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Crystal MacLellan, PhD, MScPT, BSc

Clinical Assistant Professor

Rehabilitation Medicine

Physical Therapy

About Me


MScPT - University of Alberta - 2012
Postdoctoral Fellow - Memorial University of Newfoundland - 2009
PhD - University of Alberta - 2006
BSc - St. Francis Xavier University - 2000


Crystal earned a PhD from University of Alberta in 2006 where she studied neuroprotective strategies for hemorrhagic stroke. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship exploring the effects of stem cell transplantation and rehabilitation on stroke recovery. She obtained her MScPT from University of Alberta in 2012 and has worked in both acute care and private practice settings. She has a special interest in neurological rehabilitation in adults and pediatrics. She joined the Department of Physical Therapy as a full-time instructor in 2017. Teaching interests include neurology and neuroscience, human movement, and clinical supervision.