I am a graduate of the Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MScPT) program at the University of Toronto, Canada. Clinically, I am interested in working with neurological and pediatric populations. My research interests include disability issues, physical activity, participation, and family-centered care. I am passionate about promoting fitness and access to physical activity resources to individuals with disabilities. Before entering the PT program, I worked for many years in recreation and aquatics with children and adults of all ages and abilities.
Master of Science in Physical Therapy (M.Sc.PT.), 2014, University of Toronto
Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science (Hon.B.Arts.Sc.), 2012, McMaster University
Publications and Presentations
Gorter, J.W., Shimmell, L.J., Jackson, D., Wright, M., Galuppi, B. (2013). "It's the participation that motivates him": Physical activity experiences of youth with cerebral palsy and their parents. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 2013. doi:10.3109/01942638.2013.791916
Shimmell, L.J., Gorter, J.W., Jackson, D., Wright, M., Galuppi, B. (2012, Nov.). What helps adolescents with cerebral palsy to be physically active?. Conference poster presented at Ontario Association of Children's Rehabilitation Services Conference, Toronto, ON.
Gorter, J.W., Jackson, D., Galuppi, B., Shimmell, L.J., Wright, M.. (2012, Oct.). Social factors determining physical activity in adolescents with cerebral palsy. Oral presentation at International Cerebral Palsy Conference, Pisa, Italy.
Connect With Me
Member of the Musculoskeletal / Orthopaedic group | Member of the Cardiopulmonary group | Member of the Neurology group | Member of the Paediatrics group | Member of the Public Health group