University of British Columbia
HUR equipment is used for teaching and versatile R&D programs – as well as for wellness.
Over its 40-year history, the University of British Columbia (UBC) Physical Therapy program has established itself as a leader in physical therapy education and research in Canada. The Department of Physical Therapy at UBC has a strong and vibrant research environment.
HUR equipment will be, for example, used in the following research programs at the Physical Therapy Department. Exercise and Chronic Disease: Research interests are focused on the role of physical activity in the prevention and rehabilitation of chronic disease, particularly cancer.
In terms of rehabilitation from cancer treatment and cancer survivors, the research has focused on examining the benefits of physical activity on physical function, quality of life, fatigue and lymphedema, and is interested in starting to examine the emerging evidence forthe role of physical activity in lowering risk of cancer recurrence.