Kathryn Schneider

Kathryn Schneider

Kathryn Schneider is an Associate Professor and Clinician Scientist (Physiotherapist) at the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. Her research focuses on the prevention, detection and treatment of sport-related concussion. Her previous work has identified a large treatment effect using multimodal physiotherapy and vestibular rehabilitation in athletes who have persistent symptoms following concussion. She is a Clinical Specialist in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists and has expertise in vestibular rehabilitation, including completion of a Certificate Course in VR (Emory University 2003) and an Advances in VR course (Duke 2009). Her clinical practice focuses on the treatment of recreational to elite/professional athletes with ongoing symptoms following sport-related concussion. She has developed and instructs continuing education courses for physiotherapists and health care professionals in the area of vestibular rehabilitation, cervical spine assessment/treatment and sport-related concussion.

She was recognized by Avenue Magazine as “Top 40 Under 40” in 2012 and was the recipient of the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) Champion of Vestibular Medicine Award in 2015.  Invited speaking highlights include the 4th and 5th International Consensus Conferences on Concussion in Sport, International Olympic Committee (IOC) medical meetings at the Sochi, Rio and PyeongChang Olympic games, and many additional International and National sport meetings. Over the past 7 years, she has worked with many local, provincial and national sport organizations and health care teams to develop and implement evidence-based concussion protocols and processes.  She represents the Canadian Physiotherapy Association on the Canadian Concussion Collaborative, is a member of the Federal Government Working Group on Concussion in Sport and Parachute’s Expert Advisory Committee on Concussion in Sport. 


Feasibility and reliability of a new test of neurological function (EQ) in youth

Heat, cold, and pressure pain thresholds following sportrelated concussion 

Implementation of Sport Specific Harmonized Concussion Protocols in Canada

ERANET NEURON: European Research Projects on External Insults to the Nervous System.  “SiMPly Rehab:  Seeing-Moving-Playing: Early Rehabilitation using visual and vestibular technology following traumatic brain injury.” 

Rehabilitation in children and youth with persistent symptoms following sportrelated concussion

Education: Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) for Concussions in Sport

Trainees: Joel Burma, Heather Shepherd, Corson Johnstone, Colm Fuller, Kenzie Vaandering

Undergraduate researchers: Robby Graham, Colin Hillson 

Staff: Michaela Chadder

Publications: PubMed

WebsiteSport Injury Prevention Research Centre  

Contact: kjschnei@ucalgary.ca