Dr. Shikha Saxena
Post-Doctoral Fellow, CHEO Research Institute


  • PhD, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Masters in Physiotherapy, Manipal University, India
  • Bachelors in Physiotherapy, Kurukshetra University, India

Research Interests

  • Physical literacy in children with disabilities
  • Knowledge translation and exchange approaches in children with disabilities
  • Using pediatric physical rehabilitation to integrate children with disabilities into community


Dr. Shikha Saxena is a postdoctoral fellow with the HALO group. She is a physiotherapist by training and completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Science at McGill University, Montreal, QC. Her main research interests are to improve physical functioning in children with disabilities by using a combination of clinical and knowledge translation approaches. Her current project aims at exploring the perspectives of health and community professionals towards using physical literacy programs for children with disabilities across Canada. While at HALO, she also worked on another project that measured the physical literacy levels of children with medical conditions using the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy. Outside of research, she enjoys listening music, hiking, playing with her dog and spending time with family and friends.