Sara Kloosterboer


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 moved back to Nanaimo a year ago 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 limitations. 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 advancing their health, function, and outcomes in life and activity.



University of British Columbia: Master of Physical Therapy – Class of 2015

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

distinction – Class of 2013

NANAIMO DISTRICT SECONDARY SCHOOL: List of distinction – Class of 2008

Certifications & Training

IMS Therapy / Functional Dry Needling – October 2016

Emergency Sport First Responder – March 2016

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

February 2016

Mulligan Concept – Lower Quadrant Mobilizations with Movement – March 2015

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

Physiotherapy Association – March 2015

Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute Lumbar Spine Course – 2014

Professional Affiliations

Advanced Health and Sports Clinic: Physiotherapist

Extension Physiotherapy: 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)