work phone: 8221353

Anne teaches within PHTH 514 (exercise equipment); 528 (pediatric fractures, acute pain management); 538 (differential diagnosis); 564 (pediatric limb loss; pediatric palliative care; pediatric oncology).  She also coordinates several courses: PHTH 528;538 548;558; 564;56

Anne began the Specialization process through CPA in 2011 and received her Clinical Specialist – Oncology designation at CPA Congress in 2012. She has presented internationally on the treatment of the child with rotationplasty.

The majority of Anne’s time is dedicated to teaching. Her interests include the assessment of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy in children with cancer and its impact on their balance and physical function and the complex rehabilitation needs of children with MSK tumours during and after completion of treatment.

Non-Refereed Journals:
Exercise Adherence in Adolescents Diagnosed with Cancer. Rankin A. CPA Interdivisional Review January, 2012

A Survey of Functional Knee Brace Usage Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Rankin AE, Kramer JK, Fowler P, Kirkley S. Physiotherapy Canada, 52(3): 215-24, 2000.

Vincristine neuropathy in children diagnosed with cancer: the role of rehabilitation. Rankin A. Pediatric Oncology/Hematology/BMT Network Newsletter, Spring 2012

Rankin A. (2015) An Evidence-Based Case Study of Unilateral Shin Splints: Do Red Flags Function in Paediatric Osteosarcoma? Physiotherapy Canada, 2015; 67(4): 365-368 doi:10.3138/ptc.2014-79


Physical Therapy for Childhood Cancer, Canadian Cancer Society/Information Service Canadian Cancer Encyclopedia 2007


Advanced Topics in Cancer Care (2015)
(co-taught with Mary Ann Dalzell, Shirin Shallwani and Mareze Ibrahim)
Pre Congress Course, Canadian Physiotherapy Association Congress, Halifax

Cancer Masquerading as Musculoskeletal Injury in Children (2015)
Orthopaedic Symposium, Halifax

Care of the child with rotationplasty (2013)
C-17 videoconference

Adolescents with cancer: lives interrupted (2012)
Canadian Physiotherapy Association Congress Saskatoon Saskatchewan

The Interdisciplinary Care of Children with Rotationplasty (2009)
American Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Nursing Association

Current Trends in Pediatrics (2003)
Surgical and rehabilitation challenges of the ortho-oncology patient

Child Health BC (2007)
Community Reintegration of Children and Youth with Cancer

OMA Sport Med (1998)
A Survey of Functional Knee Brace Usage Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Poster Presentations:

Learning on the Fly:  Facilitating Interprofessional Education in a Tertiary Care Setting. A Rankin, C Stutzer.  Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia AGM (2012)

The Vertical Challenge: Creating a culture of increased activity within a pediatric oncology inpatient setting.  Martins J, Rankin A, DeZorzi P, O’Reilly K.  BC Children’s Hospital, Oncology Unit (2006)