22 May 2017
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  Research Priorities

Physiotherapy Department

1- Mechanical Pain 
• Study of anthropometrics and ergonomics on mechanical pain, especially vertebral column
• Study of physiotherapy methods on symptoms and functional abilities in mechanical pain disorders 
• Study of muscular activity models and mechanical characteristics, eg., displacement of instantaneous axis of rotation during locomotion, in musculo-skeletal disorders

2- Rehabilitation of the peripheral and central nervous system disabilities
• Relationships between physical impairments and functional limitations in nervous system disabilities
• Study of locomotion, balance, and posture in patients with nervous system disorders
• Effectiveness of the physical remedies on neurological disorders
3- sport Rehabilitation
• screening athletes for a purpose of developing preventive procedures
• study of the muscular activities and proprioceptive in disabled athletes-injuries- and the effectiveness of the neuromuscular exercise in returning athletes to the normal and sport functions

Occupational therapy department

1- Optimization and designing standard assessment tools in occupational therapy in Iran.

2- Practical studies to assess and develop multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teamwork effects in rehabilitation.

3- Occupational therapy approaches in orthopaedic and neurologic disorders: 
• Effectiveness and comparison of upper limb neurorehabilitative techniques in CVA. 
• Movement therapy and motor control approaches in CP.
• New methods in spinal cord injury rehabilitation (surgery and rehabilitation).

4- Occupational therapy in mental and psychological disorders:
• Sensory integration in autism.
• Activity therapy for schizophrenia.
• Facilitating methods for developmental delay.

5- The study of the quality of life in patients and the role of occupational therapy.

6- The role of occupational therapy in normal and exceptional education.

7- The role of occupational therapy in social and vocational rehabilitation.

Speech Therapy Department

 1- Designing and developing speech and language measurements tools regarding bilingual and cultural considerations of North-West Iran.

2- Study of speech & language processing in normal bilingual population.

3- Epidemiological studies on speech, language, and swallowing disorders in the area.

4- Outcome researches on speech therapy in speech, language, and swallowing disorders.

5- Study of learning and educational problems in bilingual school students
 Orthotics & Prosthetics Department

1- Study of Biomechanics of Lower Limbs Orthosis & Prosthesis to Improve Walking.
2- Epidemiology & Etiology of Amputation & Prosthetic Treatment.
3- Epidemiology of Congenital Musculoskeletal Anomalies & Orthotic Management.
4- Epidemiology of Diabetic Foot & Pedorthotic Treatment.
5- Study of Society Satisfaction from Orthotics & Prosthetics Services.