Graduate Program in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Supervising Graduate Students
Prognosis in acute whiplash
Prevention and treatment of chronic pain
Scale design and development
Quality of life in chronic pain
Teaching methods to foster empathetic and reflective critical thinkers
Hand and Upper Limb Centre Clinical Research Lab - St. Joseph's Hospital
Lawson Health Research Institute
Head and Neck, Shoulder, Arm (HaNSA) Research Group - McMaster University
Pain and Quality of Life Integrational Research Lab
Understanding pain in physical rehabilitation
Foundations of Physical Therapy
Manual and Manipulative Therapy
FHS Teaching Award of Excellence - 2007, 2010
Irish Pain Society Pain Research Medal - 2008
Co-founder & Past-Chair, Canadian Physiotherapy Association Pain Science Division
Fellow - Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists
Associate Editor, Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
International Editorial Review Board member, Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Walton DM, Lefebvre A & Reynolds D. (2015). The brief illness perceptions questionnaire identifies 3 classes of people seeking rehabilitation for mechanical neck pain. Manual Therapy, 20(3), 420-426. PMID 25466496.
Versteegh T, Hellyer L, Beaudet D, Green M & Walton DM. (2015). Evaluating the reliability of a novel neck strength assessment protocol using self-generated resistance with a handheld dynamometer in healthy subjects. Physiotherapy Canada, 67(1), 58-64.
Carlesso LC, Gross AR, MacDermid JC, Walton DM & Santaguida PL. (2015). Pharmacological, psychological, and patient education interventions for patients with neck pain: Results of an international survey. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 28(3), 561-573.
Walton DM, MacDermid JC, Pulickal M, Rollack A & Veitch J. (2014). Development and initial validation of the Satisfaction and Recovery Index (SRI) for measurement of recovery from musculoskeletal trauma. The Open Orthopaedics Journal, 8, 316-325.
Burrows B, Moreira P, Murphy C, Sadi J & Walton DM. (2014). Scaphoid fractures: a higher order analysis of clinical tests and application of clinical reasoning strategies. Manual Therapy, 19(5), 372-378. PMID: 24993797
Hamilton C, Walton DM & Chesworth H. (2014). Reliability and validity of two versions of the upper extremity functional index. Physiotherapy Canada, 66(3), 243-53.
Walton DM. (2014). The clinical relevance of outcome prediction in whiplash. IN: Jull, Moore, Falla, Lewis, McCarthy, Sterling (eds.) Grieve’s Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 4th Ed., Elsevier UK.
Gross A, MacDermid J, Walton DM & Goldsmith C. (2014). Classic and Alternative Designs in Clinical Research. IN: Jull, Moore, Falla, Lewis, McCarthy, Sterling (eds.) Grieve’s Modern Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy 4th Ed., Elsevier UK.