The Top 5 Non-Physio Skills I Learned from Volunteering in India

I’ve heard established physiotherapist colleagues say “volunteering overseas sounds great, but I don’t think it’s for me”. New physiotherapists have told me “I’d like to volunteer overseas someday, but I want to focus on my career in Canada first”. Working full-time in global health certainly isn’t for everyone, but I truly believe that one single […]

Think Salsa When Spotting

  Last year, a friend and I decided to buy a Groupon for a beginner’s salsa class at a beautiful dance studio here in Vancouver. There was an even mix of males and females but initially we all learned several moves independently, lined up side by side facing the instructor. These seemed easy enough, with […]

Real Role Models Do Monkey Bars

Throughout my life thus far, I’ve been fortunate to be surrounded by incredible people that have been my role models and have shaped me into the person that I am today. My parents, senior members of my childhood church, passionate school teachers, caring employers, and countless wise and witty friends have all inspired me, and […]

The Puzzle of Pediatric Physiotherapy by PhysioAndrea

Posted by Andrea Mendoza, BSc, MPT, July 29, 2014 Physiotherapy is a never-ending puzzle. That’s the challenge of this profession – we are constantly being driven to expand our anatomical and functional knowledge, amp up our kinaesthetic abilities for assessment and treatment techniques, and cultivate our movement creativity. In 2011, I completed the Master of Physical […]