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Changing the way patients regain hand function

Changing the way patients regain hand function

Dr. Sukhvinder Kalsi Ryan and her team at the Rocket Family Upper Extremity Clinic are paying tribute to the clinic's first year of operation with an open house, to celebrate the technology, innovation and clinical impact.

Dr. Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan, Rocket Family Upper Extremity Clinic Lead at Toronto Rehab, Lyndhurst Centre, works closely with patients with tetraplegia – some degree of paralysis in all four limbs – to restore their upper limb function.

UHN: #1 Research Hospital in Canada

UHN: #1 Research Hospital in Canada

RE$EARCH Infosource Inc. releases its annual ranking of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals and UHN is number one for the ninth year in a row.

For the ninth year in a row, UHN is number one on RE$EARCH Infosource Inc.’s list of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals. The list of research hospitals in the country has been compiled annually since 2011.

Rocket Ride for Rehab blasts to fundraising record

Rocket Ride for Rehab blasts to fundraising record

Toronto Rehab Foundation raises a record $334,000 for care and research programs at Toronto Rehab Institute

One of Toronto Rehab's most anticipated fundraising events, Rocket Ride for Rehab, featured two sold out spin sessions and raised a record $334,000 for the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. The Kite Research Institute team led by Dr. Milos R. Popovic was a proud supporter of the event.

Sex and gender issues top agenda at National Spinal Cord Conference

Sex and gender issues top agenda at National Spinal Cord Conference

Dr. Cathy Craven says next week’s conference will focus on sex, gender and the health of women, as well as the consideration of unconscious biases in care

The majority spinal cord programs and services are designed for men. UHN’s Dr. Cathy Craven says current delivery models need to flex to better reflect society’s gender roles.

Time to Heal

Time to Heal

Brain injuries from assault may require more time off than those from accidental injuries

Mild traumatic brain injuries can lead to symptoms that interfere with work, such as headaches or trouble focusing, and some of these symptoms can last for months.

New awards honour efforts five outstanding young researchers at KITE

New awards honour efforts five outstanding young researchers at KITE

THE FOCUS ON ACCESSIBILITY AWARDS WERE INTRODUCED AT KITE RESEARCH DAY IN 2019

TORONTO-KITE and the Ontario government are working together to recognize students whose research is making a difference in the lives of people living with the effects of disability, illness and aging. The Focus on Accessibility Awards, which honour the unique achievements of our young researchers, were introduced at KITE Research Day in 2019. Winners of the awards play an instrumental role in Ontario’s culture of accessibility by developing innovative yet practical designs, technologies, programs and solutions to improve quality of life. The awards are financially supported by the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility.

UHN welcomes KITE

UHN welcomes KITE

UHN is unveiling a new research institute designed to take the science of rehabilitation to new heights. Based at Toronto Rehab, the new institute, which will be known as KITE at UHN and replaces the current TRI Research Institute, will synchronize the organization's academic direction, strategic priorities, research programs and commercialization efforts in the field of complex rehabilitation science...

Rocket North enhances access to innovative therapies

When Reno Candido first became an outpatient of Toronto Rehab's Rocket Family Upper Extremity Clinic's Lyndhurst Centre location, he had no movement below his shoulders. The 51-year-old became quadriplegic almost two years ago, after slipping and falling on ice. After eight months of MyndMove therapy, a product created by Toronto Rehab researchers that delivers functional electrical stimulation (FES) to paralyzed muscles, he has already increased function in his shoulders, allowing him to move his arms back and forth...

Grade 9 students get a glimpse at the cool work their parents do

Grade 9 students get a glimpse at the cool work their parents do

Some cooked, while others test drove a car, practiced suturing or packaged medications using candies. These were just some of the diverse activities undertaken yesterday by about 200 Grade 9 students – all sons and daughters of employees – who participated in UHN's 12th annual Take Our Kids to Work Day. "We went and saw the computers and technology that is used here and I just thought it was so cool," Miriam Rees-Sloman said at Toronto Western Hospital (TW)...