Patricia Manns, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Physical Therapy
Associate Dean, Education, College of Health Sciences - Dean's Office


Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Physical Therapy
(780) 492-7274
3-48R Corbett (E.A.) Hall
8205 - 114 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G4

Associate Dean, Education, College of Health Sciences - Dean's Office
(780) 492-0943
3-398A Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 1C9




  • PhD - Health and Human Performance - Oregon State University, United States
  • MSc - Kinesiology University of Saskatchewan
  • BSc - Physical Therapy – University of Saskatchewan


  • Graduated from the physical therapy program at the University of Saskatchewan, and did most of her clinical physical therapy work in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
  • Doctoral degree from Oregon State University was completed in the College of Health and Human Performance.
  • Joined the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 2003. 


Professional Interests

Dr. Manns’ research program focuses on strategies to maintain or improve health and function in individuals with stroke. She is particularly interested in exploring the effect of interventions to reduce and break up sedentary behaviour on cardio-metabolic risk factors and function.

Current Research

Sedentary Behaviour and Mobility Disability

Use of telerehabilitation


Trish Manns, PhD, is a graduate supervisor at the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and teaches PTHER 546 (Neurological Physical Therapy). 


Dr. Manns is not currently accepting new thesis graduate students.

Featured Publications

Patricia J Manns, Golnoush Mehrabani, Sarah Norton, Saeideh Aminian, Robert W Motl

Arch Rehabil Res Clin Trans. 2020 September;

Manns, P. J., Hurd, C., Yang, J. F.

J Neuroeng Rehabil, 16(1). 2019 January; 16(1),

Aminian, S., Motl, R. W., Rowley, J., & Manns, P. J.

BMJ Open. 2019 January;

Ezeugwu VE, Manns PJ

Arch Phys Med Rehabil,. 2019 January; 99 (12):2540-2547

Manns PJ, Dunstan D, Owen N, Healy GN

Physical Therapy. 92