Dr. Elizabeth Condliffe, PhD MD FRCPC
Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Neurosciences | Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Hotchkiss Brain Institute
Child Health & Wellness Researcher
Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, Owerko Centre
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Faculty of Kinesiology
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC), 2017
PhD Biomedical Engineering, Mechanisms of Motor Impairments in Spastic Cerebral Palsy, University of Alberta, 2021
MD University of Toronto, 2008
MS Biomedical Engineering, Quantifying Post-Stroke Spastic Hypertonia at the Elbow: Reliability & Effects of High Intensity Training, Boston University, 2004
BSE Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering w/ Certificate in Engineering Biology, Princeton Univerisity, 2002
Areas of Research
Dr. Condliffe’s clinical work and research are driven by an interest in improving clinical interventions to promote neuroplastic change and reduce multisystem impacts of impairments throughout the lifespan of people with cerebral palsy and other causes of long-term neurodisabilities. She is the medial lead of the Youth Functional Independence Clinic, co-leads the Movement Impairment team of the RESTORE Network and is a member of the Vi Riddell Pediatric Pain & Rehabilitation Centre and the NonInvasive Neurostimulation Network (N3). As a biomedical engineer, neurophysiololgist and physiatrist, the Pediatric Onset Neuromotor Impairment (PONI, @ponilabresearch) lab Dr. Condliffe leads uses technological innovations including robot-assisted gait training, neurophysiologic as well as clinical tools for assessment, rehabilitation and as assistive devices. Current projects involve robotic walking, power training, early intensive motor training, markerless motion analysis and the assessment of spasticity in individuals with cerebral palsy and other causes of movement impairments.
In the News
- RESTORE Network Launch. Calgary Herald. (2023)
- Mom raises funds for 'robotic legs' for daughter with rare disease. Calgary Herald. (2023)
- Steps Toward a Happier Future. CTV National. (2022)
- Danish team visits UCalgary to strengthen adaptive sport partnerships. UToday. (2018)
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