Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network Bone and Joint Institute

    Across Canada, a team of more than 80 researchers, collaborators and knowledge users, as well as 20 partners/consumer groups, recently received $600,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute for Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA) to establish the Canadian MSK Rehab Research Network.

    Combined with multi-partner cash and in-kind contributions totaling over $1.5 million, these funds will support the Network and its members for the next three years as they strive to address the large pain and disability burden caused by bone, joint, muscle, and nerve problems.

    This virtual Network will strengthen MSK research in Canada by: funding pilot grants and trainee awards; creating platforms for researchers to share data nationally and for conducting studies at multiple centres; developing innovative ways to deliver MSK rehab using technology and new discoveries; and attracting larger funding and more extensive partnerships between researchers, community stakeholders and industry.