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WELCOME to the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Toronto, where we seek to advance knowledge, enable people and enhance life.

We are a large division of the University of Toronto Department of Medicine.  We have full-time, part-time and adjunct members in rehabilitation and acute care hospitals throughout Toronto and the surrounding community. Our residents and fellows rotate to nine Toronto area hospitals as well as to community sites and hospitals in other cities.  We touch every area of rehabilitation medicine, serving a population of over 4 million people in one of the richest academic environments in the world.

This website strives to provide useful information to prospective students, residents and fellows, as well as to our research and education partners at the University of Toronto and other Canadian and international institutions.  We are a research-intensive division, with investigators and scientists conducting key research in efficiency and efficacy of rehabilitation intervention throughout the health care system.

We also have a wealth of educators teaching students of a wide range of health care professions.  Our residency and fellowship programs continue to successfully train future teachers, educators, scientists and community practitioners.

We are honored to be able to count you as a partner in delivering on our mission and in providing leadership in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Larry Robinson, MD

Professor and Director

Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

University of Toronto

John and Sally Eaton Chair in Rehabilitation Science



Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events 2014-2015 - Updated November 14, 2014

Grand Rounds and Journal Club **Videoconference unavailable
April 17, 2015

Grand Rounds – 8:00am to 9:00am

Title:  Fire and Ice: Updates in Peripheral Neuropathies


Presenter:         Dr. Hans Katzberg

                        Division of Neurology

                        Assistant Professor, 
                        UHN - Toronto General Hospital


Learning Objectives:


By the end of the rounds, participants should be able to:

1) To review the diagnostic and management approaches to small fiber neuropathy

2)  To describe the use of ultrasound in the assessment of peripheral neuropathy

3) To discuss the assessment and treatment of patients with neurogenic muscle cramps


Journal Club – 9:00am – 10:00am

Article:      Courneya KS, McKenzie DC, Mackey JR, Gelmon K, Friedenreich CM, Yasui Y, Reid RD, Cook D,Jespersen D, Proulx C, Dolan LB, Forbes CC, Wooding E, Trinh L, Segal R. (2013). Effects of Exercise Dose and Type During Breast Cancer Chemotherapy: Multicenter Randomized Trial. J Natl Cancer Inst, 105:  1821-1832

Presenter:  Pamela Joseph

                 PGY2, Resident Physician

                 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

                 University of Toronto