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  • Drs. Kara Patterson and Dina Brooks Win CPSR Grant

    Posted on July 27, 2016 in News & Events

    Drs. Patterson and Brooks receive Catalyst Grant from the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (CPSR). Grab your dancing shoes! The CPSR Catalyst Grant will fund a study investigating the effects on gait, balance and mood in stroke patients who participate in the GROOVE-D program (group and home video dance). This program involves an initial phase […]

  • Game on for kids of every ability!

    Posted on July 26, 2016 in News & Events

    Parents: barriers to fitness and fun are surmountable! When selecting physical activity for a child with different abilities, parents may feel overwhelmed by the options and limitations. Sport physiotherapist and University of Toronto Masters graduate Nancy Quinn advises Toronto Star readers that finding the right sport program that suits your child’s interests and needs can take […]

  • Students and Faculty Honoured at 2016 Research Day and Awards Ceremony

    Posted on July 21, 2016 in News & Events

    It was a day full of talent, “thank-you’s” and tweets! On July 20, 2016, Student Research Day celebrated the achievements of students and advisers as they showcased their research projects in poster presentations in the Stone Lobby of the Medical Sciences Building. Following the presentations, attendees enjoyed a lunch, then headed to the MacLeod Auditorium […]

  • Department of Physical Therapy Research Day & Awards Ceremony

    Posted on July 20, 2016 in Important Dates

    Date: Wednesday July 20th, 2016 Location: Macleod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building (MSB), Room 2158, University of Toronto   Poster Viewing Time: 11:30am-12:30 pm (lunch provided) Location: Stone Lobby of MSB Awards Ceremony Time: 12:30-1:30 pm Location: Macleod Auditorium Please RSVP by July 5th, 2016.   Are you ready? Exploring readiness to engage in exercise among […]

  • Drs. Barbara Gibson and Stephanie Nixon Will Present at the World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress 2017 in South Africa

    Posted on July 14, 2016 in News & Events

    WCPT Congress announces leading speakers for key sessions. WCPT Congress-the world’s largest gathering of physical therapists-will be held July 2-4, 2017, in Cape Town, South Africa. The congress programme will include 17 focused symposia featuring 75 speakers from around the world. Focused symposia are core sessions where cutting edge research and practice perspectives are explored and […]

  • PhD Profile: Patrick Jachyra Examines Physical Activity Participation Among Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

    Posted on July 5, 2016 in News & Events

    PhD candidate Patrick Jachyra is critically examining how social, behavioural, cultural, institutional, and public policy mechanisms mediate physical activity participation for young people with ASD. Recently awarded the Kimel Family Graduate Student Scholarship in Pediatric Disability Research (2016-2017) from Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Patrick sat down with us to discuss his research endeavours.   […]

  • Dr. Brenda Mori Launches Canadian Physiotherapy Assessment of Clinical Performance (ACP)

    Posted on June 30, 2016 in News & Events

    Dr. Mori is changing the way we evaluate students during internship. As Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Education and Community Affairs for the Department of Physical Therapy, Dr. Mori has developed a new assessment tool for physical therapy students in clinical education. In collaboration with the National Association for Clinical Education in Physiotherapy (NACEP), she has […]

  • Dr. Dina Brooks Receives the Canadian Lung Association’s 2016 Honourary Life Membership Award

    Posted on June 29, 2016 in News & Events

    Department of Physical Therapy Professor Dr. Brooks is recognized for her leadership and commitment to advancing the mission of The Lung Association. The 2016 Honourary Life Membership Award honours Dr. Brooks’ dedication to improving lung health. Dr. Brooks is a committed volunteer with both the Ontario Respiratory Care Society (ORCS) and the Canadian Respiratory Health […]

  • A New Wave of Physiotherapy Research

    Posted on June 29, 2016 in News & Events

    Could integrating children with disabilities into mainstream schools be causing unintended harm? How do students with non-visible disabilities experience college or university? Do rehabilitation clinicians stigmatize patients based on their weight? These aren’t the sort of questions you would expect physiotherapists to be asking. However, these are exactly the type of inquiries fueling a new wave […]

  • Dr. Dina Brooks Speaks at Symposium on Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy in Brazil

    Posted on June 21, 2016 in News & Events

    Department of Physical Therapy Professor Dr. Brooks presents at the 30th Annual International Symposium on Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy and Physiotherapy in Intensive Care. June 8-11, 2016, Dr. Brooks spoke to 2000 attendees about assessment and prescription in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Her talk titled Functional Walk Tests in COPD: What is the Evidence? discussed exercise tests that require simple […]

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