Giulia Mesaroli, MScPT BASc (Hons.)
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Department of Physical Therapy
160-500 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1V7
Giulia Mesaroli is a physiotherapist and PhD student. She works clinically at the Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Rehabilitation Services, with a specific focus on pediatric pain. She is a PhD student in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Toronto, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Giulia completed a Master of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto and Bachelor of Applied Sciences at Ryerson University. Her research is broadly focused on improving access and quality of care for children and adolescents living with pain.
Mesaroli G, Campbell F, Hundert A, Birnie KA, Sun N, Davidge KM, Lalloo C, Davies-Chalmers C, Harris L, Stinson J. Development of a screening tool for pediatric neuropathic pain and complex regional pain syndrome: Pediatric PainSCAN©. Clinical Journal of Pain. Available online ahead of print. doi.org/10.1097/AJP.0000000000000993
Baerg K, Tupper S, Chu L, Dick B, Dore-Bergeron MJ, Findlay S, Ingelmo PM, Lamontagne C, Mesaroli G, Oberlander T, Poolachera R, Spencer A, Stinson J. Canadian Surveillance Study of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in Children. PAIN. Available online. doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002482
Alqudimat M, Mesaroli G, Lalloo C, Stinson J, Matava C. State of the art: Immersive Technologies for Perioperative Anxiety, Acute and Chronic Pain Management in Pediatric Patients. Current Anesthesiology Reports. 2021;11(1)265-274. doi.org/10.1007/s40140-021-00472-3
Mesaroli G, Cullen-Dean G, Munns C, Brown S. Diagnostic delay in pediatric complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS): Current problem and potential solutions. Pediatric Pain Letter. 2021;23(1). Available online at http://ppl.childpain.org/issues/v23n1_2021/v23n1_mesaroli.pdf
Thacker L, Walsh RM, Shinyoung Song G, Khan MA, Parmar P, Vance KT, Grant G, Mesaroli G, Hunter J, Vader K. Understanding Physiotherapy Practice within Hospital-Based Interprofessional Chronic Pain Clinics in Ontario. Canadian Journal of Pain. 2021;5(1)96-106. doi.org/10.1080/24740527.2021.1905508
Vader K, Bostick GP, Carlesso LC, Hunter J, Mesaroli G, Perreault K, Tousignant-Laflamme Y, Tupper S, Walton DM, Wideman TH, Miller J. The revised IASP definition of pain and accompanying notes: considerations for the physiotherapy profession. Physiotherapy Canada, 2021;73(2)103-106. doi.org/10.3138/ptc-2020-0124-gee
Mesaroli G, Hundert A, Birnie K, Campbell F, Stinson J. Screening and diagnostic tools for complex regional pain syndrome: A systematic review. PAIN, 2021;162(5)1295-1304. doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002146
D’Alessandro LN, Brown SC, Campbell F, Ruskin D, Mesaroli G, Makkar M, Stinson J. Rapid mobilization of a virtual pediatric chronic pain clinic in Canada during the COVID19 Pandemic. Canadian Journal of Pain, 2020;4(1):162-167. doi.org/10.1080/24740527.2020.1771688
Lalloo C, Mesaroli G, Makkar M, Stinson J. (2020) Outcome measures for pediatric pain: Practical guidance on clinical use in juvenile arthritis. Arthritis Care Res, 2020;72:358–368. doi.org/10.1002/acr.24217
Mesaroli G, Ruskin D, Campbell F, Kronenberg S, Klein S, Hundert A, Stinson J. (2019). Pediatric complex regional pain syndrome: 5-year review of clinical presentation and outcomes. Clinical Journal of Pain, 2019;35(21):933-940. doi.org/10.1097/ajp.0000000000000759
Mesaroli G, Munns CE, De Souza C. Evidence-Based Practice: Physiotherapy for children and adolescents with motor symptoms of conversion disorder. Physiotherapy Canada, 2019;71(4): 400-402. doi.org/10.3138/ptc-2018-68
Mesaroli G, Bourgeois AM, McCurry E, Condren A, Petropanagos P, Fraser M, Nixon S. Enhanced patient-centred care: Perspectives of physiotherapists regarding the impact of international clinical internships. Physiotherapy Canada, 2015;67(3). doi.org/10.3138/ptc.2014-57GH
Mesaroli G, Ayling Campos A, Castellarin-Harris C, Klein S, Simons L, Stinson J. Feasibility and acceptability of virtual reality in pediatric pain rehabilitation. Clinical Innovation Poster Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Pain, 2021;4:A34–A47.
Mesaroli G, Hundert A, Birnie K, Campbell F, Stinson J. Screening and diagnostic tools for complex regional pain syndrome: A systematic review. Research Poster Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Pain, 2020;4:A22–A136.
Mesaroli G, Cullen-Dean G, Munns C, Brown S. Implementation of a Rapid Access Clinic for Paediatric Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Quality Improvement Project. Clinical Innovation Poster Abstracts. Canadian Journal of Pain, 2020;4:A1–A21.
View all of Giulia’s publications here.
Giulia’s research is focused on improving access and quality of care for children living with pain, especially pertaining to early identification of pain conditions and innovative approaches to rehabilitation such as virtual reality. Giulia’s doctoral thesis is developing and testing the first screening tool for pediatric neuropathic pain and complex regional pain syndrome.
Giulia co-leads and teaches the pain science theme across the MScPT curriculum.
Physiotherapist, Department of Rehabilitation Services, The Hospital for Sick Children
Project Investigator, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children
Member, University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain (UTCSP)
Trainee Representative, Canadian Pain Society