Physiotherapists

Christina Le

What is your role at the GSSMC?

Physical therapist

What is your main area of practice?

I am part of the multidisciplinary knee team so I often treat people with knee injuries, particularly anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. I teach ACL rehabilitation group classes through a program called Functional Agility and Strength Training (FAST).

Do you hold any positions outside the clinic?

PhD Rehabilitation Sciences Student, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta

What did you study and where?

I graduated from the University of Alberta with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 2011 and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2009. Throughout my years at the University of Alberta, I played varsity with the Pandas Soccer program and captained the team in my final year.

Since graduation, I’ve completed many courses that have provided me with a wide set of skills to help treat various injuries. These skills include functional dry needling/IMS, acupuncture, spinal manipulation, functional movement taping, and selective functional movement assessment. 

Do you have any specific research interests & publications?

In January 2017, I started in the Rehabilitation Sciences PhD program with the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta. My research interest is quality of life (QOL) in youth who sustain a sport-related knee injury. The goals of my research are identifying determinants of QOL during rehabilitation and ultimately developing interventions to minimize the decline of QOL in the long-term.

I am an associate editor with the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM). I hold a role with the BJSM Review Update team which publishes reviews of articles from other journals once every two issues.

Lastly, I have a blog! Check it out here.

Protocols and Guidelines
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Rehabilitation Protocol, 2017. https://www.ualberta.ca/https://cloudfront.ualberta.ca/-/media/glensatherclinic/forms/acl-gssmc-protocol-31052017.pdf

Reports
Kearney R, Le C, Cunniffe E, et al Sports medicine highlights from other journals Br J Sports Med  Published Online First: 30 August 2017. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098250

Kearney R, Heerey J, Le C, et al Sports medicine highlights from other journals Br J Sports Med  Published Online First: 30 August 2017. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098371

Gisselman A, Kearney R, Le C, et al Sports medicine highlights from other journals Br J Sports Med Published Online First: 19 October 2017. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098550

Do you work specific days/hours? 

I am in the clinic on Thursday evenings (5:00pm to 7:00pm) and every second Saturday (9:00am to 1:00pm). I am at Foote Field teaching FAST classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Are you affiliated with any teams? 

From 2015 to 2017 I worked with FC Edmonton.

What is your favourite way to stay active? 

I played soccer for over 20 years but tore my ACL and MCL in 2017. Since then, I have hung up my boots but I continue to strength train, play ice hockey, bike, snowboard, and row on my beautiful WaterRower at home.