This Op Ed in the Vancouver Sun highlights the value of physiotherapy that is very real in our health-care systems. Physiotherapists work in cardiorespiratory, emergency rooms, pelvic health, neurological areas, sports clinics & pediatrics. Getting people the support they need means teamwork to improve the health of people across BC.
The very real shortage of physiotherapists in the province can be best addressed by increasing locally trained PTs by three-fold.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: British Columbia faces physiotherapy shortage
Vancouver, June 5 2018
B.C. heads forward on team-based health care, where patients are treated by a full team of healthcare professionals and treated in one spot. Physiotherapists, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dieticians, mental health professionals, social workers, and others are grouped together in one spot to treat patients.
The Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia's sixth position paper for the Physio Can Help Campaign provides an overview of how Physiotherapy Can Help Improve Health Care for all British Columbians. The paper summarizes the points covered in the previous five papers, released in advance of last year's May 9 provincial election.
Our PABC Member Shandia Cordingley is in PyeongChang for the 2018 Winter Olympics, working with the Canadian Men's and Women's Snowboardcross team and the Men's Alpine Snowboard team. We interviewed her before she left for South Korea, and have been having a great time cheering her athletes on during the Games. Be sure to catch the Finals of the Giant Slalom on Saturday to catch Darren Gardner and Jasey Jay Anderson in action!
What is your name and what is your involvement in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics?
Our PABC Member Peter Curtain visited Global Television in Vancouver on February 2 to discuss the right ways to carry bags and backpacks to avoid back and shoulder problems. Check out his Bag Breakdown in this clip from Global Morning.
MEMBER NEWS: Follow up Letter to WSBC