Marie Westby

Physical Therapy Clinical Resource Therapist
Degrees / Designations 

BSc.(PT), PhD

Email Address 
604-875-4111 Ext. 68834
Mailing Address 
Mary Pack Arthritis Centre 895 West 10th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5Z 1L7


Academic Appointment 
Clinical Associate Professor
Body Locations and Systems 
Bones, Joints and Muscles
Diagnosis and Therapy 
Hip Replacement
Knee Replacement
Rehabilitation Intervention
Other Areas of Research 
Clinical practice guidelines
Quality Indicators
Exercise Therapy

Dr. Westby completed her BSc. in physiotherapy in 1988 and her PhD in rehabilitation sciences at UBC in 2010. She has worked as a physiotherapist at the Mary Pack Arthritis Centre in Vancouver her entire career and published several articles, authored chapters and presented internationally on rehabilitation and exercise therapy for varied forms of arthritis and total joint arthroplasty (TJA). Dr. Westby is a MSFHR Health Professional Investigator and building on her doctoral and post-doctoral research, is evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of TJA rehabilitation quality indicators through patient and clinician-targeted toolkits. She strongly believes in patient oriented research and engages patients and clinicians in all aspects of her projects.

Current Projects 

Evaluating the implementation and effectiveness of TJA rehabilitation quality indicator toolkits on quality of care, patient outcomes and patient and clinician experiences.