There are many ways to evaluate recovery. One key practical metric is the ability of someone to return to work after injury. Through funding support from the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) we are evaluating the biopsychosocial and work-context factors that contribute to successful return to work. Our aim is to build a patient assessment model that can guide family physician decision-making on patient return to work readiness and support physician treatment/referral decisions.
Mechanisms and therapies
We aim to understand the biological mechanisms that underpin skeletal muscle adaptation during the recovery process after disuse and/or injury. Understanding these mechanisms will inform therapeutic strategies to augment recovery by enhancing skeletal muscle size, metabolism, quality and function.
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