Laurianne Loew is currently on her fourth year of the Ph.D. program in Rehabilitation Sciences, at the University of Ottawa. She completed her undergraduate studies in Health Sciences and received a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy. Throughout the years, she has been awarded scholarships from the Ontario government, the University of Ottawa, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec. Ms. Loew conducts a very productive research program, in which she has been very prolific as first and co-author of already 8 scientific articles. Since September 2008, she has been working as a research/teaching assistant and recently started to teach graduate courses in physiotherapy, at the University of Ottawa. It is through her academic training and her personal experience, as an independent physiotherapist, that her appreciation for the development of clinical research projects continues to grow. Native of Switzerland, Ms. Loew believes in the University of Ottawa's values according to its commitment to bilingualism, in order to promote cultural diversity and Francophone communities. Having the privilege to work in both research and in clinical settings, it furthers her ability to understand the needs of individuals with musculoskeletal problems, based on application of advanced research.