User:Amanda Ager

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)
  • M​aîtrise 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).

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,

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

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

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

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

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].

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.

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.

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.

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).

Online Publications

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.