User:Amanda Ager

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About Me

Hello and Bonjour, my name is Amanda Ager, I am a Canadian Physiotherapist passionate about clinical research. I have over 8 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

Amanda L. Ager

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Physiopedia Role:

I am part of the Content Team as the Upper Extremity Section Manager and French Forum Manager. I am also a frequent writer for Physiospot.

Education

  • 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

Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA)

Ordre Professionel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ)

Réseau Provincial de Recherche en Adaptation-Réadaptation (REPAR)

Professional Appointments

PhD (candidate) - Ghent University

Publications

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.

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.

King, J., Chamberland, P., Rawji, A., Ager, A., 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

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 have a profile page with Research Gate.