PABC Members at the 2018 WInter Olympic Games-Shandia Cordingley

Our PABC Member Shandia Cordingley is in PyeongChang for the 2018 Winter Olympics, working with the Canadian Men's and Women's Snowboardcross team and the Men's Alpine Snowboard team. We interviewed her before she left for South Korea, and have been having a great time cheering her athletes on during the Games. Be sure to catch the Finals of the Giant Slalom on Saturday to catch Darren Gardner and Jasey Jay Anderson in action! 

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Private/Public Collaborative Hand Clinic Changes Patient Care

Our latest issue of Directions highlights the work of Blackbird Physiotherapy: Hand to Shoulder Centre, a private clinic in Nelson, B.C. specializing in hand to shoulder rehab. Three women — Jodi Dool (Certified Hand Therapist and physiotherapist), Christy Macfie (Certified Hand Therapist and occupational therapist) and Dr. Lee-Anne Laverty—are changing the paradigm of what it means to provide collaborative health care.

Physiotherapy in the ER: A Dynamic and Ever-Changing Area of Public Practice

Tori Arca is the kind of physiotherapist who, like many in the profession, is always looking for a challenge and to learn and grow. As a new UBC graduate, she started her physiotherapy journey at Surrey Memorial Hospital working on various units including general medical, oncology, acute stoke, high acuity and nephrology. She also had the opportunity to work in the Pain Clinic at Jim Pattinson Outpatient Center.

NeuroFit BC helps Parkinson's Patients Live Better

Naomi Casiro founded NeuroFit BC to allow her to better serve the Parkinson's population. She recognized a need to provide Parkinson's patients with specific exercise programs to help them manage their symptoms, slow down disease progression and live better. NeuroFit BC offers a dedicated, safe place for people with Parkinson's to work out and create community.  

Work of PABC member Kristin Campbell highlighted for CFI's 20th Anniversary

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) was built on the ideals of thinking big and investing in areas that matter to Canadians. The CFI makes financial contributions to Canada’s universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research organizations to increase their capability to carry out high quality research.