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October 2023

Hudon, A., Augeard, N., Tansey, C.M., Houston, E., Bostick, G., & Wideman, T.H. (2023). Does feeling pain help prepare future clinicians to treat pain? A qualitative exploration of a novel experiential approach to teaching health professional students about pain, Physiotherapy Theory and Practice.

Moore, L., Freire, G., Turgeon, A.F., … Gagnon, I.J., … Yanchar, N. (2023). Pediatric vs Adult or Mixed Trauma Centers in Children Admitted to Hospitals Following Trauma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Pediatrics, 6(9):e2334266. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.34266

Mathur, S., Janaudis-Ferreira, T., de Paula Ferreira, M., Bourgeois, N., Blydt-Hansen, T., Fuller, T., Deliva, R., & Hamiwka, L. (2023). Building the Evidence for Exercise in Solid Organ Transplant: How Far Have We Moved the Needle? Physiotherapy Canada, 75(3) 209-211.

Jespersen, L., Maes, K.M., Ardenkjaer-Skinnerup, N., Roig, M., Bjorndal, J.R., Beck, M.M., & Lundbye-Jensen, J. (2023). Acute Exercise Performed Before and After Motor Practice Enhances the Positive Effects on Motor Memory Consolidation. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.

Azevedo, N., Le Dorze, G., Jarema, G., Gauvreau, C. A., Ogourtsova, T., Beaulieu, S., Beaujard, C., Yvon, M., & Kehayia, E. (2023). Understanding the experience of users of communication aids and applications through focus group discussions with people with aphasia and family members. Frontiers in Communication. doi: 10.3389/fcomm.2023.1219331

McBain, K., Dinh, C., Haffar, M., Steinberg, E., Cachecho, S., Bussières, A., & Dahan-Oliel, N. (2023). Perspectives from clinicians and managers: facilitators and barriers to the uptake of rehabilitation guidance for children with arthrogryposis. Disability and Rehabilitation.

Thomas, A., Amari, F., Mylopoulos, M., Vachon, B., Menon, A., & Rochette, A. (2023). Being and Becoming an Evidence-Based Practitioner: Occupational Therapists’ Journey Toward Expertise. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 77(5).

Giroux, C.M., Kim, S., Sikora, L., Bussières, A., & Thomas, A. (2023). Social media as a mechanism of dissemination and knowledge translation among health professions educators: a scoping review. Advances in Health Sciences Education.

Elekanachi, R.U., Shikako, K., Snider, L. & Dahan-Oliel, N. (2023). A Portrait of the Rights of Children with Disabilities in Nigeria: A Policy Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(21).

Vaz, D.V., Stilwell, P., Coninx, S., Low, M., & Liebenson, C. (2023). Affordance-based practice: An ecological-enactive approach to chronic musculoskeletal pain management. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy.

Simard, M.N., Lepage, C., … Brossard-Racine, M., Masse, B., & Gallagher, A. (2023). A Parent–child yoga intervention for reducing attention deficits in children with congenital heart disease: the Yoga for Little Hearts Feasibility Study Protocol. BMJ Open, 13(10).

Cristini, J., Kraft, V.S., De las heras, B., Rodrigues, L., Parwanta, Z., Hermsdorfer, J., Steib, S., & Roig, M. (2023). Differential effects of acute cardiovascular exercise on explicit and implicit motor memory: The moderating effects of fitness level. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.

Treleaven, D., Lamontagne, A., Grili, L., Friedman, D., & Gagnon, I. (2023). Altered Oculomotor and Vestibulo-ocular Function in Children and Adolescents Postconcussion. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. DOI: 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000898

Harrison, H.F., Kinsella, E.A., Loftus, S., DeLuca, S., McGovern, G., Belanger, I., & Eugenio, T. (2023). “Nurturing a trusting learning community”: perceptions of relationships in a health professions education peer mentorship program. International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education.

Robbins,S.M., Renaud, P.J., MacInnis, N., & Pearsall, D.J. (2023). Differences in trunk–shoulder inter-joint coordination and sequencing between elite and recreational ice hockey players during slap shots. Sports Engineering, 26(46).



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