Emily Jackson, MPT, BScKin
Emily graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Honours and Distinction. Her undergraduate research in UVic’s Applied Neuroscience Laboratory led to the completion of her Honours Thesis on the topic of the impact of exercise on cognitive function. Emily then completed her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia where she held several student society positions, including Faculty of Medicine Representative, and was one of the founding members of the department’s first-ever Mental Health Committee.
She has completed her Level 1 certification in the Orthopaedic Division’s ‘Advanced Integrated Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy’, and plans to regularly engage in continuing education opportunities moving forward to ensure she is always providing the most effective, evidence-based, and leading-edge treatments available to her clients. With special interests in running-related injuries, chronic pain, and senior care, Emily prioritizes empowerment through education. Through a mixture of exercise prescription, manual therapy, and educational treatments, her goal is to give people the knowledge and skills to improve their physical health both inside and outside the clinic.
Emily grew up in the Cowichan Valley, on Shawnigan Lake. She has been active from an early age, filling her weekly schedules with soccer, hiking, running, golf, basketball, and field hockey. Her first experience with the physiotherapy profession came during her time as a competitive soccer player, proving to her just how impactful a caring and client-centred approach can be. During her time in the MPT program at UBC, Emily began taking additional interest in running and recently completed her first half-marathon.
Emily takes great pride in her passion for helping people. Merging this with her interest in science, she was driven to a career in physiotherapy.
When she’s not in the clinic, you can find Emily camping, running, golfing, watching baseball, reading (mostly Stephen King), or spending time with friends and family.