National Physiotherapy Month – 2023

In honour of National Physiotherapy Month, meet some of the outstanding physical therapists throughout British Columbia.

Physiotherapists are primary care professionals that work in a variety of settings, including rehabilitation centres, hospitals, community health centres, and private clinics in rural and urban areas.

Jami Bennett

PHC Clinical Specialist, Vancouver, BC

“Physiotherapy can provide a link to maximizing function, independence, engagement in activities, and participation in roles that bring people a sense of identity and meaning.”

Erin Gagne

Interim Clinical Practice Lead, Quesnel, BC

“Physiotherapists are primed to inspire through education and lead through action and programming to help people continue moving and adapt to do the things they love to do.”

Tyler LeGear

Physiotherapist, Duncan, BC

“As physiotherapists, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to help others on a daily basis, but what really excites me is those moments when we truly change someone’s life.”

Brooke Hannela

Physiotherapist, Surrey, BC

“Our role in supporting a child’s optimal development and full recovery from injury can have a positive impact on their whole life ahead of them.”

Sabine Schill

Physiotherapist, Comox Valley, BC

“I try to avoid the cookie-cutter approach because I don’t think the world is black and white. I try to treat each person by matching the treatment to their personality and needs.”

Tallon Milne

Physiotherapist, Salmon Arm, BC

“I enjoy working in a smaller community with people who need to travel long distances for care. I get to help individuals maintain the independence that is critical to living in remote locations surrounding my community.”

Sarah Buddingh Smith

Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC

“Throughout the trajectory from active treatment to survivorship or end-of-life care, Physiotherapy is vital to optimizing the quality of life.”

Angela White

Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC

“The evidence regarding the benefits of physical activity is overwhelming. Motivating and providing individuals with the knowledge to be more active has a significant impact on their lives and benefits society and communities as a whole.”

Rebekah Beaton

Physiotherapist, Terrace, BC

“Seeing people make improvements and helping them reach their goals whether that be recovering after severe illness or surgery, returning home or being able to return to everyday activities. I love working with people! “

Gursevak Powar

Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC

“I enjoy the diversity of my work and the fact that every day is different. Each patient is unique, with their own set of challenges and goals, and I enjoy working with them to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets their individual needs.”