Movement, Mobility and Physical Activity
Description: A fundamental focus of Rehabilitation science is building knowledge of how people move and keep moving throughout their lives. Our programs of research help advance understanding of the influence of development, health, illness and injury on the control, learning, recovery and integration of goal-directed movement in meaningful functional activities across the lifespan. Current emphases include the development of strategies to optimize functional mobility and promote physical activity in the context of ageing, musculoskeletal, neurological, medical, pain-related, metabolic, and neurodevelopmental conditions. Outcomes of research are also used to inform diagnosis and prevention of injury. This work utilizes state-of-the-art movement science and exercise lab-based facilities; as well as strong partnerships with hospital and community-based researchers, clinicians and other knowledge users.