This November marked my 5 year anniversary working at Royal City Physio. I cannot believe it has already been 5 years, the time has just flown by for me! I feel so grateful to be surrounded by an amazing and supportive team that makes work fun. I would also like to thank all of my patients. The best part of my job is seeing patients reach their goals which wouldn’t happen without all of your hard work and dedication.
Each year I try to take a few continuing education courses for professional development. However, due to the lack of in person courses available I have taken far fewer in the past 2 years. In February I took an online course learning more about running related injuries and bone health which I have found very useful and applicable in the clinic. And although it is not related to physiotherapy, I am currently enrolled in the PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Course, and am excited to use these new skills in the New Year!
In the summer we spent a lot of time with family between the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island. We hiked the North Coast Trail, a 58km trip along the northern tip of Vancouver Island, over 6 days during the “heat dome” this summer. The mental and physical challenge of the trail combined made this the hardest hike I have ever done. 10/10 would not recommend to others! A much more enjoyable experience I had this year was going sturgeon fishing for the first time. It was such a surreal experience, we caught a 8.5 ft sturgeon and it took 40 minutes to reel it in. I would 10/10 recommend other do this if they have the opportunity!
This year I have been extremely grateful for the return of some normalcy. My hockey league has started back up, I am able to socialized with friends, and hopefully get to spend Christmas with my family this year! Next year I am looking forward to hopefully the return of international travel and in person courses!
Wish all of you and your families a safe and happy holiday season.
Jayme Gordon graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Master's degree in Physical Therapy. Prior to this she completed a Bachelor's of Science Kinesiology degree at the University of Victoria. She is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association as well as the Physiotherapy Association of BC. Jayme has a passion for working with a diverse patient population ranging from athletes to community dwelling seniors. Book with Jayme today.