News & Events

  • How Young People with Disabilities Experience Inclusion and Exclusion

    Posted on August 30, 2016 in News & Events

    Rehabilitation Sciences graduate Dr. Gail Teachman spoke to the Globe and Mail about childhood disability, belonging, and notions of inclusion. Check out the article to learn more!                    

  • Physio Focus at the 2016 Paralympic Games

    Posted on August 30, 2016 in News & Events

    With the 2016 Paralympic Games approaching in Rio de Janeiro September 7 to 18, the Faulty of Medicine is profiling University of Toronto faculty who are lending their expertise to the Games. Mireille Landry, lecturer in the Department of Physical Therapy and Exercise Coordinator for the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Initiative at Women’s College Hospital, discusses […]

  • Meet UofTMed Physiotherapist Behind the Scenes at Rio Olympics

    Posted on August 25, 2016 in News & Events

    Department of Physical Therapy lecturer and Sport Physiotherapist Dinah Hampson attended the Rio Olympics with Team Canada as part of their Health Sciences Team. Check out her Q&A with the Faculty of Medicine about sport physio, challenges in Rio and excitement inside the Athletes’ Village!              

  • Canadian Transplant Games: The Power of Community

    Posted on August 24, 2016 in News & Events

    MScPT student Gillian Young reflects on her experience volunteering at The Canadian Transplant Games. As a second year MScPT student, I was eager to volunteer at the Canadian Transplant Games, which ran August 8-13, 2016. For sixteen years, these games have celebrated transplant recipients’ newfound health, creating a strong network of support and friendship across the […]

  • Sport, Disability and Media: How Are the Paralympic Games Covered?

    Posted on August 17, 2016 in News & Events

    With the 2016 Paralympic Games rapidly approaching in Rio de Janeiro from September 7 to 18, writer Alyson Musial sat down to chat with Nancy Quinn (pictured), a sport physiotherapist and University of Toronto Masters graduate who researches the intersection of sport, disability and media. Nancy is a veteran of six Paralympic Games and has […]

  • Transcending Transplant: How Dr. Sunita Mathur Helps Recipients Stay Fit

    Posted on August 9, 2016 in News & Events

    Dr. Mathur’s research helps organ transplant recipients get back to enjoying the activities they love. Recently, Dr. Mathur received an email from John Rost, a bilateral lung transplant recipient and Texan blogger. His website, The Primal Transplant – A Story of Living With New Lungs, a New Lifestyle, and Swinging Kettlebells, chronicles John’s journey towards health and wellbeing […]

  • Drs. Dina Brooks and Sunita Mathur Receive CIHR Project Grants

    Posted on August 2, 2016 in News & Events

    Department of Physical Therapy professors win Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) funding. When Dr. Brooks and Dr. Mathur each applied to CIHR back in March, they had a 13% chance of winning funding. Their submissions, which underwent a stringent peer review process, were selected out of 3,819 proposals. “I am so pleased to have been […]

  • 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 […]