The University of Alberta is home to North America’s only free-standing Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. We are a world class post-secondary institution and provide academic leadership and training in rehabilitation science, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology, balancing our activities among learning, discovery and citizenship (including clinical practice).
The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine offers a vibrant intellectual climate and boasts world-class researchers at the forefront of rehabilitation innovation. We are proud of our partnerships and connections with other universities and organizations, including the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health. A research leader in musculoskeletal health, spinal cord injuries, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, chronic pain management, seniors health, and the application of information and communication technologies to support community care; the Faculty aims to improve the quality of life of individuals through improved understanding and innovations in a broad spectrum of rehabilitation fields.
Each breakthrough, each treatment, each step forward, whether great or small is celebrated and new ideas and approaches are explored.
Physical therapists (or physiotherapists) keep people of all ages moving and active in their daily lives. When a person has an illness, injury or just had surgery, a PT can help to relieve pain, build strength, restore mobility and teach preventative strategies.
Occupational therapists (OTs) assist people throughout the lifespan to engage in the roles and activities that they want to perform and that they need to perform. They enable people to participate in activities of daily living and to live life to its fullest potential. OTs evaluate living spaces, make adaptive equipment recommendations, provide guidance to family and caregivers, and offer customized assessment, treatment and intervention programs to improve one’s ability to perform daily activities.
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) enable people to communicate effectively and eat and swallow safely. They assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive, voice, fluency, and swallowing disorders.
Rehabilitation Science prepares students for a career in rehabilitation medicine research and academia. They formulate research questions and discover, collect, analyze, and present knowledge on subjects as diverse as communication, musculoskeletal, neurological and psychosocial disorders in people of all ages.
The Institute draws on the financial support of many partners, and thanks to your donation, we are creating new hope not only for Albertans, but for people worldwide. We invite you to consider how you can help effect real change for bone and joint health.
(Edmonton) A quarter century after first opening its doors, the University of Alberta’s Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic has a new home to advance patient care, teaching and research. Now operating inside the newly opened Kaye Edmonton Clinic, the Glen Sather clinic …
The 2011 Music in Motion galas in Calgary and Edmonton have raised more than $1 million to improve care and rehabilitation for Albertans with bone and joint disease. Canadian singing sensation Nikki Yanofsky brought the audience to their feet repeatedly …
She’s a leading research clinician, she’s originally from Montreal, and she cheers for the—brace yourself—Toronto Maple Leafs. Meet Dr. Linda Woodhouse, the new Dr. David Magee Endowed Chair in Musculoskeletal Research. In 2010 the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine announced the …