Janice Eng

Professor
Degrees / Designations 

PhD, PT/OT

Email Address 
Phone 
604 714-4105
Mailing Address 
Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia 212-2177 Wesbrook Mall Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3

Biography

Academic Appointment 
Professor
Body Locations and Systems 
Blood, Heart and Circulation
Other Areas of Research 
Spinal cord injury
Rehabilitation

Dr. Eng is a Professor at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health. She has a clinical training in physical therapy and occupational therapy. She is a recipient of a Michael Smith Senior Scholar Award and dedicates most of her time to clinical research. She has developed novel exercise interventions and has undertaken randomized controlled trials to demonstrate their effectiveness in improving mobility, fitness, bone health, cognition, upper extremity function and quality of life in people with neurological conditions. Two of her stroke exercise programs, Graded Repetitive Arm Supplementary Program (GRASP) and Fitness and Mobility Exercise Program (FAME), are used in over 500 sites in 20 countries. She has been inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and her work has been recognized by a Jonas Salk Award for lifetime contributions to reducing disability.

Current Projects 

Multi-site inpatient stroke trial to improve mobility after stroke
Clinical trial to improve arm function of community-dwelling individuals with stroke
Brain imaging in people with spinal cord injury
Effect of exercise on cardiovascular function after stroke
Chronic disease management after stroke
Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence Project (www.scireproject.com)
Knowledge translation of the GRASP and FAME program (www.neurorehab.med.ubc.ca)

Publications