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Dr. Alex Scott receives Knowledge Translation Award

The CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis Research (IMHA) awarded Dr. Alex Scott the Ambassadors Knowledge Translation Award for the lay summary of his project, ‘Role of mast cells in tendinopathy’: Tendons are a kind of connective tissue – tendons connect muscles and bones, allowing joints to move and absorb energy during activities such as […]

Launch of the Electrophysical Forum

Alison Hoens, Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker and Clinical Professor is pleased to share with you  the launch of the Electrophysical Forum http://www.electrophysicalforum.org/ The Electrophysical Forum is an international initiative  that aims to provide an interactive electronic platform for questions, comments discussions and opinions related to the use of electrophysical agents in physical therapy. It is […]

New Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapy

New Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapy

Subject to University approval we hope to begin offering the Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapy (GCOMPT) in the 2017/2018 calendar year. We anticipate, pending approval from UBC and the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapy (FOMPT), that the GCOMPT will be available as part of the UBC MRSc online degree, which would grant learners Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (CAMPT) status.

Alumni Elizabeth MacRitchie (BSR ’70) receives the 2016 Alumni Volunteer Leadership Award

Alumni Elizabeth MacRitchie (BSR ’70) receives the 2016 Alumni Volunteer Leadership Award

UBC Alumni Elizabeth MacRitchie (BSR’70) and her husband Donald (BSc’68, MD’70) will receive the 2016 Alumni Volunteer Leadership Award on November 1 at a ceremony celebrating alumni achievements. They have been active members of the Prince George community and have advocated for improved health care in BC – particularly in remote northern communities.

A bump for the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences Alumni Bursary

A bump for the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences Alumni Bursary

Clinical Associate Professor and alumnus, Nancy Cho once again steps up to help students in the Masters of Physical Therapy program. Nancy led the establishment of a student bursary and recently provided leadership in fortifying the fund so that students in need can continue to get financial assistance.

MRSc leads to a journey of unforeseen opportunities

MRSc leads to a journey of unforeseen opportunities

When Karen Hurtubise (past CPA president) started her MRSc she was a clinical physiotherapist in Newfoundland. Her studies led her onto leadership roles, workplace improvements and teaching opportunities. Read further to see how far she is going now.

MPT student news

MPT student news

Catch up on the activities of the MPT first and second year classes.

Fighting chemotherapy side effects with exercise

Fighting chemotherapy side effects with exercise

Kelcey Bland (MSc student) investigating whether aerobic and resistance training can control peripheral and autonomic neuropathy development and progression as part of her Masters thesis project, “EXIT (Exercise Influence on Taxane Side-effects)”

Another clinical resource project completed; another one getting close….

Another clinical resource project completed; another one getting close….

  Although the PT Knowledge Broker facilitated projects are diverse in topic and type, the common thread which unites them is the incredible quality and quantity of work undertaken by many dedicated partners. As the end of 2017 approaches, it is a perfect time to acknowledge the contributions of a small army of individuals who […]

A road into the doctoral program: Interest in a clinical technique – Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation

A road into the doctoral program: Interest in a clinical technique – Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation

Meet Lyndal Solomons, a PhD student who is investigating the effect of Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation on tendinopathy.

Collaborating for PT continuing professional development opportunities

Collaborating for PT continuing professional development opportunities

Jan Lowcock is working with all the physiotherapy professional bodies in BC to improve accessibility and participation in high quality Continuing Professional Development.

Meet new faculty and staff

Meet new faculty and staff

The Department recently hired two instructors and three staff members. Learn more about them.

In memoriam

In memoriam

Remembering physiotherapy community members recently deceased.

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Rehabilitation Science student, Jennifer Ferris is featured by VCHRI
Focusing on breathing better-Dr. Pat Camp

Focusing on breathing better-Dr. Pat Camp

The Vancouver Sun features Clinician Scientist Pat Camp and the clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital a health news story

Clinical Associate Professor Marc Rizzardo named as member of the Canadian Medical Team

Clinical Associate Professor Marc Rizzardo named as member of the Canadian Medical Team

Clinical Associate Professor Marc Rizzardo will be off to the Rio Olympics as part of the Canadian Medical Team. This is his fifth Olympics and he will be focusing on the badminton team. Congratulations to Marc on being selected once again.

Clinical Associate Professor Marie Westby receives the 2016 VCHRI mentored clinical scientist award

Clinical Associate Professor Marie Westby receives the 2016 VCHRI mentored clinical scientist award

Dr. Westby’s award will allow her to develop and evaluate targeted, multi-faceted quality indicator (QI) implementation strategies for clinicians’ behaviours (QI adherence) and patient outcomes and experiences after surgery.

