Dr. Kathryn Schneider is an Assistant Professor and Clinician Scientist (physiotherapist and epidemiologist) at the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. She completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences at McMaster University (1998) and her Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Calgary (Honours in Biomechanics, 1996). She also completed her Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy from Andrews University in 2008 with a focus on dizziness of cervicogenic origin. Kathryn completed her PhD in Sport Medicine at the University of Calgary in 2012. She is a member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. Her research focuses on the prevention and treatment of sport-related concussion, with an emphasis on the role of the cervical spine and vestibular systems. She led a randomized controlled trial that identified a large treatment effect using multimodal physiotherapy and vestibular rehabilitation in athletes who have persistent symptoms following sport-related concussion. She is the PI of a Canada Foundation for Innovation Award (John R. Evans Leader’s Opportunity Fund) for infrastructure to support improved identification and treatment of vestibular and cervical disorders in concussion.
She was a member of the Consensus Panel at the 4th International Consensus on Concussion in Sport in Zurich, 2012, an author on the 4th Consensus statement and a Scientific Committee Member and Expert Panel Member for the 5th International Consensus on Concussion in Sport (Berlin, October 2016). She was selected as Avenue Magazine’s “Top 40 under 40” in 2012 and was the recipient of the Champion of Vestibular Medicine Award from the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) in 2015. She is active in many national and international working groups, including the Canadian Concussion Collaborative where she is the representative for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She was an invited speaker (via videoconference) at the International Olympic Committee medical meetings at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games (2014) and Rio Olympic Summer Games (2016). She works clinically at Evidence Sport and Spinal Therapy in Calgary, Alberta. She is a Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and has completed her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy and education in Vestibular Rehabilitation. She has also taught many courses in the area of concussion, vestibular rehabilitation and the cervical spine.