Participate in Research
The MSK Rehab Research Network strongly believes that patients must be at the front and center of health research. Each patient perspective is entirely unique and of value, and adds relevance to the work of the Network.
The Network is always seeking patient representatives to join and contribute in any way that they feel comfortable with. If you are interested in getting involved, please download and complete the profile form below to learn more and let us know how you would like to contribute.
Current Research Seeking Patient Representatives
In partnership with Western’s Bone & Joint Institute, the Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network has developed a resource database to support researchers, clinicians, patients and community members who are isolated and living with mobility challenges.
With the help of our research members and partners, we have compiled a collection of trusted resources, current research efforts and published research studies that are focused on at-home exercise programs, remote rehab or self-management of MSK disorders and their related pain or mobility restrictions.
Exercise From Home
Below is a list of at-home exercise recommendations provided by our valued partners and researchers. Please note that these resources are listed for information only – please contact your healthcare provider for specific recommendations.
Working From Home
Below are recommendations on improving your home-office ergonomics to reduce risk of musculo-skeletal pain or injuries while workout at home. Please note that these resources are listed for information only – please contact your healthcare provider for specific recommendations.
Our national partners and researchers have provided a list of helpful resources for pain self-management. Please note that these resources are listed for information only – please contact your healthcare provider for specific recommendations.
Mental health is particularly important for those who are in isolation. Below is a list of resources focused on your wellbeing:
- PIRL Lab (Dr. David Walton) – Online Outcome Measures
- Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance (CAPA) Online Resources
- Osteoporosis Canada
- The Arthritis Society: COVID-19 Resources
- Global Rheumatology Alliance: COVID-19 Resources
- International Association of Physical Therapists working with Older People
- Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic