Tracy Barber is a registered physiotherapist licensed with the College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She holds a post-graduate diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and is a Fellow of the Canadian association of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMT). She is also a member of the International Federation of Manipulative Therapists (IFOMT). Licensed as an Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) practitioner, she trained under Dr. Chan Gunn, Order of Canada, here in Vancouver. She is also a golf fitness professional certified with the Titleist Performance Institute.
Tracy graduated in England in 1986. She moved to Canada in 1988 and spent the next five years working as a physiotherapist at Toronto General Hospital, including two years as the clinical specialist in outpatient orthopaedics. As part of this job, she provided physiotherapy services for the National Ballet of Canada on a part-time basis and was a clinical instructor for physiotherapy students studying at the University of Toronto.
Since moving to Vancouver in 1993, Tracy has always worked in private practice. In 2001 she established her own sole-practice at Southlands Physiotherapy before joining her growing practice with Seva Physiotherapy Clinic in 2005. Wanting to provide a more comprehensive treatment approach, she established Salus Physiotherapy Clinic in June 2008 with partners David Kwan and Paolo Bordignon.
Tracy is also a clinical skills assistant in the masters’ physiotherapy program at the University of British Columbia and a member of the Education Committee of the Physiotherapy Association of BC (PABC).
Previous volunteer work includes working with other members of an expert task force to produce a clinical practice guidelines currently used by the PABC as a best practice guideline. “The Back Strain Model of Care” (Physiotherapy Low Back Strain Model of Care ) describes treatment guidelines for acute low back pain according to evidence-based principles.
Previous volunteer positions include representing members at the provincial Orthopaedic Division of Physiotherapy; being part of the National Orthopaedic Executive Committee and co-editing the Canadian Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Journal from 2000 to 2002.
Other volunteer experiences include four years as team physiotherapist for a local Vancouver rugby team and providing physiotherapy services at the B.C. Winter Games, Vancouver Sun Runs, and the Vancouver International Marathon.
Tracy has a strong personal interest in a variety of sports, including squash, golf, running, mountain biking, rugby and snowboarding.
“As an avid amateur athlete, and having had my own fair share of injuries (squash is a tough sport!) I’ve experienced the pain and the frustration that goes with dealing with injuries. They interfere with your enjoyment of life” Tracy says. “I find it very rewarding to be able to help people overcome their injuries and resume their daily activities.”
She also enjoys treating a variety of non-sports related injuries that can be just as debilitating for people in their day- to-day activities.