Tom Michie, Registered Physiotherapist
Saturday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Masters of Physical Therapy – University of British Columbia
Bachelor of Kinesiology (Exercise Science) – University of British Columbia & Calgary
BC College of Physiotherapy Number
Tom combines hands-on manual therapy, soft tissue techniques and therapeutic exercise to help his clients rehabilitate, prevent injuries and enhance performance. Tom welcomes all types of clients with injuries, painful conditions or concerns. He has special interest in musculoskeletal and running-related injuries.
Tom has worked with the UBC Varsity Track and Cross Country Running teams, and has volunteered with the University of Calgary’s Running Injury Clinic in completing running and walking biomechanical analyses. He has competed at the national level as a cross country runner and has coached local road running athletes from the learn-to-run to marathon distances. These experiences have fuelled a particular interest in working with athletes of all abilities from a variety of sports.
In his spare time Tom can be found cross country skiing, hiking the beautiful BC mountains with his wife and being part of the Vancouver running community.
How many years have you been a physiotherapist?
I have been a physiotherapist for two years now, prior to that I had 10 years of running analysis and gait analysis experience.
Can you tell us one interesting fact about you?
One interesting fact is my wife and I actually had a ‘running wedding’ where our entire wedding party ran with us from UBC (where we met), all the way out to Vanier Park where we had our ceremony. It was a beautiful day with some very unique memories.
Movement and exercise have always been an important and empowering part of my life. Its helped me overcome physical and emotional challenges and I think physiotherapy is a great vessel to promote this. I guess you could say, overall I’m a #MovementOptimist
Do you have an area of interest or specialization in physiotherapy?
I have an interest in a particular specialization in working with runners in physiotherapy, but I do enjoy working with all bodies at all levels.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a new patient?
One piece of advice I would give to a new patient is that your body is adaptable, unique and resilient. So move more and worry less!