Laura Graham, PR, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Physical Therapy
Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute
Neurological injury, mild traumatic brain injury
Laura Graham is an Assistant Professor and Graduate Chair of Western University’s Master of Physical Therapy Program, and an Associate Scientist with Lawson Health Research Institute. Her teaching focus is neurological injury/illness rehabilitation and her research interests revolve around the development of interventions for adults with persistent symptoms following concussion or other mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI). Laura has worked as a physiotherapist at Parkwood Institute since 2011, primarily in adult brain injury rehabilitation.
She has consulted with Ontario Brain Institute and WSIB Ontario on mTBI Program of Care revision, presented education of the treatment of mTBI both locally and internationally, and has taught physiotherapist instructors across Canada about concussion/mTBI rehabilitation for the National Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Laura is currently helping to develop and evaluate two interventions for adults with mTBI. The first is BrainEx90, which is a circuit training-style therapy that covers self-management exercises, vision rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation, balance and core stability, cardiovascular training, and cognitive rehabilitation.
The second is MyBrainPacer™ App, a symptom self-management tool to support people with mTBI through planning and pacing activities.