Kathryn Schneider

Assistant Professor, Clinician Scientist (Physiotherapist), Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary

Dr. Kathryn Schneider is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Scientist (Physiotherapist) in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. Her research involves evaluation of the role of the cervical spine and balance systems in the concussion. Her research focuses on the prevention and treatment of sport-related concussion, with a focus on the role of the cervical spine and vestibular systems. She led a randomized controlled trial that identified a large treatment effect using multimodal physiotherapy and vestibular rehabilitation in athletes who have persistent symptoms following sport-related concussion. Invited speaking highlights include the 4th and 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, International Olympic Committee (IOC) medical meetings at the Sochi and Rio Olympic games, World Rugby Medical Commission Meetings (2016), MLS/US Soccer concussion meetings (2017) and the Canadian Concussion Harmonization Meeting (2017). She represents the Canadian Physiotherapy association on the Canadian Concussion Collaborative and is a member of the Federal Government Working Group on Concussion in Sport. She is a Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists and has a special interest in vestibular rehabilitation. She works clinically at Evidence Sport and Spinal Therapy with her clinical practice focused on treatment of athletes with ongoing symptoms following sport-related concussion. She has worked with many athletes, from recreational to professional and has developed and instructed many continuing educations courses for physiotherapists in the area of vestibular rehabilitation, cervical spine treatment and sport-related concussion.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary

Honours

Champion of Vestibular Medicine, Vestibular Disorders Association