Stephanie So, MScPT is a physiotherapist at SickKids in Toronto, Canada. She works in the liver and small bowel transplant and intestinal failure programs. She has published several research articles with a focus on motor development, physical activity and muscle strength in children pre/post liver transplant and in those with intestinal failure. Stephanie is an active member of the IRTA Allied Health committee.
Catherine Patterson has been a physiotherapist vv ith the Sick Kids Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Centre for over 20 years, specifically with the liver/intestinal transplant and GIFT programs. Catherine has a special interest in the areas of neurodevelopmental and physical function outcomes in children with intestinal failure and post-transplant. Her areas of research reflect her clinical interest and include fundamental motor skill development, physical activity and fitness levels and barriers to participation in these children. Catherine has a status appointment as a lecturer with the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto and is a member of the allied health committees within IPTA and CanRestore
I have over 24 years of clinical NHS experience. I have spent 22 years of my clinical career immersed in paediatric physiotherapy at Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH). I am the clinical lead for the acute team which includes a team of physiotherapist’s working in an array of acute and chronic fields plus liver transplantation and oncology, within a variety of settings. In my clinical role, I am the lead physiotherapist for liver and small bowel transplantation. I am actively involved in the holistic physiotherapy management of liver/small bowel transplantation from pre-transplant assessment right through to transition to adult care. I have recently been involved in exploring the benefits of early rehabilitation and physical outcomes post liver/intestinal transplant. I am also interested to explore the potential influence of sarcopenia on physical and developmental outcomes in this patient group. I am an active AHP committee member of IPTA and IRTA.
Sunita Mathur is a physical therapist and Associate Professor in Physical Therapy at Queen’s Unviersity. She directs the Muscle Imaging and Performance Lab and her research program focuses on evaluating sarcopenia and frailty in people with chronic diseases, and solid organ transplant candidates and recipients. Sunita is the co-founder and co-Chair of CAN-RESTORE, a Canadian network dedicated to optimizing health of transplant patients through exercise and rehabilitation. She is also an investigator with the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program, and Chair of the Research Committee of the Canadian Society of Transplantation.
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