Dr. Chantel Debert

Chantel Debert

Dr. Chantel T. Debert is an academic physiatrist.   She completed her residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Calgary. Dr. Debert is a Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, in the division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, at the University of Calgary, and a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI). She is a physician lead for the research program for the Calgary Brain Injury Program and the Integrative concussion Research representative for the HBI BMH concussion  neuroteam.  Clinically, she sees sport-related concussion, mild, moderate and severe brain injury patients in the both the outpatient and inpatient setting.  Dr. Debert’s research interests include outcomes in concussion and traumatic brain injury, and appropriate treatment for persistent symptoms following TBI. Specifically, she is interested in diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers, transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment and rehabilitation treatments for patients suffering with traumatic brain injury.

Lab website:

Brain Neurorehabilitation Laboratory


Treatment of post-concussion symptoms with exercise: A MR Spectroscopy imaging approach to determining treatment response.

Treatment of Post-traumatic greater Occipital Neuralgia with PRP: a double-blinded randomized trial. 

Treatment of Persistent post-concussion symptoms with exercise: A single blinded randomized control trial of aerobic verses stretching protocol. 

Treatment of Post-concussion Syndrome with transcranial magnetic stimulation using fNIRS as a tool to determine treatment response. 

Treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with trauma using transcranial magnetic stimulation

Getting healthy after concussion: a smartphone application

Trainees: Jason TaborLeah Mercier, Sane du Plessis, Kaiden Jobin, Nik Jasofatow, Samantha McIntosh, Chloe Boucher, Erik Fraunberger, Raechelle Gibson

Staff: Christina Campell, Linden Penner, Alison Wilson, Melanie Vergeer, Trisha Gray

Publications: PubMed

Contact: Cdebert@ucalgary.ca