Dr. Ritsma’s research in Providence Care focuses on the following areas – a) post-stroke recovery – including rehabilitation programming and quantitative (e.g. robotic) assessment of function, b) virtual heath care – including clinical application and impact (e.g. patient experience and outcomes), c) ALS care – including patient experience and outcomes and peripheral nerve injury / surgical intervention (e.g. nerve transfer) – including care delivery, recovery assessment, and outcomes, d) electrodiagnostic medicine – including evaluation of electromyographic properties of the neuromuscular system in neurological rehabilitation patient populations.
Dr. Ritsma is developing interdisciplinary collaborations with faculty from the School of Rehab Therapy and Faculty of Kinesiology in Queen’s University in Kingston as well as with researchers from around Canada as part of a stroke research network.
He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Queen’s University.