Mount Albert Edward

My alarm went off at 5:30 a.m. As I put on the layers of my exercise clothing I tried to rub the sleep out of my half-closed eyes. I methodically shovelled down a high-calorie breakfast while sipping on my instant coffee.   My childhood friend, Kyle, was ready when I rolled my car quietly into … More Mount Albert Edward

Lessons from Sam

When asked why I became a physiotherapist, I have not always been truthful. I’m now ready to share the full story. Let me introduce you to Sam. At 15 years old she was fighting with a friend, stressing about the upcoming Math 9 exam, in love with her boyfriend and she also had a very sore … More Lessons from Sam

ADVICE FOR NEW GRAD PHYSIOS: from relatively recently graduated physiotherapists

You’ve done it. You’ve survived the countless hours sitting in lecture hall, memorizing origins and insertions and being on clinical placements and now it’s time to start your profession as a physiotherapist. Although our programs are excellent at teaching us the theory and skills, sometimes it’s hard to know what it’s really going to be … More ADVICE FOR NEW GRAD PHYSIOS: from relatively recently graduated physiotherapists

LEARNING THE BIG PICTURE FROM SMALL(ISH) TOWN INDIA: STORIES FROM A PHYSIOTHERAPY STUDENT ABROAD

Check out my recent blog post on the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s blog, Shoptalk, here. It was a warm Indian night as I sat on the rooftop of the outpatient paediatric clinic that I had called home for the past two weeks. While stars shone in the black sky above, my classmate Madison Morrison and I … More LEARNING THE BIG PICTURE FROM SMALL(ISH) TOWN INDIA: STORIES FROM A PHYSIOTHERAPY STUDENT ABROAD

“The point is very simple, if you care enough you can have an impact, because in the long run we’re not sure about a prior life or an after life…we’re all hoping for that, but what we can do is maximize what we have in this brief flicker of time in the infinity and try … More

Clinical Placement in India

INDIA For my fourth clinical placement at the University of British Columbia, I went to Koppal, India with three classmates and a Canadian preceptor. We were at an organization called Samuha Samarthya and worked alongside the Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) workers. Our placement started as a clinical placement, but as our preceptor, Phil Sheppard, taught us about Global … More Clinical Placement in India