Rehab Rounds: Dr. Charles Godbout

Dr. Charles GodboutDr. Charles Godbout will be presenting “Basic Research: A Cornerstone of Rehabilitation” at Rehab Rounds on Thursday November 5, 2015 from 12:10 to 1:00 pm.  This event will take place in room 132 of the Rehabilitation Sciences Building at 500 University Avenue.

Dr. Charles Godbout is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory in the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital.  The lab is also connected with the hospital’s Division of Orthopaedic Surgery.  After earning his degree in Physical Therapy, Dr. Godbout received Master’s and PhD degrees in Physiology-Endocrinology from Laval University.  He completed his first postdoctoral fellowship at both the University of Toronto and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). This was followed by an additional year of training at the University of Montréal.

Using in vitro and animal models, Dr. Godbout investigates clinical challenges faced by patients and health professionals in the field of rehabilitation.  Dr. Godbout’s research interests have covered different topics: characterization of tendon repair, effects of different treatment strategies (e.g., electrical stimulation, exercise) on tendon healing, influence of mechanical environment on tissue repair, and fibrosis.  His current work focuses on fracture healing and rotator cuff repair.

Over the years, Dr. Godbout has received multiple fellowships and awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), among others.