Keri Thibodeau, BSc. Kin, MPT
Keri's own experience with injury and rehabilitation inspired her to become a Physiotherapist. Keri graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia and a bachelor's degree of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria.
A long-standing knee injury from soccer and a more recent spine fracture sustained while mountain biking sparked Keri’s interest in persistent pain. She has spent the past 7 years working with and learning from her patients at the CHANGEpain Clinic, St. Paul’s Hospital Complex Pain Clinic and St. Paul’s Elder Care Clinic. Since moving to the Comox Valley last year, Keri has been working at the Comox Valley Hospital.
Keri uses a “whole person” approach to her physiotherapy practice and feels it crucial to address the many factors that can affect recovery and the pain experience including but not limited to activity, sleep, relationships, nutrition, stress management, and well-being. She combines a variety of different strategies including: education, hands on therapy, IMS, movement, self-management and facilitating behavior change to empower patients to take charge of their recovery and feel safe in their bodies. Keri enjoys working with a wide range of populations with varying diagnoses. Her special interests include persistent pain, complex regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, central sensitization, vestibular and balance impairments.
Growing up, Keri spent a lot of her time training for and competing in diving and soccer. Her love for these sports continue, although you will also find her practicing yoga, hiking, biking, surfing, snowshoeing and generally getting out to enjoy nature.
Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC Department of Physical Therapy
Certificate of Therapeutic Yoga for Pain Management
Basic Bobath Certification (Neurological Rehabilitation)
AN- IMS (Anatomical Neuropathic Intramuscular Stimulation