Blackbird Physiotherapy: Hand to Shoulder Centre


Site Address:

182 Baker Street
Nelson, BC V1L 4H2

Facility Type:

Placement Category:

Northern or Rural Site?

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Hello and thank you for considering a placement with us at Blackbird Physiotherapy: Hand to Shoulder Centre! Nelson is considered the heart of the Kootenays and is nestled within the Selkirk mountain range and along the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. We are located near alpine and sub-alpine hiking trails, mountain biking routes as well as Whitewater Ski Resort, ensuring activity choices all throughout the year. Nelson also boasts a bustling downtown scene with ample restaurant and shopping choices.

Site Details

Placement Category: 


Facility Type:

Private Practice

Patient population description:

- Those with injuries ranging between the shoulder and hand. All ages.
- Mixture of ICBC/WSBC/Crime Assistance/Private patients.
- We see clients in all stages of rehabilitation from directly after injury and/or surgery to discharge.

Physiotherapist expertise on site (special interests, degrees, certificates, etc.):

- We have Certified Hand Therapists (Physiotherapists and a Occupational Therapist) who are experts at customized splinting, wound care, and ergonomic assessments, on top of their manual therapy capabilities.
- One of our CHT Physiotherapists offers Functional Dry Needling.
- We also have an Exercise Therapist and a Registered Massage Therapist as a part of our team.

These types of learning opportunities may be available at this site:

- General manual therapy for the upper limb
- Exercise Prescription
- Customized splinting
- Taping
- Wound care
- Post-operative care
- Functional evaluations
- Workplace Ergonomics
- Liaising with Insurance Companies

Possible Interprofessional opportunities at this site:

- Physiotherapists
- Occupational Therapist
- Kinesiologist
- Registered Massage Therapist
- Collaborative hand clinic with Orthopedic Surgeon

For information on pre-placement requirements and orientation please refer to the specific health authority listing, found here.

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