From the Desk of Karen M. Reimer
Karen graduated from the University of Manitoba, School of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy in 1995. Early in her career she developed a special interest in dizziness and balance disorders (vestibular disorders) and pursued training and continuing education in physiotherapy treatment and identification of vestibular dysfunctions. In addition to learning from vestibular physicians and researchers at her hometown of Winnipeg, MB, her interest in pursuing further training has led to her to the USA for training from leading vestibular researchers such as Dr. S. Herdman, Dr. S. Whitney, Dr. R Tusa, Dr. F. Horak and many of their colleagues.
Desire to further pursue research in new physiotherapy treatment for vestibular disorders lead Karen to enroll in the Master of Science in Rehabilitation program at the University of Manitoba in 2010. In 2013, Karen graduated with her MSc (Rehab) degree. Her research was an innovative physiotherapy treatment protocol for those suffering peripheral vestibular disorders. Her thesis was titled, “Home-based Computer Gaming in Vestibular Rehabilitation: Effects on Gaze Stability and Balance Impairments” and was well received by those who attended her thesis presentation.