Amina has always been passionate about sports, health, and fitness. She grew up playing competitive ice hockey and soccer and knew she wanted to combine her passions for sport and health, leading her to a physiotherapy career.
Amina completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology. She then worked as a physiotherapy assistant in retirement homes and nursing homes for one year before completing her Master’s in Physical Therapy. Amina has a unique experience working in a hospital setting, both on a post-surgical and medicine floor in two different hospitals, alongside working in private clinics and home care.
Amina is also a certified personal trainer passionate about health promotion and geriatric health. She is the co-founder of the Seniors Fitness Program, an initiative that provides exercise classes for seniors in the Muslim community in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.
Amina has played ice hockey for over twenty years, soccer for twenty-four years, and softball for six years. She is a mentor for youth and a sports enthusiast who believes in the power of sports for women’s empowerment. Her future aspirations include getting more Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and Muslim women into physiotherapy through mentorship programs.
Outside of work, you will find Amina either playing soccer, ice hockey, or softball, teaching young children how to ice skate, baking, skating on outdoor rinks or trails, or watching the Toronto Maple Leafs.