Past

Past Research Graduates

Name Degree Years Research Project
Debbie Field PhD January 2010 – June 2016 Developing a toolkit of outcome measures for clinicians and researchers that capture the impact that power mobility provision has on children’s participation.
Ed Giesbrecht PhD September 2010 – May 2016 Effectiveness of providing wheelchair skills training to older adults, and the resulting impact on community participation
Krista Best PhD September 2009 – November 2014 Manual wheelchair users: understanding participation and skill development
Brodie Sakakibara PhD September 2008 – August 2013 Towards on understanding of self-efficacy with using a manual wheelchair
Claudine Auger Post-Doctoral March 2010 – December 2012 Feasibility and Utility of a Systematic Follow-up of Older Wheelchair Users with an Interactive Voice Response System
Shahriar Parvaneh Post-Doctoral January 2011 – December 2011 Evidence-based Evaluation of Program Interventions to Achieve Positive Community Integration Outcome for Adults with Acquired Brain Injury
Rick Celebrini PhD (Accelerated from MSc) January 2004 – May 2011 Effectiveness of a Neuromuscular Warm-up in Decreasing Biomechanical and Neuromuscular Risk Factors for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in Female Youth Soccer Players
Paula Rushton PhD September 2006 – December 2010 Development and Validation of the Wheelchair Confidence Scale
Mike Bodner PhD January 2004 – December 2009 Health Behaviour Change in Physical Therapy
Ben Mortenson PhD January 2006 – July 2009 Wheelchair Mobility, Participation and Quality of Life in Long-term Care Residents
Jocelyn Harris PhD September 2004 – March 2009 An Upper Limb Homework Program after Stroke
Jeanne Yiu MSc January 2006 – December 2009 Natural History of Confidence, Fear of Falling and Mobility after Stroke
Jennifer Garden MSc January 2006 – July 2009 Measurement Properties of the WhOM
Christina Ekegren MSc January 2006 – January 2008 Measurement Properties of a Visual Screening Test for Knee Valgus
Adrienne Hol MSc September 2004 – October 2005 Submaximal Measures of Cardiovascular Fitness in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury
Miho Asano MSc January 2003 – September 2005 Development of a New Self-Report Questionnaire: The Ambulatory Self-Confidence Questionnaire
Erica Botner MSc January 2003 – January 2005 Measuring Leisure among Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries
Cary Cuncic Internal Medicine Resident October 2004 – March 2006 Community mobility of older patients following acute hospitalization
Viem Nguyen Rehab Medicine Resident June 2003 – July 2005 Measurement properties of the L test for gait in hospitalized elderly

