Allyson Jones, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Physical Therapy


Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Physical Therapy
(780) 492-2020
3-44C Corbett (E.A.) Hall
8205 - 114 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G4




Dr. Jones is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy with a cross appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences. She is also a Fellow with the Institute of Health Economics. She has a PhD in Epidemiology and a MSc in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta, a BA in Administrative Studies from the University of Winnipeg and a BSc in Physical Therapy from the University of Saskatchewan.

Prior to joining the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta, Dr. Jones completed a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)/Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Postdoctoral Fellowship in health-related quality of life. She received a New Investigator Award from the American Geriatrics Society for her postdoctoral work. She has and continues to practice clinically as a physical therapist.

Professional Affiliations

Physiotherapy Alberta College + Association

Canadian Physiotherapy Association


Current Research

Dr. Jones research interests are patient health outcomes and health-related quality of life in chronic musculoskeletal conditions common in elderly patient populations. Using multiple methods, including patient surveys, clinical evaluation, performance measures, and administrative databases, Dr. Jones looks at functional, health-related quality of life (HRQL), and health services outcomes to determine how we can maximize successful outcomes with total joint arthroplasty, spinal stenosis and hip fracture. Her current core projects are in the following areas: 1) Patient-related outcomes, determinants of total hip and knee arthroplasties; 2) prognostic factors and outcomes of degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis;and 3) factors affecting functional recovery and health related quality of life of hip fracture.

Funding for current research comes from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, University of Alberta, New Investigator Award from the CIHR (2006-2011) and AHFMR Population Health Investigator establishment grant (2007-2014).

Research Affiliations

Arthritis Research Canada

Collaborative Orthopaedic Research (CORe)

Injury Prevention Centre

University of Alberta Evidence Practice-based Center


Dr. Jones is currently accepting applications for MSc and PhD students in either the Rehabilitation Science or Public Health (epidemiology) program.

Scholarly Activities

Research - AHFMR Population Health Investigator (2007-2014).

2007 to 2014


Factors associated with falls and fear of falling in total joint arthroplasty: a scoping review

Author(s): Chen SK, Voaklander DC, Perry D, Jones CA.
Publication Date: 12/12/2019
Publication: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Volume: 20
Page Numbers: 599
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Development of quality indicators for hip and knee arthroplasty rehabilitation

Author(s): Westby MD, Marshall D, Jones CA.
Publication Date: 3/1/2018
Publication: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Volume: 26
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 360-382
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Patient expectations and total knee arthroplasty.

Author(s): Jones CA, Suarez-Almazor ME
Publication Date: 8/1/2017
Publication: Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management
Volume: 24
Issue: 8
Page Numbers: 364-370
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Cognitive status at hospital admission: post-operative trajectory of functional recovery for hip fracture

Author(s): Jones CA, Jhangri GS, Feeny D, Beaupre LA.
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences
Volume: 72
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 61-67
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Inflammatory arthritis prevalence and health services use in the First Nations Population of Alberta, Canada.

Author(s): Barnabe C, Jones CA, Bernatsky S, Peschken CA, Voaklander DC, Homik D, Crowshoe LF, Esdaile JM, El-Gabalawy H, Hemmelgarn B.
Publication Date: 6/22/2016
Publication: Arthritis Care & Research
Volume: 69
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 467-474
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Emerging Role of Quality Indicators in Physical Therapist Practice and Health Services Delivery

Author(s): Westby MD, Klemm A, Li LC, Jones CA
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Physical Therapy
Volume: 96
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 90-100
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Translating knowledge in rehabilitation: a systematic review.

Author(s): Jones CA, Roop SC, Pohar, SL, Albrecht L, Scott SD.
Publication Date: 4/1/2015
Publication: Special Issue: Knowledge Translation and Implementation. Physical Therapy
Volume: 95
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 663-677
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Diabetes that impacts on routine activities predicts slower recovery after total knee arthroplasty: an observational study.

Author(s): Amusat N, Beaupre L, Jhangri GS, Pohar SL, Simpson S, Warren S, Jones CA
Publication Date: 12/1/2014
Publication: Journal of Physiotherapy
Volume: 60
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 217-223
DOI: 10.1016/j.jphys.2014.09.006
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Delineating the impact of obesity and its relationship on recovery after total joint arthroplasties.

Author(s): Jones CA, Cox V, Jhangri GS, Suarez-Almazor ME
Publication Date: 6/1/2012
Publication: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Volume: 20
Issue: 6
Page Numbers: 511-518
DOI: 10.1016/j.joca.2012.02.637
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Incidence and mortality of Parkinson’s disease in older Canadians

Author(s): Jones CA, Martin WRC, Wieler M, King-Jesso P, Voaklander DC
Publication Date: 5/1/2012
Publication: Parkinsonism and Related Disorders
Volume: 18
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 327-331
DOI: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2011.11.018
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Comparative effectiveness of pain management interventions for hip fracture: a systematic review.

Author(s): Abou-Setta AM, Beaupre LA, Rashiq S, Dryden DM, Hamm MP, Sadowski CA, Menon MR, Majumdar SR, Wilson DM Karkhaneh M, Mousavi SS, Wong K, Tjosvold L, Jones CA
Publication Date: 8/16/2011
Publication: Annals of Internal Medicine
Volume: 155
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 234-245
DOI: 10.7326/0003-4819-155-4-201108160-00346
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Determinants of function after total knee arthroplasty.

Author(s): Jones CA, Voaklander DC, Suarez-Alma ME
Publication Date: 8/1/2003
Publication: Physical Therapy
Volume: 83
Issue: 8
Page Numbers: 696-706
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The effect of age on pain, function, and quality of life after total hip and knee arthroplasty.

Author(s): Jones CA, Voaklander DC, Johnston DW, Suarez-Almazor ME
Publication Date: 2/12/2001
Publication: Archives of Internal Medicine
Volume: 161
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 454-460
DOI: 10.1001/archinte.161.3.454
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