School of Physical and Occupational Therapy

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Published on: 1 May 2018

For someone with Parkinson’s disease (PD), the simple desire to grasp a glass of water can become an insurmountable task, made impossible by the tremors in their hand or arm. Finding strategies to improve these movement impairments is one of the major goals of rehabilitating people with Parkinson’s disease.

At McGill University, Dr. Marc Roig, an assistant professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT), is studying the effects of using high-intensity exercise to stimulate the brain’s ability to learn and change with repeated experiences.

Classified as: faculty of medicine research, Parkinson's disease, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy
Published on: 25 Apr 2018

 

 

By the Spotting PTSD team

Spotting PTSD is an evidence-informed toolkit for the prevention and management of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in first and emergency responders. The creation of the toolkit first began as a student-initiated master’s project and became a passion and clinical foundation for several team members.

Published on: 22 Mar 2018

Building sustainable fieldwork partnerships between Canada and India: Finding common goals through evaluation.

An article by Caroline Storr, Janna MacLachlan, Dinesh Krishna, Ramasubramanian
Ponnusamy, Donna Drynan, Carmen Moliner, Kristina McLaughlin, Susanne
Murphy, Megan Edgelow, Margaret Anne Campbell-Rempel, Ann Bossers,
Heidi Lauckner & Debra Cameron.

Link to article here.

Classified as: Global Health, global health rehabilitation
Published on: 12 Mar 2018

Canada’s global health role: supporting equity and global
citizenship as a middle power.
An article by Stephanie A Nixon, Kelley Lee, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, James Blanchard, Slim Haddad, Steven J Hoffman, Peter Tugwell

Link to article here.

Classified as: global health rehabilitation, rehabilitation, Global Health
Published on: 12 Mar 2018

Dr. Marc Roig has been awarded a CIHR grant in the Movement and Exercise category for his project, "Exercise intensisty matters: a window of opportunity to promote neurorecovery and cardiovascular health in stroke," Dr. Joyce Fung is a co-investigator, from SPOT.

Published on: 1 Mar 2018

Dr. Stefanie Blain-Moraes recently contributed an article to the online not-for-profit media platform, The Conversation. Her article, "How we can design the music of our emotions," was then explored in a live radio interview on CJAD 800.

Published on: 1 Mar 2018

Dr. Timothy Wideman has been awarded a Planning and Dissemination Grant from CIHR for his project, "Developing stakeholder endorsement methodology to measure the outcomes of pain education in Canadian physiotherapy programs." Dr. Aliki Thomas and Dr. André Bussières are co-investigators on the ward.

Published on: 1 Mar 2018

Sue Harrison is now the person in charge of the French courses for McGill HSS students at McGill French Language Centre (FLC) replacing Hélène Riel-Salvatore, who recently retired from her position. Previously, Sue was part of the  winning team behind Dialogue McGill’s Self Study Workbooks.

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Classified as: Sue Harrison, French courses, McGill HSS students, McGill French Language Centre (FLC)
Published on: 9 Feb 2018

The ISOQOL Dictionary, edited by Dr. Nancy Mayo, has been translated from English into Portuguese and is available for purchase in both languages through the ISOQOL website.

Published on: 5 Feb 2018

Dr. Annette Majnemer was recently named to the MUHC Council for Services to Children and Adolescents (CSCA) for a 4-year term.

Published on: 5 Feb 2018

Dr. Isabelle Gagnon has returned from sabbatical, and has published a new authority textbook on concussions: "Sports Concussions: A complete guide to recovery and management.”

 

 

Published on: 5 Feb 2018

CIHR recently put out a list 150 featured Canadian Researchers to celebrate Canada 150, and our own Dr. Annette Majnemer was featured for her work with CHILD-BRIGHT, and Dr. Nancy Mayo was featured for her Heel2Toe project.

Published on: 5 Feb 2018

At the 2017 edition of the Faculty of Medicine Student Research Day, McGill SPOT Physiotherapy Students were well represented, winning three Sir Edward W. Beatty Memorial Final Report Awards. Ali Alias was awarded the Best Winter 2017 Research Report, Rachel Medvedev was awarded 2nd Place (Schools Category), Top Summer 2017 Research Report, and Yoon Seo Lee, was awarded 3rd Place (Schools Category), Top Summer 2017 Research Project.

Published on: 5 Feb 2018

Dr. Stefanie Blain-Moraes has been awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Engage Grant for her project titled “Using participatory design to leverage biomusic technology to integrate neurodiverse populations into the workplace.”

Published on: 5 Feb 2018

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