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Practical Outcomes

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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