College of Medicine School of Rehabilitation Science

Research Area(s)

  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Walking and balance
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Behaviour change
  • Animal assisted interventions

Recent Publications

  • Knox, K., Nickel, D., Paul, L., Donkers, SJ. (2022) Physiotherapist and participant perspectives from a randomized-controlled trial of physiotherapist-supported online vs. paper-based exercise programs for people with moderate to severe multiple sclerosis, Disability and Rehabilitation.
  • Saini, A., Zucker-Levin, A., McMillan, B., Kumar, P., Donkers, SJ, Levin, M. (2021). A descriptive correlational study to evaluate three measures of upper extremity function in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis International, vol. 2021, Article ID 5588335, 8 pages
  • Saini, A. Cochran, C. Zucker-Levin, A. Donkers, SJ., Kumar, P,. Knox, K. MacPherson, J. Salapa, H. Levin, M. (2021). A Tripartite Knowledge Translation Program: Innovative Patient-Centered Approach to Clinical Research Participation for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis International, vol. 2021, Article ID 5531693, 7 pages
  • Musselman, K., Walden, K., Noonan, V., Jervis-Rademeyer, H., Thorogood, N., Bouyer, L., Chan, B., Donkers, SJ., Ho, C., Jeji, T., Kaiser, A., Klassen, T., Zariffa, J., Grant, C., Masani, K., Zbogar, D., Athanasopoulous P. (2021) Development of priorities for a Canadian strategy to advance activity-based therapies after spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord, 59:874-884.
  • Donkers SJ, Kirkland MC, Charabati M, Osborne LC. Perspectives of People with Multiple Sclerosis About Helminth Immunotherapy. (2020) Int J MS Care. 22:43-51.
  • Donkers SJ, Nickel D, Paul L, Wiegers SR, Knox KB. (2020) Adherence to Physiotherapy-Guided Web-Based Exercise for Persons Living with Moderate-to-Severe Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized-Controlled Pilot Study. Int J MS Care.
  • Donkers, S.J., Chan, K., Milosavljevic, S., Pakosh, M., Musselman, K.E. (2020) Informing the training of health care professionals to implement behavior change strategies for physical activity promotion in neurorehabilitation: a systematic review. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 10:1 310–323.
  • Charabati, M., Donkers, S.J., Kirkland, M.C., & Osborne, L.C. (2020). A critical analysis of helminth immunotherapy in multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis Journal.
  • Goulding, F.L., Evans, C.D., Knox, K.B., Lim,H.J., Levin, M.C, & Donkers, S.J. (2019) Individualised behaviour change strategies for physical activity in multiple sclerosis (IPAC-MS): protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials 20, 664.
  • Donkers SJ,  Oosman S, Milosavljevic S, Musselman KE. A Qualitative Account of Health Care Providers' Current Practice and Perspectives on Addressing Physical Activity Behavior in the Management of Multiple Sclerosis. (2019) Int J MS Care.