Tracy Barber is a registered physiotherapist licensed with the College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She holds a post-graduate diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and is a Fellow of the Canadian association of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMT). She is also a member of the International Federation of Manipulative Therapists (IFOMT). Licensed as an Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) practitioner, she trained under Dr. Chan Gunn, Order of Canada here in Vancouver. She is also a golf fitness professional certified with the Titleist Performance Institute.
Tracy earned her degree in physiotherapy in England in 1986. In 1988 she moved to Canada and spent the next five years working as a physiotherapist at Toronto General Hospital, including two years as the clinical specialist in outpatient orthopaedics. As part of this job, she provided physiotherapy services for the National Ballet of Canada on a part-time basis. She was also a clinical instructor for physiotherapy students studying at the University of Toronto.
Since moving to Vancouver in 1993, Tracy has always worked in private practice. In 2001 she established her own sole-practice at Southlands Physiotherapy before joining her growing practice with Seva Physiotherapy Clinic in 2005. Wanting to provide a more comprehensive treatment approach, she established Salus Physiotherapy Clinic in June 2008 with partners David Kwan and Paolo Bordignon.
Tracy is also involved in teaching physiotherapy, serving as a teaching assistant for the masters™ physiotherapy program at the University of British Columbia.
She was a member of an expert task force convened by the PABC to produce the clinical practice guideline, "The Back Strain Model of Care" (Physiotherapy Low Back Strain Model of Care) which describes treatment guidelines for acute low back pain according to evidence-based principles.
Tracy has also served on both the provincial and national executives of the Orthopaedic Division of Physiotherapy and co-edited the Canadian Orthopaedic Physiotherapy journal from 2000 to 2002.
She has volunteered as team physiotherapist for a local Vancouver rugby team and provided physiotherapy services at the B.C. Winter Games, Vancouver Sun Run, and the Vancouver International Marathon.
Tracy has a strong personal interest in a variety of sports, including squash, golf, running, mountain biking, rugby and snowboarding.
“As an avid amateur athlete, I appreciate the frustration and pain brought on by sports-related injuries. I know any injury that interferes with a person's enjoyment of life can be painful and traumatic,” Tracy says. “I find it very rewarding to be able to help all people overcome their injuries and resume their daily activities.”
She also enjoys treating a variety of non-sports related injuries that can be just as debilitating for people in their day-to-day activities.