News & Announcements

Study on exercise program for men with prostate cancer overcomes COVID-19 challenges

At the beginning of 2020, the research study on the SIRvivor BC Exercise Program for men with prostate cancer was just building momentum. After a successful pilot term, several community centres were eager to continue offering the exercise program for men in the local community. Then the COVID-19 pandemic reached British Columbia. The SIRvivor BC […]

Meet Tamarah Nerreter: GCOMPT Graduate

Name and Title(s): Tamarah Nerreter – MScPT CAFCI GCOMPT Orthopedics, Sports, Pelvic Health (Pediatric, Male and Female), Pre /Post Natal, Concussion, Vestibular Therapy, Acupuncture, Visceral Therapy Where do you work?: I’m now an owner of my own company, a sole practitioner for now at BoDynamics Physiotherapy in Tsawwassen/South Delta (my home community) just outside of […]

LungFIT Pulmonary Rehabilitation Podcast – Dr Pat Camp

The LungFIT Pulmonary Rehabilitation podcast focuses on all things related to pulmonary rehabilitation (PR). PR is a multidisciplinary, evidence-based intervention for people with chronic lung disease. People who participate in PR report improved quality of life, reduced symptoms, and have better exercise tolerance. Many years of excellent research have provided PR with a solid evidence […]

Neuroplasticity: How to rewire your brain

Dr Lara Boyd (Professor), was featured on the BBC providing an interview of brain plasticity and the pandemic. Watch the segment here.

Welcome to our NEW Clinical Sites – Feb 2021

We would like to give a big WELCOME and THANK YOU to all of the new clinical sites that have recently joined us! Please view our Clinical Education Frequently Asked Questions or contact us with any additional questions.  

Meet the first MPT-North Cohort

We are now halfway through the first year of the first-ever MPT-North cohort! Here is what a few of the students had to say about their experience so far in the program. The Master of Physical Therapy – North program is delivered in partnership with the University of British Columbia and the University of Northern British Columbia. […]

IEPEP is now Physio Refresh!

Physio Refresh includes all of the award-winning IEPEP content, plus more than ten new interactive modules, more flexible programming options, a fully virtual learning format, and a more user-friendly course environment. The 2021 delivery has adapted to the need to practice and be assessed, in a virtual format. Physio Refresh encompasses both theoretical and practical components and includes practice examinations and workshops which focus on knowledge, […]

Janice Eng appointed to UBC’s highest faculty honour: University Killam Professor

Dr. Janice Eng, a professor in the faculty of medicine’s department of physical therapy, has been awarded UBC’s highest honour conferred on a faculty member. A University Killam Professorship recognizes exceptional teachers and researchers who are leaders in their fields, and who have received international recognition for their talents and achievements. Dr. Eng is a world leader […]

Meet Robbi Basran: GCOMPT Graduate

Name and Title(s): Robbi Basran, Physiotherapist – MPT, BKin, FCAMPT, CAFCI, FDN (IMS), CSCS Where do you work?: Coast Performance Rehabilitation (Kitsilano) What is your favourite thing about your work?  Helping people reach a certain goal whether it be completing a 10km run or simply getting back to an activity they love. Moving beyond being […]

Year in Review 2020 – UBC Department of Physical Therapy

  It gives me great pleasure to write the introduction for this last weekly update of the year! I think many of us will be glad to see the end of 2020 and look forward to much better things in 2021; the vaccine is certainly a very nice Christmas present. As I look back on […]

Coronavirus: How COVID-19 could damage the brain (Global News)

When Erica Taylor got COVID-19, her brain seemed to shut off completely. “I couldn’t think. Suddenly I couldn’t hold onto any thoughts,” she said, adding “I didn’t know who I was, where I was. I don’t know how long I was like that.” At the time, she was 31 years old and showing the usual first signs […]

Meet Natalie Grant – GCOMPT Graduate

Name and Title(s): Natalie Grant MScPT, BScKin, FCAMPT, CGIMS, CAFCI Where do you work?: I work clinically at Woodland Physiotherapy Clinic in Vancouver – this is a private clinic where I see primarily orthopaedic clients. I am also the Musculoskeletal Curriculum Coordinator and an Assistant Professor of Teaching in the Department of Physical Therapy at […]

Alumni Spotlight: Meet Ranko Vukovic – MPT Class of 2015

As the Founder and CEO of VanCity Physio, Ranko Vukovic has long been a proponent of TeleHealth as a vehicle for making healthcare and professional services more accessible in our communities. This year, his strategy gained widespread acceptance, with healthcare professionals scrambling to put in place their variations on his TelePhysio strategy in response to […]

Fall Graduation 2020

Congratulations to the UBC Department of Physical Therapy Class of 2020. This week was an important one for the Department with the graduation of the MPT class of 2020. Following a virtual UBC convocation on Wednesday, the Department held its reception for the graduates on Thursday. This year’s ceremonies were unique in that they were […]

Karissa Polsom – Fall Graduation 2020

Original article published by the Faculty of Medicine. Karissa Polsom Hometown: Prince George, B.C. Program: Master of Physical Therapy What attracted you to your field? I have always been an active person, and with that have struggled with varying pains and injuries over the years. It wasn’t until I spent some time with a physiotherapist […]

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 […]