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Northern Physiotherapy Bursary

Northern Physiotherapy Bursary

  DONATE   About the Award People across Northern BC have long been advocating for a physiotherapy program in the North to address the need for equitable access to physiotherapy services in northern and rural communities. This bursary is being established at UNBC to financially support a student enrolled in the new full physiotherapy program […]

The Inspired Academic: a writing retreat for female academics

The Inspired Academic: a writing retreat for female academics

  Write and recharge   The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia is pleased to offer “The Inspired Academic” – an intensive writing retreat for female academics, in an stimulating environment. Dr. Pat Camp is a UBC Associate Professor with a track record in research productivity and mentorship, and has led […]

Master of Physical Therapy North

Master of Physical Therapy North

More information available here Please note: our Northern Distributed Program is still pending final approval by UBC and UNBC in the fall of 2019. Successful applicants will be admitted to this program version once approved.

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The Department of Physical Therapy, in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), is accepting applications for an Instructor, tenure track position. This position will primarily be based at the distributed Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) Program site in Prince George, BC, at one of the UBC Faculty of Medicine affiliated […]

Physical Therapy Program Expansion

Physical Therapy Program Expansion

Bringing education closer to home for northern and rural students because we know that when students live and train in the North, they are more likely to stay and work in the North

Daunting Injury Provides Motivation to Help Others

Daunting Injury Provides Motivation to Help Others

MSc student, Katie Attard working to improve the lives of those with neurological impairments

Lifting the Bar on Strength Training Behaviour Change

Lifting the Bar on Strength Training Behaviour Change

Postdoctoral fellow, Jasmine Ma, tailors approaches to help people engage in physical activity.

A Warm Welcome to the North!

A Warm Welcome to the North!

Class of 2020 Masters of Physical Therapy and Northern and Rural Cohort (NRC) student, Eric Bennett, describes the warm and welcoming environment the NRC students experience during their training in the North.

Postdoctoral fellow, Sue Peters is examining balance one step at a time

Postdoctoral fellow, Sue Peters is examining balance one step at a time

Sue Peters received her PhD in the Rehabilitation Sciences program at the University of British Columbia. Her PhD training took place in the Brain Behaviour Lab. Currently, Dr. Peters is a postdoctoral fellow in the Rehabilitation Research Program at GF Strong.

Up and Running, UBC Physical Therapy & Research Clinic

Up and Running, UBC Physical Therapy & Research Clinic

Integration of research, student training and clinical practice co-existing in one space. Students, under the supervision of Clinical Faculty member Melissa Idle, are running community programs such as FAME, treating individual clients and partnering in research projects.

FAME for Neurofitness at now at the Physical Therapy and Research Clinic

FAME for Neurofitness at now at the Physical Therapy and Research Clinic

Fitness and Mobility Exercise (FAME) developed by Dr. Janice Eng fills a known gap in services for people with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or stroke.

Home Exercise to Reduce Falls in Seniors

Home Exercise to Reduce Falls in Seniors

Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose is studying whether a home exercise program is a practical and cost-effective intervention that can improve outcomes in older people who have had a significant fall.

The return of Alison Hoens in the position of Knowledge Broker

The return of Alison Hoens in the position of Knowledge Broker

Alision Hoens returns in her position as Knowledge Broker after two years on secondment to the BC SUPPORT Unit. Alison was named the 2018 Enid Graham Memorial Lecturer., the most prestigious award bestowed by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Faculty and Staff Updates

Faculty and Staff Updates

As we expand we have added several new faces in the Department.

2019 MPT Program Info Session

2019 MPT Program Info Session

    REGISTER HERE   Have you ever thought about a career in physical therapy? Come join us on November 13 to learn more about UBC’s Master of Physical Therapy program and how you go about pursuing a career in physical therapy. The information session will be followed by a Q&A. The program’s Admissions Manager, […]

MPT Expansion

MPT Expansion

For More Information: Visit the Faculty of Medicine Website

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The UBC Physical Therapy and Research Clinic: Update

The UBC Physical Therapy and Research Clinic: Update

We anticipate opening our innovative Physical Therapy and Research Clinic in July. The clinic will be located in the same building where our students learn and study. It will provide our students with an enriched clinical placement opportunity as part of the Masters of Physical Therapy (MPT) Program and serve the community with provision of high quality affordable physical therapy care grounded in the best available evidence .

Jesse Charlton, MPT/PhD Student, Studying Osteoarthritis in the Real World

Jesse Charlton, MPT/PhD Student, Studying Osteoarthritis in the Real World

Jesse Charlton is an MPT/PhD student in the Graduate Programs in Rehabilitation Sciences. His research investigates how people with knee osteoarthritis learn walking pattern modifications, and how the modifications are performed in the real-world.

Restoring Breath to the Breathless

Restoring Breath to the Breathless

Michelle Schaeffer, competitive cyclist and post-doctoral fellow is researching ways to help people with fibrotic interstitial lung disease.

Klari Varallyai, Inaugural Recipient of the Lifetime Contribution to Clinical Practice Award.

Klari Varallyai, Inaugural Recipient of the Lifetime Contribution to Clinical Practice Award.

Klari Varallyai, has spent her entire professional career contributing to clinical practice.

Hyman Gee (center) with students in 2010

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of a Student-Led Clinic within Fraser Health

Some innovative thinking and advocacy fueled a proposal to re-instate an outpatient program at Royal Columbian Hospital with a twist – a physiotherapy service led by physiotherapy students on clinical placements. In partnership with the Fraser Health Authority a novel teaching and service delivery model was developed and opened ten years ago.

Belated Welcome to Marie Cummings

Belated Welcome to Marie Cummings

Marie handles the details of financial processing, financial record keeping, and record retrieval for the Department. Marie also assists staff with diverse work projects, as required. Marie joined the Department in May 2018 as finance clerk before taking a leave of absence to care for her elderly mother who now lives with her. Prior to […]

Meet Incoming Assistant Professor, Jackie Whittaker

Meet Incoming Assistant Professor, Jackie Whittaker

Jackie Whittaker returns to British Columbia to join the Department and expand our musculoskeletal team.

Roly Fletcher Taking Lead in Pain Science Curriculum

Roly Fletcher Taking Lead in Pain Science Curriculum

Roly Fletcher will join the Department on July 1 and will be taking a leading role in the pain science curriculum we deliver to our students in the Masters of Physical Therapy Program

Janet Lundie to Take Lead on Professionalism Curriculum

Janet Lundie to Take Lead on Professionalism Curriculum

 Janet Lundie will join the Department on August 1. She will lead the professionalism curriculum we deliver to our students in the Masters of Physical Therapy Program.

Faculty Service, an Under Recognized but Important Job.

Faculty Service, an Under Recognized but Important Job.

The Department is proud of the many hours our academic faculty members devote to service every year. Faculty members translate research knowledge by providing educational talks to various public groups, create resources for students and patient groups, advise governing bodies, mentor colleagues, review grant applications and publications and much, much more.

Masters of Physical Therapy Program Accredited to 2025

Masters of Physical Therapy Program Accredited to 2025

We are pleased to inform the community that our Masters of Physical Therapy program received our accreditation award for six years – the highest possible – with no terms or conditions.