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Charlotte Anderson

Charlotte is a registered physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and the Physiotherapy Association of the Yukon.

She graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters in Physiotherapy and was awarded the Goldie Lewis Award upon graduation for the demonstration of strong personal attributes. She then went onto receive her PhD from the University of Toronto, and completed two Post-Doctoral Fellowships; one at McMaster University and the other from the University of Toronto.

Charlotte’s area of interest and focus is in muscular-skeletal practice and concussion management. She has undertaken ongoing professional development certifications in the areas of nervous system mobilization, joint mobilization, manual therapy, taping and bracing, vestibular rehabilitation, and dry needling.

Charlotte has experience working in several different health care settings, but primarily in outpatient orthopedics, treating a wide range of conditions related to sport, work and the rigors of daily life.

Her practice at ALPHA Health Services focuses on all aspects of muscular-skeletal health, including but not limited to injury rehabilitation, chronic pain management, healthy aging, exercise prescription and regaining function and mobility.

Charlotte has a particular interest in preventative and maintenance-based physiotherapy and works hard with her patients to prevent secondary injuries from occurring. She is a strong believer in preventative actions to avoid injury or disease and works hard with patients to live a healthy, active life that prevents the need for rehabilitation.

Her research has been published in several peer reviewed journals and presented at conferences internationally. She has received several acknowledgments for her physiotherapy skills, teaching/research, and mentorship, including a Recognition Award from the Department of Physical Therapy which acknowledges those individuals who have provided great learning environments, guidance, supervision, or have been inspirational to students.

She is an elected Director on the Ontario Physiotherapy Association Board. These background skill sets complement and support Charlotte’s professional practice particularly in individual-specific rehabilitation and preventative physiotherapy.

She is a Professor (teaching stream) in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences at U of T.

Additionally, she develops and delivers business curriculum and orthopaedic curriculum at U of T in the Faculty of Physiotherapy, and the Faculty of Medicine. She is also a lecturer and develops concussion curriculum for the Physiotherapy Faculty at McMaster University.

Charlotte was the recipient of the 2018 Physical Therapy Practitioner Exceptional Achievement Award, from the University of Toronto. This award acknowledges a Physical Therapist who demonstrates expertise in a clinical content area, a best practice approach to delivering patient centred care, and participates in the development of their practice and the development of others in their clinical area. Charlotte has received several awards and funding for her research. Additionally, she was named the 2021 award recipient of the Young Alumna Award, from Havergal College. This award is presented to a woman under 40 years of age, who has made a difference for good in the world. She was named one of the top 50 female leaders in Toronto in 2022.

Charlotte is a leader in concussion clinical research. She treats acute and chronic patients post-concussion and has developed several courses to teach rehabilitation professionals evidence-based methods and treatment techniques for patients with concussion, or post-concussion symptoms.

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