Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy


Research in this field comprises investigations that are dedicated to understanding the mechanisms underlying physical mobility with a focus on contributing to either basic knowledge or the elements of physical therapy practice, which includes assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, outcome measurement, and risk and prevention. Research training is offered to individuals from a variety of disciplines in a number of diverse topics related to Physical Therapy including:

  • Aging
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Child Health
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Motor Control and Neurosciences
  • Professionalism
  • Knowledge Translation and Continuing Competency
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Wound Management

Field Leader

Joy MacDermid, PhD
School of Physical Therapy
jmacderm@uwo.ca

Students must complete three mandatory half-credit courses, one from each of the following categories:

Students must attend and participate in Seminar Milestones:

In addition, all PhD students must pass a formal comprehensive examination as a requirement of the program.

Schedule & Milestones