Dr. Jennifer McDonald


Honours BSc, MD, FRCPC, CSCN Diplomate (EMG)

Dr. McDonald is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician with a special interest in sport medicine, concussion management, and the diagnosis and rehabilitation of complex musculoskeletal and neurological injuries. She is a consultant at The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus and The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre. She is actively involved in clinical research and medical education through the division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. McDonald graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in 2007. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto in 2011. After medical school, she completed her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation training at the University of Ottawa. She is also a licensed Electromyographer through the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists. Dr. McDonald will be completing a 6-month fellowship at the University of Toronto in January 2017 focused on ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injections and interventions.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation doctors, also known as Physiatrists, are physicians specializing in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of muscle, nerve and joint complaints. Electromyography is a diagnostic test that assesses the health of muscles and the nerves that control them. It is used to confirm the diagnosis of certain muscle diseases and nerve injuries.