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. As your executives, we want to hep you navigate these stressful uncertain times. Let us know how he can help you! 


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: Chantal Beaudin-Smith

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Born and raised in the Yukon, Chantal has spent most of her life travelling for sports, education and work opportunities. She completed a Bachelor of Sciences Physiotherapy at University of Ottawa, a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy and a Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at University of Queensland in Australia.

As a Registered International Sports Physiotherapist, she enjoys travelling, and working with athletes and teams from various countries. Some of her favorite event were Commonwealth Games, going on tour with Melbourne Victory Football Club to New Caledonia, working with Samoa Rugby League at the Pacific Test Matches, and heading medical management for Team Canada at AFL International Cup in Australia.

Chantal enjoys facilitating and sharing physiotherapy knowledge at all levels of the profession. She has been involved in teaching in the Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland, has mentored young physiotherapists looking to further their career in sports, and has travelled around teaching advanced dry needling courses.

Chantal’s goal at the SPC is to help facilitate further education to physiotherapists who are interested in all aspects of Sports Physiotherapy.


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.


Membership – Sue Lott

Sue has a Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy and is a fellow in the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapy.  Much of her career has been spent working with athletes of all levels from local to elite.  She has worked as a lead therapist for Canadian Women’s Field Hockey and Triathlon Canada. Since 2007, she has been a member of the integrated support team for Rowing Canada where she continues to provide her skills. Sue has had the pleasure of working at multiple Major Games as a dedicated team therapist, part of core medical, as well as volunteering with host medical at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics

Events – Brandon Watson

Brandon 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. 

Communications – Samantha Smith
BKin, MPT 




Samantha graduated with her masters in physiotherapy degree from UBC. She is passionate about all aspects of health, fitness, and sport. Samantha is currently on the national trampoline gymnastics team and is training for the Tokyo 2021 Olympics. When she’s not working or training, she is playing outside on her mountain bike or skis. After Tokyo, she hopes to help the next generation of athletes reach their full 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.

Member at Large: Lisa Ruggles

Member at Large: Cole Hogarth

Member at Large: Hannah Gordon

Student Representative year 1: Mikayla Ogrodniczuk MPT1 

Mikayla Ogrodniczuk is a 2020 graduate of the UBC Bachelor of Kinesiology (Health Sciences Stream) Program and a current UBC MPT1 student. During her undergrad, Mikayla was a 5-year member, and 2-year Assistant Captain of the UBC Women’s Hockey Team. In addition, she aiming to compete in cycling with the UBC Cycling team this year. Mikayla has a deep passion for sport and she hopes to pursue a career in Sport Physiotherapy upon her graduation from the UBC MPT program. Mikayla is very excited about the chance to serve as a student rep with SPBC and looks forward to connecting the students in her program to the many learning opportunities pertaining to Sport Physiotherapy over the next two years. 

Student Representative year 2: Lauren copping MPT2

I completed my undergraduate degree in Dance Science (double major in dance and kinesiology) and a Psychology minor at Texas A&M University. After my BSc, I moved to London, England to pursue my MFA in Dance Science at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where my thesis focused on dancers’ memory. I’m now back in Vancouver attending UBC and we have just started our second year of the MPT program. At this point in my studies I’m leaning primarily towards private practice, with a focus on dancers, performing artists, and athletes, but I’m also very excited about what other opportunities there are in PT. 





Figure Skating: 

What: Looking for Physio’s to help volunteer with Canadian Nationals
Where: UBC Thunderbird Arena
When: February 8-14 2021
Contact: For more information, please email Paige at paige@nssm.ca 




Sport Physiotherapy Canada Merchandise

We’re excited to announce SPC now has merchandise for order!
We’ll be kicking off our debut into the world of SPC gear with a quarter zip long sleeve, perfect for warmups or for at work. It is soft, stretchy, and breathable. Built to perform, keeping you warm while allowing full dynamic movement.

By ordering this shirt, you help promote and support Sport Physiotherapy Canada, while looking and feeling great inside and out! We are currently taking orders for our 2020 campaign and the store is now open for business until November 27th, 2020Please visit spcgear.ca to order your merchandise today!




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