With a Bachelor in Human Kinetics from the University of Windsor, Darlene worked in the physiotherapy field as a Clinical Kinesiologist for five years prior to her Pedorthic endeavours. Having an aptitude for leadership, problem solving and hands on work, combined with a desire to specialize and focus on lower limb mechanics her interest in the field of Pedorthics was sparked. Darlene has contributed to the Pedorthic Association of Canada on the Professional Development Committee, authored a Chapter in the 2012 Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pedorthist, and is a member of the College of Pedorthics of Canada.
As Chief Clinician and owner at Foot By Foot Inc. in Woodstock, she enjoys the challenges of lower limb sport injuries, having played at the Provincial and University levels herself, but also appreciates the importance of proper footwear and support to the average foot. She is a consultant to Physiotherapy clinics in Guelph and Brantford.