Symposium on the Perception and Self-evaluation of Gait and Balance Performance

Dr. Patterson will be chairing a symposium at the upcoming Congress for the International Society of Posture and Gait Research in Montreal, Canada July 2-7, 2022 ISPGR World Congress program – ISPGR

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Along with Dr. Sjoerd Bruijn and Dr. Elmar Kal, Dr. Patterson will be presenting our research on perception and self-evaluation of gait and balance performance. You can learn about some of this work on our Youtube channel

UofT Students! Gain research experience in the RELEARN Lab remotely and safely through the work-study program

Our work-study program posting (#167582 Research Assistant) goes live today (Monday April 17th)! We will be taking one UofT student to remotely work with us on our ongoing research projects. Login at the link below and search the posting number above to apply. We can’t wait to work with you!

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For more information about the work study program, visit:

rehabINK Issue 9 Now Live!

We need to get real.

rehabINK’s Summer 2020 Issue does just that. It speaks to our current reality of living ​during a pandemic, the authentic experiences of grief, the realities of academic productivity, and the very real need for strong advocacy in rehabilitation.

Authors, editors, illustrators, scientists, clinicians, and grad students have collaborated to bring you 10 powerful articles that explore the diversity of rehabilitation. Read, contemplate, and share these stories of rehab science on concussion care in Canada, TTC accessibility, ​counteracting stigma, caring for caregivers, mental health during COVID-19, and much, much more!

At rehabINK we thrive on challenging ourselves to ponder the past, present, and future realities of rehabilitation research, practice, and advocacy. Join us in this exploration―check out the latest issue of rehabINK.

And please, let us know your thoughts by filling our our 2-minute survey!

For general inquiries, please email the Editor-in-Chief, Adora Chui, at

RELEARN Lab PhD student Lucas Crosby joined rehabINK as a Junior Editor in 2017 to further develop skills in writing, editing, and project collaboration. He has since transitioned into the role of Website Editor and is looking forward to new rehabINK endeavours in 2020.

Click on the People tab to learn more about Lucas and his research.

RELEARN Lab – 2019 At A Glance

RSI – Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Congratulations to RELEARN Lab PhD student Sarah Gregor on receiving a 2019-2020 Ontario Graduate Scholarship!

Sarah is a graduate of the Masters of Science in Physical Therapy program at the University of Toronto. As a physiotherapist, Sarah is interested to research rehabilitation questions that she can one day apply to her day-to-day practice. She is specifically interested in how walking can be improved after stroke. Sarah’s doctoral work explores the underlying mechanisms of temporal gait asymmetry in stroke survivors.

The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program encourages excellence in graduate studies at publicly-assisted universities in Ontario. Since 1975, the OGS program has been providing merit-based scholarships to Ontario’s best graduate students in all disciplines of academic study.

RELEARN Research Week 2019

RELEARN Lab undergraduate research assistants Meria Djirar, Hayley Ng, and Filip Potempski presented the work they completed over the course of the summer at our RELEARN Research Day this year.

Great work everyone!

Rehab Week 2019

Lauren presented her work as a RELEARN lab undergraduate research assistant at Rehab Week 2019.

Lauren examined the feasibility of at-home participation in a dance class via live-streaming. The at-home group was compared to an in-class group on a variety of different outcomes. She found that a live-streamed, home dance program is a safe and feasible alternative to an in-class program for people with stroke. However, some of the benefits of the in-class program such as social connection may be lost.

Congrats Lauren!

First Dance Group Complete!

After 12 weeks and 24 dance classes, the first 9 participants of the dance study have graduated. Congratulations to all of our participants! We are excited and preparing for the next round of the study.

Thank you to our dance instructor, Miriam from danceAbilities, for her wonderful programming!