Devan was born and raised in Alberta, living in Provost and Red Deer growing up. She grew up competitively downhill skiing and playing rugby. After her time as an athlete, Devan coached rugby and skiing, working with many different ages. She also coached skiing with the Central Alberta Disabled Ski team (CADS), working with individuals of different ages and abilities. Devan also worked with many different sports teams as a trainer, as well worked in different private physiotherapy clinics as an assistant and exercise therapist prior to pursuing her career as a physiotherapist.
Devan started her post-secondary education at Red Deer College, receiving her Kinesiology diploma and then continued on to complete her Bachelor of Science, majoring in Human Sciences, through Athabasca University. She then moved to the flat lands of Saskatchewan, to complete the Masters of Physical Therapy program at the University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon.
Devan enjoys working with all ages, with a special interest working in pediatrics. She has completed has completed the Building Blocks hosted by KinActive Kids, focusing on pediatric developmental milestones and pediatric pelvic floor conditions. Devan has also been certified in Functional Dry Needling (FDN) and is on the Physiotherapy Alberta needling roster. She has a strong interest in a hands-on treatment approach in conjunction with exercise therapy and plans to take courses that will help expand her interest for best patient care.
In her free time, Devan tries to spend as much time outdoors skiing, biking and hiking. She enjoys staying active in spin classes and strength training. Devan also loves spending time in the kitchen cooking and baking, along with spending quality time with friends and family!