Carolyn Emery, PT PhDPhD Epidemiology Faculty of Kinesiology and Cumming School of Medicine University of Calgary, Canada
Areas of Research
Injury prevention in youth sport and recreation. Research focus is on the evaluation of risk factors and prevention strategies for injury and concussion in youth.
Evaluating injury and concussion prevention strategies in youth sport and recreation aimed to reduce the public health burden of injury, including their long-term consequences (e.g. overweight/obesity, post-traumatic osteoarthritis, post-concussion syndrome).
Focus of research is on the evaluation of concussion risk factors, concussion prevention strategies, and concussion rehabilitation strategies in youth.
As a physiotherapist, my research program in pediatric rehabilitation includes the prevention of the consequences of concussion and injury in youth with a focus on reducing the risk of obesity, reduced physical activity, post-traumatic osteoarthritis, and post-concussion syndrome. In addition, I am interested in the development and evaluation of pediatric rehabilitation strategies and adapted physical activity programs in special pediatric populations such as cerebral palsy and juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
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I look forward to the opportunity to meet potential MSc and PhD students with an interest in injury epidemiology, injury prevention, concussion, sport medicine, and/or pediatric rehabilitation.
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