About Me[edit | edit source]
Hello and Bonjour, my name is Amanda Ager, I am a Canadian Physiotherapist passionate about clinical research. I have over 10 years of clinical experience, working firstly as a Military Physiotherapy Officer and then as an orthopaedic physiotherapist in private practice. I am presently working towards my Ph.D. at Ghent University in Belgium. My expertise lies in shoulder pathologies, neuromuscular control, proprioceptive and motor control, as well as making evidence based-practice easily accessible to clinicians. I am looking forward to contributing to the world of Physiopedia!
Name[edit | edit source]
Amanda L. Ager
Physiopedia Badges[edit | edit source]
Physiopedia Role:[edit | edit source]
I am the Admin Manager for Physiopedia. I also contribute to the Content Team as the Upper Extremity Section Manager and French Forum Manager. I am also a frequent writer for Physiospot.
Education[edit | edit source]
- Doctoral program of Health Sciences (concentration in rehabilitation), Ghent University, Belgium (Present)
- Maîtrise en sciences cliniques et biomédicales (M. Sc.), Laval University, Canada
- Clinical Master of Health Sciences of Physiotherapy (M. Sc PT), Ottawa University, Canada
- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (B. Kin), McMaster University, Canada
Professional Affiliations[edit | edit source]
Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA)
Ordre Professionel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ)
Réseau Provincial de Recherche en Adaptation-Réadaptation (REPAR)
WCPT (World Physiotherapy) Member
Professional Appointments[edit | edit source]
PhD (candidate) - Ghent University
Publications[edit | edit source]
Sturm, A., Roth, R. & Ager, A.L. Views of physiotherapists on factors that play a role in ethical decision-making: an international online survey study. Arch Physiother 13, 3 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40945-022-00157-y https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36721251/
Rosemary Morgan, Lillian Asiimwe, Amanda L Ager, Zuhra Haq, Linda Thumba, Diana Shcherbinina, Rehabilitation services must include support for sexual and gender-based violence survivors in Ukraine and other war- and conflict-affected countries, Health Policy and Planning, 2023; czad005, https://doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czad005 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36658716/
Sturm, A., Ager, A.L., & Roth, R. (2022) Western ideals and global realities – physiotherapists’ views on factors that play a role in ethical decision-making: an international qualitative analysis. European Journal of Physiotherapy, doi: 10.1080/21679169.2022.2155240 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21679169.2022.2155240?src=
Mendez-Rebolledo G, Ager AL, Ledezma D, Montanez J, Guerrero-Henriquez J, Cruz-Montecinos C. 2022. Role of active joint position sense on the upper extremity functional performance tests in college volleyball players. PeerJ 10:e13564 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.13564
de Oliveira, F., Ager, A. L., & Roy, J. (2020). Is There a Decrease in the Acromiohumeral Distance Among Recreational Overhead Athletes With Rotator Cuff–Related Shoulder Pain?, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, , 1-7. Retrieved Jan 9, 2021, from https://journals.humankinetics.com/view/journals/jsr/aop/article-10.1123-jsr.2020-0170/article-10.1123-jsr.2020-0170.xml
Ager, A. L., Borms, D., Bernaert, M., Brusselle, V., Claessens, M., Roy, J., & Cools, A. (2020). Can a Conservative Rehabilitation Strategy Improve Shoulder Proprioception? A Systematic Review, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, , 1-16. Retrieved Sep 16, 2020, from https://journals.humankinetics.com/view/journals/jsr/30/1/article-p136.xml
Ager, A.L., Borms, D., Deschepper, L., Dhooghe, R., Dijkhuis, J., Roy, J.S., & Cools, A. Proprioception and shoulder pain: A Systematic Review. J Hand Ther. 2019 Aug 31. pii: S0894-1130(19)30094-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2019.06.002. [Epub ahead of print]. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31481340
Ager, A.L.,Roy, J.S., Gamache, F., & Hébert, L.J. (2019). The effectiveness of an Upper Extremity Neuromuscular Training Program on the shoulder function of military members with a rotator cuff tendinopathy: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Mil Med.184(5-6):e385-e393. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usy294. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30423137
Ager, A.L., Roy, J.S., M., Roos, A., Fournier-Belley, Cools, A., & Hébert, L.J. Shoulder Proprioception: How is it measured and is it reliable? A Systematic Review. J Hand Ther. 30(2): 221-231. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2017.05.003. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28641738
Oliveira, F., Boyer, L., Ager, A.L., & Roy, J.S. (2017) Electromyographic Analysis of Rotator Cuff Muscles in Patients with Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy: a Systematic Review. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 35: 100-114. doi: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2017.06.002. Epub 2017 Jun 10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28641171
King, J., Chamberland, P., Rawji, A, Ager, A.L, Leger, R., Michaels, R., Poitras, R., Skelton, D., Warren, M. (2014). Patient Educational Needs of Patients Undergoing Surgery for Lung Cancer. J can educ. e print (23 April 2014). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24756546
Ager, A.L (November 2015): Military Physiotherapy Part 1, 2, & 3. CPA Blog: Shoptalk.
Ager, A.L (March 2015): Sick Parade: It’s Probably Not What You Think. CPA Blog: Shoptalk.
Where you can find me[edit | edit source]
I appreciate meeting new people and discussing issues that are important to the development of physiotherapy / physical therapy. Please feel free to look me up! I can be reached at: [email protected]. I also have a profile page with Research Gate.