Biography

Phil Wallace is an Exercise Physiologist at Cleveland Clinic Canada. Mr. Wallace has significant experience performing exercise assessments, and creating and prescribing exercise programs for individuals with chronic disease, healthy individuals, athletes, and individuals looking to start an exercise routine. He takes an integrative approach to exercise and uses strength, aerobic, balance, flexibility, and movement pattern training to help patients achieve their goals and maintain an active lifestyle. He has a particular interest in exercise as medicine for both the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and concussions.

Mr. Wallace obtained his Bachelor of Science in Physical Health and Education from the University of Toronto. He went on to complete his Master of Science in Kinesiology from Brock University and is currently pursuing his PhD in Applied Health Sciences (Kinesiology) at Brock University. Passionate about education, Mr. Wallace has years of experience teaching labs, as well as coordinating and lecturing courses in kinesiology at the undergraduate level. He regularly shares his expertise during adult educational workshops, articles and classes on various exercise topics.  

A dedicated researcher, Mr. Wallace has had his research published in many peer-reviewed journals such as: Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, and Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. His research focuses on how people respond to exercising in different environmental conditions (such as hot, cold, and high-altitude) and interventions to help people perform better in these challenging environments (e.g. cooling, hydration, training strategies). Additionally, his research also investigates the mechanisms of how aerobic exercise is a beneficial rehabilitation treatment for individuals with post-concussion syndrome.

When he’s not treating patients, Mr. Wallace enjoys hiking, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, cycling, strength training, yoga, and cooking up a storm.

Education/Training

Doctor of Philosophy (Candidate)
Brock University
Applied Health Sciences (Kinesiology)
St. Catharine's, ON
Master of Science
Brock University
Applied Health Sciences (Kinesiology)
St. Catharine's, ON
Bachelor of Science
University of Toronto
Physical Health and Education
Toronto, ON

Certifications

  • Registered Kinesiologist
  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CSEP)
  • High Performance Specialist (CSEP)
  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Level 1
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Level 1
  • Titleist Performance Institute Level 1  

Specialty Interests

  • Chronic disease management and prevention
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Strength training
  • Aerobic training
  • Environmental exercise physiology

Professional Memberships

  • College of Kinesiologists of Ontario                               
  • Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists