• Portrait of Sandra Webber.
  • Associate professor

    College of Rehabilitation Sciences
    Department of Physical Therapy
    R106 Rehabilitation Sciences, 771 McDermot Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6

    Phone: 204-787-1099
    Fax: 204-789-3927
    sandra.webber@umanitoba.ca

Research summary

Dr. Webber studies physical activity, ambulation, exercise and sedentary behaviour in older adults and people 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 physical capacity and activity performance (what people do in their everyday lives).

    • Research affiliations

    • Keywords

      • accelerometers
      • ambulation
      • exercise
        physical activity
      • physical capacity
      • physical performance

    Biography

    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. Her research focuses on the study of physical capacity and activity performance in older adults and people with chronic diseases, using objective techniques such as accelerometers, global positioning system devices, and smart watches. Dr. Webber is recognized for her expertise in using technology to measure activity performance and physiological responses to activity, and frequently collaborates with researchers from rehabilitation, kinesiology, community health sciences, and other health-related fields. In addition to her research, Dr. Webber teaches and mentors students in the Master of Physical Therapy, Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences, and Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Health Sciences programs. Currently, she is serving as the chair of the Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences program.

      • Education

        Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in an independent inter-disciplinary program, University of Manitoba (2010)

        Master of Science (MSc) in Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Manitoba (1996)

        Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Physical Therapy) (BMR(PT)), University of Manitoba (1990)

      • Awards

        Canadian Physiotherapy Congress Presentation Award (presented by the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association) (2018)

        Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Top New Investigator Establishment Grant Award (Socio-health, clinical research, health systems competition) (2011)

        Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Aging Age+ Prize (2010)

        Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Aging Fellowship (2006-2009)

      Contact us

      College of Rehabilitation Sciences
      R106 - 771 McDermot Avenue
      University of Manitoba
      Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6 Canada

      204-789-3897
      204-789-3927