Headlines 2021

Samantha Smith, MPT’18 – Tokyo Olympics Feature

Samantha Smith, MPT’18 – Tokyo Olympics Feature

This story was originally published on the Alumni Engagement website here. Competing at the Olympics has been one of Samantha’s goals for a very long time and her dream becomes a reality this year. Learn about how her UBC MPT degree set her up for success as she heads to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics […]

UBC Department of Physical Therapy says farewell to Karen Sauve – Associate Head Clinical Education

UBC Department of Physical Therapy says farewell to Karen Sauve – Associate Head Clinical Education

We are both happy and sad to announce that Karen Sauve, Associate Head Clinical Education for the UBC Department of Physical Therapy will be leaving us this summer. Happy, because Karen is leaving us to start her PhD, but sad as she has been a valued colleague, mentor, and teacher in the Department and is deeply committed to the health, wellbeing, and education of our students. Her contributions while she was […]

Call for Proposals for PT KB Led Projects 2021

Call for Proposals for PT KB Led Projects 2021

 Intent  The purpose of this call is to invite proposals for projects facilitated by the Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker (PT KB).  Background  The PT KB position is jointly funded, at a 1.0 FTE, by the Department of Physical Therapy at The University of British Columbia, Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia and Arthritis Research Canada. The […]

Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker Position – Update June 2021

Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker Position – Update June 2021

I am pleased to announce some exciting changes to the Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker (PT KB) position. Effective July 1, 2021, the PT KB position will increase from 0.5 FTE to 1.0 FTE in recognition of the time required to address the scope and depth of the work. The funding for this position is provided […]

How the pandemic has impacted treatment for stroke patients – Global News

How the pandemic has impacted treatment for stroke patients – Global News

It’s Stroke Awareness Month. And like many things the pandemic has impacted the care of stroke patients. Dr Janice Eng, Professor in the UBC Department of Physical Therapy, explains how she has adapted her innovative program for virtual care.

National Indigenous History Month

National Indigenous History Month

For National Indigenous History Month, X̱wi7x̱wa Library has compiled resources that explore various aspects of Indigenous life and culture. 

Study on the implementation of remote COPD biometric monitoring in pulmonary rehabilitation programs

Study on the implementation of remote COPD biometric monitoring in pulmonary rehabilitation programs

People living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) find it difficult to learn chronic disease management skills such as knowing how and when to use their inhaled medication, how to get enough exercise, how to look after their sleep and other health habits, and when to ask for help. Health care professionals rely on their […]

Statement on the fatal attack on the Muslim family in London, Ontario

Statement on the fatal attack on the Muslim family in London, Ontario

CBC News Article  The UBC Department of Physical Therapy is devastated by the loss of Salman Afzaal, a physiotherapist, Madiha Salman, an engineer and PhD candidate at London’s Western University, their daughter Yumna Afzaal and Salman’s mother, Talat Afzaal. This is an enormous loss to the Muslim community and the physical therapy community across Canada and beyond.  Salman was a physical therapist […]

UBC Master of Physical Therapy – Admissions Video

UBC Master of Physical Therapy – Admissions Video

Are you interested in becoming a physical therapist? Physical therapists are primary care professionals who work in a variety of settings, such as rehabilitation centers, hospitals, community health centers, and private clinics in both rural and urban areas. The Master of Physical Therapy program at the University of British Columbia is the only entry-to-practice program […]

2021 PABC Annual Awards

2021 PABC Annual Awards

Each year, the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC) recognizes members who make outstanding contributions to the profession. “It was inspiring to see so many engaged members make the time on Saturday to attend our first-ever PABC Member Day. Of course, the sessions were virtual, but this did not stop us from thoughtfully catching up […]

