SPC British Columbia

Contact Information: BC SPC Section: britishcolumbia@sportphysio.ca

Greetings from your SPC BC Team!

Below you will find an introduction to the current members of the SPC BC executive, and a call-out for a marketing and communications executive committee member. As your executive, we are well on our way with some very exciting projects, socials, and opportunities which are detailed below. And finally, check out the information about our upcoming courses!


Meet your SPC BC Executive Members

Chair – Paige Larson
BScPT, BPE, Dip Sports Physiotherapy, Cert Acupuncture
Paige completed a BPE at UBC, a BScPT at U of T and then went on to complete the intermediate manual and manipulative therapy exams, Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy and certificate in acupuncture. Paige worked her way up through the ranks, starting as a student trainer at UBC with any sport that needed help, up to numerous multi-sport games including working for Team Canada at four Paralympic Games and VANOC for our own 2010 Olympics. Paige has covered many teams locally, provincially, nationally and around the globe, including national teams such as women’s wheelchair basketball, wheelchair curling, and figure skating.


She owns North Shore Sports Medicine and has a passion for physiotherapy and sports – both professionally and personally.

Paige’s goal with SPC BC is to move us forward to being an active, vibrant part of the sporting community in BC. Our membership is strong and she would like to capitalize on that to increase involvement, awareness and make the BC Section the most productive it can be

Secretary/Treasurer – Tricia  McBride
MClSc(man ther), BScPT, BKin, Dip Sports Physiotherapy, CG IMS, FCAMPT
Originally from New Brunswick, Tricia completed a BKin from Acadia University before continuing on to a BScPT at Dalhousie University.  She has since completed a fellowship in Sport Physiotherapy through the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic, received the FCAMPT designation via the Masters of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy at Western University, and completed her Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy.


Since completing her physiotherapy degree, Tricia worked in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Wales, Australia, and Ontario before moving to Vancouver in 2015.  Since commencing membership within SPC she has had the opportunity to work with Hockey Canada Women’s program, Rowing Canada Aviron, Rugby Canada Women’s program, the Canadian Soccer Association Women’s program, as well as with many teams and events from local to international levels.

Tricia’s goal within SPC BC is to continue to advance the physiotherapy profession by assisting more physiotherapists to get involved in sports and SPC, support and mentor others to improve their ability to assist athletes both on the field and in clinic, and help others prepare and successfully complete their SPC credentialing.

Education Coordinator: Lower Mainland – Erik Torchia
PT – BMR(PT), Dip Sports Physiotherapy, Cert Acupuncture
Erik is a sport physiotherapist at Fortius Sport and Health, and a current student in the process of completing his Clinical Master’s degree from Western University. He was previously on the executive and education chair of SPC Manitoba section, and is excited to join the SPC BC team. Erik has been fortunate to work in many sport environments including with Team Canada Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup Circuit, the Vancouver Stealth NLL (lacrosse) team, Vancouver Whitecaps Residency Program, the Pan-American Games, various Skate Canada events, as well as many others!


His goals include facilitating access to high-quality educational experiences for SPC BC members as well as enabling candidates for successful completion of the SPC credentialing program.

Membership – Ben Motum
BSc (Hons) PT, MSc Sports Physiotherapy
Ben currently is the lead physiotherapist for the Rugby Canada U19 program and was the chief therapist for the 2016 Americas Master Games. He works between 2 multidisciplinary private practices in the lower mainland. He has gained his post-graduate MSc in Sports Physiotherapy, during which he was able to research hip and groin injuries with the Vancouver Whitecaps. He has experience in private and public sectors in both Canada and the UK.


By being on the executive board Ben hopes to build on the work by the previous board members. He is excited to increase awareness locally and nationally on what sports physiotherapy can offer both in and out of the clinic. He sees the value in establishing a solid relationship and mentorship with the student body at UBC and is able to bring a unique balance in working with the ‘young’ and ‘not so young’ sport physiotherapists in our community.

Student Representative 1 – Brandon Watson
BKin, MPT Candidate
Brandon is a second year student in the UBC MPT program and is the current MPT1 Student Representative. He completed his BScKIn at SFU over the past four years while also competing with the SFU Men’s Soccer Team. He has participated in sports throughout his life and his passion for sports physiotherapy began after personally experiencing its benefits when recovering from hip labral surgery to return to collegiate soccer. He’s looking forward to connecting students with SPBC and augmenting the student experience during the UBC MPT program with learning opportunities in Sports Physiotherapy.”


Student Representative #2: Marie Joaquin

Communications – Samantha Smith
BKin, MPT Candidate
Samantha’s passions are sport and healthcare, thus she is excited to be the SPC BC MPT1 Rep. As well as being a physiotherapy student, she is also a competitive athlete on the national gymnastics and trampoline team. Samantha is looking forward to acting as a liaison between SPC BC, Pacific Sport, other BC sports organisations and the physiotherapy students. She hopes to work with SPC as a physiotherapist in the future and help the next generation of athletes optimize their athletic potential.

Education – Adrienne Chan

Welcome Adrienne! Hailing from Central East in Toronto, Adrienne has worked in the sports and orthopaedics field in Montreal with recreational and competitive athletes. Grounded in a balanced active lifestyle both in the wild and on the performance platform, her knowledge of activity demands and movement pattern allows her to help clients return to the activities they love. Adrienne brings her love of exploration and curiosity of the world into the clinic where she helps clients to discover what their bodies are capable of achieving. She loves combining hands on manual therapy with specific exercise prescription in her sessions. With a focus on prevention and education, she enjoys working alongside the client as a team to achieve their goals.







What: Looking for Sports Physio’s to cover hockey games
Where: games in Vancouver, Burnaby, Abbotsford, Delta, West Vancouver, Kelowna, Victoria, Penticton
Description: PTs will be paid per game
Contact: For more information and a complete schedule, please email tristansandhu@hotmail.com 604-355-5425



New Member Benefits: 

SPC-BC has partnered with Kinemedics to bring you member discounts! We are working on adding more throughout the year, so stay tuned.

Member Benefits
Thus far we can offer:

    1. Preferred Pricing Accounts for all members which will give members discounted pricing on all supplies and Equipment. Discount varies between 15-30% off of regular wholesale pricing.
    1. New Customers – 25% discount on initial supply order for members who are new customers to KineMedics. Initial order will also have free shipping.
    1. Access to the specially prepared SPC Field Kit at a discounted rate. Fully stocked field Sling bag. Reg Price $199.95- SPC BCPrice – $149.95
  1. Discounted pricing on Red Coral and Myotech needle orders.  15% off all needle orders regardless of qty.



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