Dr. Stuart Donaldson


Ph.D., EMTA, BCFE, ABDA Registered Psychologist

Stuart received his Ph.D. from the University of Calgary in 1989. His doctoral work was on the relationship of muscle activity as measured by surface electromyographic (SEMG) techniques to chronic pain. He has utilized SEMG in studying myofascial pain, and fibromyalgia. Unique in the psychophysiology field he has also studied qEEG and brainwave activity combining SEMG with EEG biofeedback producing a comprehensive theory involving neural plasticity and fibromyalgia.

Stuart has published extensively on both myofascial pain syndromes and fibromyalgia. In 1995 he won the American Journal of Pain Management Award entitled, The Outstanding Contribution to the Interdisciplinary Pain Management Literature, for his work on SEMG, neck pain and headaches. Stuart continues to travel and lecture throughout North America. He is presently Director of Myosymmetries, Calgary.

Education and Certification:

  • 1.Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - University of Calgary
  • 2. Master of Science (M.Sc.) - University of Calgary
  • 3. Bachelor of Arts (B.A..) - University of Alberta
  • 4. Chartered Psychologist - Province of Alberta
  • 5. Diplomate - American Board of Psychological Specialties - Rehabilitation Psychology
  • 6. Diplomate - American Board of Forensic Examiners
  • 7. Diplomate & Senior Disability Analyst - American Board of Disability Analysts