Meena Sran BSc (PT), MPhty, PhD
Meena completed her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at UBC in 1995 and a Master of Physiotherapy Studies degree (Musculoskeletal/Manipulative Physiotherapy) at the University of Queensland, Australia in 1998. Dr. Sran then went on to complete a PhD in the area of physiotherapy, bone health, osteoporosis and fracture prevention at UBC (2005) followed by 3 years of postdoctoral training in fall and injury prevention at Simon Fraser University.
Meena has more than 25 years of experience working as a physiotherapist in private and public practice settings, in addition to numerous leadership positions. From 2000 to 2011 she was the physiotherapist in the Osteoporosis Program at the BC Women’s Health Centre as well working in a private clinical practice and health research. Meena has a special interest in the spine, has co-authored a chapter on neck pain, and has past experience working in a number of clinics in Vancouver (as well as Australia and New Zealand), including the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine centre at UBC and with the national women’s field hockey team. Meena also has experience in home care and personalized gym programs for older adults or individuals wanting an exercise program aimed at improving bone health and preventing falls and fractures. Meena is also the first author of the last 3 editions of the Osteofit Instructor Training Manual, in addition to numerous peer-reviewed journal articles.
Dr. Sran has presented post graduate courses on bone health and osteoporosis for physiotherapists in many parts of Canada, as well as England, the United States, Ireland, South Africa and New Zealand. In addition to research, clinical and teaching activities, Dr. Sran is the past Vice-President and current Treasurer of the International Organization of Physical Therapists in Women's Pelvic Health. Meena is also a past-president of the Physiotherapy Association of BC.
Please go to www.pubmed.gov and type in "Sran M" to see a list of some of Dr. Sran's peer-reviewed publications.