Marianne Roos

M.Sc., PT, Ph.D



Quebec, Canada
/ French
Marianne Ross is a physiotherapist with a passion for music that comes from her family. She just completed a PhD in Clinical and Biomedical Sciences in 2022. Her topic was workplace prevention and rehabilitation of orchestral musicians’ playing-related problems.


Born in Cape Town, South Africa, into a family of musicians, Marianne first studied music and majored in clarinet performance, and then turned to healthcare, graduating as a physiotherapist in 2017. Having taken an early interest in rehabilitation research during these studies, she chose to divide her career between clinical practice (private clinic) and research studies. She has completed, in April 2022, a PhD at Université Laval and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration (Cirris, Québec City), combining her two areas of interest. The topic of her PhD is workplace prevention and rehabilitation of orchestral musicians’ playing-related problems, which entails working with five professional orchestras in the province of Quebec.

University studies:

  • Master’s degree, Music Performance, Clarinet (Conservatoire de musique de Québec, 2012)
  • Master’s degree, Physiotherapy (Université Laval, 2017)
  • PhD in Clinical and Biomedical Sciences (Faculté de médecine de l’Université Laval, 2022)
  1. Roos M, Dagenais M, Pflieger S, Roy JS. Patient-reported outcome measures of musculoskeletal symptoms and psychosocial factors in musicians: a systematic review of psychometric properties. Qual Life Res. 2022 Sep;31(9):2547-2566. doi: 10.1007/s11136-022-03091-5. Epub 2022 Feb 3. PMID: 35118588.
  2. Roos M, Roy JS, Lamontagne ME. A qualitative study exploring the implementation determinants of rehabilitation and global wellness programs for orchestral musicians. Clin Rehabil. 2021 Oct;35(10):1488-1499. doi: 10.1177/02692155211010254. Epub 2021 Apr 14. PMID: 33853373.
  3. Côté C, Baril I, Morency CÈ, Montminy S, Couture M, Leblond J, Roos M, Roy JS. Long-Term Effects of a Multimodal Physiotherapy Program on the Severity of Somatosensory Tinnitus and Identification of Clinical Indicators Predicting Favorable Outcomes of the Program. J Am Acad Audiol. 2019 Sep;30(8):720-730. doi: 10.3766/jaaa.17147. PMID: 31526469. Open access article: Click here!


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