Victor Ezeugwu

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Physical Therapy


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Physical Therapy


Area of Study / Keywords

Movement Behaviours Biomarkers Accelerometry Theories of Behaviour Change


Victor is a Physical Therapist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at University of Alberta.


Postdoctoral Fellowship - Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Cohort Study, University of Alberta

PhD - Rehabilitation Science, University of Alberta

MSc - Physical Therapy, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

BMR - Physical Therapy, University of Nigeria


Dr. Ezeugwu specializes in designing health-promoting interventions using behaviour change and ecological approaches to optimize healthy movement behaviours (physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep) across the lifespan - from children to older adults. His research primarily focuses on precision health, employing wearable technologies, behaviour change techniques, biomarkers, and ecological approaches to personalize rehabilitation interventions for people with stroke, Parkinson's disease, frailty, and long COVID.  


Google Scholar


PTHER 546: Adult Neurology: Introduction to the theory and application of physical therapy in adults with neurological conditions.

PTHER 565: Aging and Physical Therapy: An examination of age-related changes, prevalent age-related conditions treated by physical therapists and contextual factors that influence the activity and participation of older adults.


Seeking prospective postdoctoral scholars, PhD, and master's-level graduate students with prior experience in working with wearable activity and heart rate/rhythm sensors. 

Due to the nature of our current research program, preference will be given to clinicians with a current practice permit in Alberta.

Featured Publications

Okusanya D, Ezeugwa J, Khan A, Buck B, Jickling G, Ezeugwu V.

PLOS ONE. 2023 December; 10.1371/journal.pone.0290515

Ezeugwu VE, Adamko D, van Eeden C, Dubeau A, Turvey SE, Moraes TJ, Simons E, Subbarao P, Wishart DS, Mandhane PJ

2022 September; 100 10.1016/j.sleep.2022.09.015

Ezeugwu, V.E., Mandhane, P.J., Hammam, N., Brook, J.R., Tamana, S.K., Hunter, S., Chikuma, J., Lefebvre, D.L., Azad, M.B., Moraes, T.J., Subbarao, P., Becker, A.B., Turvey, S.E., Rosu, A., Sears, M.R., Carson, V.

Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2021 April; 18 (5):571-579 10.1123/jpah.2020-0827

Ezeugwu, V.E., Manns, P.J.

Translational Behavioral Medicine. 2020 February; 10 (1):87-95 10.1093/tbm/iby128

Tamana, S.K., Ezeugwu, V.E, Chikuma, J., Lefebvre, D.L., Azad, M.B., Moraes, T.J., Subbarao, P., Becker, A.B., Turvey, S.E., Sears, M.R., Dick, B.D., Carson, V., Rasmussen, C., CHILD study investigators, Pei, J., Mandhane, P.J.

PLoS ONE. 2019 April; 14 (4):e0213995 10.1371/journal.pone.0213995

Ezeugwu, V.E., Manns, P.J.

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2018 December; 99 (12):2540-2547 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.06.014

Ezeugwu VE, Garga N, Manns PJ

Disabil Rehabil. 2017 December; 39 (25):2551-2558 10.1080/09638288.2016.1239764

Ezeugwu VE, Manns PJ

2017 September; 26 (9):2004-2012 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2017.06.009

Manns, P.J., Ezeugwu, V.E., Armijo-Olivo, S., Vallance, J., & Healy, G.N.

Journal of American Geriatrics Society. 2015 July; 63 (7):1314-1323 10.1111/jgs.13490

Ezeugwu V, Klaren RE, Hubbard E, Manns PJ, Motl RW

Prev Med Rep. 2015 April; 2 10.1016/j.pmedr.2015.03.007

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