News & Announcements

VCH News Release: New research from Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose shows a home-based exercise program for seniors can help prevent falls & reduce injury:

A home-based exercise program reduces injury and falls by improving cognitive abilities, according to new research published in the Journal Gerontology: Medical Science in November 2020. “There is a strong brain-body connection when it comes to falls, such that reduced cognitive function puts one at greater risk for falls. Evidence also suggests exercise reduces falls and […]

An Interview with David Anekwe – MPT-North Academic Site Lead

David Anekwe – MPT-N Academic Site Lead Q: Tell us about your PT background and how you came to practice in the North? A: I graduated from a five-year entry-level PT program at the University of Nigeria Nsukka as the best graduating student of the department and faculty for the 2000 graduating sect. After I […]

Cancer rehabilitation researchers awarded $2.37M through inaugural cancer survivorship grants

UBC’s Dr. Kristin Campbell is part of a team that has been awarded a $2.37 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Cancer Society as part of the largest cancer survivorship research initiative in Canada. The project, entitled CanRehab and funded over five years, is focused on research that will […]

Scholar Strike

In alignment with the University, the Physical Therapy department encourages diversity of our community, including staff, faculty and students. While we haven’t cancelled classes as part of the Scholar Strike for Black Lives in Canada this week, we support anti-racism, inclusion, social accountability and integrity. For more information please click here to visit the UBC […]

Celebrating One Year in Business – UBC Physical Therapy and Research Clinic

September 2020 marks the UBC Physical Therapy and Research Clinic’s first anniversary! It is nice to look back from our grand opening to the end of the first year. In the past year, the clinic has grown and provides a wide range of educational and research opportunities for both learners and faculty, with amazing students […]

UBC telerehab program brings care closer to home

The Faculty of Medicine’s Program for Excellence in Telerehabilitation Education and Research (PETER) was launched in 2018 to educate and train clinical faculty and physical therapy students — as well as the Faculty’s other rehabilitation programs including occupational therapy, midwifery, audiology and speech therapy — in virtual care to expand access to services in rural […]

Meet Kristie Mueller – GCOMPT Graduate

Name and Title(s): Kristie Mueller MPT, B.Kin(hon), CAFCI, PT Sport Dip. Where do you work?: I work in the Dr Paul Schwann Center at the University of Regina. It is a private therapy clinic where I get to a variety of musculoskeletal issues, but most of my caseload involves the Sporting population, Concussion management and […]

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. […]

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 […]


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 […]