The purpose of this study is to understand how an activity chair affects daily living among adults with chronic conditions resulting in pain, fatigue or low standing endurance. In particular, researchers are interested to learn participants’ experience using the activity chair in their own homes and whether the activity chair affects day-to-day engagement in activities that are meaningful to them.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the user-friendliness and trustworthiness of a website called My Guide Concussion – Teen Edition. B.C. and Yukon have limited medical resources for concussion management, so the My Guide Concussion – Teen Edition website was developed as an online concussion resource and self-management guide for adolescents recovering from concussion. The study will determine whether the website satisfies the needs of patients, caregivers and other stakeholders. Results of this study will inform revisions to the site to improve its usability and scalability.
The purpose of this study is to explore the experiences and perceptions of yoga from people with spinal cord injury (SCI), yoga instructors and clinicians. This well help researchers better understand the perceived barriers and enablers of yoga and find implementation options using Mode of Delivery Taxonomy Version (MoDTv0).
The purpose of this study is to investigate occupational therapists' perceptions of 3D printing and explore their perspectives on the potential application of this technology in clinical settings through interviews.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the accuracy of a new telerehabilitation system, the PhysViz, by comparing it to an older method using standard clinic-based equipment known as the Biodex. Specifically, the team will be studying whether the amount of strain in the Achilles tendon measured is the same in both systems. Knowledge gained from this research will help the team develop future studies to test out the effectiveness of the tool for home-based strength training.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a spinal cord neuromodulation (SCONE) therapy in improving symptoms of neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction, as compared to an inactive sham control.
The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of online navigational training on memory and the brain after a moderate or severe head injury.
This purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of a peer-led eHealth manual wheelchair (MWC) training program called TEAM Wheels among individuals transitioning to MWC use. The goals of the study are to measure the effect of TEAM Wheels on satisfaction with participation in important activities of life compared to current practice and to measure retention of participation benefits at 6-months post treatment.
The purpose of this study is to understand how to assess for shoulder and arm problems women may experience related to breast cancer and its treatment and to help women know when it may be appropriate to seek physiotherapy care.
The purpose of the study is to gather thoughts and feedback from nurses about mobilizing patients during the coronavirus pandemic. Information gathered will be used to improve patient mobilization practices in hospitals.
Eligible participants can take the survey online.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the Self-Management for Amputee Rehabilitation using Technology (SMART) program in individuals with unilateral lower limb amputation (transtibial or transfemoral) due to diabetes or vascular disease aged 50 years and over. The SMART program consists of a set of six online modules and peer support.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of non-invasive electrical spinal stimulation for restoration of upper extremity function.
This project is investigating the immediate and long-term effects of non-invasive transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation (TCSCS) on bladder, bowel, and sexual function in people with SCI.
Motor and Autonomic Concomitant Health Improvements With Neuromodulation and Exoskeleton Training: A RCT in Individuals With SCI (MACHINE)
This project aims to assess the efficacy of activity-based therapy in combination with non-invasive transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation to promote the recovery of motor function, bowel function, bladder function, sexual function and quality of life in individuals with spinal cord injury.
The purpose of this study is to explore the experiences and impacts of social media support and in-person support on the well-being of family caregivers of individuals with spinal cord injury.
The purpose of the study is to examine the feasibility and effectiveness of a 4-week lower extremity telerehabilitation protocol with aims to improve lower extremity recovery amoung community-living stroke survivors.
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) in terms of mental health and tele-rehabilitation, and to obtain suggestions from the community for improving these services during periods that require physical distancing.
Many individuals with cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) have difficulty using their hands and arms. MyndMove is a non-invasive medical device that uses short, low energy electrical pulses with surface electrodes to cause muscle contractions to produce a full range of reaching and grasping movements, which the patient is unable to perform by him/herself.
By using MyndMove therapy to help the individual move their arms and hands as he/she attempts to carry out typical reaching and grasping movements, the individual improves their ability to perform these tasks voluntarily.
Health behaviors like physical activity and nutritious eating habits significantly reduce initial stroke risk and help prevent strokes from reoccurring. Yet, most individuals struggle to meet physical activity and nutrition recommendations. Health and health behaviors are typically linked in couples, and spouses occupy a unique position to facilitate each other’s physical activity and healthy nutrition, thereby reducing stroke risk for everyone involved.