What We Do

With focus areas in pain, mobility and work participation, the Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network supports an innovation pipeline for novel MSK rehab interventions to address the large pain and disability burden caused by bone, joint, muscle, and nerve problems.

Objectives & Priorities:

Patient Engagement
  • All network activities include engaged patients/knowledge users to:
  • 1) play key roles in priority setting,
  • 2) influence decisions on review panels, and
  • 3) act as Co-I’s on all projects
Relationship Building

1) leverage our partnerships to co-host meetings with longstanding national and international mobility and rehab conferences

2) create and foster an online community of practice platform on challenges/solutions in rehab research

3) launch a cross-institutional mentorship program within the network for trainees and young investigators; and

4) execute a multi-modal communication plan

Knowledge Translation (KT)

A knowledge translation working committee comprised of leading KT experts and knowledge users advises the Network’s executive committee and helps guide all KT and dissemination initiatives. Key partner organizations such as The Arthritis Society and Ontario Physiotherapy Association, along with infrastructure partnerships such as McMaster’s Rehab+ platform further increase impact of research outcomes.


The Network continues to build on its success with successful training initiatives such as:

1) online training modules,

2) targeted funding competitions,

3) research exchanges,

4) mentored peer reviewers on grant panels and committees, and

5) trainee events, collaborative summer schools, and online forums.

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