About me

Growing up in the Lower Mainland, I have always had a passion for health care. Shortly after completing my Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Victoria in 2001, while travelling, I suffered several ankle sprains and turned to a physiotherapist for help once I returned home. During this experience, I realized I wanted to help people feel better as a physiotherapist and within a year I was attending the Masters of Physical Therapy program at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating in 2004, I returned to BC to start work with the Fraser Health Authority where I was able to consolidate my learning and treat a wide variety of clients at different stages of recovery. My extensive experience includes acute care, public home health, cancer rehabilitation, lymphedema management and palliative care. I enjoy the unique challenge that working with clients in their homes brings, and believe it is in the home that physiotherapists can have the most significant impact on a client's quality of life and function.

Using a holistic approach, my goal is to empower clients to remain independent, safe and confident in their home setting. I enjoy taking courses to enhance my practice and have most recently become a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. I am also a Yoga Teacher and my goal is to make yoga accessible to anyone that is open to learning the amazing benefits that yoga has to offer.

Member type
member
CPA Number
1901889
First name
Samantha
Last name
Deakin
Home visits
Yes
Education/Credentials
University of Western Ontario - Master of Physical Therapy
Special areas of practice
Joint replacement rehabilitation
Lymphedema
Neurology
Oncology
Orthopaedics (muscles/joints)
Seniors' health (gerontology)
Additional qualifications
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
yoga Teacher

Inspirations