Beth May, MPT, BSc Kin

Elizabeth (Beth) May is a 2018 graduate from the UBC’s Masters of Physiotherapy program. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria.

Beth currently works as an acute care physiotherapist at the Royal Jubilee hospital where she has gained experience in rehabilitation of acute populations such as post-stroke, post-open heart surgery, and joint replacement surgery. Prior to her physiotherapy degree, Beth worked as a kinesiologist at RebalanceMD, in the post-operative hip and knee replacement program.

Beth is a dedicated and evidence-driven physiotherapist who takes a multifactorial approach in examining and correcting the root of a physical ailment. She has a special interest in arthritis management and pelvic floor health.

Beth enjoys an active lifestyle, and in her spare time she can often be found running, cycling, or at the local climbing wall.

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Beth May, physiotherapist, MPT, and kinesiologist.

Two people lift a box while moving into their new place.

How to improve your lifting

BC physiotherapists are the most physically active healthcare professionals in Canada and the ones physicians recommend most. Here are a few tips and tricks to keep you lifting. Lifting tip #1: Warm up and plan ahead Warm up and plan ...
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Donna punches a punching bag with one of her gloved hands while Naomi, her physiotherapist, holds the bag steady and smiles encouragingly.

A passion for movement can take us to new places, like boxing

Age and condition can slow down our abilities and athleticism. But our love of movement doesn't have to wain. And studies show that in some contexts, exercise can help with symptom management and even slow disease progression. Donna's story is ...
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A woman in Vancouver, Joyce, holds her grand daughter outside while they play on playground beside the water on a grey, rainy day.

Arthritis can happen at any age, but physiotherapy can help

Arthritis is a disorder of the joints that often affects seniors and serious athletes, but it can happen to anyone. "To make you function again, you have to come at it from so many different angles, and physiotherapy is a ...
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Olivia smiles while standing behind the front desk, with Scott blurry in the background but still smiling.

Sunny Autumn days in Oak Bay

Everyone at the clinic is smiling today in sunny Oak Bay. Happy Thursday! So many bright smiley faces! Thanks Scott for helping me out with my back last visit :) #oakbayphysios #faveplacetoheal #getBACKontrack And thank you administrators for being so welcoming ...
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A woman rubs her neck late at night while staring into her computer

Techniques to alleviate back and neck pain

Back and neck pain are among the most widespread reasons patients seek physiotherapy. And back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 80% of people at some point during their lives. Back pain can range from a ...
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Gymnastics athletes from Edmonton compete on the floor and on the uneven bars.

Community-awesome and the Garden City Invitational

Sport is awesome. And the community that makes sport happen is also awesome. We see it, and we hope that everyone else sees it too. It takes a lot to put on a gymnastics competition and the gymnastics community on ...
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A basketball player throws the ball to his coach, who is recovery from a shoulder injury, underneath the basketball hoop.

Recovering from shoulder sprains, strains, dislocations, tears and immobility

The shoulder joint is the most movable joint in the body. It is comprised of the collarbone, the shoulder blade, and the upper arm bone. Shoulders are prone to injury because they are by nature unstable since the ball of ...
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A soccer player lies down on their back on the football pitch grimacing in pain and grabbing their head due to a probable sprain

Reduce the healing time of sprains and minimize the risk of re-injury

A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament. Ligaments are tissues that connect bones at a joint. A sprain occurs when trauma, like falling, twisting or getting hit, causes two bones to move beyond their normal range of motion and ...
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A weight lifter stands with the bar across his shoulders.

Tips to speed the healing process from strains

In the early stages of treating a strained muscle there are a few things you should do to minimize damage and speed the healing process. TIP #1 Early on, relative rest is key In the time after a strain, you ...
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