Headlines 2020

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 […]

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

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)

  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 […]