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Geoffrey Bostick, PhD

Associate Teaching Professor

Rehabilitation Medicine

Physical Therapy

About Me


  • Post-doctoral Fellowship (TAS/CAN/Phizer) - 2013
  • PhD (Rehabilitation Science) - University of Alberta - 2011
  • Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy, Orthopaedic Division of Canada - 2005
  • BSc - Physical Therapy – University of Saskatchewan – 2001
  • BSc – Physical Education – University of Saskatchewan - 1998


Professional Interests

  • The role of neuropathic pain in the development and maintenance of osteoarthritis pain
  • Pain education in physical therapy training
  • Using mixed-methods to better understand the experience of pain
  • Teaching Scholarship

Current Research

Pain education in physical therapy training

Assessment of pain in marginalized populations: patient (expert) perspectives

Automated item generation using cognitive models


I currently teach the Musculoskeletal II (Assessment and Treatment of the spine) and Advanced Clinical Topics (including Chronic Pain) in the MScPT program. I also co-teach Foundations of Physical Therapy, offer a 1 credit chronic pain elective and work 2 half days in the Department of Physical Therapy student clinic.

I have a strong interest in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Projects have included Automated Item Generation and Test Assembly using Cognitive Models, Developing a Model of Work Readiness in Rehabilitation, and Evaluating the Reliability of Practical Examinations.