Cari Cooke graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 1995. In her decades of practice, she has focused on neurological rehabilitation particularly in stroke, Parkinson’s disease and geriatrics in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings in both Canada and the USA. She has certifications in PWR! Moves, Neurodevelopmental Therapy (NDT) for stroke and gait, LSVT/BIG for Parkinson’s and is an Urban Poling instructor. Cari has most recently become a Bone Fit™ trained exercise professional. Bone Fit™ professionals are specially trained to provide safe, effective and evidence-based exercises for clients with osteoporosis.
As part of the Movement Disorders Program/University of Alberta, she has collected gait and balance research data using sophisticated 3D motion analysis software, Neurocom, Gait Rite, and many other outcome measure tools.
Cari has been a presenter and lecturer for the Hope Conference and Parkinson Alberta.
She maintains a strong interest in how exercise and movement can influence motor learning and neuroplasticity within the brain.
On a personal note, she is a mother of three active teenagers, enjoys painting, canoeing, and Nordic pole walking with husband, Simon.