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GP015: Financial Barriers with Corey Kim

Join Corey Kim and I as we discuss one of the major barriers to professionals starting global health work, finances. Corey recently saved for a teaching role in Nepal and he discusses some resources he accessed to set himself up for success. Resources: Course mentioned: Blog mentioned: Corey’s e-mail: kh.corey88(at) Krysta’s...


GP014: Year in Review: Burnout with Phil Sheppard

It’s been a year!! Thank you to all you wonderful listeners that keep me motivated to keep posting. What a wild ride it’s been so far. Both Phil and I experienced some form of burnout over the course of the year and we discuss our strategies to deal with it in this episode. Burnout can […]


GP013: Evidence Based Practice with Saurab Sharma

Saurab is a Nepalese physiotherapist passionate about Evidence Based Practice (EBP) and physiotherapy in Nepal. He is currently pursuing his PhD in New Zealand and is involved in many facets of the profession of physiotherapy. In this episode he shares his insights on barriers to EBP in Nepal, solutions to overcome these barriers, plans for […]


GP012: Deployments with Peter Skelton

When a country requests their help, the UK Emergency Response Team deploys to an area post-disaster. Pete Skelton is the Rehabilitation Advisor for this team and and Humanitarian Technical Adviser for Handicap International. In this episode we delve into the reason for the emerging role of rehabilitation as part of the sustainable response post-disaster and […]


GP011: Pelvic Pain with Ruth Jones

Ruth Jones brings her expertise in the area of pelvic pain to life. We delve into pelvic pain training, knowledge, trauma and more. Don’t miss out on this very important topic! Resources:


GP010: Infectious Disease with Mike Landry

Our role in non-communicable diseases is clear, but how do we fit into the management of infectious disease? This topic is discussed with Mike Landry, PT, Researcher, Global Health Professional and Chief of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Division at Duke University in North Carolina. We explore Zika, Ebola and the difference between morbidity and […]


GP009: WCPT Congress with Kayla Hildebrand

The World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress was in Capetown, South Africa in 2017. Kayla Hildebrand and I sit down to discuss our experiences at our first WCPT Congress! From volunteering, to attending talks, to mingling at socials, we both agree that the connections made were well worth it. Contacts: kdhildebrand (at) globalphysiopodcast […]


GP008: Orphaned and Vulnerable Children with Jenna Pomeroy-Ward

Jenna works in Durban, South Africa for a non-profit organization that supports abandoned, orphaned and vulnerable children. She focuses primary on health lifestyle and exercise, but she has a passion for the role mental health plays in physiotherapy. Contact:


GP007: A Better World Canada with Mona Walls and Karen Leung

Mona and Karen discuss international volunteer work as educators and collaborators. They have both worked with A Better World Canada in various countries abroad. Contact Karen: Contact Mona: Contact Krysta:


GP006: Torture and Trauma with Laura Pizer Gueron

Laura Pizer Gueron works at the Centre for Victims of Torture in Minnesota, U.S. We delve into her experience working with survivors of torture and trauma and she shines light on areas to consider when working with this population. Not only does she identify important signs and symptoms, but she discusses important resources for anyone working […]


GP005: Ignite Physio with Andrew Koppejan

Andrew Koppejan discusses the online community and resource for physiotherapists called Ignite Physio. He created this network in the hopes to connect practitioners for meaningful discussions about physiotherapy topics. We discuss how this online community can be particularly useful for those working in Global Health settings. Resources: Twitter: @ignitephysio E-mail: hello (at) globalphysiopodcast (at) […]


GP004: Rural Canadian Practice with Robin Roots

Robin Roots delves into the advantages and challenges of working in Northern and remote areas in Canada. She describes the current status of physiotherapy services in areas outside of large city centres and potential barriers practitioners may face when working more remotely. Robin has a wealth of knowledge in this area and has been integral […]


GP003: Community Based Rehab with Sheila Purves

This month, I chat with Sheila Purves, a Canadian trained physiotherapist that has spent most of her career working in Hong Kong. We discuss her role in the development of training programs in community-based therapy for the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Collaborating Centre for Rehabilitation. She breaks down her top 5 pieces of advice for […]


GP002: Disaster Relief with Phil Sheppard

On this month’s episode of the Global Physio Podcast I discuss how you should respond if you’re caught in a natural disaster (or any humanitarian crisis) with my friend and mentor, Phil Sheppard. He was in Nepal during the earthquakes in 2015 while he was teaching as a physiotherapy clinical skills instructor. Phil brings his […]


GP001: Introduction

Welcome to the Global Physio Podcast. This episode is an introduction to the podcast and its host. This podcast is designed to expose of all those interested in Global Health, particularly physiotherapists and physiotherapy students, in relevant discussions. Interviewees will range from instructors, clinicians, researchers, students, Global Health participants, etc. We hope you enjoy the podcast! […]


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