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Patricia Manns, PhD

Associate Dean, Graduate Studies

Rehabilitation Medicine

Physical Therapy

About Me

Credentials

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

Background

  • 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.
  • Came to the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 2003.  




Research

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.

Dr. Manns also conducts educational research. She is currently working on the development and testing of computer-based clinical reasoning modules related to neurological physical therapy, as well as the development of novel assessment tools for clinical reasoning.

Current Research

Sedentary Behaviour and Mobility Disability. Graduate students, especially those interested in working on a new project (starting Jan 2016) about sedentary behaviour in those with multiple sclerosis, are encouraged to inquire. 


Teaching

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