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

Discover our 8 domains and 6 transformational strategies used to approach our research projects.

Researchers & Programs

Seminars and Events

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.


Research, training and work opportunities
Studies looking for participants

Latest Publications and Research in the News


Dechman, G., Aceron, R., Beauchamnp, M., Bhutani, M., Bourbeau, J., Brooks, D., Goldstein, R., Goodridge, D., Hernandez, P., Janaudis-Ferreira, T., Saey, D., Marciniuk, D., Olsen, S.R., Penz, E., Ryerson, C., Wald, J., Weatherald, J., & Stickland, M.K. (2020). Delivering pulmonary rehabilitation during the COVID-19 pandemic: A Canadian Thoracic Society position statement. Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. DOI: 10.1080/24745332.2020.1828683

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.


December 2020

Schnakers, C., Hirsch, M., Noé, E., Llorens, R., Lejeune, N., Veeramuthu, V., De Marco, S., Demertzi, A., Duclos, C., Morrissey, A.M., Chatelle, C., & Estraneo, A. (2020). Covert Cognition in Disorders of Consciousness: A Meta-Analysis. Brain Sciences 10(12) 930.

de las Heras, B., Rodrigues, L., Cristini, J., Weiss, M., Prats-Puig, A., & Roig, M. (2020). Does the Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Val66Met Polymorphism Modulate the Effects of Physical Activity and Exercise on Cognition? The Neuroscientist, December.

Demers, M., & Winstein, C. J. (2020). A perspective on the use of ecological momentary assessment and intervention to promote stroke recovery and rehabilitation. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, DOI: 10.1080/10749357.2020.1856557

Robbins, S.M., Renaud, P.J., MacInnis, N., & Pearsall, D.J. (2020). The relationship between trunk rotation and shot speed when performing ice hockey wrist shots. The Journal of Sports Sciences, DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2020.1853336

Thomas, A., Al Zoubi, F., Mayo, N.E., Ahmed, S., Amari, F., Bussières, A., Letts, L., MacDermid, J.C., Polatajko, H.J., Rappolt, S., Salbach, N.M., Valois, M.F., & Rochette, A. (2020). Individual and organizational factors associated with evidence-based practice among physical and occupational therapy recent graduates: A cross-sectional national study. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 1-12.

Uddin, Z., Woznowski‐Vu, A., Flegg, D., Aternali, A. & Wideman, T.H. (2020), A cumulative impact of psychological and sensitization risk factors on pain‐related outcomes. Pain Practice. Accepted Author Manuscript.


November 2020

Mahdid, Y., Uncheol, L., and Blain-Moraes, S. (2020). Assessing the quality of wearable EEG systems using functional connectivity. IEEE Access. 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3033472.

Janaudis-Ferreira, T., Harrison, S., Ahmed, S., Bourbeau, J., Goodridge, D., Vasiliadis, H. M., Tracey, L., Camp, P., Campbell, F., Dechman, G., Goldstein, R., Levitz, S., Moullec, G., Sedeno, M., Spahija, J., Stickland, M., Wald, J. (2020). Canadian consensus recommendations for a research agenda in pulmonary rehabilitation post-acute exacerbation of COPD. European Respiratory Journal, 56:3024. DOI: 10.1183/13993003.congress-2020.3024

Janaudis-Ferreira, T., Massierer, D., Bourgeois, N., Rakeil, A., Prevost, K., Lands, L., & Poirier, C. (2020). Effectiveness of a home-based pre-habilitation program for lung transplant candidates. European Respiratory Journal, 56:3233. DOI: 10.1183/13993003.congress-2020.3233

Spahija, J., Imcaoudene, A., Virdi, M., Muntini, N., De Marchie, M., & Fung, J. (2020). Postural sway and chest wall kinematics during inspiratory loading in individuals with COPD. European Respiratory Journal, 56:93. DOI: 10.1183/13993003.congress-2020.93

Stanney, K., Lawson, B. D., Rokers, B., Dennison, M., Fidopiastis, C., Stoffregen, T., Weech, S., & Fulvio, J. M. (2020). Identifying Causes of and Solutions for Cybersickness in Immersive Technology: Reformulation of a Research and Development Agenda. International journal of Human-Computer INeraction, 36(19), 1783-1803.

Routhier, F., Duclos, N. C, Lacroix, E., Lettre, J., Turcotte, E., Hamel, N., Michaud, F., Duclos, C., Archambault, P. S., & Bouyer, L. J. (2020). Clinicians’ perspectives on inertial measurement units in clinical practice. PLoS ONE 15(11): e0241922.

Grenier, M.L., Zafran, H., & Roy, L. (2020). Current Landscape of Teaching Diversity in Occupational Therapy Education: A Scoping Review. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74(7406205100).

Bolduc, M.E., Dionne, E., Gagnon, I., Rennick, J.E., Majnemer, A., & Brossard-Racine, M. (2020). Motor Impairment in Children With Congenital Heart Defects: A Systematic Review. Pediatrics, e20200083. DOI:

Teel, E., Brossard-Racine, M., Corbin-Berrigan, L.A., Gagnon, I. (2020). Perceptual Cognitive Training Does Not Improve Clinical Outcomes at 4 and 12 Weeks Following Concussion in Children and Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, DOI: 10.1097/htr.0000000000000633

Hunt, M., Eckenwiler, L., Hyppolite, S.R., Pringle, J., Pal, N., & Chung, R. (2020). Closing well: national and international humanitarian workers’ perspectives on the ethics of closing humanitarian health projects. Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 5,16.

Soni, S., & Lamontagne, A. (2020). Characterization of speed adaptation while walking on an omnidirectional treadmill. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 17(153).


October 2020

Osman, A., Webber, C., Oliel, S., Couture-Lavoie, K., Lencucha, R., Shikako-Thomas, K. (2020). Engagement of occupational therapy organizations with public policy: A qualitative analysis. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Ormel, I., Salsbert, J., Hunt, M., Doucet, A., Hinton, L., Macaulay, A.C., and Law, S. (2020). Key issues for participatory research in the design and implementation of humanitarian assistance: a scoping review, Global Health Action, 13:1, 1826730, DOI: 10.1080/16549716.2020.1826730

Montpetit-Tourangeau, K., Kairy, D., Ahmed, S., Anaby, D., Bussières, A., Lamontagne, M.E., Rochette, A., Shikako-Thomas, K., Thomas, A. (2020). A strategic initiative to facilitate knowledge translation research in rehabilitation. BMC Health Services Research, 20(973).


Follow us @ResearchInRehab


Have questions or comments?
Contact research coordinator Erin Douglas, erg. [at] (SPOT Research Coordinator)



Looking for more information on McGill Research?
See Headway Publications for research and innovation news from all university faculties

Back to top