Kate Johnson

BSc, MScPT

Interim Physiotherapist

kate@kidsphysio.ca

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About Kate

Born and raised in North Vancouver, Kate grew up as a highly competitive dancer travelling to Spain and Africa to represent Canada, and dancing in performances for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. She was first introduced to physiotherapy for various dance-related injuries.

Kate then graduated with distinction from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science in Combined Biology and Psychology. During her schooling, Kate volunteered at MOVE Adapted Fitness and Rehabilitation Society of B.C. – a non-profit organization dedicated to making physical activity and exercise accessible to adults and children who may need additional support and adaptive equipment. Kate volunteered at MOVE for nearly 4 years and was quickly drawn to pursue a career in physiotherapy. Kate then returned to Vancouver to complete the Master of Physical Therapy program at the University of British Columbia.

As a UBC physiotherapy student, she completed one of her first clinical placements at Kids Physio in North Vancouver and fell immediately in love with the thought of a career in pediatrics. She went on to pursue a second pediatric placement with the BC Centre for Ability – an early intervention community service supporting families and children up to age 5.

Kate has clinical experience working with both adults and children with a wide variety of neurological conditions and is passionate about rehabilitation throughout the lifespan. Continued education has consisted of completing the National Orthopaedic Division Level 1 Manual Therapy certification, coursework in Supporting Individuals with Autism in Health Care through the Canucks Autism Network, Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) Therapist Certification, training in Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Cycling and in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT). She looks forward to continuing further education and training in pediatrics.

Kate will work with families to provide fun, creative care that will help empower kiddos to reach their biggest goals.

Outside of the clinic, Kate enjoys exploring the outdoors through running and playing with her dog, cycling, and camping.

Education Background

  • Master of Science – Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Science – Combined Biology & Psychology
  • Level 1 Manual Therapy Certification – National Orthopaedic Division, Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Schedule

Wednesdays (afternoon/evenings)

Sunday 10 – 4pm