Elizabeth Clark

What is your role at the Glen Sather Clinic?

I have been a part of the multi-disciplinary shoulder team since 2017. Of recently, I have also joined the multi-disciplinary knee team. In December of 2021 I took on the role of one of the PT directors at the clinic. I take physiotherapy students regularly and through this have a Clinical Educator designation through the University of Alberta.

What did you study and where? How long have you been at the Glen Sather Clinic?

I did my undergraduate studies at Western University in Kinesiology in 2008 and then went on to Queen’s University for my Masters of Physiotherapy, graduating in 2011. I started my physiotherapy career in Ontario working in various private practice locations in Mississauga and Ottawa. I moved to Edmonton in 2015 and have been at the GSSMC since 2017.

Throughout my time as a physiotherapist I have taken several courses including my Orthopedic Division level 2 upper/lower, Gunn IMS Certification, McKenzie A-D, Mulligan upper and lower, SFMA Level 1 and New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries.

What are your key areas of interest as a physiotherapist?

  • Pre- and post-operative shoulder and knee injuries
  • Running related injuries
  • Dance related injuries

While these are my key areas of interest, I do enjoy treating all conditions, taking the time to understand each patient’s needs and goals with physiotherapy.

What are your favourite ways to stay active?

  • Running, biking or cross-country skiing in the Edmonton river valley
  • Home strength workouts
  • Yoga

What has been your biggest accomplishment as a physiotherapist and/or athlete?

My biggest accomplishment has been qualifying for and completing the 2021 Boston Marathon. In my dancing years, I also completed my RAD Advanced II ballet exam and went on to learn the Solo Seal syllabus. Being a member of the GSSMC team has been a highlight of my career, being able to work with well-regarded orthopedic surgeons, sport medicine physicians and massage therapists who I get to interact with and learn from daily.

What days/hours are you at the clinic?

  • Monday/Wednesday 1-6:30pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday 7-12:30pm
  • Friday 10-3:30pm

Current/past Team Affiliations

While I have not worked with any specific teams, I have provided event coverage for soccer, rugby, gymnastics and figure skating events.