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Congratulations to the 2020 Top Doctoral Student and Rising Star Award recipients!

Congratulations to the 2020 Top Doctoral Student and Rising Star Award recipients!

  It’s been a great week in the Department this week due to our trainees’ outstanding success in the VCHRI (Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute) “Rising Star” and Doctoral student Awards! 3 of the 5 rising star awards were won by trainees from our department, and Shannon Lim snagged the top graduating doctoral student award. […]

MPT-North Newsletter | July 2020

MPT-North Newsletter | July 2020

MPT-North Newsletter | July 2020 The Master of Physical Therapy – North program is delivered in partnership by the University of British Columbia and the University of Northern British Columbia. Head’s Message Hi everyone, It gives me great pleasure to introduce the first of a series of MPT-North newsletters, designed to keep you “in the […]

Orientation Week

Orientation Week

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 – Physical Therapy Department – Sue Murphy

Written by Sue Murphy We are starting to receive questions about how COVID is affecting us at UBC so here is a quick update: Essentially “anything that can be done remotely will be” for the foreseeable future (at least until December and possibly longer). This includes research and educational activities, as well as administration. In […]

Building a Home for MPT-North Students at UNBC

Building a Home for MPT-North Students at UNBC

  There might not be a ground-breaking ceremony per se but the hammering and sawing at UNBC have been very exciting as renovations are underway to make space for the MPT North and MOT North programs! Both programs will be located on the ground floor of the UNBC Teaching and Learning Centre (Building #10) in […]

Student Placements: An Interview with Regan Daoust – Physical Therapist

Student Placements: An Interview with Regan Daoust – Physical Therapist

Q: Tell us about your PT background and how you came to practice in the north. A: I was raised in Prince George, B.C., and stayed here to complete my undergrad degree at UNBC before taking off to complete my Master’s in Physical Therapy at UBC. During the MPT program, I tried to get as […]

History of MPT-North

You might be wondering how the MPT-North came about. As with all great initiatives, there is a story behind it, so pull up a chair. Despite the fact that British Columbia (BC) has the greatest number of Physiotherapists (PTs) per population of any province in Canada, supply does not meet the demand for Rehabilitation services, […]

Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competitions are held in over 350 universities across 59 countries worldwide. PhD Candidate, Riley Louie, (Exoskeleton for Post-stroke Recovery of Ambulation – ExSTRA trial) was the winner of the 2020 UBC 3MT, which required three rounds of judging. PhD Candidate Shannon Lim (Brain Activation during Simple and Complex Walking Post-Stroke) was […]

WorkSafeBC Recognizes Greatness in Two Rehabilitation Science Graduate Students

WorkSafeBC Recognizes Greatness in Two Rehabilitation Science Graduate Students

Two of Dr Alex Scott’s graduate students in Rehabilitation Sciences, Elizabeth Mojaeva (MSc) and Kohle Merry (PhD), were awarded scholarships from WorkSafeBC. Elizabeth’s project is “The effect of rigid tape on wrist postures during tree planting tasks” and Kohle’s is “Development of a Home-Based Physical Therapy Intervention for Individuals with Achilles Tendinopathy.” Congratulations to both […]

Orientation Week 2020

Orientation Week 2020

Clinical Education Amidst Clinical Challenges

Clinical Education Amidst Clinical Challenges

As a clinical educator, you might be wondering whether it is a good time to be taking a student when you are learning and adapting to new approaches and protocols in your own practice. These FAQs offer some ideas to make clinical placements meaningful and manageable during these unique and turbulent times.

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CORONAVIUS (COVID-19) UPDATES

CORONAVIUS (COVID-19) UPDATES

The Department of Physical Therapy recognizes the stress and uncertainty caused by COVID-19. We are doing everything we can to develop solutions that will help minimize the impact on our curriculum and admissions process. We will continue to be in touch with all our students as soon as we have more detailed information regarding the […]

Rapid responses to Covid-19 by research faculty members

Rapid responses to Covid-19 by research faculty members

Covid-19 has dramatically affected society, requiring changes in every aspect of how we work, learn and play. Faculty members of the Department have risen to challenges in research by adapting ongoing studies, starting new initiatives to make sure that patients receive rehabilitation services, providing information to manage chronic health conditions, assisting with diagnoses, and treating […]

Physiotherapy Management for COVID-19 in the Acute Hospital Setting: Recommendations to guide clinical practice

Physiotherapy Management for COVID-19 in the Acute Hospital Setting: Recommendations to guide clinical practice

This document outlines recommendations for physiotherapy management for COVID-19 in the acute hospital setting. It includes recommendations for physiotherapy workforce planning and preparation, a screening tool for determining the requirement of physiotherapy, recommendations for the selection of physiotherapy treatments and personal protective equipment.

Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy (GCOMPT)

Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy (GCOMPT)

  Instructors: Carol Kennedy, Kate Kennedy, May Nolan, Neil Pearson, Lenerdene Levesque, Mario Zerjav, Alex Scott, Jasdeep Dhir, Erin Macri, Chuck Ratzlaff, Geoff Schneider, Deb Treloar and Travis Wolsey. Click here  for all their bios! Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 – Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Location: A mixture of online and in-person. The in-person sessions will be held at the […]