BScPT, MSc, Parkinson's Warrior Instructor
Cheryl Anderson BScPT MSc
Cheryl completed her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario in 1990. She worked at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario gaining experience in all areas of physical therapy before moving to England in 1993 to pursue her specialisation in neurological physiotherapy. She worked in a range of areas from acute neurological wards to specialist neurological rehab and long term care units. She ran her own domiciliary physiotherapy service in London, England for 18 years facilitating each client’s recovery and assisting them to regain their quality of life and manage their long term condition.
Spurred on by the burgeoning evidence of the benefits of fitness and resistance training for people living with neurological conditions, Cheryl completed her MSc in Applied Exercise for Health at St George’s University of London in 2014. Her MSc research was published in Disability and Health Journal in January 2017. Cheryl continued to train herself in functional strength training, fitness training and high effort, dual tasking exercise, running exercise classes for people with stroke and Parkinson’s and supporting a creative dance class for people with acquired brain injury and stroke. In 2018 Cheryl joined NeuroFit BC bringing her expertise back to Canada.
Cheryl continues to expand her knowledge of exercise in Parkinson’s working with Naomi and assisting on her Changing Parkinson’s courses and modules on the MPT program at UBC. Cheryl has continued to run the Vancouver clinic following Naomi’s move to Victoria and the opening of the Victoria clinic.
Cheryl is also a professional actress and voiceover artist. She shares her busy life with her husband and cat, and her nonagenarian father!
BScPT, University of Western Ontario, 1990
MSc in Applied Exercise for Health, St George’s University of London 2014
Accredited PD Warrior trainer
Functional Strength Training for Neurological Conditions, Neurofit UK, Nikki Penny and Bob Wood
Physiotherapy consultant, Dancing for Health creative dance for people with acquired brain injury and stroke, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London England