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Meaghan Adams

Registered Physiotherapist / PhD candidate, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo

PhD candidate in neuroscience, studying sensory changes after concussion. Sports & vestibular physiotherapist working in concussion rehab.

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I'm a physiotherapist trained in sports medicine and vestibular rehabilitation, with a clinical focus on concussion rehabilitation. I began my PhD becuase I wanted to answer questions about how concussion affects the brain. My main interest is in understanding how concussion affects cortical processing of sensory stimuli, especially when the stimuli are conflicting. I also feel that, as a clinician-scientist, it is my responsibility to move science out of the lab and into the hands of other clinicians. This was my goal when I started my business, OneBrain, which provides high-quality, evidence-based concussion and neuroscience education to health care providers and fitness professionals. I went into health care because I wanted to help people, and teaching concussion best practices and explaining the amazing power of the brain to guide movement, I am able to help many more people than I can in my clinical practice alone.


  • Vestibular System
  • Physiotherapy
  • Neuroscience
  • Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Concussions


  • University of Waterloo
    PhD, 2016

    Expected graduation in Fall of 2017

  • Queen's University
    Life Sciences
    BScH, 2006
  • Queen's University
    MScPT, 2008