Cheryl Cott, DIPP, BPT, MSc, PhD

Head shot of Cheryl Cott


Department of Physical Therapy
160-500 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1V7

Fax:         416-946-8561



Cheryl Cott is a physical therapist and social gerontologist. Her research program focuses on aspects of rehabilitation service delivery that are important for quality care for older adults with chronic illness and disability including the relationships among older people with arthritis, their families, hospitals and community services that best promote independence.

Cott CA, Mandoda S and Landry M.  Integrating Physical Therapy into Family Health Teams.  Physiotherapy Canada 63(3):265-275, 2011.  Senior Responsible Author and Principal Investigator

Passalent L, Tyas J, Jaglal S, Cott CA.  The FIM TM as a measure of change in function after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation: A Canadian perspective   Disability and Rehabilitation 33(7):579-588, 2011.  Senior Responsible Author and Principal Investigator

Passalent L, Landry MD and Cott CA.  “Wait times strategy in community rehabilitation services in Ontario”  Health Policy 5(4):e139-e156, 2010  Senior responsible author

Allen D and Cott CA  “Evaluating rehabilitation outcomes from the client’s perspective by identifying the gap between current and preferred movement ability”  Disability and Rehabilitation 32:452-61, 2010  Co-author

Health Care Teamwork, Primary Care and Rehabilitation, Client-centred Rehabilitation

Research and Program Evaluation

Professor (with tenure), Department of Physical Therapy
Full Member, Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine (Cross-appointment )
Member, Institute for Human Development, Life Course and Aging
Deputy Director, Arthritis Community Research and Evaluation Unit (ACREU)
Affiliate Scientist, Toronto Western Research Institute, University Health Network
Senior Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (since July, 2004)