Headlines 2020

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 […]

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.