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Dr. Wendy Chrusch MD, FRCPC, CSCN Assistant Professor Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Research Area(s)

  • Pediatrics
  • MSK/Sports Medicine
  • Medical Education

About

Education

Postgraduate:

  • FRCPC Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Saskatchewan - 2006
  • CSCN Certification in Electrodiagnostics - 2006.

Undergraduate:

  • MD, University of Saskatchewan - 2001
  • College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan - 1995-1997

Biography

Dr Wendy Chrusch completed both her medical training and residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Saskatchewan. After completing her residency in 2006, Wendy accepted a position in Regina, working primarily at Wascana Rehabilitation Center which offers a full spectrum of rehabilitation practice. Special interests include pediatric rehabilitation, musculoskeletal medicine and electromyography.

She is very interested in medical education and teaches both medical students and residents. She is the undergraduate coordinator for PM&R.

Dr Chrusch has a strong interest in sports medicine. She represents the Saskatchewan Academy of Sports Medicine (SASM) on the Sports Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan (SMSCS). She provides medical coverage at local sporting events and is a level II wheelchair rugby classifier. Dr Chrusch is also a member of the Saskatchewan Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Committee.

Outside of work, Wendy enjoys running, cross-country skiing, swimming, cycling, triathlons, kayaking and yoga.

Clinical Interests

  • MSK/Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Neuromuscular Medicine & EMG
  • Medical Education
  • General Rehabilitation
  • Spasticity Management
  • Prosthetics & Orthotics
  • Stroke Rehabilitation

Selected Publications

  • RS LiPiShan RS, WM Chrusch, AG Linassi, R Sankaran, J Munchinski. Reuse and refurbish: a cost savings delivery model for specialized seating. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Jul;93(7):1286-8

POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

  • WM Chrusch, LJ Worobetz, J Biem, R Sankaran, 2005. A Pilot Study of the Effects of Tegaserod on Constipation in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Poster Presentation at the Multiple Sclerosis Symposium, Toronto, Ontario, May 5th-6th, 2005, at the CaPMR Annual Conference, Ottawa, June 15th-18th, 2005 and at the World Congress of Gastroenterology, Montreal, Quebec, September 2005.
  • WM Chrusch, R Sankaran, B Hurlburt, 2005. Reuse and Refurbish: A Cost Savings Delivery Model for Specialized Seating. Poster Presentation at the 59th Annual American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Conference, Orlando, Florida, September 14th-17th, 2005.
  • T Diener, S Desai, NJ Lowry, C Talukdar, WM Chrusch, S Wiebe, B Tan B, 2009. A Travel-Related Possible Case of Vaccine-Associated Paralytic Poliomyelitis (VAPP). Poster Presentation for National Immunization Conference,  Toronto, Ontario, November 30th-December 3rd, 2008