Dr. Reid obtained her Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (PT) from the University of Manitoba in 1979 and her PhD from the University of British Columbia in 1988. She was a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia and recently moved to the University of Toronto in the fall of 2014. She began her tenure as Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy in January 2015.
Dr. Reid is a clinical scientist whose investigations have spanned basic sciences, clinical and translational research. Her research has focused on the dysfunction of the inspiratory and limb muscles in chronic disease, which involved the quantification of muscle structure and function at the cellular and macroscopic level. Dr. Reid has directed her current research towards using non-invasive tools that can be taken to the bedside including wireless near-infrared spectroscopy, dynamometry, and inclinometry. Recent projects have examined the underlying etiology of pain in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the deoxygenation of the respiratory muscles during different loading regimens in healthy people and those living with COPD. She has forged research collaborations nationally and internationally, with researchers in Europe, Japan and Brazil. Dr. Reid supervises research trainees at the MSc, PhD and PDF level in Rehabilitation Sciences and is also interested in collaborating with visiting research scientists.
The contribution of thoracic vertebral deformity and arthropathy to trunk pain in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Respir Med. 2018 Apr;137:115-122
Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 Mar 27;:
Myocardial Infarction Injury in Patients with Chronic Lung Disease Entering Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Frequency and Association with Heart Rate Parameters.
PM R. 2018 Mar 14;:
A Comparison of Pain, Fatigue, Dyspnea and their Impact on Quality of Life in Pulmonary Rehabilitation Participants with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
COPD. 2017 Dec 11;:1-8
Deoxygenation of inspiratory muscles during cycling, hyperpnoea and loaded breathing in health and disease: a systematic review.
Clin Physiol Funct Imaging. 2017 Sep 22;:
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Sep 20;:
Effects of inspiratory muscle training on respiratory muscle electromyography and dyspnea during exercise in healthy men.
J Appl Physiol (1985). 2017 Mar 02;:jap.00046.2017
Comorbidities that cause pain and the contributors to pain in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Nov 17;:
J Strength Cond Res. 2016 Jul 26;
Recruitment and Deoxygenation of Selected Respiratory and Skeletal Muscles During Incremental Loading in Stable COPD Patients.
J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2016 Jul-Aug;36(4):279-87
Senior Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI)
Member, TRI Mobility team and Sleep & Upper Airway team
Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto