Contact Information

Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dr. Shawn Marshall, Chief of Physiatry
505 Smyth Rd, Room 1104
Ottawa, Ontario
K1H 8M2
Tel.: 613-737-7350 ext. 75306
smarshall@toh.on.ca

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program
Dr. Gerald Wolff, Program Director
505 Smyth Rd, Room 1105E
Ottawa, Ontario
K1H 8M2
Tel.: 613-737-7350 ext. 75598
gwolff@toh.on.ca

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Dr. Hillel M. Finestone

Dr. Hillel M. Finestone
Email: hfinestone@bruyere.org

Positions

  • Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Cross-appointment, School of Human Kinetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa
  • Director, Stroke Rehabilitation Research, Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital, Bruyère Continuing Care
  • Staff Physiatrist, Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital, Bruyère Continuing Care
  • Electromyographer and physiatrist, The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre
  • Consultant, The Ottawa Hospital

Clinical Areas

  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and pain
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Electromyography

Research Interests

  • Stroke rehabilitation
    • Driving and Stroke
    • Nutrition and Dysphagia
    • Out-patient education
  • Pain management, Pain Explanation and Treatment Diagram and its application in clinical practice.
  • Use of Virtual Reality Exercise Therapy in the Rehabilitation of Stroke and mild cognitive impairment patients

Education

Undergraduate

  • McGill University

Medical school

  • McGill U.-1979-1983
  • Family Med. Residency U of O-1983-85
  • PM&R Residency U of O- 1985-88

Other

Research Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 1988-89

Selected Publications

  1. Yachnin D, Gharib G, Jutai J, Finestone H. Technology-assisted toilets: Improving independence and hygiene in stroke rehabilitation. Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering. 2017;4:1-8. doi: 10.1177/2055668317725686.

  2. Yachnin D, Finestone H, Chin A, Jutai J. Can technology-assisted toilets improve hygiene and independence in geriatric rehabilitation? A cohort study. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. 2017;Sep 9:1-8. doi: 10.1080/17483107.2017.1358303.

  3. Mallet KH, Shamloul RM, Corbett D, Finestone HM, Hatcher S, Lumsden J, Momoli F, Shamy MC, Stotts G, Swartz RH, Yang C, Dowlatshahi D. RecoverNow: Feasibility of a Mobile Tablet-Based Rehabilitation Intervention to Treat Post-Stroke Communication Deficits in the Acute Care Setting. PLoS One. 2016;Dec 21;11(12): e0167950. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167950.

  4. Levac D, Glegg SM, Sveistrup H, Colquhoun H, Miller PA, Finestone H, DePaul V, Harris JE, Velikonja D. A knowledge translation intervention to enhance clinical application of a virtual reality system in stroke rehabilitation. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Oct 6;16(1):557. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-016-1807-6

  5. Levac DE, Glegg SM, Sveistrup H, Colquhoun H, Miller P, Finestone H, DePaul V, Harris JE, Velikonja D. Promoting Therapists’ Use of Motor Learning Strategies within Virtual Reality-Based Stroke Rehabilitation. PLoS One. 2016;11(12):e0168311.

  6. Mallet KH, Shamoul RM, Corbett D, Finestone HM, Hatcher S, Lumsden J, Momoli F, Shamy MCF, Stotts G, Swartz RH, Yang C, Dowlatshahi D. RecoverNow: Feasibility of a Mobile Tablet-Based Rehabilitation Intervention to Treat Post-Stroke Communication Deficits in the Acute Care Setting. PLoS One, 2016;11(12).

  7. Finestone HM, Juurlink DN, Power B, Gomes T, Pimlott N. Opioid prescribing is a surrogate for inadequate pain management resources. Can Fam Physician. 2016 June;62(6):465-8.

  8. Finestone HM, Kumbhare D. In: Second-Order Peer Reviews of Clinically Relevant Articles for the Physiatrist: Rehabilitation that Incorporates Virtual Reality Is More Effective than Standard Rehabilitation for Improving Walking Speed, Balance, and Mobility After Stroke: A Systematic Review. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 May 12. [Epub ahead of print]

  9. Sheehy, L., Taillon-Hobson, a., Sveistrup, H., Bilodeau, M., Fergusson, D., Levac, D., Finestone, H., “Does the addition of virtual reality training to a standard program of inpatient rehabilitation improve sitting balance ability and function after stroke? Protocol for a single-blind randomized controlled trial”. BMC Neurology 2016;16:42.

  10. Finestone HM, Nevison C, Marshall SC, Deng G. Mandatory reporting of at-risk drivers by physicians: Has its time arrived?In PM&R “Time to make A Call: The Ethics of Mandatory Reporting”. PMR, 2016;8(1):69-74.

  11. Yang CP, Finestone HM, Chen PY. Psychosocial determinants of longer length of stay on a Canadian stroke inpatient rehabilitation unit. Int J Phys Med Rehabil 2015;3:281.

  12. Mah J, Jutai JW, Finestone H, McKee H, Carter M. Usability of a low-cost head tracking computer access method following stroke. Assist Technol 2015;27(3):158-171.

  13. Finestone HM, Yanni MM, Dalzell CJ. Patients’ recall of diagnostic and treatment information improves with use of the Pain Explanation and Treatment Diagram in an outpatient chronic pain clinic. Pain Res Manag 2015;20(3):145-151.

  14. McEwen D, Taillon-Hobson A, Bilodeau M, Sveistrup H, Finestone H. Two-week virtual reality training for dementia: single-case feasibility study. J Rehabil Res Dev 2014;51(7):1069-1076.

  15. McEwen D, Taillon-Hobson A, Bilodeau M, Sveistrup H, Finestone H. Virtual reality exercise improves mobility after stroke: an inpatient randomized controlled trial. Stroke 2014;45(6):1853-1855.

  16. Brosseau L, Wells GA, Poitras S, Tugwell P, Casimiro L, Novikov M, Loew L, Sredic D, Clément S, Gravelle A, Kresic D, Hua K, Lakic A, Ménard G, Sabourin S, Bolduc MA, Ratté I, McEwan J, Furlan AD, Gross A, Dagenais S, Dryden T, Muckenheim R, Côté R, Paré V, Rouhani A, Léonard G, Finestone HM, Laferrière L, Haines-Wangda A, Russell-Doreleyers M, De Angelis G, Cohoon C. Ottawa Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on therapeutic massage for low back pain. J Bodyw Mov Ther 2012;16(4):424-455.

  17. Brosseau L, Wells GA, Tugwell P, Casimiro L, Novikov M, Loew L, Sredic D, Clément S, Gravelle A, Hua K, Kresic D, Lakic A, Ménard G, Côté P, Leblanc G, Sonier M, Cloutier A, McEwan J, Poitras S, Furlan A, Gross A, Dryden T, Muckenheim R, Côté R, Paré V, Rouhani A, Léonard G, Finestone HM, Laferrière L, Dagenais S, De Angelis G, Cohoon C. Ottawa Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on therapeutic massage for neck pain. J Bodyw Mov Ther 2012;16(3):300-325.

  18. Loew L, Brosseau L, Wells GA, Tugwell P, Kenny GP, Reid R, Maetzel A, Huijbregts M, McCullough C, De Angelis G, Coyle D, Egan M, Dubouloz CJ, King J, Casimiro L, Brooks-Lineker S, Bell M, Finestone HM, Laferrière L, Haines-Wangda A, Russell-Doreleyers M, Welch VA, Milne S, Levesque L, Sredic D, Trafford L, McEwan J, Longchamps G. Ottawa Panel evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for aerobic walking programs in the management of osteoarthritis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2012;93(7):1269-1285.

  19. Finestone HM, Singer L, Mayo NE, O’Brien E, Fisher WA. The Pain Explanation and Treatment Diagram: a tool to enhance patient self-management of persistent pain. PM&R 2012;4(6):456-458.

  20. Finestone HM, Sohmer J. The lifestyle (LSx) prescription: another use for the pad. CMAJ 2011;183(17):2068.

Books

  1. Finestone HM. The Pain Detective: Every Ache Tells a Story. Understanding How Stress and Emotional Hurt Become Chronic Physical Pain. Santa Barbara, Calif., Praeger ABC-CLIO, September 2009. 227 pages. [For the layperson and health care professional]

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