2021 Clinical Educator Awards

2021 Clinical Educator Awards

The UBC Department of Physical Therapy is thrilled to recognize outstanding Clinical Educators through the annual Clinical Educator Award. These awards are student nominated and highlight excellence in education, supervision, and mentorship of Master of Physical Therapy students. The 2021 Clinical Educator Recipients are: Danny Phoenix, for his constant reliable mentorship. Michelle Jacobs, for her […]

Study on exercise program for men with prostate cancer overcomes COVID-19 challenges

Study on exercise program for men with prostate cancer overcomes COVID-19 challenges

At the beginning of 2020, the research study on the SIRvivor BC Exercise Program for men with prostate cancer was just building momentum. After a successful pilot term, several community centres were eager to continue offering the exercise program for men in the local community. Then the COVID-19 pandemic reached British Columbia. The SIRvivor BC […]

Meet Tamarah Nerreter: GCOMPT Graduate

Meet Tamarah Nerreter: GCOMPT Graduate

Name and Title(s): Tamarah Nerreter – MScPT CAFCI GCOMPT Orthopedics, Sports, Pelvic Health (Pediatric, Male and Female), Pre /Post Natal, Concussion, Vestibular Therapy, Acupuncture, Visceral Therapy Where do you work?: I’m now an owner of my own company, a sole practitioner for now at BoDynamics Physiotherapy in Tsawwassen/South Delta (my home community) just outside of […]

LungFIT Pulmonary Rehabilitation Podcast – Dr Pat Camp

LungFIT Pulmonary Rehabilitation Podcast – Dr Pat Camp

The LungFIT Pulmonary Rehabilitation podcast focuses on all things related to pulmonary rehabilitation (PR). PR is a multidisciplinary, evidence-based intervention for people with chronic lung disease. People who participate in PR report improved quality of life, reduced symptoms, and have better exercise tolerance. Many years of excellent research have provided PR with a solid evidence […]

Neuroplasticity: How to rewire your brain

Neuroplasticity: How to rewire your brain

Dr Lara Boyd (Professor), was featured on the BBC providing an interview of brain plasticity and the pandemic. Watch the segment here.

Welcome to our NEW Clinical Sites – Feb 2021

Welcome to our NEW Clinical Sites – Feb 2021

We would like to give a big WELCOME and THANK YOU to all of the new clinical sites that have recently joined us! Please view our Clinical Education Frequently Asked Questions or contact us with any additional questions.  

Meet the first MPT-North Cohort

Meet the first MPT-North Cohort

We are now halfway through the first year of the first-ever MPT-North cohort! Here is what a few of the students had to say about their experience so far in the program. The Master of Physical Therapy – North program is delivered in partnership with the University of British Columbia and the University of Northern British Columbia. […]

IEPEP is now Physio Refresh!

IEPEP is now Physio Refresh!

Physio Refresh includes all of the award-winning IEPEP content, plus more than ten new interactive modules, more flexible programming options, a fully virtual learning format, and a more user-friendly course environment. The 2021 delivery has adapted to the need to practice and be assessed, in a virtual format. Physio Refresh encompasses both theoretical and practical components and includes practice examinations and workshops which focus on knowledge, […]

Janice Eng appointed to UBC’s highest faculty honour: University Killam Professor

Janice Eng appointed to UBC’s highest faculty honour: University Killam Professor

Dr. Janice Eng, a professor in the faculty of medicine’s department of physical therapy, has been awarded UBC’s highest honour conferred on a faculty member. A University Killam Professorship recognizes exceptional teachers and researchers who are leaders in their fields, and who have received international recognition for their talents and achievements. Dr. Eng is a world leader […]

Meet Robbi Basran: GCOMPT Graduate

Meet Robbi Basran: GCOMPT Graduate

Name and Title(s): Robbi Basran, Physiotherapist – MPT, BKin, FCAMPT, CAFCI, FDN (IMS), CSCS Where do you work?: Coast Performance Rehabilitation (Kitsilano) What is your favourite thing about your work?  Helping people reach a certain goal whether it be completing a 10km run or simply getting back to an activity they love. Moving beyond being […]