Research helps us better understand our environment and assists us in finding solutions that best suit our clients. It plays an important role in discovering new ways to create health and wellness programs, provide better training, and ensures that we are using best possible tools and techniques for our clients. We use research to assist us in finding answers to things that are unknown, fill in gaps in our current practice and changing the way that we provide our services.

Children’s Independent Mobility in Canada:

Globally, physical inactivity is a concern, and children’s independent mobility may be an important target behavior for addressing the physical inactivity crisis.

Mobility, Outdoor Time, and Physical Activity Amoung Canadian Children:

Active transportation, independent mobility, and outdoor time are promising ways to increase children’s physical activity. However, in order to create interventions to increase those forms of physical activity, it is important to understand the relationships between area-level socioeconomic status and type of urbanization with active transportation, independent mobility, outdoor time, and physical activity.

Spinal Degeneration in Asymptomatic Populations:

Degenerative changes are commonly found in spine imaging but often occur in pain-free individuals as well as those with back pain. We sought to estimate the prevalence, by age, of common degenerative spine conditions by performing a systematic review studying the prevalence of spine degeneration on imaging in asymptomatic individuals.