Alison Hoens


About me

As the Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker, I welcome opportunities to assist BC PTs with evidence-informed practice and practice-informed evidence. Contact me at

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MSc, BScPT, Sports PT
Special areas of practice
Joint replacement rehabilitation
Orthopaedics (muscles/joints)
Seniors' health (gerontology)
Sports therapy
PABC Interest
Personal interest

~~Hoens AM, Li LC. The Knowledge Broker’s ‘Fit’ in the World of Knowledge Translation. Editorial. Physiotherapy Canada..2014. 66(3)’ 223-4.
Bech M, Moorhen J, Cho M, Lavergne MR, Stothers K, Hoens AM. DEVICE OR ICE: The effect of consistent cooling using a device compared to intermittent cooling using an ice bag after Total Knee Arthroplasty. Physiotherapy Canada. In press.
McAuley C, Westby MD, Hoens A, Troughton D, Field R, Duggan M, Reid WD. A survey of Physiotherapists’ experience using outcome measures in total hip and knee. Physiotherapy Canada. 2014. Physiotherapy Canada..2014. 66(3)’ 223-4.274-285.
Robinson J, Hoens A, Scott, A. Treatment options for tennis elbow. BC Medical Journal. 2013; 55(8), 381-393.
Hoens A, Camp PG, Reid WD. Knowledge Brokering: An Innovative Model for Supporting Evidence-Informed Practice in Respiratory Care. Canadian Respiratory Journal. Can Respir J. 2013 Jul-Aug;20(4):271-4
Camp PG, Reid WD, Yamabayashi C, Brooks D, Goodridge D, Chung, F, Marciniuk DD, Neufeld A, Hoens A. Safe and effective prescription of exercise in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Rationale and methods for an integrated knowledge translation study. Canadian Respiratory Journal. Can Respir J. 2013 Jul-Aug;20(4):281-4.
Scott A, Docking S, Vicenzino B, Alfredson H, Zwerver J, Lundgren K, Finlay O, Cook J, Fearon A, Purdam C, Brasher P, Hoens A, Robinson J, Danielson P. Sports and exercise-related tendinopathies: A review of selected topical issues by participants of the 2nd International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium (ISTS) - Vancouver 2012. Br J Sports Med. 2013 Jun;47(9):536-44. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-092329. Epub 2013 Apr 12
Li LC, Cott C, Jones CA, Badley EM, Davis AM, PEOPLE Meeting Participants. Improving Primary care in Chronic Musculoskeletal Conditions through Digital Media: The PEOPLE Meeting. JMIR Research Protocols.JMIR Res Protoc. 2013 Mar 8;2(1):e13. doi: 10.2196/resprot.2267
Reid WD, Yamabashi C, Goodridge D, Chung F, Hunt MA, Marciniuk DD, Brooks D, Chen YW, Hoens AM, Camp PG. Exercise prescription for hospitalized people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and comorbidities: a synthesis of systematic reviews. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 2012:7, 297-320.
Simms AM, Li LC, Geddes EL, Brooks D, Hoens AM, Reid WD. Impact of a Behavioral-based Intervention on Inspiratory Muscle Training Prescription by a Multidisciplinary Team. The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. 2012 32(2), 116-125.
Harman, K, Bassett, R, Fenety, A, Hoens, A.  Client education:  communicative interaction between physiotherapists and clients with subacute low back pain in private practice. Physiotherapy Canada. 2011.63(2), 212-223.
Downing M, Lynd PJ, Gallagher R, Hoens A. Challenges in Understanding Functional Decline, Prognosis, and Transitions in Advanced Illness. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 2011;27(1):21-31.
Houghton P, Nussbaum E & Hoens A. Electrophysical Agents Contraindications and Precautions. An evidence-based approach to clinical decision-making in Physical Therapy. Physiotherapy Canada.2010.62(5). Special Issue.
Harman K, Bassett R, Fenety A, & Hoens A. ‘I think it, but don’t often write it’: Barriers to charting in private practice. Physiotherapy Canada. 2010. 61(4), 252-8.
Fenety A, Bassett R, Harman K & Hoens, A. Informed consent practices of physiotherapists in the treatment of low back pain. Manual Therapy, 2009. 14, 654-660.
Harman K, Fenety A, Hoens, A, Crouse J, & Padfield, B. Physiotherapy and low back pain in the injured worker – an examination of current practice during the sub-acute phase of healing. Physiotherapy Canada. 2009; 61 (2): 88-106.
Hoens, A. M. & Strauss, G. R. The Effect of Deleting Nonisokinetic Phases of Movement from Isokinetic Strength Evaluations. Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 4,(3), 96-103, 1994.
 Menard, M. R., & Hoens, A. M. Objective Evaluation of Functional Capacity: Medical, Occupational, and Legal Settings. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 1994; 19(5), 249-260.
 Hoens, A. M., Telfer, M. M, & Strauss, G. R. An Isokinetic Evaluation of Trunk Muscle
Strength in Elite Female Fieldhockey Players”. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy.1994; 36(3),
Canadian Journal Of Sports Medicine 2002, 12:55.