Research Participation


Lyndhurst is a research hospital. Inpatients and outpatients always have the chance to participate in research if they want. Clinical research helps doctors and scientists understand spinal cord injury. Sometimes research only involves a questionnaire. Other times, it can give you the chance to try new therapies. Types of studies include:

  • Physiotherapy techniques
  • New medical devices
  • Questionnaires
  • New medications
Research is Voluntary

Taking part in research is always voluntary and might not have any direct benefit to you. Before taking part in any research study, you will be asked to sign a consent form. By signing this, you show that you understand what is involved. When joining a research study, you always have the option to withdraw at any time. Taking part in research does not affect the standard care provided to you. It also does not affect your legal rights.

Lyndhurst Centre Research Office

At Lyndhurst Centre, a research staff member can help you find out about studies. They will also ask you a few questions to see if you qualify. If you want, you can sign up to receive information about new studies.

  • Phone: 416-597-3422 x6225
  • Email:
Other Research Resources

Lots of information about spinal cord injury research can be found online. To find out more about ongoing research studies, check out these websites:

Research is always voluntary. You can withdraw at any time. Participating in research does not affect your regular health care or legal rights.
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