Mike Szekeres, PhD

Assistant Professor

Room 2545, EC
519 661-2111 x88979


  • PhD (Western University)
  • BScOT (Western University)

Graduate Program Supervision

  • Health & Rehabilitation Science MSc

Research In Profile

Professor Mike Szekeres current research program is focussed on evaluating and optimizing outcomes following upper extremity injury and disease. He is interested in measuring adherence, understanding orthotic interventions and their effect on occupational performance and other outcomes important to clients.

Featured Publications and Projects

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Szekeres, M & MacDermid, JC. (2022) Online learning versus workshops: a rank minimized trial comparing the effect of two knowledge translation strategies designed to alter knowledge, readiness to change, and self-efficacy with respect to rehabilitation outcome measures, Disability and Rehabilitation, 44:21, 6531-6538, doi:10.1080/09638288.2021.1965227
  • Szekeres, M, Lee, D, MacDermid, JC. The impact of cell phone texting on blood flow, touch threshold, and symptoms for individuals with carpal tunnel syndrome. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation. 2021;69(3):839-846. doi:10.3233/WOR-213516.
  • Szekeres, M, Valdes, K. Virtual health care & telehealth: Current therapy practice patterns. Journal of Hand Therapy. 2020. doi:10.1016/j.jht.2020.11.004
  • Szekeres, M, Seeley, E. The Reverse Wrist Hinge to Improve Range of Motion of the Wrist. Journal of Hand Therapy. 2020. 33(1): 146-149.
  • Szekeres M, MacDermid JC, Grewal R, Birmingham T. The short-term effect of hot packs vs therapeutic whirlpool on active wrist range of motion for patients with distal radius fracture: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Hand Therapy. 2018. 31(3): 276-281.

Visit  PubMed for a comprehensive list of publications.

Current Grants and Research Projects

  • Szekeres, M. (2022-2024). Development of a novel technology-enabled joint protection program for shoulder arthritis and joint replacement. The Arthritis Society. Co-Investigator. $100,000

Graduate Student Opportunities

Potential graduate student projects include:

  • Clinical research investigating upper extremity injury and disease
  • Investigations surrounding exercise and orthosis use/dosage and clinical outcomes
  • Orthotic interventions and 3D printing of orthoses

Work would be affiliated with the Roth McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Centre. Please email professor Szekeres directly for addional information.

Additional Information

Academic Appointments and Research Affiliations

  • Field Leader, Upper Extremity Rehabilitation (Advanced Health Care Practice Program)
  • Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute

Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Hand Therapy
  • President, Hand Therapy Canada