Linda-Joy (LJ) Lee, PT, PhD, FCAMPT, MCPA, MAPA

  • Linda-Joy (LJ) Lee, PT, PhD, FCAMPT, MCPA, MAPA

Dr. LJ Lee is recognized internationally as a skilled educator, clinician & researcher. She is the creator of ConnectTherapy™ and the innovative Thoracic Ring ApproachÔ to assess and train the integrated function of the thoracic spine-ribcage complex. Through her Education Company (Dr. Linda-Joy Lee International/LJLI), LJ teaches courses based on her models around the globe, as far as Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada and the United States.

Inspired by connectedness throughout the body, LJ is known for her unique way of looking at total body function, integrating specific manual assessment into functional, meaningful task assessment, and retraining optimal strategies for movement and performance with prescriptive exercise programs. Finding the Driver and Meaningful Task Analysis are key developments from LJ’s Thoracic Ring Approach that became part of The Integrated Systems Model (ISM, Lee & Lee), and LJ’s ConnectTherapy model.

In addition to mentoring her clinical team and seeing patients at Synergy Physiotherapy (North Vancouver, Canada), LJ is an Associate Editor for the BJSM, an Honorary Senior Fellow at The University of Melbourne, an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) at McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) and an Associate Member of the Centre for Hip Health & Mobility (Vancouver). She completed her PhD on Motor Control & Kinematics of the Thorax at The University of Queensland.

LJ is passionate about helping patients reach their potential– helping them to Move Better, Feel Better and Be Better. For the professionals she teaches, whether on course or attending an evening lecture, LJ will Challenge your Mind and Change your World.