April 11, 2014 — One in 10 Canadians is temporarily disabled in their lifetime due to joint pain. Some recover quickly, while others do not, even with seemingly identical injuries. Discovering the key to faster recovery could transform the lives of those suffering and save millions of dollars in lost wages and insurance premiums.
It’s a puzzle that Pierre Côté, DC, PhD, has been working on and addressed at Research Matters, held Wednesday, April 9 at the McMichael Collection of Art in Kleinburg, hosted by journalist Piya Chattopadhyay.
Côté leads the UOIT-CMCC Centre for the Study of Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation, established through a research partnership between the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC).
”Dr. Côté’s work demonstrates the value of the dynamism and potential created through inter-institutional and interprofessional collaboration,” said Jean Moss, DC, CMCC president. “The collaboration has already yielded exciting results and stands to create lasting benefits through informing health policy.”
Côté is UOIT’s Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation. By working alongside physicians, chiropractors, psychologists, employers, and policy-makers, Côté and his team are designing more effective preventative and rehabilitative treatment for musculoskeletal pain and disability.
“We continue to be delighted at Dr. Côté’s innovative developments in this field of health-related research” said Ellen Vogel, PhD, dean, Faculty of Health Sciences. “Pierre’s work fits perfectly with UOIT’s commitment to solve significant societal problems of global importance.”
Côté’s presentation at Research Matters focused on his unique trans-disciplinary model aimed at not only treating these health problems, but also providing support to those suffering from chronic muscle and joint pain to help them lead happier, healthier lives.