School of Rehabilitation Science News
USask research projects receive SHRF funding
Four College of Medicine and School of Rehabilitation Science research teams received funding for Saskatchewan-aligned research needs.
Additional training seats added to USask health programs
The University of Saskatchewan (USask) will be expanding the number of training seats in the physical therapy and clinical psychology programs beginning in fall 2023.
Physical therapy graduate sees bright future
It was Kevin Britton’s involvement in martial arts that helped spark his interest in physical therapy and led him to apply to the School of Rehabilitation Science. Now the Master o...
Professor Kim earns USask Master Teacher Award
Dr. Soo Kim’s (PhD) students and colleagues in the School of Rehabilitation Science began calling her a “master teacher” long before she was honoured with the University of Saskatc...
USask study links reconstructive surgery after breast cancer to changes in upper limb movement
A recently published study authored by a pair of University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers shows that reconstructive surgery after breast cancer treatment has a demonstrable i...
Class of 2024 Begins their MPT Journey
The School of Rehabilitation Science welcomed 40 new students into the Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program on August 24.
Young Innovators: USask researcher says pain assessment tools can be more inclusive
Have you ever been asked to rate your pain on a scale of one to 10? Or been shown a chart with different cartoon emoticons, where you are asked to choose one to describe your pain ...
Cathy Cuddington: Advocacy in Action
In the spring, the College of Medicine sent out a call for nominations for awards to recognize staff members at the college who go above and beyond.
Bridges: Women's health top of mind for Myranda Reimer
I'm always questioning things; I'm always looking for meaning. I think that just naturally motivates me to keep going," says Reimer, a women's health physiotherapist with a focus o...
A recipe for success: USask researchers champion improved MS care with a ‘local flavour’
Multiple sclerosis (MS), which affects one in 3,000 Saskatchewan residents, is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts how information flows from the b...
Phantom Power: Audrey Zucker-Levin on Artificial Limbs
Audrey Zucker-Levin estimates it's been more than 30 years since she first poked her head into a researcher's office at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery.
Queering the medical curriculum
We spent the summer reviewing literature and creating suggestions for best practices for including queer content in the medical curriculum.
Slips, trips and spills: preventing falls with Dr. Cathy Arnold
For senior citizens, fracturing a hip is more often than not a life-changing injury.
USask physical therapy graduate inspired by family
For Enzo Yutuc, the decision to pursue physical therapy was inspired by his grandmother’s battle with Parkinson’s disease, and seeing the way the illness impacted her.
Wearing a surgical face mask as protection from COVID-19 does not affect performance of youth hockey players: USask study
A University of Saskatchewan (USask) research team has found that wearing face masks to protect against COVID-19 during play does not affect the sport performance of youth hockey p...
Shishkin serving as physiotherapist for Olympic basketball team
She has been to the Pan-Am Games, Commonwealth Games and the World University Games, but this month Rhonda Shishkin (PT'95) gets to experience the pinnacle of sport.
Creating Safer Spaces: Trans and Gender Diverse Health in Primary Care
For trans and gender diverse (TGD) patients, access to primary healthcare can be intimidating, but TGD care is an increasingly important part of family practice.
USask researchers seek to prevent liver disease, high blood pressure, and understand lifelong impacts of Zika virus
Three University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded a total of $1.87 million by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) for projects involving fatty l...
USask researchers receive SHRF funds for projects with a virtual focus
Virtual follow-up with discharged intensive-care patients and the development of culturally sensitive treatment for chronic musculoskeletal issues are just two of the 10 University...
Supporting student wellness
Maintaining a healthy student-life balance while taking a demanding academic course load can be challenging. For students in the School of Rehabilitation Science (SRS), having acce...
Women in Leadership: Teresa Paslawski
Although School of Rehabilitation Science associate dean Dr. Teresa Paslawski (PhD) did not initially consider a path to leadership for herself, she soon discovered she enjoyed doi...
Enhanced physical therapy curriculum shines ahead of accreditation visit
One of the most important goals during the accreditation process is ensuring that students are learning the best practices and most up-to-date education.
Indigenous wellness learning at USask supported by CMA and SMA
University of Saskatchewan (USask) fourth-year medical students will be able to take the national award-winning Indigenous wellness online course, The Role of Practitioners in Indi...
USask researchers find face masks don't hinder breathing during exercise
SASKATOON – A new University of Saskatchewan (USask) study has found that exercise performance and blood and muscle oxygen levels are not affected for healthy individuals wearing a...
USask researcher and Métis partners collaborate to jig away cardiac woes
SASKATOON – In a first-of-its-kind Canadian study, University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Heather Foulds will assess the physical, mental, cultural, and social benefits that...
USask researcher building new model for MS care
As the search for a cause and a cure for multiple sclerosis (MS) continues around the world, Dr. Sarah Donkers (PhD) is exploring new ways to improve the lives of individuals livin...
USask researchers awarded $715,000 to tackle mental health and addictions, MS, and other health issues
Six University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers have been awarded a total of more than $715,000 by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) to lead new health research...
