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Patricia Manns, PhD

Associate Dean, Graduate Studies

Rehabilitation Medicine

Physical Therapy

About Me


  • PhD - Health and Human Performance - Oregon State University, United States
  • MSc - Kinesiology University of Saskatchewan
  • BSc - Physical Therapy – University of Saskatchewan


  • Graduated from the physical therapy program at the University of Saskatchewan, and did most of her clinical physical therapy work in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
  • Doctoral degree from Oregon State University was completed in the College of Health and Human Performance.
  • Joined the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 2003.  


Professional Interests

Dr. Manns’ research program focuses on strategies to maintain or improve health and function in individuals with stroke. She is particularly interested in exploring the effect of interventions to reduce and break up sedentary behaviour on cardio-metabolic risk factors and function.

Current Research

Sedentary Behaviour and Mobility Disability

Use of telerehabilitation


Trish Manns, PhD, is a graduate supervisor at the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.