News & Announcements

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 […]

Kendra Zadravec – MPT/PhD (Rehabilitation Sciences)

My lab does research to understand how exercise, physical activity, and physical therapy can improve cancer survivors’ quality of life and wellbeing. Growing up, several of my family and friends had cancer. Seeing how much their lives were affected made me want to pursue a career path to help those living with and beyond cancer. […]

Aman Bassi – Master of Physical Therapy Program

I wanted a career that I felt gave me a reason to get up in the morning. I wanted a career that would challenge me to keep learning for life and keep up with the body of scientific knowledge that only grows every day. At its core, physiotherapy is all about helping people interact with […]

Ali Afshar – Master of Physical Therapy – North

Growing up playing different sports and experiencing a number of sports injuries always motivated me to learn more about human anatomy and rehabilitation sciences. After experiencing two anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions, other major injuries and having to go through the rehabilitation process myself, I know how vital physiotherapy is for the re-establishment of a […]

Jasmine Mander, MPT’20 – Tokyo Olympics Feature

This story was originally published on the Alumni Engagement website here.   Jasmine’s experience recovering from injuries as a UBC soccer varsity athlete inspired her to pursue a career in physical therapy. Now, she’s able to combine her passion for sport and therapy at Canada Soccer, leading to the women’s football gold medal at the […]

Mallory White, MPT’14 – Tokyo Olympics Feature

This story was originally published on the Alumni Engagement website here.   Supporting the health of athletes has been a passion for Mallory, starting with her time as a student trainer with UBC varsity athletes to being the lead therapist for the Canadian women’s national soccer team. Learn about her experience at UBC and her […]

Strategic Plan 2021-2026

The Department of Physical Therapy’s current Strategic Plan is built upon a strong foundation of excellence and the four values of enhancing innovation, integrity, collaboration and excellence, outlined in the Department’s original Strategic Plan document (2018 – 2023). These values align with the four key principles – excellence, equity, engagement and effectiveness – highlighted in the Faculty of Medicine’s 2020 […]