Schell excels in final season with Huskies
There are superb student-athletes all across the country, but few can match what Alex Schell accomplished in her Huskie Athletics career.
Oosman honoured with Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching
A School of Rehabilitation Science associate professor has been recognized for her teaching excellence.
USask researchers offer online support program for people with MS, Parkinson’s and spinal cord injury
During the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers in physiotherapy, rehabilitation science, and neurology are combining their expertise to provide a free...
USask health science students create task force to help amid COVID-19 pandemic
About 200 University of Saskatchewan (USask) health science students in the province are volunteering to help in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Elevating patient oriented research
School of Rehabilitation Science’s Dr. Stéphanie Madill is leading a research team that is investigating ways to improve trans and gender diverse individuals experiences with healt...
USask awarded $3.6M to tackle opioid withdrawal in babies, improve health care for youth and elderly
Eight University of Saskatchewan (USask) health research projects have been awarded nearly $3.6 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to improve health and...
Family recovery inspires USask student
When Kaili Gilroy’s aunt suffered a traumatic brain injury, the recovery process she witnessed first-hand gave her insight into her future career.
People Living with MS Eager to Take Part in Research for Increased Physical Activity
College of Medicine researchers Sarah Donkers and Katherine Knox are seeing high recruitment rates for their latest research project -- investigating how people with multiple scler...
USask researchers looking to help transgender patients
A University of Saskatchewan (USask)-led research team is looking to make navigating the health-care system easier for transgender people in Saskatchewan.
USask researchers receive $1.18 million in SHRF establishment grants
Seven College of Medicine researchers have received SHRF establishment grants, which are designed to assist them establish health research programs in the province.
Physical therapy students earn national award for successful online Shinerama campaign
When three master of physical therapy (MPT) students volunteered to work on the Shinerama campaign in 2018, their main goal was to revamp the social media campaign.
Role models for queer youth are key
In celebration of the upcoming Saskatoon Pride Festival, Stéphanie Madill, assistant professor of physical therapy, talks about progress made and the importance of queer youth havi...
Indigenous Wellness program receives national recognition for ingenuity and innovation
An online course designed to help shed light on Indigenous experiences with the health care system is being recognized on a national scale.
CPTE program director recognized as provincial leader in physiotherapy
Dr. Stacey Lovo Grona (PhD) was surprised when she learned she was being recognized for her work as program director for Continuing Physical Therapy Education (CPTE).
Rehab dogs help children with cerebral palsy walk
Dogs can help children with cerebral palsy walk and gain self-confidence and independence, according to new research by the University of Saskatchewan (USask).
USask researchers receive more than $1.2 million to support patient-driven research
Research teams will be using funding to investigate health challenges such as improving lung cancer diagnosis with artificial intelligence and improving care for those living with ...
Award-winning paper on low back disorders published in Physiotherapy Canada
The study collected data from Saskatchewan farmers in their daily tasks
Usask health research leaders honoured with SHRF awards
School of Rehabilitation Science associate professor Dr. Brenna Bath (PhD) was one of 10 University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers honoured for providing innovative solutions ...
Top of the class
Rebecca Lascue (MPT’2018) is a student leader, accomplished theatre performer and gifted musician. She’s also the top graduate in the Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) Class of 2018...
Rehabilitation research is on the move
Exciting research is being conducted in the School of Rehabilitation Science, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary work
Innovative ACU's making a difference
Accountable Care Units: Offering improved patient care and unique opportunities for student learning
Welcome to the School of Rehabilitation Science
A lot has changed in the 50 years since the first class of physical therapists graduated from the University of Saskatchewan back in 1967, with another major change coming in the s...
Why Physical Therapy?
Neha, a physiotherapy student, explains what drew her to the career and to U of S
Three CoM grads honoured with Alumni Achievement Awards
Presented annually, the Alumni Achievement Awards recognize the outstanding achievement of University of Saskatchewan graduates
Physical therapy alumnus recognized as Fulbright Scholar
A prestigious scholarship leads one physical therapy graduate to Europe and Asia
Interprofessional team claims Provost's Prize
An interdisciplinary team from the College of Nursing, School of Physical Therapy, the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition and the College of Medicine, have been named as the recipie...
Interprofessional project tackles digital assessments
A pilot project is using the telehealth system to help assess chronic back pain in rural and remote Saskatchewan
PT celebrates new space
It's been 50 years coming, but the School of Physical Therapy has opened the doors to their new home in the Health Sciences Building
New course focuses on improving indigenous healthcare experience
Course focuses on the role of the health care practitioners in indigenous wellness
PT research focusing on fall arrest strategies
Sometimes working to just prevent falls isn't enough
Celebrating 50 years of PT
The School of Physical Therapy celebrates a half century of education in Saskatchewan
U of S School of Physical Therapy earns full accreditation
The Master of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Saskatchewan has been awarded full accreditation through to April 30, 2021