College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy
771 McDermot Ave.
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6
Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM)
Dr. Joanne Parsons comes from a clinical background in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy. Her current research looks at the use of resistance training activities to maximize health and performance, as well as decrease injury risk across diverse populations. Her research interests lie in inclusive resistance training programming for marginalized populations.
Current research interests include:
Dr. Joanne Parsons is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.
Dr. Parsons has worked with many sports teams and at events as a therapist, including the Maccabi Games in Israel. Her PhD, completed at the University of Manitoba and funded by a CIHR Doctoral Research Award, focused on risk factors and prevention of anterior cruciate ligament injury in young female athletes. Her current work looks at the use of resistance training activities to maximize health and performance, as well as decrease injury risk, across diverse populations. Investigating the influence sex and gender have on an individual’s choice to pursue resistance training activities, and the resulting consequences, is an emerging area of interest.
2020 - National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Women’s Professional Development Scholarship
2019-2020 - Selected as a participant in the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative/Bone and Joint Canada Young Investigator Initiative Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program
2016 & 2017 - Nominee for the Physical Therapy Graduating Class Excellence in Teaching Award
2015 - Selected as a participant in the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis Young Investigators Forum (Kananaskis, AB)
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