The School of Physical & Occupational Therapy (SPOT) has over 30 researchers working across the broad spectrum of rehabilitation science.

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Variety of Research Seminars presented by faculty and invited guests
Bi-Annual Colloquium

Edith Strauss Grants

For clinicians and researchers interested in KT related projects in the field of rehabilitation research.


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Studies looking for participants

Latest Publications and Research in the News


What does it mean to be made vulnerable in the era of COVID-19? Ahmad A, Chung R, Eckenwiler L, Ganguli-Mitra A, Hunt M, Richards R, Saghai Y, Schwartz L, Scully JL, Wild V. Lancet.


July 2020

Chen, J., Roig, M., and Wright, D. L. (2020). Exercise reduces competition between procedural and declarative memory systems. eNeuro,

M. Fernandez, C. Moore, J. Tan, D. Lian, J. Nguyen, A. Bacon, B. Christie, I. Shen, T. Waldie, D. Simonet, A. Bussières. (2020). Spinal manipulation for the management of cervicogenic headache: a systematic review and meta‐analysis. European Journal of Pain, Online ahead of print, July 4.

Demers, C., Gélinas, I., Carret, A.S. (2020). Long-term Functional Outcome in Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumor. Rehabilitation Oncology, Online ahead of print, July 2. doi: 10.1097/01.REO.0000000000000219

Ghai, S., Ghai, I., and Lamontagne, A. (2020). Virtual reality training enhances gait poststroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann N Y Acad Sci. Online ahead of print, July 13. doi:10.1111/nyas.14420

Anaby, D.R., Ianni, L., Héguy, L. and Camden, C. (2020), Actual and ideal roles of school staff to support students with special needs: current needs and strategies for improvement. Support for Learning. doi:10.1111/1467-9604.12313

D. Massierer, Bourgeois, N., Rakel, A., Prévost, Lands, L. C., Poirier, C., Janaudis-Ferreira, T. (2020) Changes in 6‐minute walking distance in lung transplant candidates while participating in a home‐based pre‐habilitation program – A retrospective chart review. Clinical Transplantation, Online ahead of print, July 19. doi:10.1111/ctr.14045

K. Fontes, F. Courtin, C.V. Rohlicek, C. Saint-Martin, G. Gilbert, K. Easson, A. Majnemer, A. Marelli, M.M. Chakravarty and M. Brossard-Racine. (2020). Characterizing the Subcortical Structures in Youth with Congenital Heart Disease. Merican Journal of Neuroradiology, Online ahead of print, July. DOI: 10.3174/ajnr.A6667

Fiset, F., Lamontagne, A., McFadyen, B. J. (2020) Limb movements of another pedestrian affect crossing distance but not path planning during virtual over ground circumvention. Neuroscience Letters, Online ahead of print, July 25.


August 2020

Saxena, S., Mitchell, J., Ehsan, A., Majnemer, A., Shikako-Thomas, K. (2020). Online peer mentorship programmes for children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disabilities: A systematic review. Child Care Health Dev. 46:132–148.

Sorek, G., Gagnon, I., Schneider, K., Chevignard, M., Stern, N., Fadida, Y., Kalderon, L., Shaklai, S., & Katz-Leurer, M. (2020). The integrated functions of the cardiac autonomic and vestibular/oculomotor systems in adolescents following severe traumatic brain injury and typically developing controls. Brain Injury, DOI: 10.1080/02699052.2020.1807055

Gangwani, R., Dusane, S., Want, S., Kannan, L., Wang, E., Fung, J., Bhatt, T. (2020) Slip-Fall Predictors in Community-Dwelling, Ambulatory Stroke Survivors: A Cross-sectional Study. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, doi: 10.1097/NPT.0000000000000331

Eilayyan, O., Visca, R., Zidarov, D., Ware, P., Bussières, A., Ahmed, S. (2020) Developing theory-informed knowledge translation strategies to facilitate the use of patient-reported outcome measures in interdisciplinary low back pain clinical practices in Quebec: mixed methods study. BMC Health Services Research, 20, 789.

Ahmed, S., Zidarov, D., Eilayyan, O., & Visca, R. (2020). Prospective application of implementation science theories and frameworks to inform use of PROMs in routine clinical care within an integrated pain network. Quality of Life Research.

Mazurek, C.M., Pearsall, D.J., Renaud, P.J., & Robbins, S.M. (2020). Differences in inter-segment coordination between high- and low-calibre ice hockey players during forward skating. Sports Biomechanics. DOI: 10.1080/14763141.2020.1797151

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