I'm a physiotherapist trained in sports medicine and vestibular rehabilitation, with a clinical focus on concussion rehabilitation.
I began my PhD becuase I wanted to answer questions about how concussion affects the brain. My main interest is in understanding how concussion affects cortical processing of sensory stimuli, especially when the stimuli are conflicting.
I also feel that, as a clinician-scientist, it is my responsibility to move science out of the lab and into the hands of other clinicians. This was my goal when I started my business, OneBrain, which provides high-quality, evidence-based concussion and neuroscience education to health care providers and fitness professionals. I went into health care because I wanted to help people, and teaching concussion best practices and explaining the amazing power of the brain to guide movement, I am able to help many more people than I can in my clinical practice alone.
Industry Expertise (7)
Health and Wellness
Health Care - Services
Health Care - Providers
Sport - Amateur
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Areas of Expertise (5)
Queen's University: BScH, Life Sciences 2006
Queen's University: MScPT, Physiotherapy 2008
University of Waterloo: PhD, Neuroscience 2016
Expected graduation in Fall of 2017
Event Appearances (3)
Concussion Neuroscience: Emerging Tests
Sport Physiotherapy Canada Concussion Symposium Women's College Hospital, Toronto, ON
Poster: Attentional gating at early cortical processing stages is associated with changes in behavioural peformance on a motor task with sensory conflict
Society for Neuroscience Conference San Diego, CA
Poster: Changes in early visual and tactile processing after recovery fron concussion
Canadian Physiotherapy Association Congress Victoria, BC
Modulation of early modality-specific cortical potentials by attention, and associated changes in task performanceBehavioural Brain Research
Adams, MS; Popovich, C; Staines, WR.
Early modality-specific cortical regions are modulated by attended visual stimuli: interaction of vision, touch, and behavioural intentFrontiers in Psychology
Staines, WR; Popovich, CM; Legon, JK; Adams, MS.