William & Lynne Gray Endowed Research Chair in Mobility and Activity


Physical Therapy


University of Western Ontario



Professor Siobhan Schabrun

PhD, B.Physio (Hons)

Dr Schabrun is The William & Lynne Gray Endowed Research Chair in Mobility and Activity and Professor in the School of Physical Therapy at The University of Western Ontario. She holds a PhD in neuroscience and an undergraduate honours degree in physiotherapy. Her research explores the mechanisms that underpin the transition from acute to chronic pain using human experimental pain models and patient populations and develops and tests non-invasive brain stimulation therapies to address the issue of chronic pain. She is an expert in the assessment and induction of neuroplasticity in humans and has published >110 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in the fields of neuroplasticity, motor adaptation and pain. She has received numerous awards including the Ulf Lindblom Award Young Investigator Prize for Clinical Science, and has received >6 million in research funding from organizations including NSERC, NHMRC and NIH.


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

4:30pm EDT6:00pm EDT

Motor Control Adaptions in Low Back Pain: Do They Matter?

Tracks: Specific Pain Conditions/Pain In Specific Populations
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 717 B

Pain is accompanied by individual-specific motor control adaptions. In some individuals with low back pain (LBP), adapted motor control strategies…

Thursday, September 22, 2022

10:45am EDT12:15pm EDT

Mechanistic Brain-Based Treatments for Chronic Pain

Tracks: Treatment/Management
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 701 A

There is ample evidence that brain mechanisms contribute to the development and maintenance of chronic pain. Such mechanisms involve sensitization…