Judy Chepeha, PhD


Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Physical Therapy




  • PhD – University of Alberta - 2011
  • MScPT – University of Alberta -1997 
  • BScPT - University of Alberta - 1989

Dr. Chepeha graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1989, a Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Medicine in 1997 and a Doctorate in Rehabilitation Science in 2011. She’s worked clinically at the Glen Sather University of Alberta Sports Medicine Clinic in the area of orthopedics and sports medicine. Since July 2006, she has been a full time Clinical Track Professor with the Department of Physical Therapy. 


Professional Interests 

Dr. Chepeha’s research interests are primarily in the area of shoulder and upper extremity assessment and rehabilitation, specifically for individuals with instability syndromes and rotator cuff pathology. Additional areas of interest are functional evaluation and outcomes and sports related injuries. 

Current Research 

Internal rotation deficits in overhead athletes, development of shoulder rehabilitation guidelines