Evaluating the effects of various physical therapies (eg. electrical stimulation (Estim)) on healing of chronic wounds.
Development & validation of wound assessment tools
Reducing secondary complications in people living with spinal cord injury (SCI).
Safe and effective use of electrophysical agents (ultrasound, Estim, laser) in Physiotherapy
Development and implementation of Best Practice guidelines
Learning via alternate delivery methods (online learning)
Canadian Association of Wound Care – Founding member of Board of Directors
Cochrane Reviewer: Wounds Group
Wound Assessment and Principles
Canadian Wound Care Leader: Canadian Association of Wound Care, 2011
Master, American Professional Wound Care Association, 2010
Faculty Scholar: Western University, 2009
Licensed Physical Therapist, College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
Bashardoust Tajali S, MacDermid JC, Houghton P, Grewal R & Young C. (2011). Intrarater and Interrater Reliability of Electro-Goniometric Measurements in Patients with Hand and Wrist Limitations. Journal of Hand Therapy,24(4), 383. DOI:10.1016/j.jht.2011.07.015.
Chan BC, Nanawa N, Mittmann N, Bryant D, Coyte PC & Houghton PE. (2012). The average cost of pressure ulcer management in a community dwelling spinal cord injury population. International Wound Journal, DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-481X.2012.01002.x.
Bashardoust Tajali S, Houghton P, MacDermid JC & Grewal R. (2012). Effects of Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound Therapy on Fracture Healing: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 91(4), 349–367. DOI:10.1097/PHM.0b013e31822419ba.
Mittmann N, Chan BC, Craven BC, Isogai PK & Houghton P. (2011). Evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of electrical stimulation therapy for pressure ulcers in spinal cord injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 92(6), 866–872.