Pain Lab

Our work in the area of pain research and rehabilitation science has three primary goals.

We seek to better understand the development of chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions, the mechanisms and processes through which interventions prevent the development of chronic musculoskeletal pain or provide relief for such pain; and the behavioural consequences of musculoskeletal pain across the spectrum from impairments in the organization of movement to perceived disability.  Investigation of these goals encompasses many different methods used alone or in combination; including neurophysiological, physiological, genetic, pain-related cognition, physical performance, biomechanical, and clinical measures.  Investigation of these goals involves a variety of designs ranging from laboratory based studies involving health volunteers undergoing induced pain paradigms, to patient populations participating in clinical trials, to outcome based research using large datasets from patients completing rehabilitation programs.

Faculty Specializing in Pain