Clinical Lecturer

Robyn Ibey.
Contact information

Office: BMH 1056

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 32370

Email: ribey@uwaterloo.ca

Event website(s): 

Teaching and research interests 

I have a passion for teaching both in the classroom and in the clinical environment. As a clinician and an academic, I like to integrate lots of hands-on experiences and opportunities in the classroom, while also introducing fundamental concepts and promoting evidence-based practices. Whenever possible, I aim to provide a multisensory and interactive environment in the classroom. My goal is to develop life-long learners that are driven to go beyond the classroom and the resources provided.

I continue to work clinically in private practice while also keeping up with my clinical education. This keeps me relevant for many of the courses I teach. Furthermore, I consult on different research projects that are happening at University of Waterloo across various disciplines, including the development of wearable technologies and devices that can be used for assessment and treatment in the clinical environment.

Graduate supervision and student opportunities

  • KIN 431/432 Undergraduate honours thesis
  • KIN 472 Undergraduate directed study in special topics 
  • Graduate student thesis committee
  • Volunteer opportunities: event committees and organization (i.e. Brain Bee)

Please email me to discuss current available opportunities. 

Teaching, expertise, tools and technologies 

  • Neuroscience
  • Rehabilitation
  • Neurological disorders
  • Movement assessment
  • Exercise prescription
  • Orthopaedic/sports injuries
  • Acquired brain injuries (i.e. concussions)
  • Therapeutic modalities
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • Electromyography (EMG)

Courses

KIN 204: Movement assessment and exercise prescription

KIN 312: Introduction to movement disorders

KIN 414: Cases in clinical exercise physiology

KIN 416: Neuromuscular integration

KIN 470: Seminar in kinesiology - Exercise is medicine: Chronic disease management

KIN 655: Theory and practice of movement assessment 

Education 

HBSc Biomedical Sciences, University of Waterloo

MSc Physical Therapy, University of Toronto

PhD Kinesiology, University of Waterloo (Specialization: Neuroscience)

Selected publications

See Google Scholar for full list of publications.

Ibey RJ, Bolton DA, Buick A, Staines WR, Carson RJ. (2015). Interhemispheric inhibition of corticospinal projections to forearm muscles. Clin Neurophys, 126(10):1934-40.

Ibey RJ, Staines WR. (2013). Corticomotor excitability changes seen in the resting forearm during contralateral rhythmical movement and force manipulations: a TMS study. Behav Brain Res, 257:265-74.

Ibey RJ, Chung R, Benjamin N, Littlejohn S, Sarginson A, Salbach N, Kirkwood G, Wright V. (2010). Development of a challenge assessment for high-functioning children with an acquired brain injury. Pediatr Phys Ther, 22(3):268-76.

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo