Dr. Musselman’s research aims to optimize the rehabilitation of walking and balance following damage to the nervous system in children and adults. She and her colleagues have developed novel assessment and training tools for individuals with spinal cord injury and children with cerebral palsy and spina bifida. Dr. Musselman also studies pediatric motor learning, and is interested in identifying optimal learning strategies for young children. Her current work is funded by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada, the Rick Hansen Institute and the Canada Foundation for Innovation.
The experiences of physical rehabilitation in individuals with spinal cord injuries: a qualitative thematic synthesis.
Disabil Rehabil. 2018 Jan 15;:1-18
Robot-assisted upper extremity rehabilitation for cervical spinal cord injuries: a systematic scoping review.
Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2018 Jan 15;:1-12
Abstracts and Workshops 7th National Spinal Cord Injury Conference November 9 - 11, 2017 Fallsview Casino Resort Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
J Spinal Cord Med. 2017 Nov;40(6):813-869
The Feasibility and Validity of Body-Worn Sensors to Supplement Timed Walking Tests for Children with Neurological Conditions.
Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2017 Sep 07;:1-11
Measuring balance confidence after spinal cord injury: the reliability and validity of the Activities-specific Balance Confidence Scale.
J Spinal Cord Med. 2017 Sep 06;:1-9
Neurosci Lett. 2017 Feb 02;:
Perspectives of individuals with sub-acute spinal cord injury after personalized adapted locomotor training.
Disabil Rehabil. 2017 Jan 13;:1-9
The Feasibility of Functional Electrical Stimulation to Improve Upper Extremity Function in a Two-year-old Child with Perinatal Stroke: A Case Report.
Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2017 Jan 10;:1-16
Training to improve walking after pediatric spinal cord injury: A systematic review of parameters and walking outcomes.
J Neurotrauma. 2016 Nov 21;
Gait Posture. 2016 Sep 25;51:14-19
Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI)
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto
Associate Member, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto
Adjunct Professor, School of Physical Therapy, University of Saskatchewan
Research Associate, Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region, Saskatchewan