Kathryn Schneider PT, PhD, DipManipPT
Assistant Professor, Clinician Scientist
Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary; Calgary, AB
Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Clinical Specialist-Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Kathryn Schneider is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Scientist in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary and a physiotherapist. Her research focuses on the assessment and treatment of individuals with dizziness, neck pain and headaches following concussion. She completed her PhD at the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre at the University of Calgary studying the effects of multimodal physiotherapy and vestibular rehabilitation in athletes who have sustained sport-related concussions. As a result of this research, Kathryn was asked to be a member of the Expert Consensus Panel at the 4th International Consensus on Concussion in Sport in Zurich, Switzerland, November 2012. She was a co-author on the recently released Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport and is the lead author of a systematic review evaluating the effects of rest and treatment following sport related concussion that was co-published with the consensus statement. In November of 2012, she was selected one of Avenue Magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40”.
Kathryn is a Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (one of the initial seven in Canada). She has completed her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy (2004) and a certification program in Vestibular Rehabilitation (Emory University, 2003), an Advances In Vestibular Rehabilitation certification (Duke University, 2009), and a Doctor of Science degree (DSc) (Andrew’s University) (2008). She has developed and taught courses on Vestibular Rehabilitation, Sport Related Concussion and Whiplash Associated Disorders. She is the Co-Chair of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Divisions Research Representatives Committee and the Chair of the Abstract Review Committee for the Canadian Physiotherapy Congress 2012, 2013 and 2014.