise. Ali is always looking for ways to improve and she is currently taking lessons in mountain biking, kickboxing, Olympic lifting/CrossFit and yoga.
“I have struggled with my posture for a long time, and with my job I would often get tension headaches. After a few sessions with Ali my posture has improved so much, and I haven't gotten a tension headache since! She is so knowledgeable, friendly, and AMAZING! I am so impressed." Goodbye Tension headaches.
"I recommend Meraki Wellness Solutions wholeheartedly. Ali is knowledgeable, friendly and a pleasure to be around. Whether you have kinks that need ironing out, or you're recovering from an injury, Ali's treatments are your effective solution."
“When I first saw Ali I had more knots than the boy-scout handbook. I always leave my appointments feeling phenomenal."
"I was referred to Ali in June after competing in a brutal Enduro Mountain Bike race. I could barely walk without pain. After years of racing and chronic back and hip problems from crashes, torn muscles, and several broken bones, I was, in Ali's words, "a total mess". I recommend Ali without hesitation. She has a true gift.
Ali has done for me what no other therapist has been able to do, her multi-disciplinary model has improved my overall health a million times over - She is amazing.