Darlene Reid KITE

Dr. Reid is a clinical scientist whose investigations span basic sciences, clinical, and translational research. Research themes have focused on the dysfunction of the inspiratory and limb muscles in chronic and acute disease including patients who are critically ill. Early work examined exertion-induced diaphragm injury in animal models. Recent work has focused on dyspnea, inspiratory muscle dysfunction including diaphragm injury, inspiratory muscle training, muscle performance and mobility in chronic disease. A particular interest is how muscle deoxygenation and prefrontal cortex oxygenation affects motor performance. Dr. Reid has also directed current research towards using non-invasive tools that can be taken to the bedside or elsewhere outside of the laboratory including wireless near infrared spectroscopy, dynamometry, and inclinometry. Dr. Reid has been in many leadership positions included the Chair of Research Graduate Programs at the University of British Columbia and Department Chair of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto.

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  • Senior Scientist, The KITE Research Institute
  • Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto
  • Respiratory muscles
  • exercise
  • pulmonary rehabilitation
  • muscle injury
  • muscle fatigue