College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Occupational Therapy
Room R214 - 771 McDermot Ave.
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6
Dr. Ed Giesbrecht’s research has a strong focus on wheeled mobility to enable occupation, particularly in terms of effective use and skills training. This has included tailoring training for older adults, employing mobile devices for home training application (mHealth), peer training, gaming as a training intervention, and improving clinician skills to enhance their clinical practice with wheelchair provision and training.
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Dr. Ed Giesbrecht is an associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. Previously, he worked clinically in a rehabilitation setting, including specialization in a wheelchair seating clinic and coordinating an assistive technology clinic.
Dr. Giesbrecht is responsible for development and delivery of wheelchair and seating-related content in the occupational and physical therapy professional programs at the University of Manitoba.
2018 - Occupational Therapy Graduating Class Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Manitoba
2017 - Emerging Leader Award, Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America
2017 - Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
2015 - Elsevier Outstanding Reviewer Award – top 10th percentile of reviews for Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation