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Lisa Carlesso is a licensed physiotherapist and an assistant professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University. Her extensive academic background in physical therapy and clinical epidemiology have shaped her research interests in common age-related musculoskeletal problems. Her most recent studies focus on improving treatment and outcomes for people with musculoskeletal disorders, such as knee osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain. Lisa is interested in understanding the mechanisms and consequences of pain as they relate to disability, mobility, participation and healthy aging.


  • BSc, University of Toronto
  • MSc, Physical Therapy, University of Western Ontario
  • PhD, Clinical epidemiology, McMaster University 
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