Dr. Loyola-Sanchez completed his medical and specialty training in Mexico City and his research training at McMaster University (MSc and PhD, Vanier scholar) and at the University of Calgary (postdoctoral studies, Banting scholar). Since then, he has been working on developing a program of research to design, implement and evaluate community-based rehabilitation programs for people living with disabilities produced by chronic illnesses. This program has mainly focused on under-served populations (i.e. Indigenous rural communities in Mexico and Canada).
He is currently working clinically in the Spinal Cord Injury Program at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton, and is working on expanding his program of research to include the neurological population, especially Spinal Cord Injury.