Letter to the Premier: Keep All Physiotherapy Services Operating and accessible during the pandemic

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PABC recently sent a letter to Premier Horgan, Minister Dix, and Dr. Henry to call for all physiotherapy services to remain available and accessible to British Columbians throughout the pandemic.

We heard from our dedicated and hardworking members during the shutdowns of many private clinics in the first wave of the pandemic. They were understandably stressed and upset about this decision. We also heard loud and clear from the public; they were in great need of their regular physiotherapy care.

We also know this period of halting private physiotherapy care particularly hit hard for those working in rural and remote communities across the province, as their resources are already stretched thin.

We wrote this letter for our members, the public, and all British Columbians, as everyone knows someone who needs physiotherapy to live a pain-free life.

Read our letter below, and feel free to write your own to those running for MLA in your riding. For guidance on how to reach out to those running in your riding, utilize our Members Election Communication Package. It’s here you’ll find a script template to guide a conversation with them and encourage those running to fill out this questionnaire.

If you have a resource you’d like to share with us, a question to ask, or simply want to keep the conversation going, connect with us! We’d love to hear from you. Communications@bcphysio.org 1-604-736-5130