The Department of Physical Therapy has faculty members with expertise in each key area of PT practice.
In particular, it is known for its research strength in neurology and neuroscience. The department is home to numerous researchers who are recognized as world leaders in neurological sciences and neurorehabilitation. Their efforts have led to the development of methods and programs that have advanced practice locally, nationally and internationally.
Stay up to date with the latest and ongoing research work.
Jean-Francois Esculier (Clinical Assistant Professor) was interviewed by the French CBC
December 2, 2020
The interview touched on how the pandemic has affected physiotherapists and access to physiotherapy in the community. He talked about the preliminary results of a nationwide study led by Allison Ezzat (CSA in the UBC PT program), with the collaboration of knowledge broker Alison Hoens, suggesting that a hybrid model of practice (in-person and virtual) is beneficial and appreciated by patients.
Publication in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society
November 13, 2020
Associate Professor Dr. Jordan Guenette and his colleagues were recently published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. The article titled ‘Facemasks and the Cardiorespiratory Response to Physical Activity in Health and Disease’ demonstrates that, contrary to popular belief, there are no negative physiological effects of wearing face masks during exercise.
Interview with Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT)
November 9, 2020
Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Jean-Francois Esculier was interviewed by JOSPT about how physiotherapists can use their knowledge on running shoes to make recommendations to their running clients. Listen to episode 12.
Professor Emeritus Elizabeth Dean was an invited speaker and panelist at the Virtual Pain Education Summit