SARA KLOOSTERBOER

MPT, BHKIN, IMS

Sara completed her Master’s of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia in 2015. Before becoming a fully certified physiotherapist, Sara obtained her Bachelor of Science Kinesiology Honours degree with distinction at the University of Victoria. Sara recently moved to Nanaimo from the lower mainland, although she is no stranger to the island. She grew up on Gabriola Island and she is excited to jump right back into Nanaimo’s active and growing community.

Sara understands the impact that injuries can have on everyday life and so she focuses her treatment on active rehabilitation to regain function and prevent future limitation. She uses a variety of manual therapy techniques, IMS treatments, taping, and comprehensive exercise programs to assist patients in reaching their functional goals.

Throughout her education, Sara has gained experience with various sports teams, private practice clinics, neurological rehabilitation, paediatrics, hospital settings, and home communities. In 2015, Sara travelled to India to explore physiotherapy on an international level. During her time in India, she realized the major impact physical restrictions and injuries can have on function and quality of life. She also became aware of the importance of preventative measures to maintain health and integrity.

Sara’s background, experience, and keen interest in orthopedics, sports, and global health contribute to her well-rounded approach to support patients in achieving optimal health, function, and outcomes.


Education


UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA: Master of Physical Therapy 

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA: Bachelor of Education B.Sc. Honours Kinesiology (CO-OP) with distinction 

NANAIMO DISTRICT SECONDARY SCHOOL: List of distinction 




Certifications and Training


IMS Therapy / Functional Dry Needling

Emergency Sport First Responder

The Lumbar Spine Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy ®, McKenzie Institute Canada 

Mulligan Concept - Lower Quadrant Mobilizations with Movement 

Level 1 Certification Upper and Lower Quadrant: Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association 

Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute Lumbar Spine Course


Professional Affiliations:


Island Optimal Health & Performance: Physiotherapist

British Columbia College of Physical Therapists: Professional Member

UBC Physical Therapy Student Society - Ortho Club Representative (2014 – 2015)

Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health – Kinesiology Instructor (2010-2014)

University of Victoria Vikes Gym - Strength Trainer (2011-2013)

Canadian Back Institute - Physiotherapy Aid (2011)

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games  - Kinesiology Student Employee (2010)

Velox Valhallians Rugby Football Club - Athletic Trainer (2010)

Gabriola Soccer Association – Volunteer Coach and Referee (2002-2008)