Kim Hall

At the age of 14, I attended my first physiotherapy appointment. I was (and still am) a competitive runner and finally sustained my first serious injury which left me limping. I attended Rob Hoffman's clinic in Richmond and saw the diverse population he was helping, all the neat exercise equipment he utilized and how he interacted with people. I respected the intimate knowledge of human anatomy and physiology he had to help people feel better. I thought to myself, "This is awesome! I want to be a physiotherapist!" With determination and hard work, I made my dream happen.

Samantha Deakin

After completing my undergrad at UVic in 2001, I went travelling and unfortunately suffered multiple ankle sprains while away. When I came home, I started treatment with a physiotherapist, Darren, at a clinic in White Rock.

Theresa Schmidt

I have always loved the study of biology and human sciences and knew I wanted to work in the medical field. After a car accident in grade 12, I met the most fabulous physiotherapist. I did not know what physiotherapy was prior to my own therapy. I knew instantly that this was my calling. Knowing the challenge of getting into the program at UBC and actually succeeding was the confirmation that I made the right choice. What I have learned over the years is how our physical health is so integrated in our spirtual, and emotional health.

Michelle Pieke

I had decided long before that I wanted to be a physiotherapist, but the campers I worked with at an Easter Seals Camp for several years continue to inspire me in my life and work to this day.

Janet Lundie

My interest in being a physiotherapist began when I volunteered to accompany the Manitoba Wheelchair sports team travelling to the National games in Newfoundland in 1978. That exposure to extraordinary athletes and to the amazing physiotherapists who partnered with them have inspired my career. I am really grateful for that inspiration and to the many  partnerships I have had with individuals working through challenges to meet their personal  goals to be meaningfully mobile. 

Paolo Macapagal

I was originally working in the fitness industry prior to becoming a physiotherapist. It was my time working as an instructor at a cardiac rehabilitation program that made me realize the importance of movement and the profound ability of our bodies to heal. It was amazing to see clients who were previously severely ill recover step by step. I was amazed at the complexities of the many systems that allow us to function in our daily lives; functions which we often take for granted.

Angela Pace

After 15 years in the British Military I was medical discharged due to an extensive knee injury. The care that I recieved by the physiotherapists within the military rehab center inspired me to become the physiotherapist that I am today.

Sherrill Rutherford

The human body has an amazing capacity to heal. Physiotherapists facilitate this capacity to help people reach their physical goals.

Kastir Kakakhel

Helping people in need has inspired me to become a physiotherapist.

Heather Kerr

Then:  my grandmother noticed that my favourite part of going to the mall was watching people walk. 

Now:  people like my sponsored athlete, Blair Knooihuizen, who lives by a motto borrowed from Florence Nightingale:  No excuses, no limits.