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Year in Review 2021 – UBC Department of Physical Therapy

  It seems amazing that we are already at the end of another year. 2021 was decidedly busy and productive despite the significant challenges of the ongoing pandemic and the effects of climate change. My heart goes out to all who were affected personally and/or professionally by these difficult circumstances, along with my sincere thanks […]

Fall Graduation 2021

Congratulations to the UBC Department of Physical Therapy Class of 2021. This week was an important one for the Department with the graduation of the MPT class of 2021. Following a virtual UBC convocation on Thursday, the Department held its reception for the graduates on Friday. A big thank you to everyone who spoke at […]

Robin Keahey – 2021 Graduate

Being a part of the last NRC (Northern and Rural Cohort), which is now the new Master of Physical Therapy-North program, I really enjoyed showcasing Northern B.C. to peers. A moment that sticks out for me was when a group of us went out for pizza and ice cream together after backpacking Mount Robson.

How to Save Your Knees Without Giving Up Your Workout – New York Times

How to Save Your Knees Without Giving Up Your Workout – featuring Michaela Khan, Dr Jackie Whittaker, and Jean-François Esculier. There’s no magic bullet to knee health, but staying active and building muscles around the joint are crucial.

Dr Lara Boyd awarded the Killam Research Prize – 2021

Each year, the Faculty of Medicine recognizes faculty and staff members for excellence in teaching, research, administration, innovation and public service. Congratulations to our 2021 recipients.

Statement on the Clinical Component of the PCE – UBC Department of Physical Therapy

The Department of Physical Therapy at UBC has been in ongoing discussions with the College of Physical Therapists of BC (CPTBC) with respect to running a second virtual assessment as part of their licensing process, given that the Physiotherapy National Examination (clinical component) remains unavailable. UBC’s role in this process is limited to that of […]

Physical Therapy red hot at UNBC – CKPG

  Last fall, UBC launched its inaugural master of Physical Therapy – North program in Prince George to help inspire more graduates to stay and practice in northern, rural, and remote communities across BC, as well as to increase access to physical therapy services for patients.“The physical therapy community in the North have been asking […]

UBC expands physical therapy program in northern B.C.

Last fall, UBC launched its inaugural Master of Physical Therapy – North (MPT-N) program in Prince George to help inspire more graduates to stay and practice in northern, rural and remote communities across British Columbia (B.C), as well as to increase access to physical therapy services for patients.

Annual Research Report | 2020 – 2021

In 2020-2021, research activities were disrupted by the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our researchers were able to successfully pivot current research activities, including developing innovative ways to safely deliver virtual exercise programming to individuals with a variety of health conditions, as well as develop new lines of research.

Statement on the Clinical Component of the PCE – UBC Department of Physical Therapy

The Department of Physical Therapy at UBC is very aware of the recent and ongoing issues related to the administration of the Clinical Component of the PCE, and the consequent stress and frustration that this has caused our recent graduates, as well as many others waiting to take the exam. Although CAPR (the Canadian Alliance […]

Congratulations to the 2021 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! 4 of the 7 rising star awards were won by trainees from our department. These awards recognize research excellence, service as role models, and other […]

Hyman Gee – Student Rehabilitation Outpatient Clinic – Fraser Health

Name and Title(s): Hyman Gee Student Rehabilitation Outpatient Clinic, Queen’s Park Care Centre, Fraser Health Clinical Instructor Clinical Associate Professor,  Department of Physical Therapy Where do you work? I work at Queen’s Park Care Centre in New Westminster, specifically the outpatient rehabilitation services which includes the student-led clinic where I do my work.  The student-led […]

Kim Hall – CEO of Physio2U – In-Home Physiotherapy

Name and Title(s):  Kim Hall – Registered Physiotherapist Where do you work?  I am the CEO of Physio2U – in-home physiotherapy services  What is the most rewarding part of your job?   Being able to see people regain independence and restore their quality of life. Working in home care, I do one-hour one-on-one sessions, I can see people […]

Amy Ellis – Clinical Supervisor Physiotherapy in Fraser Health

Name and Title(s):  Mrs Amy Ellis  Clinical Supervisor Physiotherapy, Critical Care and Medical Nephrology Where do you work?  Surrey Memorial Hospital – Fraser Health Amy Ellis on LinkedIn What is the most rewarding part of your job?   Seeing patients return to their life and enjoying the quality of life with their families post-admission. I have the […]