Graduate Program in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Supervising Graduate Students
Prognosis and longitudinal modelling in acute musculoskeletal trauma
Mechanisms of traumatic pain and disability
Scale design and measurement science
Use of emerging technologies to optimize rehabilitation training, research, and outcomes
Research on scholarship and teaching at the pre- and post-professional levels
Defining and locating rehabilitation science and practice within the broader healthcare domain
Hand and Upper Limb Centre Clinical Research Lab - St. Joseph's Hospital
Lawson Health Research Institute
Pain and Quality of Life Integrational Research Lab
Western Bone and Joint Institute
Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research Network
International Whiplash-Associated Disorder Consortium
WEAR-Me Mechatronics Research Lab
Robarts Research Institute
Associate Editor, Musculoskeletal Science and Practice
Executive committee member, International Association for the Study of Pain Education Special Interest Group
Steering Committee, 2018 Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education
Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada Scientific Advisory Committee
Mental Health Research Advisory Board, Lawson Health Research Institute
Pain Research Advisory Board, Lawson Health Research Institute
Instructional Skills Workshop Facilitator, Western Teaching Support Centre
Teaching and Mentorship
Understanding pain in physical rehabilitation
Manual and Manipulative Therapy
Health and Rehabilitation Science Graduate Fields
Measurement and Methods
Health Professional Education
FHS Teaching Award of Excellence - 2007, 2010
Western Faculty Scholar (2017-2020)
Western Teaching Fellow (2017-2020)
Canadian Pain Society Early Career Researcher Award (2016-2017)
Canadian Physiotherapy Association National Mentorship Award (2014)
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.