Zakir Uddin
Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct), Rehabilitation Science

I have about 7-years of clinical experience in physical rehabilitation, 7-years of teaching experience at the university level, and another 7-8 years of academic research experience with the chronic pain population. My work experiences in both professional schools and clinics are helpful to articulating clear educational/research objectives for me and my future students in the area of problem-based learning, musculoskeletal, neurological (neurophysiology of movement, including neurocognitive rehabilitation), pain, psychophysiology, sensory measure and as well as for research development to identify physiological and psychological risk factors related to human physical activity, movement disorders, and neurodegenerative disorders. I have 15 peer-reviewed publications as a first author and several of these publications are within the leading international journals in the fields of physical rehabilitation, pain, hand therapy, sports, and orthopedics. See my publications link in refereed journals: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=BdT7GQ0AAAAJ&hl=en

My research interests are (I) Sensitivity to Pain with Physical Activity, (II) Movement Evoked Pain Assessment, (III) Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia, (IV) Executive Function and Conditioned Pain Modulation, (V) Identifying personal, physiological and psychological risk factors for the development of chronic musculoskeletal pain, (VI) Focusing on combination sensory, motor, and psychological factors by integrating psychophysical, performance-based (including movement-evoked pain) and self-report measures.

My clinical interests focus on minimizing pain and disability in patients with chronic musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.


The overall goal of my research: 1. Minimizing the incidence and severity of chronic pain; 2. Using Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) and physical task for assessment and enhance graded sensory treatment to normalize sensitivity; 3. Understanding avoidance and reluctance to exercise (despite known health benefits)
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