September 14, 2018
VGH Physiotherapy Dept Military Annex, 1917

PABC member and long-time physiotherapist, Patricia Grohne, made a deathbed promise to preserve the history of physiotherapy in B.C. She shares part of that fascinating ‘Story of the Physiotherapy History of British Columbia’ with Dave Nicolls and the International Physiotherapy History Association in New Zealand.

Among some of the early pioneers were the “Bluebirds”, physiotherapists who traveled to rural and remote areas of the province, ensuring healthcare access to physiotherapy for people in the late 1940’s.

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By Dr. Dave Nicholls, Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand.