Dr. Boychuck’s postdoctoral research is focused on the development, implementation, and evaluation of telerehabilitation, and has two main streams:
Study: “A paradigm shift toward telerehabilitation: Adapting rehabilitation services across an integrated health and social services university network in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis”
- The aim of this integrated knowledge translation study is to create evidence-based resources (educational knowledge translation tools) to train and support rehabilitation professionals (eg, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists) in the delivery of care as they adapt their practices to be delivered using telehealth across 30 complementary pediatric and adult healthcare facilities.
Study: “Physical & Occupational Therapy Students’ and Clinical Preceptors’ Experiences with Using Telehealth”
- The aims of this mixed-methods incidence cohort study are threefold: (i) To evaluate readiness to use telerehabilitation in the delivery of rehabilitation services among student clinicians and their clinical preceptors; (ii) To explore students’ experiences around using telerehabilitation during their a clinical practicum; and (iii) To explore clinical preceptors’ experiences around using telerehabilitation during a clinical practicum.
Dr. Boychuck’s doctoral research focused on improving early-identification of children with cerebral palsy (CP). He used mixed-methods and an integrated knowledge translation (KT) approach to create educational KT for primary-care practitioners (eg, family physicians, pediatricians) and parents to increase awareness of the early-motor signs of CP that should prompt referral for diagnostic assessment, and simultaneous referral for rehabilitation services for children suspected of having CP.