Location: Vancouver, BC.
Areas of interest within the physiotherapy scope: Clinical education, early mobility in critical care, breathing pattern disorders
How do you spend your free time? Running, yoga, and skiing!
What do you value most as a physiotherapist? Being able to support clients in achieving their health goals.
Location: Kingston, Ontario.
Areas of interest within the physiotherapy scope: acute care, critical care, the cardiorespiratory system, and implications for disease management, early mobilization, and care of the elderly.
How do you spend your free time? Getting active— running, hiking, and ultimate frisbee. I also like to get lost in a good book or try new recipes.
What do you value most as a physiotherapist? when working with your clients: looking at a patient holistically, being part of a positive experience during what could be a difficult time, having my patients know that they have someone to guide and empower them through their rehabilitative experience, and to be their coach and advocate.
If you are interested in joining the Cardiorespiratory Division Executive as Treasurer please see our posting here.
Location: Ottawa, ON.
Areas of interest within the physiotherapy scope: Cardiorespiratory, chronic disease prevention/management, pulmonary rehabilitation, and community care.
How do you spend your free time? I love travelling, hiking, and biking! Living in Ottawa, I also enjoy skating on the canal, and eating as many beaver tails as I possibly can!
What do you value most as a physiotherapist? As a physiotherapist and Certified Respiratory Educator working in a pulmonary rehab context, I truly value the therapeutic relationship I develop with my clients. It is a privilege to play a role in their rehab journey, empower them to improve their quality of life, and to self-manage their chronic conditions.
Location: Winnipeg, MB.
Areas of interest within physiotherapy scope: Pediatrics, and working with individuals with developmental disabilities.
How do you spend your free time? I enjoy exercising, baking, and playing with cats in my free time.
What do you value most as a physiotherapist? I love that through working with patients, I can promote a healthy, active lifestyle, which contributes to a healthier patient population.
Location: Toronto, Canada.
Areas of interest within the physiotherapy scope: Acute Care, Cardiorespiratory care, Musculoskeletal Sciences, Ortho-Surgery, supervision of students, and volunteering for OPA, CAPR, and the CPA.
How do you spend your free time? Horse riding, traveling, reading, snowmobile, zipline, reading up on ancient history, spending time with loved ones, and volunteering.
What do you value most as a physiotherapist when working with your clients? The interaction with patients– watching the joy of patients achieving their goals, whether it’s sitting at the edge-of-the-bed, taking their first step after prolonged immobility, a safe discharge home to their families, advocating on behalf of patients and their families, and recognition of the profession.
Location: Vancouver, BC
Areas of interest within the physiotherapy scope: Cardiorespiratory management and rehabilitation in the critical care setting and post spinal cord injury.
How do you spend your free time? I enjoy travelling, bouldering, swimming, hiking, and most of all taking my dog on adventures! What do you value most as a physiotherapist when working with your clients? I value the process of building rapport and cultivating a therapeutic relationship between myself and clients as they navigate through the continuum of care after illness or injury. I also value helping clients to develop and actualize their short-term and long-term physiotherapy goals.
Location: Vancouver, BC.
Areas of interest within the physiotherapy scope: Cardiorespiratory, ICU, pediatrics, chronic pain, orthopedics, and patient advocacy.
How do you spend your free time? Volunteer in my community (particularly the pediatric oncology community), dancing, walking, camping, hiking, eating good food with loved ones, and trying new Instant Pot recipes.
What do you value most as a physiotherapist when working with your clients? I value when my clients feel heard as important members of our interdisciplinary team. I practice “human-centred care” rather than “patient-centred care” by taking the time to ensure that I meet each individual’s rehabilitation goals while respecting their process, and by finding ways to meet the diverse needs of the members of my community. I celebrate the small milestones made in an acute care setting, and value every “thank you” at the end of my sessions.
If you are interested in joining the Cardiorespiratory Division Executive as a member of our Communications Committee please see our posting here.
Areas of interest within the physiotherapy scope: Acute care, airway suctioning, oxygen administration and titration, assessment of clinical competence. I also have a strong interest in research and education; currently I hold several different teaching positions in physiotherapy and I am a full-time PhD student (entering my 3rd year) in rehabilitation sciences.
How do you spend your free time? I love travelling, cooking, swimming, cycling and running. I am a big fan of group exercise and am part of several different running groups in Toronto.
What do you value most as a physiotherapist when working with your clients? Effective communication- being respectful, open, honest and clear. From my perspective, good communication is at the core of every successful therapeutic relationship.
International Confederation of Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapists (ICCrPT) Executive Committee Member
Location: University of British Columbia Areas of interest within the physiotherapy scope: I must admit that I love our whole scope, but I am very partial to cardiorespiratory and community care. What sorts of activities do you like to do in your spare time? I love to travel, especially bike trips, I am a lover of yoga and swimming. But I am happiest when I am doing outdoor activities with my family in Vancouver. What do you value most as a physiotherapist when working with your clients? Empowering clients to guide them through their rehabilitation journey and ensuring their individual quality of life needs are being addressed.