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Effective Nov. 1, 2023, clients and families, visitors, vendors and staff are required to wear a mask while moving throughout the hospital, including while in elevators, in spaces where clients receive care or participate in research. A medical grade mask will be available upon entry.


SPARK - Our Research

At the SPARK Lab, we conduct research and knowledge translation activities related to gross motor skill evaluation, as well as on innovative new interventions focused on the enhancement of physical activity, functional mobility and related participation.

Click here to visit the Participate and Research page and see what studies we are recruiting for!

SPARK Lab Current Research Studies:

Validation of Family Needs for Pediatric Rehabilitation (FNQ-PR)

Evaluation of the effectiveness of robotic gait training and gait-focused physical therapy programs for children with cerebral palsy: A mixed methods RCT

Getting the Prosthetic Upper Extremity Prosthetic Index (PUFI-2) into clinical use 

Kids, Virtual Care, and the COVID-19 pandemic: learning from our experiences.

Physical Skills Measurement

Quantifying the user experience, as well as neural, muscular, and functional gait changes following exoskeleton-powered gait rehabilitation in children with CP and other mobility impairments