Research at HRVM

Reducing situations of disability, improving the social participation of users and optimizing their quality of life, this is the primary motivation of Villa Medica staff. However, this aim could not be realized without active involvement in rehabilitation research projects. Looking to the future and always looking for new solutions, Villa Medica continuously collaborates in the advancement of knowledge on the adaptation and rehabilitation of people with physical disabilities. It undertakes to ensure the development of the quality of services and support for continuous innovation through teaching, research in adaptation-rehabilitation and the evaluation of technologies and intervention methods. All the projects in which it participates have been evaluated and are certified by its ethics committee whose mandate is to ensure the protection of research subjects.

Villa Medica is the largest rehabilitation establishment in Quebec in terms of intensive functional rehabilitation for people who have suffered a stroke . This gives it a level of clinical expertise that stands out both in terms of rehabilitation treatments (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, neuropsychology, nursing and medicine) and in terms of specific services such as car driving and the memory. The professionals as well as the clients of Villa Medica regularly collaborate on research projects in this field.

As a Center of Expertise for severe burn victims in Western Quebec , Villa Medica stands out internationally for its research devoted to improving the care of burn survivors and for its dedicated projects. to the advancement of the rehabilitation of severe burn victims. The care of severe burn victims involves several disciplines and research interests are varied: medical/surgical, basic sciences, mental health and rehabilitation. The severe burns team works closely with Mrs. Bernadette Nedelec in order to advance her knowledge on the effectiveness of scar treatments. In addition to being an associate researcher at the CHUM Research Center since 2003, Ms. Nedelec is an associate professor at McGill University and director of the occupational therapy program at the same university.

Thank you for considering our establishment among the potential partners in your research project.

Submit your research project

The HRVM encourages the implementation of scientific research projects from various fields related to rehabilitation as well as the dynamic transfer of clinical and scientific knowledge.

To submit your project to the HRVM Research Institutional Suitability Committee, click HERE .