Toronto Research Matters features disability prevention expert
By Mari-Len De
Top disability and pain researcher Dr. Pierre Côté will discuss his latest work in managing musculoskeletal pain and disability at the Toronto Research Matters event this Wednesday.
One in 10 Canadians is temporarily disabled in their lifetime due to joint pain. Some recover quickly, while others do not, even with seemingly identical injuries. Discovering the key to faster recovery could transform the lives of those suffering and save millions of dollars in lost wages and insurance premiums.
It’s a puzzle that Côté has been working on and will address at
Research Matters, April 9 at the McMichael Collection of Art in
Kleinburg, hosted by journalist Piya Chattopadhyay, and live-streamed
Côté leads the UOIT-CMMCC Centre for the Study of Disability
Prevention and Rehabilitation, established through a research
partnership between the University of Ontario Institute of Technology
(UOIT) and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC).
"Dr. Côté’s work demonstrates the value of the dynamism and potential created through inter-
institutional and interprofessional collaboration,” said Dr. Jean Moss, CMCC president. "The
collaboration has already yielded exciting results and stands to create lasting benefits through
informing health policy."
is UOIT’s Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Disability Prevention and
Rehabilitation. By working alongside physicians, chiropractors,
psychologists, employers, and policy-makers, Côté and his team are
designing more effective preventative and rehabilitative treatment for
musculoskeletal pain and disability.
"We continue to be delighted at Dr. Côté’s innovative developments in this field of health-related
said Dr. Ellen Vogel, dean, faculty of health sciences. "Pierre’s work
fits perfectly with UOIT’s commitment to solve significant societal
problems of global importance."
Côté’s presentation at Research
Matters on April 9 will focus on his unique trans-disciplinary model
aimed at not only treating these health problems, but also providing
support to those suffering from chronic muscle and joint pain to help
them lead happier, healthier lives.