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Lisa Jasper, PT, PhD (Candidate)

MScPT Coordinator, Augustana

Rehabilitation Medicine

Physical Therapy

About Me


  • PhD (Candidate) - University of Alberta - present
  • Masters of Science - University of Manitoba – 2007
  • Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy - University of Manitoba - 1995
  • Bachelor of Science - Chemistry Major, Math Minor- Brandon University - 1992


After graduating as a physiotherapist, Lisa enjoyed working with a varied caseload in a rural multidisciplinary clinic. Ongoing education included manual therapy, pain management and certification in acupuncture and case management. 

Lisa then followed her interest in research and went on to pursue her master’s degree examining the anatomical specificity and role of glia in the acidic saline animal model of chronic pain. After completion of her master’s degree, she continued to work part time in private practice while adding work in the field of medical writing/editing/research and participating in a multidisciplinary rural chronic pain team.  Lisa is currently finishing her PhD in Rehabilitation Science researching the measurement of physical activity in older adults following total knee arthroplasty. 

In 2011, she was excited to join the University of Alberta as the coordinator for the rural satellite MScPT program in Camrose, AB which combines her enjoyment of research, clinical practice and education.   She enjoys the daily challenges and rewards of delivering the physical therapy curriculum in this innovative environment.

Professional Affiliations

Physiotherapy Alberta College and Association

Canadian Physiotherapy Association


Lisa teaches two courses in the professional issues stream, a business elective and is a co-instructor in a chronic pain elective in the MScPT program.  In addition, Lisa assists in and oversees the implementation of the second year curriculum at the Augustana campus.


Professional Interests

  • chronic pain with a special interest in multidisciplinary programs, the relationship between breathing and pain, and central pain mechanisms
  • delivery of MScPT education via videoconferencing technology