Headlines 2020

Year in Review 2020 – UBC Department of Physical Therapy

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)

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

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

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

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

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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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 […]

CORONAVIUS (COVID-19) UPDATES

CORONAVIUS (COVID-19) UPDATES

UBC Department of Physical Therapy – COVID-19 Safety Plan View here > 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 […]

Rapid responses to Covid-19 by research faculty members

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

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)

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 7, 2021 – Wednesday, August 26, 2023 Location: A mixture of online and in-person. The in-person sessions will be held at […]