A number of research and improvement projects are developed within MUSCO to optimize the care and services offered to patients. These projects aim to help caregivers develop a better knowledge and understanding of the needs of families and the health status of patients. The goal is to allow patients to feel more supported as they receive personalized care and services tailored to their conditions.

MUSCO Projects
Marie Enfant Rehabilitation Centre

Support for Clinical Research in Rehabilitation

Project leaders

Jacques Michaud Director, CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center
Carl-Eric Aubin Chief, Musculoskeletal Health, Rehabilitation and Medical Technologies, CHU Sainte-Justine

The project

Support clinical research and recruit clinician-researchers in rehabilitation

MUSCO Strategic Goal

Ease the transfer of research innovations to clinics to the benefit of patients.

Project Objectives

  1. 1

    Increase capacity to develop and implement innovative rehabilitation solutions in clinical practice for the benefit of patients

  2. 2

    Provide patients with access to state-of-the-art rehabilitation care to meet emerging needs

  3. 3

    Accelerate the transfer of research findings to patients in the clinic

  4. 4

    Continuously improve rehabilitation treatments

  5. 5

    Ensure the results obtained in research can be used to support research projects, promote best practices and build innovative projects for the benefit of tomorrow’s patients

  6. 6

    Share knowledge and disseminate best practices among partner institutions and within the healthcare network


Progress Report

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Progress Report
Technopôle (Photo Credit : Courtesy CHU Sainte-Justine)

This major project began with the purchase of equipment to develop customized rehabilitation solutions for the benefit of patients and evolved into the strategic recruitment of clinician-researchers in rehabilitation.

These recruitments will contribute to the development of strategic research areas. With the CHU Sainte-Justine’s Marie Enfant Rehabilitation Centre (CRME) being increasingly called upon to respond to requests for highly specialized care and services, these new clinician-researchers will help optimize clinical research platforms using the new unique equipment available at the Technopôle.

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To support the recruitment process, an Advisory Committee has been put into place. This committee is composed of representatives from the CHU Sainte-Justine (including the CRME), the university community, professionals from other MUSCO partner hospitals, the Mirella & Lino Saputo Foundation and families. It will help define the profile of suitable candidates. The current plan is to recruit a senior clinician-researcher and two junior clinician-researchers.

The first recruitment has been completed. Since the summer of 2021, Dr. Danielle Levac has joined the Marie Enfant team as a senior clinician-researcher in rehabilitation. With her background as a physiotherapist, Dr. Levac is specifically interested in the integration of virtual reality and active video games in the practice of pediatric rehabilitation.