- Physical Therapist
- Post-Doctoral Fellow, GERAS Centre
“Working as a physical therapist in long-term care developed my passion for working with older adults with complex chronic conditions. My vision is for older adults to receive effective and appropriate rehabilitation service across the continuum of care, including community care, primary care, home and long-term care.”
Dr. Caitlin McArthur is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the GERAS Centre for Aging Research within the Department of Medicine at McMaster University. Dr. McArthur is a registered physical therapist (College of Physiotherapists of Ontario) with a specialization in aging, health, and well-being (University of Waterloo – Ph.D. Kinesiology). With a passion to improve mobility and quality of life of clinically complex older adults, Dr. McArthur is co-instructor of the continuing education course Bone Fit™ hosted by Osteoporosis Canada which teaches exercise professionals about safe movements, physical activity, and exercise for people with osteoporosis. She is also an associate interRAI fellow (www.interrai.org). At the GERAS Centre for Aging Research, Dr. McArthur is the clinical led of the Arts-Based exercise enabling LongEvity (ABLE) research initiative to revolutionize at home exercise and development of the fracture risk assessment and treatment tools for home and long-term care. In recognition of academic excellence and leadership, Dr. McArthur has received 18 academic awards including the prestigious Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Silver Quill Award, McMaster Institute for Aging Research (MIRA) Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship.