Our History

Welcome to the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia History Project

The history project will take you back all the way to 1927 when the British Columbia Branch of the CPA was founded. PABC's official birth year though is 1945 as that is the year the association was incorporated.

You are invited to travel back in time with us as this features the history of physiotherapy, decade by decade, starting with how the History Project began. Each time period highlights significant dates and moments in time that have shaped physiotherapy in British Columbia along with PABC.  

"It is important for all of us to appreciate where we come from and how that history has really shaped us in ways that we might not understand.” - Sonia Sotomayor

PABC acknowledges all the individual contributions brought forward by our members and the greater physiotherapy community. All written histories, oral history recordings, photographs, and documents are safely with us even if not all have made it to the sections below. Thank you! Please keep sending stories about your careers and physiotherapy in your communities through to pthistorybc@gmail.com