Areas of Excellence

Living Well

Leading research in the prevention and management of chronic conditions

Here in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, our researchers are leading discoveries in understanding, assessing, managing and preventing long-term impacts associated with chronic health conditions. We are constantly developing innovative approaches to preventing or improving the quality of life for those living with the consequences of many common conditions including arthritis, cancer, obesity, cardiovascular disease and the impacts of normal aging. 

Spotlight on Discoveries

UAlberta physical therapy professor brings international back treatment program to Canada

Training on Feb. 9 and 10 was the first use of GLA:D™ Back in the country.


Virtual personal trainer helps seniors get more exercise at home

U of A researcher developing personalized program that brings the appeal of electronic gaming to physical therapy for older adults.


Letting your dog sleep with you is good for chronic pain sufferers, new study shows

“A sense of relaxation and caring are emotions that release positive hormones in our bodies that will help us sleep better.”