Become a Member of PABC
As the predominant providers of rehabilitation in BC, physiotherapists enrich their careers through membership in their professional association. Any BC physiotherapist, physiotherapist assistant or student who is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) is also a member of PABC.
As one of 2500+ members of PABC, you will benefit from PABC:
- Providing leadership and direction to the physiotherapy profession, including representing the profession to the public, governments, third party insurers, and other stakeholders
- Fostering excellence in practice, education and research
- Promoting high standards of health in BC
The benefits of PABC-CPA membership are priceless, whether you are in public or private practice. We have outlined here the tangible and intangible benefits, as you prepare for your membership enrollment. Your tangible benefits can amount up to $750 in annual savings, which is more than the cost of your Annual Membership. The intangible benefits can invaluably transform your practice:
The virtual forum is a great place to discuss various physiotherapy related topics with other PABC members.
Special offers, including free movie screenings, fashion show entries, discounted sporting events, are emailed to you as they are made available to our association.
Your profile is listed for free in Find a Physio, PABC’s user-friendly online directory. Find a Physio is easily located on the main page of PABC’s website and is heavily relied upon by referring physicians, hospitals and other health clinics, in addition to the use of the public.
Directions newsletter keeps you up to date with Association business and member activities, published 3 times per year. Further, the CPA offers members other free CPA publications such as Physiotherapy Canada, a peer reviewed journal published 4 times per year, and Physiotherapy Practice magazine, published 5 times a year.
At no cost to you, informative PABC-produced internet seminars are offered through the PABC Members' Only site.
As a member, post job vacancies, job availability and for sale or wanted items at no cost.
As a PABC member, you have the opportunity to participate in setting the agenda for physiotherapy in the years ahead.
PABC represents members' interests to government, health care stakeholders, public and media. As well, PABC works to position physiotherapists as leaders in healthcare and rehabilitation by way of promotional campaigns, lobbying, and collaborate projects.
As a PABC member, access our Members Only section on the PABC website. This exclusive area contains valuable, up to date information, including tailored guides, information on recommended fees, associate agreements, and communication/promotion for both private and public practices.
In co-operation with CPA and your insurer, QBE (Lloyds of London), Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (“Gowlings”), offers summary pro bono legal advice to all physiotherapists participating in the Professional Liability Insurance Program. This service can help with your practice related questions.
Through PABC and Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), members can keep informed of educational workshops, conferences, courses and practice tools.
ODG is the database used by BC's insurers for return to work guidelines.
Save money on home, condominium and tenant insurance through Mardon Insurance Group's PABC group program.
Additional valued-added services, special offers and savings programs are also available through CPA. Click here for more information.
As a PABC member, save significantly on all PABC courses, lectures and vodcasts. Further, access exclusive PABC education events.
CPA has partnered with BMS Insurance to provide CPA Professional Liability Insurance that protects you 24/7. CPA's insurance is for physios by physios, with profits being reinvested into CPA for a stronger Association.
Easily obtain valuable marketing advice and strategies, plus other useful information on private practice issues, including court and testimony, and writing medical-legal reports.
As a member, access various knowledge toolkits and best practices guides through our knowledge broker in partnership with the PABC Librarian.
As a valued PABC member, you have access to a unique clinical library service. A professional librarian is available to answer your questions about your clinical practice and research needs. As well, the Librarian delivers webinars and builds toolkits along with our PABC Knowledge Team.
As a PABC member, you can obtain physiotherapy-specific helpful advice from Healthcare Financial Group Inc.
PABC offers members the opportunity to network with other physiotherapists and professional leaders through various educational workshops, conferences and courses. As well, CPA further offers members the opportunity to be part of various CPA special interests groups and divisions.