Past MOT Graduates

Name Degree Years Research Project
Kimberley Jung & Michelle Russell MOT Major Project September 2015- August 2016 Target population feedback on a wheelchair skills training video game
Marina Khenson & Chelsey Tyler MOT Major Project September 2015- August 2016 Creation of 2nd edition of PleasureAble: A sexual device manual for people
Hina Mahmood & Danelle Fuller MOT Major Project September 2015- August 2016 Comparison of the standard and JoyBar power wheelchair control joystick
Heather Whitlock & Breanna Heinrich MOT Major Project September 2014- August 2015 Qualitative Evaluation of Video Gaming Programs for Improving Function in Older Adults with a Single-leg Below-knee or Above-knee Amputation
Kimberley Low& Joseph Wong MOT Major Project September 2014- August 2015 WST-P Reliability Testing
Heather Corra & Stephanie Goodmanson MOT Major Project September 2014- August 2015 Confidence in Performing Activities and Participation Post Stroke Exploring Clinical Usefulness of the Wheelchair Outcome Measure for Young People
Derek Bains & Andrea Schneider MOT Major Project September 2013- August 2014 Validity of the Wheeling While Talking Test
Carmina Tang & Mytyl Aiga MOT Major Project September 2012- August 2013 Client Perceptions of a New Home Access Device
Amanda Boyd & Carolyn Chew MOT Major Project September 2011- August 2012 Effectiveness of a Wheelchair Skills Training Program for Caregivers of Power Mobility Users
Chantelle  Fortin & Joshua Stone MOT Major Project September 2011- August 2012 New Exoskeleton Technologies – Health Professionals and End-users Perspectives
Holly Enns & Brian O’Rourke MOT Major Project January 2010 – August 2012 Accessibility Solutions for Outside Stair Use
Brian Condon & Jason Thorne MOT Major Project January 2010 – August 2012 Elevation Wheelchair
Shelly Zonneveld & Andrea Chamberlain MOT Major Project January 2010 – August 2012
Kirstein Oldale & Karen Gavac MOT Major Project January 2010 – August 2012 The Lived Experience of Performance-Oriented Wheelchair Dance
Thea Borserio & Brittany Guile MOT Major Project January 2010 – August 2012 Wheelchair dance experiences of wheelchair users: Perspectives from dancers and their able-bodied dance partners
Chelsea Soles & Anneli Luts MOT Major Project September 2010 – August 2011
Melissa Lee & Katherine Schelesny MOT Major Project September 2010 – August 2011 A Descriptive Investigation into Dysphagia in Adults with Down Syndrome
Daniel Hannaford & Sean Lloyd MOT Major Project September 2010 – August 2011 Efficacy of the Wheelchair Skills Training Program on Improving Manual Wheelchair User Confidence: A pilot study
Viara Nikolova & Melanie Souza MOT Major Project September 2010 – August 2011 Efficacy of the Wheelchair Skills Training Program for improving confidence with using a manual wheelchair in younger and older able-bodied adults: A pilot RCT
Wayne Felder & Matt Deroin MOT Major Project September 2009 – September 2010 Mobility Technology: Views of Older Adults Using Power Mobility
Marsha Matheson & Sarah Atkinson MOT Major Project September 2009 – September 2010 An Investigation of Fatigue in Adults with Neurological & Neuromuscular Disorders in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Population: A Pilot Study
Brittany Waters & Karina Koczapski MOT Major Project September 2009 – September 2010 Development of a Wheelchair Participation Measure for an Adolescent Population
Kimberley Stockman & Carly Duggleby MOT Major Project September 2009 – November 2009 Development of a Wheelchair Participation Measure for an Adolescent Population
Hazel Choi & Michelle Agon MOT Major Project September 2009 – November 2009 Decision-Making Factors in Route-Planning for Power Wheelchairs Users
Jaclyn Cross & Jenny Simpson MOT Major Project September 2008 – November 2009 Power mobility as an intervention for neglect post stroke: A pilot study
Jennifer Alford & Sarah Landry MOT Major Project September 2008 – November 2009
Mikki Bartel & Debra Stern MOT Major Project September 2007 – September 2008
Sandi Jagday & Crystal McAvena MOT Major Project September 2007 – September 2008 Investigating Fatigue in Adults with Neurological & Neuromuscular Disorders in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Population: A Pilot Study
Kate Naphtali & Edith MacHattie MOT Major Project September 2008 – September 2009
Jeffrey Kwantes & Jebby Dykerna MOT Major Project September 2006 – September 2007 Comparing Length of Stay of Hip Arthroplasty Patients Who Receive Individual versus Group Pre-Admission Education Sessions
Tanya Fakes-Kirby & Michelle Wheeler MOT Major Project September 2006 – September 2007 Fatigue in Spinal Cord Injury
Jana Good & Natasha White MOT Major Project September 2006 – September 2007 Reliability and Responsiveness of the Wheelchair Outcome Measure (WhOM) in Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Adalia Jetha & Stacey Tong MOT Major Project September 2006 – September 2007 Interrater and Test-Retest Reliability and Criterion Validity of Dysphagia Assessment using the Modified Barium Swallow (MBS) Method
Melissa Bourbonniere & Laura Fawcett MOT Major Project September 2004 – September 2005