Sharon Gabison, PhD, MSc, BScPT, BSc

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

Department of Physical Therapy
160-500 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1V7

Fax:        416-946-8562

Dr. Gabison’s teaching focus in the MScPT and OIEPB curriculum relates to electrophysical agents, wound prevention and management. Her PhD examined the role of trunk function and pressure offloading and its effect on tissue health in wheelchair users who sustained a spinal cord injury.

Inspired by both her professional and personal life, Dr. Gabison advocates for individuals living with disabilities.

Gabison, S. Mathur, S., Verrier, M.C.,  Nussbaum, E.L., Popovic, M., Gagnon, D.H. (2018). Quantitative ultrasound imaging over the ischial tuberosity: An exploratory study to inform tissue health. Journal of Tissue Viabillity. Journal of Tissue Viability. 27(3), 173-180.

Gregor, S., Bruni, N., Grkinic, P., Schwartz, L., McDonald, A., Thille, P., Gabison, S., Gibson, B.E., Jachyra, P. (2018). Parents’ perspectives of physical activity participation among Canadian adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 48, 53-62. doi:

Gabison, S., Mathur, S., Nussbaum, E.L., Popovic, M., Verrier, M.C. (2017). Trunk Function and Ischial Pressure Offloading in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. June 14: 1-10. http://dx.DOI 10.1080/10790268.2017.1328345.

Gagnon, D.H., Roy, A., Gabison, S., Duclos, C., Verrier, M.C., Nadeau, S. (2016). Effects of Seated Postural Stability and Trunk and Upper Extremity Strength on Performance during Manual Wheelchair Propulsion Tests in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury: An Exploratory Study. Rehabilitation Research and Practice, p 1-11.

Gabison, S., McGillivray, C., Hitzig, S., Nussbaum, E.L. (2015). A study of the utility and equivalency of two methods of wound measurement: digitized tracing versus digital photography. Advances in Skin and Wound Care. 28(6): 252-258.

Gabison, S., Verrier, M.C.,  Nadeau, S., Gagnon, D.H., Roy, A., Flett, H. (2014) Trunk Strength and Function Using the Multidirectional Reach Distance in Individuals with Non-Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Sep 37(5): 537-547.

Gabison, S., Nussbaum, E.L. (2010). Photodocumentation compared with tracing as a measure of wound healing. Physiother Can. 62(Suppl 1): 46–47.

Nussbaum, E.L., Gabison, S. (2010). Is there a role for physiotherapists in the management of chronic wounds? Physiother Can. 62(Suppl 1): 51.

Nussbaum, E.L., Gabison, S. (1998). Rebox II for the Treatment of Acute Inflammation in Human Skeletal Muscle. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 79(10), 1259-1264.

Nussbaum, E.L., Gabison, S. (1996). Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness in Physical Therapy Research. Physiotherapy Canada. 48(2).

Dr. Gabison’s interdisciplinary research focuses on the development of rehabilitation technology for the prevention of pressure injuries and the development of educational tools for caregivers and individuals at risk of developing pressure injuries. Her research is based out of Toronto Rehabilitation – University Health Network with the Home and Community Team.

Electrotherapy content delivery across the MScPT curriculum, including units 1/2, 3, 5 and 8.

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Toronto Rehab – University Health Network