The Physical Therapy Department is committed to the promotion, development and dissemination of knowledge related to physical therapy and rehabilitation science. We pride ourselves on our tradition of excellence in research, both in teaching and research. Our faculty research interests include mechanisms of control, development of new treatments, evaluation of treatment effectiveness and health services research examining outcomes and health policy. The Department maintains strong research and educational ties with other university departments and community partners. The philosophy of the Best Practices Curriculum is to develop highly competent academic practitioners who will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide best practices in private and public funded environments. Graduates are prepared to advance practice and knowledge through a variety of means including innovative practice, professional leadership and research, as consumers and generators of new information.
Katherine Berg, PhD, MSc, BScPT, BPT
Chair and Associate Professor,
Department of Physical Therapy
Executive Chair, Rehabilitation Sciences Sector