About The Director

Lois Wihlidal has been the director of Global Rehab Inc. since the company was opened in 2000. She earned her Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1980 and her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 1995.

Lois' expertise lies in the areas of orthopedic/soft tissue injuries, occupational overuse syndromes, ergonomics and job site analysis, physical demands analysis, graduated return to work programs, and psychological disorders.

She has Liability Insurance/Errors and Omissions and is a member of the following Professional organizations:

Professional Experience and Training

2000 - present Global Rehab Inc, Director, Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
1995 - 2000 Kathryn S. Leonard & Associates, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant
1994 - Present Grant MacEwan University, Instructor of Anatomy and Assessment of the Spine and the Upper and Lower Extremities
1995 Completed thesis: An Injury Profile of Diagnostic Sonographers in Alberta
1994 - 1995 University of Alberta Hospital, Patient Care Design Project Coordinator
1991 - 1993 University of Alberta Hospital, Physical Therapist, Occupational Health & Safety
1985 - 1990 Collacott’s Physical Therapy Clinic, Physical Therapist
1982 - 1985 D’Arcy Bain Physical Therapy Clinic, Physical Therapist
1978 - 1982 Wascana Hospital, Section Head of Workers’ Compensation Board Physical Therapy and Remedial Gym Programs
1979 - present Attended numerous courses in ergonomics, injury assessment and management,
research, sports medicine, job site analysis, repetitive strain injuries, fitness,
vocational rehabilitation, team leadership, etc.
1980 - present Presented, prepared and delivered numerous workshops in injury assessment and
management, therapeutic exercise programs, occupational overuse injuries,
wellness, fitness, stress management. Presenter at the Society of Diagnostic
Medical Sonographers conferences in Palm Springs (1996) and Florida (1998)