Woodhouse, Linda

Woodhouse, Linda

Linda Woodhouse PT, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta (Canada). Linda served as an Endowed Chair in Rehabilitation Medicine at the University (2011-2016); as Scientific Director for Alberta Health Services’ Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network (2012 to 2015) and as President of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (2015-2017).  She is a Research Affiliate at the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health in Calgary.

Linda has over 30 years of experience as a researcher, educator, and clinician.  She has worked predominantly in the musculoskeletal area, developing and evaluating innovative models of integrated interprofessional care.  Her research focus is on evaluating pain, physical and functional capacity in individuals with musculoskeletal and endocrine disorders, and evaluating the effects of muscle compounds and exercise on sarcopenia.  She has held or collaborated on $30 million in peer-reviewed grants and has over 220 peer-reviewed publications and 130 invited presentations.  Linda is an advocate for integrated data systems and the use of data to drive high quality, cost effective health care delivery as well as for the role of physical therapists in combating the opioid crisis in North America.