Carly Slater


Senior Physiotherapist &
Director of Clinical Excellence (on mat leave)

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About Carly

Carly is a born and raised islander who completed her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at the University of Victoria before moving to Vancouver to complete her Master of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia.

As a UBC physiotherapy student, she completed two placements at BC Children’s Hospital and volunteered weekly at Kids Physio where she quickly discovered the clinic was the perfect fit to start her career in paediatrics. Carly enjoys treating patients ranging from babies to teenagers and loves the challenge of keeping the sessions both effective and fun. Her post-graduate education and extensive experience allows Carly to treat patients with a wide range of presentations including infant conditions, developmental disorders, gross motor delays, toe walking, coordination concerns, sports-related injuries, concussions, and more!

Carly collaborates with the BC Community Brain Injury Program to support children with recent brain injuries in reaching their rehab goals. Carly also has a special interest in baby physiotherapy and paediatric pelvic health. She can often be found giving presentations on Infant Motor Development to parents in the community or to university students. Carly also won the 2018 Canadian Physiotherapy Association Rising Star Distinction Award for her diverse work and leadership in the paediatric field.

In addition to her clinical work in Victoria, Carly also acts as the Director of Clinical Excellence and supports with leadership for all Kids Physio Group locations. She helps mentor new physiotherapists on the KPG team as well as UBC students with an interest in paediatrics. Carly is passionate about increasing access to fun, high-quality paediatric physiotherapy and organizes learning opportunities for therapists at Kids Physio and across the country.

Outside the clinic, you would likely find Carly training at CrossFit, playing one of many sports, catching up with her three sisters, cheering on the Canucks and Seahawks, traveling somewhere warm or adventuring in the mountains on her snowboard.

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Education Background

  • Therapeutic Taping Certification
  • Level 1 Advanced Orthopaedic Manual And Manipulative Therapy
  • Neurokinetic Therapy Level 1

  • Complete Concussions Certification
  • Neurodevelopmental Therapy Introduction, Pediatrics
  • TMR TOTs and Teens Level 1
  • Paediatric Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Level 1 and 2
  • Cueves Medek Exercises (CME) Level 1
  • Newborn Feeding Assessment and Treatment
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