Our new student placements have just begun! Learn more about our student physiotherapists below:
Jordy is a driven and outgoing individual in his final year of the physiotherapy program at the University of British Columbia. He has a solid educational background, having completed his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the Okanagan Valley. His passion for pursuing a career in physiotherapy stems from his love for the outdoors and sports.
As an avid addict of the beauties of BC, Jordy spends his free time at the beach and on the trails exploring. Whether it’s going on long hikes, impromptu spike-ball games, or swimming, Jordy always finds ways to stay active and engaged. Furthermore, he has a strong desire to help others and contribute positively to those around him which led him to choose a career in physiotherapy.
With his strong academic record and passion for the field, Jordy is well-positioned to excel in his chosen career path and make a meaningful impact in the lives of his patients. Jordy has a special interest in patient-centred care and evidence-informed practice. He believes in taking a personalized approach to treatment through empathetic listening and treatment. This approach allows him to better understand each patient’s unique needs, concerns, and circumstances, and tailor treatment plans that are specific to them.
By incorporating evidence-informed practice, Jordy ensures that his patients receive the most up-to-date and effective treatments available. Additionally, he believes in the importance of ongoing education and staying current with the latest research and developments in his field to provide his patients with the highest quality care possible.
Valerie is in her final year of the physiotherapy program at UBC. Prior to pursuing physiotherapy, Valerie completed a Human Kinetics Diploma at Capilano University and transferred to UBC to complete her Bachelor of Kinesiology. Valerie was dedicated to teaching exercise in her community throughout her undergraduate degree. She taught swimming lessons to children and aquafit classes for adults/seniors.
On campus, Valerie instructed Changing Aging Fitness classes at UBC BodyWorks. After graduating, Valerie became the BodyWorks Outreach Coordinator and spearheaded a partnership program with the BC Psychosis Program at UBC hospital. Patients learned how to exercise safely to support their mental health. Alongside this position, Valerie volunteered with an aquatic-based exercise program for individuals recovering from a stroke.
As a retired artistic swimmer of 10 years, Valerie was introduced to the benefits of physiotherapy from a young age. She has also navigated persistent health challenges, leading to a deeper understanding of how injury or illness can impact all facets of life. Valerie’s philosophy of treatment is evidence-based, and client-centred and incorporates pain science education to empower clients to build resilience to persistent pain conditions.
Valerie looks forward to working with clients at the PTRC. When not in the clinic or school, Valerie enjoys swimming, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Judy is in her final year of the UBC physiotherapy program. She also has a Master of Public Health and a Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Science with over 10 years of experience in health research.
Her interest in physiotherapy was inspired during her own recovery after a motor vehicle accident. While many healthcare professionals were part of her care team, her physiotherapist used evidence-based practice and an individualized treatment approach to help her understand her condition and recovery process and increase her confidence in managing her condition through movement re-education and corrective exercises. Judy strives to empower her patients to reach their rehabilitation goals in the same way.
Judy has experience working with people with orthopaedic, neurological, and complex medical conditions. She has also guided patients in their return-to-work programs and has experience creating custom hand splints.
Judy’s interests include volleyball, running, hiking, tennis, skiing, and most recently, pickleball. She also enjoys baking, and spending time with her niece and nephews, and is an avid volunteer at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. She is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin and is conversational in French.