Joanne Robbins

Physical Therapist - Adult Neuro
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I grew up all over British Columbia – the North, the Okanagan and the Lower Mainland. I completed my Physiotherapy degree at UBC in 1998. I have worked at GF Strong Rehab Centre in Vancouver and 17 years at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.

My main focus is helping Adults with Neurological diagnosis recover the best they can and live the best they can within their diagnosis. I have done a vast amount of Post graduate courses specializing in Stroke Rehab, Parkinson’s disease, and Vestibular rehabilitation among others. I have also been a Preceptor to many upcoming Physiotherapists  (students) through UBC. Prior to becoming a Physiotherapist,

I was a professional ballet dancer, so I have a natural affinity for analysis of human bodies and a love of movement!I moved to Rossland in 2003 and have raised my family here. When not working, I enjoy doing Pilates, spending time with family and friends  out in the fresh air and connecting with my teenagers in whatever way I can find. I especially love going to live theatre performances and listening to good music! I am also a 6 year volunteer on the Board of the Kootenay Festival of the Arts- trying to make sure that the Arts gets a little exposure in our outdoor/sports oriented community. Go Arts!

There are so many great quotes…but the one I chose for my start at Movin’ Mountains is:
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” –Dr. Seuss