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Leadership Rehab Rounds – Dr. Gayatri Aravind – April 21, 2021
April 21 @ 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time: 12:10 – 1:00pm
Stream live at: https://ca.bbcollab.com/guest/dc5bfbd8ff0f46ae93a88054e3cb27ca
Dial in: 416-978-3435, PIN: 838 072 6642
Speaker’s name and position title:
Gayatri Aravind, PhD
Research Associate, Michener Institute of Education, UHN
Presentation title :
Understanding factors influencing the sustainability of task-oriented community-based exercise program for individuals with balance and mobility limitations in Canada
Gayatri Aravind, PhD is a Physical therapist by training. She is currently working at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN where she is supporting the development of applied, educational, and clinical research. She completed a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at McGill University where she used virtual reality technology to examine the ability of individuals with stroke especially those with visual neglect to navigate in the presence of obstacles commonly encountered in the community. Subsequently she started her Post-Doctoral fellowship with Dr. Nancy Salbach at the University of Toronto where she coordinated a randomized-controlled trial evaluating the feasibility of implementing a novel task-oriented community-based exercise program delivered using a healthcare-recreation partnership aimed at improving independence in activities of daily living for individuals who experienced a stroke. For her post-doctoral work, Gayatri examined the barriers and facilitators that impacted the sustainability of the community-based exercise program i.e. to understand why some programs continue to run for several years while others discontinue. The study was funded by the Canadian Partnership for Stroke recovery and partly by the Brain Canada Grant. Today, Gayatri will share some of the results from this study.
For more information on Leadership Rehab Rounds and recordings of past lectures, please visit: https://www.rsi.utoronto.ca/leadership-rehab-rounds