• Sandra Webber.
  • Associate professor

    College of Rehabilitation Sciences
    Department of Physical Therapy
    Room RR311 - 771 McDermot Ave.
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6

    Phone: 204-787-1099
    Fax: 204-789-3927

Research affiliations

  • Centre on Aging, University of Manitoba

Research summary

Dr. Sandra Webber studies physical activity, ambulation, exercise and sedentary behaviour in older adults and patients with chronic conditions to optimize function and quality of life, and in healthy populations with the goal to prevent disease and disability. She uses self-report and objective measures to evaluate functional capacity and physical performance (what people do in their everyday lives).


Dr. Sandra Webber is an associate professor in the department of physical therapy at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. She is also a physiotherapist.

She was supported by an Institute of Aging Fellowship (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) during her PhD at the University of Manitoba. Upon completion of her PhD, she was an assistant professor in the school of physical therapy at the University of Saskatchewan from 2010-2012 before returning to her home province of Manitoba.

Dr. Webber has received research funding from local, provincial and national granting agencies for her work that focuses broadly on ways to measure and improve mobility in older adults and people with chronic conditions.

Dr. Webber mentors graduate students in MSc (Rehabilitation Sciences) and PhD (Applied Health Sciences) programs.


  • PhD, Inter-disciplinary Program - departments of physiology and community health sciences, University of Manitoba
  • MSc, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Manitoba
  • BMR(PT) College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Manitoba


Awards include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 2018 - Canadian Physiotherapy Congress Presentation Award (presented by the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association)
  • 2010 - Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Aging Age+ Prize
  • 2006 - 2009 Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Aging Fellowship
  • 2009 - Exercise Physiologists of Western Canada award for presentation in the PhD and post-doc category (University of Manitoba)