Lesley Pritchard, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Physical Therapy


Associate Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Physical Therapy
(780) 492-2971
3-60 Corbett (E.A.) Hall
8205 - 114 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G4




  • PhD - University of Alberta - 2008
  • MScPT - University of Alberta - 2002
  • BScPT - University of Alberta - 1996


Professional Interests

  • Participation of children with motor disabilities in their schools and communities
  • Families perspectives on rehabilitation service delivery - implications for service delivery and policy
  • Effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions for children with cerebral palsy
  • Pediatric rehabilitation service delivery

Current Research

  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of robotic gait training and gait-focused physical therapy programs for children and youth with cerebral palsy
  • Evaluation of a child-focussed approach to rehabilitation goal setting (The ENGAGE study)


Lesley teaches Pther 563 Gross Motor Development and Pediatric Physical Therapy 


REHAB 601 - Research Design in Rehabilitation Science

This course will provide students an overview of methodological approaches in health science and rehabilitation research, including features and issues that impact on research methodology (i.e., design, data collection, and analysis). Students will gain an understanding of the philosophical and theoretical perspectives that underpin quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods approaches in health research.

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Featured Publications

Pritchard-Wiart, L. Phelan, S.K.

Clinical Rehabilitation. 2018 January; 13 (1):p.954-966

Pritchard-Wiart, Thompson-Hodgetts, S., McKillop, A.

Clinical Rehabilitation.

Bragg, E. Pritchard-Wiart, L.

Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics..

Wiart, L., Rosychuk, R.J., Wright.V.

BMC Neurology. 16 (86)

Verschuren, O., Gorter, J.W., Pritchard-Wiart, L.

Early Human Development. 113

Pritchard-Wiart, L., Bragg, E., Hodgetts, S.

Clinical Rehabilitation.