Our Presenters

Don Simoneau

BScOT, OT(c)

Don graduated from the University of Alberta with BScOT in 1991. He has been employed on various services at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital for over 30 years. His areas of practice have been extensively within neurology patient populations. Don has worked on the Spinal Cord Injury/General Neurology team for over 10 years and the Traumatic Brain Injury service for more than 20 years. Throughout his career, Don has been involved with the University of Alberta as a guest lecturer and course coordinator for several courses offered via the Occupational Therapy Department.

Don has also worked on several specialty services at the Glenrose Rehab Hospital including most recently the Adult Spasticity Program. He has been involved in a guest lecturing tour of Australia for "Excellence in Spasticity Management" which included Sydney, Melbourne, New Castle and Brisbane. He presented at the Canadian Excellence in Spasticity Management workshop for Physiatrists, OTs, PTs and nursing staff of spasticity clinics across Canada.

Glyn Murgatroyd



Graduate of the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Physical Education in 2002 and Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2005. Working primarily in a tertiary setting, Glyn has eighteen years of clinical experience working with pediatric, adult and geriatric clients with a variety of lower extremity conditions including chronic wounds, lymphedema, post-surgical edema, chronic venous insufficiency and arterial ischemia. Extensive clinical experience managing the edema of in-patients and out-patients within the Geriatric, MSK, Stroke, SCI and TBI patient populations. Glyn has been the primary lower extremity assessor for the high risk foot clinic at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital from 2009-2022.  He had been teaching the two day Lower Extremity Edema Management course since 2014 and has provided customized training sessions throughout Alberta in 1 day and virtual training formats. 

Glyn has been a clinical educator at the University of Alberta for the Occupational Therapy department for the last twelve years as well as 3 years with the Physical Therapy department. Other presentation credits include multiple 1 hour presentations at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital and a 45 min presentation at the U of A OT PDC Conference in 2013, 45 minute breakout session at U of A OT PDC conference in 2015 and a podium presentation at MEC '17. Glyn most recently presented at the 2021 International Symposium of Prosthetics and Orthotics on the development of a new myoelectric training device. In 2020 he collaborated on a presentation for the Wounds Canada Virtual Conference on the topic of Management of Venous Leg Ulcers. He recently developed a 1 hour narrated presentation on Lower Extremity Edema Management for staff orientation at GRH.  

Current focus is working within the Interprofessional Student Services model at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital to educate students on the assessment and treatment of neurological patients in an out-patient setting. Glyn continues to be a Occupational Therapist consultant at the University of Alberta BLINC Lab for research projects which includes the development of functional tasks evaluations to aid in determining the impact of sensory re-innervation for myoelectric prosthetic users and development of new myoelectric training devices for both clinical settings and take-home devices. In 2019, he received a Glenrose Research Grant to conduct research on the development of a Dynamic Shoulder Brace for peripheral nerve injury patients. In 2023, will start research on the use of virtual reality training for myoelectric prosthetic users.