Norma J. MacIntyre

McMaster University, Canada


Norma J. MacIntyre is an Academic Physiotherapist and Arthritis Researcher from Ontario, Canada where she obtained her B.S. degree in physical therapy (University of Toronto, Canada, 1985), her M.S. degree in anatomy (University of Western Ontario, Canada, 1994), and her Ph.D. degree in medical sciences, cell biology and metabolism (McMaster University, Canada, 1999). She completed two postdoctoral fellowships (Department of Medicine, Rheumatology, at McMaster University and Department of Mechanical Engineering at Queens University). Norma was appointed to the faculty of Queen’s University in 2003, but was invited back to McMaster University in 2007. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University where she teaches and supervises students in the entry-level M.S. (physiotherapy) and thesis-based M.S./Ph.D. (rehabilitation science) programs. Norma’s research activities concentrate on maximizing mobility and functional independence in people with or at risk for bone or joint problems. Her investigations have focused on understanding the mechanisms that influence bone and joint health such as injury, chronic disease, sensory-motor and biomechanical factors, muscle-bone-joint interactions, and the biological and clinical effects of physical agents, including hydrotherapy and therapeutic ultrasound. Additionally, she investigates measurement properties of imaging-based and clinical tools used to evaluate physical therapy treatment outcomes in people with bone and joint problems. Norma’s research aims to profile risk for adverse outcomes and map the risk profile to appropriate interventions.

Biography Updated on 22 January 2013

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