Alex Ruth

Registered Physiotherapist

CIDN, MScPT, BScKin (Hons)

Alex Ruth

Registered Physiotherapist
CIDN, MScPT, BScKin (Hons)

Since obtaining her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto, Alex has emerged as a physiotherapy leader in clinical practice, as an educator and as an advocate for her work with communities who have been structurally marginalized.

Alex’s clinical skills include comprehensive neuromusculoskeletal assessment and treatment for clients throughout the lifespan, from helping children achieve their developmental milestones, to helping adults and seniors stay active and maximize their independence. Alex values the importance of the therapeutic relationship and strives to provide the utmost patient-centered care, by helping clients achieve their individual goals while considering their unique life experiences and prioritizing comfort, communication and trauma-informed care.

Alex is dedicated to her continuing education and remaining up to date with current physiotherapy research. She has taken advanced courses in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, shoulder rehabilitation, neurodevelopmental therapy, and integrated dry needling. She is currently working towards her FCAMPT (Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy) designation.

Alex’s work outside of the clinic includes teaching at the University of Toronto in the Department of Physical Therapy, on anti-oppression and critical allyship for 2SLGBTQIA+ communities. She is also a co-founder of the Queer Physiotherapy Collective, a community of practice for Queer and Transgender physiotherapists and students in Canada.

In her spare time, Alex enjoys staying active with Pilates, boxing and Muay Thai, as well as relaxing with her cat and a good book.


Considerations for addressing cisgenderism and heterosexism in Canadian outpatient physiotherapy clinics.

Houlding-Braunberger, E., Greasley, C., Richardson, A.I.J., Parrott-Mautner, K., Reed, C., Taylor, A., Ruth, A., Beavers, L., & Nixon, S. (2024).


Considerations for Addressing Cisgenderism and Heterosexism in Canadian Outpatient Physiotherapy Clinics



Experiences engaging in a group-based physiotherapist-led exercise programme for adults living with HIV and complex multimorbidity: a qualitative study. 

Homayouni, T. S., Ruth, A., Abbott-Tate, Z., Burger, H., Rahim, S., Murray, C., Wannamaker, R., Chan Carusone, S., & O’Brien, K. K. (2021). BMJ open11(7), e045158.

Here is what Alex’s patients say about her care:

Alex Ruth (physiotherapist) is truly amazing - she has me 98 percent pain free where I was previously in constant pain. Her exercises have helped me strengthen weak areas in my neck and have me feeling so much better and hopeful about life again. Highly recommend Alex - she is an extraordinary and very caring professional! She works hard at continuous learning, furthering her skills and knowledge to help in the most beneficial way for her clients. She truly cares!

Jane Grayson