Margaret McNeely, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Physical Therapy

Pronouns: she, her, hers


Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Physical Therapy
(780) 492-6007
2-50 Corbett (E.A.) Hall
8205 - 114 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G4



Dr. Margaret McNeely is currently appointed as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Oncology in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.


Current research trials: 

1.  EMPOWER:  A breast cancer trial for individuals who have undergone surgery and are on/ or have completed chemotherapy in the last year.,%20Margaret&rank=1

2. CONTROL4LIFE:  A prostate cancer cohort study examining continence, sexual function, fitness and health in men undergoing surgery.,%20Margaret&rank=2

3. Alberta Cancer Exercise (ACE):  An exercise program for all types and stages of cancer.

4.  PEACE:  A physiotherapy and exercise study for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia aged 4 to 17 years.,%20Margaret&rank=3

5.  STABLE:  A study looking at balance and strength training program for older individuals with cancer who have issues with balance and falls.


6.  MOTIVATE:  coming soon... a study examining the benefit of exercise prior to a stem cell transplant procedure for individuals with multiple myeloma. 


Dr. McNeely's lab is full. She is not accepting new graduate students at this time. 


PTHER 504 - Clinical Therapeutic Exercise

This course examines the acute and chronic physiological responses to exercise and explores the use of exercise in the management of chronic diseases and disabilities. Prerequisite: PTHER 516.

PTHER 548 - Physical Therapy and Chronic Disease Management

Study of the theory and application of physical therapy in clients with selected chronic diseases. Components of practice will include assessment, intervention, outcome evaluation, therapeutic exercise, electrophysical agents, and evidence-based skills. Prerequisites: PTHER 538, 544, 546, 563, and 565.

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Scholarly Activities

Research - Principles of Physical and Occupational Therapy in Cancer.

Started: 2019

Chapter published in:  Cancer Rehabilitation: Principles and Practices, 2nd Edition.

Stubblefield M, Editor. Demos Medical Publishing  

Featured Publications

McNeely ML, Suderman K, Yurick JL, Nishimura K, Sellar C, Ospina PA, Pituskin E, Lau H, Easaw JC, Parliament MB, Joy AA, Culos-Reed SN.

2022 May; 14 (11) 10.3390/cancers14112737

McNeely ML, Harris SR, Dolgoy ND, Al Onazi MM, Parkinson JF, Radke L, Kostaras X, Dennett L, Ryan JA, Dalzell MA, Kennedy A, Capozzi L, Towers A, Campbell KL, Binkley J, King K, Keast D.

2022 April; 12 (10) 10.9778/cmajo.20210038

Friedenreich CM, Vallance JK, McNeely ML, Culos-Reed SN, Matthews CE, Bell GJ, Mackey JR, Kopciuk KA, Dickau L, Wang Q, Cook D, Wharton S, McNeil J, Ryder-Burbidge C, Morielli AR, Courneya KS.

2022 March; 33 (3) 10.1007/s10552-021-01539-6

McNeely, ML, Dolgoy, ND, Rafn, BS, Ghosh, S, Ospina, PA, Al Onazi, MM, Radke, L, Shular, M, Kuusk, U, Webster, M, Campbell, KL, Mackey, JR

Cancer. 2021 October; Online

Margaret L McNeely, Christopher Sellar, Tanya Williamson, Melissa Shea-Budgell, Anil Abraham Joy, Harold Y Lau, Jacob C Easaw, Albert D Murtha, Jeffrey Vallance, Kerry Courneya, John R Mackey, Matthew Parliament, Nicole Culos-Reed

BMJ Open.

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