Patrick Ippersiel

Academic title(s): 

Faculty Lecturer (professional)

Patrick Ippersiel
Contact Information
Email address: 
patrick.ippersiel [at]
Faculty Lecturer (Professional)

BSc PT (McGill University)
M.Cl.PT (Curtin University)
PhD Rehabilitation Science (McGill University)

Teaching areas: 

PHTH 560: Integrated Orthopedic Management
PHTH 623: Differential Diagnosis and Management

Current research: 

Low back pain
Movement biomechanics
Coordination and variability in MSK health conditions
Relationships between biopsychosocial factors and movement biomechanics in chronic low back pain

Musculoskeletal Health

Fellow of the Academy of Canadian Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT)

Areas of expertise: 

Low back pain and spinal conditions

Selected publications: 
  1. Etheridge T, Bobos P, Holly J, Campbell N, Arumugam V, Ippersiel P, Woznowski Vu A, Woods S, Gielen S, Bostick G, Hoens A. Barriers to the utilization of professional development tools: a knowledge translation study. Physiotherapy Canada. In press.
  2. Ippersiel P, Teoli A, Wideman T, Preuss R, Robbins S. The relationship between pain-related threat and motor behavior in nonspecific low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Physical Therapy. 2022 Feb 1;102(2):pzab274, doiL 10.1093/ptj/pzab274.
  3. Ippersiel P, Shah V, Dixon P. The impact of outdoor walking surfaces on lower-limb coordination and variability during gait in healthy adults. Gait & Posture 2022 Jan;91:7-13.doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost .2021.09.176.
  4. Woznowski-Vu A, Ippersiel P, Hudon A. Physiotherapists as clinician-scientists: a insufficiently supported advanced-practice physiotherapy role in Canada. Physiotherapy Canada 2021 Vol 73, issue 3, pp.207-209.
  5. Ippersiel P, Preuss R, Fillion A, Jean-Louis J, Woodrow R, Zhang Q, Robbins S. Inter-joint coordination and the flexion-relaxation phenomenon among adults with low back pain during bending. Gait & Posture, 2021 Mar;85:164-170. Doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2021.02.001.
  6. Ippersiel P, Robbins S, Dixon P. Lower-limb coordination and variability during gait: the effects of age and walking surface. Gait & Posture, 2021 Mar;85:251-257. doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost. 2021.02.009.
  7. Ippersiel P, Preuss R, Robbins S. The effects of data padding techniques on continuous relative phase analysis using the Hilbert transform. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 2019, Aug 1;35(4):247-255.
  8. Ippersiel P, Robbins S, Preuss R. Movement variability in adults with low back pain during sit-to-stand-to-sit. Clinical Biomechanics, 2018, (58): 90-95.
  9. Edmondston S, Ferguson A, Ippersiel P, Ronningen L, Sodeland S, Barclay L. Clinical and radiological investigation of thoracic spine extension motion during bilateral arm elevation. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 2012, 42(10): 861-869.
Physical Therapy
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