We Are IH: Vernon physiotherapist hikes the Great Divide Trail

October 27, 2022
Kerry hiking the Great Divide Trail near the 1,100 kilometre mark.

Name: Kerry Carlson (she/her/hers)
Job Title: Physiotherapist (Community Care)
Years of Service: 30
Worksite: Vernon Jubilee Hospital
Community: Vernon
Ancestral TerritorySyilx Okanagan
Favourite Quote / Advice to live by: “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always!” — Robin Williams

Kerry Carlson was born and raised in the small community of Morinville, Alta. She graduated from the UBC School of Physical Therapy in 1992 after an initial career in medical research. Kerry traded test tubes for people, and started a new physiotherapy career at Queen Victoria Hospital in the lovely mountain town of Revelstoke.

It was in October 1992, that Kerry first walked into Vernon Jubilee Hospital and was hired as a casual physiotherapist.

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