Department Alumni Elizabeth MacRitchie and her husband awarded the 2016 Alumni Volunteer Leadership Award

Department Alumni Elizabeth MacRitchie and her husband awarded the 2016 Alumni Volunteer Leadership Award

Advocates for improved health care in BC – particularly in remote northern communities

Leadership Workshop

Leadership Workshop

The UBC Rehabilitation Science Online Programs and RehabEQ collaborate to bring you, Emotional Intelligence and the Rehabilitation Professional. Research shows that leadership is much deeper than technical skills; it is based in clear core values and beliefs and strong Emotional Intelligence.

Alex Scott as a guest editor of a special issue on manual therapy calling for papers

Alex Scott as a guest editor of a special issue on manual therapy calling for papers

Over the next year, Physiotherapy Canada will be run a special series of articles on Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapy to share current practices, exploring innovations, and highlighting excellence. Submissions are requested now and throughout 2017

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Aerobic exercise and chronic stroke

Exercise may be the key that unlocks their brain’s ability to recover from Stroke. A study by Dr. Lara Boyd…

First Annual Aboriginal Health Sciences Pre-Admissions Workshop

First Annual Aboriginal Health Sciences Pre-Admissions Workshop

The Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health is pleased to announce our first annual Aboriginal Health Sciences Pre-Admissions Workshop!

Join the BC Physiotherapy Continuing Professional Development Directory

Join the BC Physiotherapy Continuing Professional Development Directory

Do you organize continuing professional development (CPD) events for BC physiotherapists practising in the public or private sector?
Do you plan inter-professional educational events?

UBC Physiotherapy Open Golf Tournament

UBC Physiotherapy Open Golf Tournament

After a very successful pilot run last year, the student led Physiotherapy Open golf tournament will return July 27th, 2016! Located at the scenic Gleneagles Golf Course in West Vancouver, which is voted one of Canada’s best 9-hole courses. Thanks to Ladysport and FitFirst for their sponsorship. Win bragging rights and prizes for closest to […]

Lifetime prevention services

Lifetime prevention services

Clinical Associate Professor Diana Dawes, a member of the Lifetime Prevention Schedule Expert Oversight Committee, is pleased to announce the release of the 2016 report update. The report looks at clinical prevention services for people in B.C. These include screening, behavioral interventions (advice) and preventive medications provided by a health care provider, based on age and sex. […]

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

Two women with connections to the Department have been nominated for the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards this year. Vote now to support their cause in the Connecting the Community Award competition.

Rick Hansen, The Future of Accessibility

Rick Hansen, The Future of Accessibility

A special event for alumni and friends. Rick Hansen encourages us all to dream big and make a difference in our own lives and in the world, he challenges audiences to check their own attitudes and question the barriers to success that hold them back. May 28, 2016 on the Vancouver campus

Exercise for Physical and Brain Health

Exercise for Physical and Brain Health

Exploring the role of exercise on physical and brain health, experts Drs. Steven Blair, Kirk Erickson, and Brian Saelens will discuss their research May 6th, 2016 at 3:00-5:00. This is a free event but registration is required

Team work(s)!: Optimising the physiotherapy approach for patients post breast cancer surgery

Team work(s)!: Optimising the physiotherapy approach for patients post breast cancer surgery

This year over 3,400 women in British Columbia (BC) will be diagnosed with breast cancer. For the vast majority of cases, treatment starts with surgery. In the past 5 years, a team of frontline physiotherapists, plastic surgeons, researchers and leaders from Providence Health Care, Fraser Health and UBC Department of Physical Therapy have been collaborating […]

Physical therapy students gain new training venue in Prince George

Physical therapy students gain new training venue in Prince George

UBC physical therapy students will learn how to help heart and lung patients in the Prince George area regain physical capacity, thanks to a new program.

Congress Pub Night at “The Clubhouse” in the Strathcona Hotel – Hosted by PABC & UBC

Congress Pub Night at “The Clubhouse” in the Strathcona Hotel – Hosted by PABC & UBC

Join us May 26th from 8:00 to Midnight at the “The Clubhouse” in the Stratchona Hotel, just blocks from the Congress venue.

Developing a private practice toolkit

Developing a private practice toolkit

Jonathan Coelho and I are creating a toolkit to identify the barriers associated with student uptake in private practice. Currently, there are too few placements offered to accommodate students. We are designing a survey to gain information from clinicians about their concerns associated with accepting students. As a physiotherapist working in a busy private practice, I see the need for […]

Physiotherapy Forum “Buddy-Up”

Physiotherapy Forum “Buddy-Up”

PABC will be pairing physiotherapists and physiotherapy students with common professional interests for a two-hour informal hangout during breaks at the Physiotherapy Practice Forum on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The Buddy Program is a great opportunity to engage with your network and meet future colleagues. Please note that you will be able to attend all […]

