Lisa Jasper, PT, PhD (Candidate)

Research Assistant, Faculty of Rehabilitation - Physical Therapy
Casual Academic Hourly, Faculty of Rehabilitation - Strategic Initiatives


Research Assistant, Faculty of Rehabilitation - Physical Therapy

Casual Academic Hourly, Faculty of Rehabilitation - Strategic Initiatives




  • PhD (Candidate) - University of Alberta - present
  • Masters of Science - University of Manitoba – 2007
  • Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy - University of Manitoba - 1995
  • Bachelor of Science - Chemistry Major, Math Minor- Brandon University - 1992


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.

Professional Affiliations

Physiotherapy Alberta College and Association

Canadian Physiotherapy Association


Professional Interests

  • chronic pain with a special interest in multidisciplinary programs, the relationship between breathing and pain, and central pain mechanisms
  • innovative teaching


Risk Factors for Revision of Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Scoping Review
Author(s): Jasper LL, Jones CA, Mollins J, Pohar SL, Beaupre LA
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Volume: 17
Issue: 182

Diverse sensory inputs permit priming in the acidic saline model of hyperalgesia. Eur J Pain, 2012 Aug;16(7):966-73. doi: 10.1002/j.1532-2149.2011.00103.x. Epub 2012 Jan 19.
Author(s): Jasper LL, MacNeil BJ
Publication Date: 2012
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Improving Coping Together
Author(s): Klassen B, Jasper L
Publication: Occupational Therapy Now
Volume: 14
Issue: 5
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