Sunita Mathur, PhD

Dr. Mathur's research is aimed at improving the health of skeletal muscle in people suffering from profound muscle atrophy and weakness in order to help them regain function and independence so they can return to participating in the activities they enjoy. She uses a combination of non-invasive techniques to examine muscle structure and function including muscle force measurements, exercise testing, bioelectrical impedance analysis, magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy (MRI/MRS), muscle ultrasound and computed tomography (CT).

Research is conducted across multiple patient populations including people with advanced lung disease, chronic kidney disease, solid organ transplantation and critical illness.

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Neuromuscul Disord. 2014 Jul;24(7):574-82
Lott DJ, Forbes SC, Mathur S, Germain SA, Senesac CR, Lee Sweeney H, Walter GA, Vandenborne K
Front Physiol. 2014;5:104
Mathur S, Brooks D, Carvalho CR
Physiother Can. 2013;65(4):374-7
McCord J, Krull N, Kraiker J, Ryan R, Duczeminski E, Hassall A, Lati J, Mathur S
Physiother Can. 2013;65(1):44-5
Mathur S
J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2014 Mar-Apr;34(2):87-97
Robles PG, Brooks D, Goldstein R, Salbach N, Mathur S
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2013 Jun;32(6):626-32
Li M, Mathur S, Chowdhury NA, Helm D, Singer LG
Physiother Can. 2012;64(2):178-87
Ottensmeyer CA, Chattha S, Jayawardena S, McBoyle K, Wrong C, Ellerton C, Mathur S, Brooks D
J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2013 Mar-Apr;33(2):106-12
Wickerson L, Mathur S, Helm D, Singer L, Brooks D
Physiother Can. 2011;63(2):140-5
Mathur S
Chest. 2012 Jun;141(6):1496-503
Beauchamp MK, Sibley KM, Lakhani B, Romano J, Mathur S, Goldstein RS, Brooks D


Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto
Full Member, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto
Associate Member, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
Graduate Faculty Member, Toronto Musculoskeletal Centre, University of Toronto
Scientist, Respiratory Research, West Park Healthcare Centre