Rehabilitation Sciences Job Fair 2016

Are you looking to hire a new Physical or Occupational Therapist? The annual Rehab Sciences Job Fair will be held at the AMS Student Union Building on campus June 15th, and we are looking for clinics to showcase! The Fair includes presentations and information booths geared towards soon to be graduating occupational therapy and physical therapy students […]

Knowledge broker clinical tools, learning modules and news

Knowledge broker clinical tools, learning modules and news

Have you ever wondered … How you can demonstrate that your treatment of a patient with a TKA or THA was effective? Which are the best outcome measures to track a patient’s progress? Whether it is OK to change any part of a standardized test (e.g. can the patient use a gait aid during the […]

Students on clinical placement in India

Students on clinical placement in India

Matt Redekopp and Mary-Anne Levson traveled to India for their 2B placements. They have shared their experiences at the Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Centre, part of the Samuha NGO.

Department Staff Update

Department Staff Update

Welcome to Sandra Wintner in the role of Classroom and IT Support Technician who started with the Department in December. Sandra moved from Austria in 1997 and started working here as a web and media designer. She then trained and worked at a venerable www.front.bc.ca as an audio-visual technician and technical director. Since then, she has worked […]

First year students. twins, plaid, freaky Friday?

First year students. twins, plaid, freaky Friday?

Orientation week was a memorable start to our Masters of Physiotherapy journey. On top of a whirlwind of informational seminars, the MPT2 class did an admirable job at welcoming us to Friedman High. Events included a potluck, Wreck Beach bonfire, and an Amazing Race! It didn’t take long until the semester was in full swing. […]

Making a Difference

Making a Difference

At nearly 50 years old, Sandra Squire made the bravest decision of her career. It was hard; it took courage, but see how much she gained as a clinician and a person.

Alumni Reunion

The OT/PT class of 1986, 30 Year Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy UBC Reunion.  Date:  The fourth weekend in May, 2016. The first decombined PT and OT class will be recombining to celebrate 30 years of professional and personal accomplishments.  As well as enjoying a meet and greet evening which including guests; participants will be enjoying tours of […]

Rising stars

Rising stars

Diversity in Rehabilitation Science

Diversity in Rehabilitation Science

Laura Bulk is a PhD student in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of British Columbia. She holds an undergraduate degree in anti-oppressive social work practice from the University of Victoria, and a Master of Occupational Therapy degree from UBC.   I am not the only person to have struggled deciding what to include in an entry to this newsletter (see Carmen […]

Changing stroke practice

Dr. Louise Connell a visiting scientist hosted by Dr. Janice Eng will be coming to Vancouver in May and will present talks and meet with researchers and trainees on May 18th.  Dr. Connell, PhD, PT is a UK National Institute of Health Research senior fellow researching Knowledge Translation (KT) implementation in the United Kingdom (UK). The […]

RESEARCH RELAYS for rehabilitation practice Spring 2016 series

RESEARCH RELAYS for rehabilitation practice Spring 2016 series

Join us in our FREE WEBINARS where learners and graduates from the Master of Rehabilitation Science Program present results from systematic reviews or their major project research.

Award Winning Total Joint Arthroplasty Outcome Measures Toolkit

Award Winning Total Joint Arthroplasty Outcome Measures Toolkit

The Total Joint Arthroplasty Outcomes Measures (TJAOM) Toolkit has been recognized as an innovative clinical project that benefits the lives of Canadians living with arthritis by the Arthritis Health Professions Association.

Learn how Naznin Virji-Babul is helping to restore cognition after brain injury

Learn how Naznin Virji-Babul is helping to restore cognition after brain injury

With funding from Arrowsmith-Young, Dr. Virji-Babul has set out to determine whether the Arrowsmith regimen can alter the cognitive abilities and behavior of people with traumatic brain injuries.

Janice Eng awarded a Tier I Canada Research Chair

Janice Eng awarded a Tier I Canada Research Chair

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science made the announcement, February 9, 2016 on the UBC campus.

Kristin Campbell receives a 2015 Killam Research Fellowship

Kristin Campbell receives a 2015 Killam Research Fellowship

Dr. Campbell will exchange expertise with researchers and trainees at two laboratories in the United States.

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

A Q+A with Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose o n how exercise can help prevent and treat Alzheimer’s

Resculpting the brain after injury: new evidence from neuroimaging

Resculpting the brain after injury: new evidence from neuroimaging

Dr. naznin Virji-Babul to present at the Brain Injury Canada conference in Victoria, April 2016

Article highlights the  impact of Linda Li’s MONITOR-OA program on patients
Janice Eng, recipient of a 2015 Distinguished Medical Lecturer Award

Janice Eng, recipient of a 2015 Distinguished Medical Lecturer Award

Her lecture and the award presentation will take place on campus at the Distinguished Medical Research Lecturers Event on February 3 from 2 to 4 pm