Rebecca Charbonneau

Clinical Assistant Professor

Clinical Neurosciences


Adult Spinal Cord Injury Program

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

B.H.Sc. (Bachelor of Health Sciences)

M.D. (Doctor of Medicine)


Contact information


Office : SSBAC144

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Spinal Cord / Nerve Injury & Pain
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Acute spinal cord injury
  • FES
  • exoskeletons
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Neurogenic bladder and pressure injuries

Research activities

My interests are clinical research in spinal cord injury specifically FES, exoskeletons, neuropathic pain, neurogenic bladder and pressure injuries. I’m currently completing a safety and feasibility study examining the use of and eksoskeleton following acute spinal cord injury. I am the rehabilitation lead for the Rick Hansen Registry at the Foothills. I am mainly clinical and also have a passion for resident education and undergraduate medical education.



  • CSCN Diplomate (EMG), Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation
  • Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada II


  • Anne Bellamy Teaching Excellence Award 2016
  • Anne Bellamy Teaching Excellence Award 2015