After graduating as a physiotherapist, Lisa enjoyed working with a varied caseload in a rural multidisciplinary clinic. Ongoing education included manual therapy, pain management and certification in acupuncture and case management.
Lisa then followed her interest in research and went on to pursue her master’s degree examining the anatomical specificity and role of glia in the acidic saline animal model of chronic pain. After completion of her master’s degree, she continued to work part time in private practice while adding work in the field of medical writing/editing/research and participating in a multidisciplinary rural chronic pain team. Lisa is currently finishing her PhD in Rehabilitation Science researching the measurement of physical activity in older adults following total knee arthroplasty.
In 2011, she was excited to join the University of Alberta as the coordinator for the rural satellite MScPT program in Camrose, AB which combined her enjoyment of research, clinical practice and education.
Physiotherapy Alberta College and Association
Canadian Physiotherapy Association
Students can register in these for credit towards the MScPT requirement of 3 credits in elective coursework. A variety of topic areas may be offered. Note: Course title is variable; course may be repeated.Spring Term 2022
This course will provide an opportunity for students to integrate and apply information presented in REHAB 535 and 536 using standardized assignments with real and/or simulated patients as a base from which to develop an evidence-based, collaborative, interprofessional, assessment and treatment program of chronic pain and disability. Pre-requisite: REHAB 535 and 536.Fall Term 2022