• 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.   […]

  • 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 […]

  • PhD Profile: Jenny Setchell Explores Weight Stigma in Rehabilitation

    Posted on June 16, 2016 in News & Events

    Weight a minute: do some physical therapists demonstrate an obesity stigma? Do their beliefs affect their treatment of patients? For postdoctoral Fellow Jenny Setchell, something wasn’t sitting right. A physical therapy colleague had just commented about not wanting to touch a patient because he was obese. “This was unsettling, and I challenged my colleague on this discriminatory […]

  • U of T Physical Therapy Takes the Ontario Physiotherapy Association Conference by Storm

    Posted on April 14, 2016 in Awards, News & Events

    The annual OPA conference, InterACTION, was held at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre in Toronto on April 8-9, 2016. The University of Toronto Department of Physical Therapy is proud to announce that our faculty and students were honoured with numerous awards, showcasing our dedication to research, innovation and leadership within the field. Dr. […]