Lindsay McCaw

Graduated from SFU in 2007

Major: BSc, Kin

Credentials: Applied Nutrition Certificate, Health and Fitness Certificate, Co-op


Lindsay graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2007. She worked as a Kinesiologist and then went on to continue her education at the University of British Columbia, graduating in 2011 with a Masters in Physical Therapy. Lindsay believes in lifelong learning and has taken numerous courses related to things such as treatment of persistent pain, manual therapy and functional dry needling.
Lindsay worked as a physiotherapist in a multidisciplinary program focused on treating clients with chronic pain for 10 years and it is here that she developed a special interest for treating clients dealing with complex conditions and persistent pain. In addition to being a physiotherapist, Lindsay also held the role of the Clinical Services Manager which allowed her to gain experience in leadership and management. Late in 2022, she decided to shift gears and went to work in a private practice setting and enjoyed this time immensely.
Lindsay grew up in the Lower Mainland and spent her time engaged in a wide variety of sports. Through these experiences she developed a strong interest in health and fitness and eventually the rehabilitation process which is what lead to her to the path of Kinesiology and then Physiotherapy. In her spare time, you will find Lindsay hanging out with my family (2 children and husband) and friends, exploring the outdoors and staying active herself, running and strength training.


1) What is your current position? What does a typical work day look like for you?   

Physiotherapist at Restore Physiotherapy in New Westminster. I see clients one on one for sessions ranging from 30 min to 1 hour.

2) How did your education in BPK influence your career?

By obtaining my BSc. Kin I was able to get hired easily after graduation into Kinesiology roles. Co-op education allowed for job experience as well as job opportunities and creation of relationships with people in the field that I wanted to work in.

3) Who in BPK had an impact on you and why?

Darleen Bemister. She encouraged me to participate in co-op and then once in the Program guided me through my experience which allowed me to gain valuable work experience that I could apply to future roles when applying for jobs after graduation. It also gave me good insight into the the types of jobs I wanted to do and that I did not want to pursue.

4) What is your favourite memory of your time at SFU as an undergraduate?

Meeting friends that I am still friends with today.

5) What advice would you give to today’s BPK student? 

Enjoy your time. It seems like forever but you will look back and realize how quickly it passed.