RESTORE

Welcome to the RESTORE Network

Where our mission is to improve the cardiovascular, neurological and musculoskeletal health of patients of all ages living with neurological disorders through integrative research and technological innovation.

RESTORE

Who We Are

 

REsearching STrategies fOr REhabilitation (RESTORE)

 

The RESTORE Network is a multi-institute initiative (Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Libin Cardiovascular Institute, McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health) created to enhance research into clinical neurorehabilitation across the lifespan.

The RESTORE Network aims to enhance the recovery and lives of individuals living with a number of neurological disorders by evaluating and discovering novel therapeutic interventions. 

Our team is comprised of Scientists, Clinicians, and Engineers with the expertise to conduct multidisciplinary and integrative clinical research in spinal cord injury, stroke, and other movement impairments.

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Spinal Cord Injury

RESTORE, Stroke

Stroke

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Movement Impairment

Latest News

Jaxon and Joseph walk with the aid of Trexo

Jaxon and Joseph's radiothon story

Brothers with rare genetic disorders walk with the aid of ground-breaking Trexo robotic technology.

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CTV News

Robotic walking increases mobility for kids

The PONI lab at the U of C and CP Kids and Families demonstrate new developments in using robots to increase mobility for kids.

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May 2023

RESTORE Network combines research with innovative technologies for people with neurological disorders

Network is already improving the quality of life for people living with spinal cord injury, stroke and movement impairments.

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CBC

RESTORE Network launches

The RESTORE Network launches in Calgary to study and improve neurological rehabilitation.

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Trexo

Centre for neurological disorder therapies

Calgary researchers building one of 'key centres in the world' for neurological disorder therapies.

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Circulation disorders

UCalgary-led study provides insight for circulation disorders in brain and spinal cord

A scientific finding by a team of researchers, led by Dr. Aaron Phillips, in collaboration with researchers at King’s College London, offers hope for new treatments for individuals with circulation disorders in the brain and spinal cord. 

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The hidden health consequences of spinal cord injury

Future Leaders funding to understand the nervous system to solve the hidden health consequences of spinal cord injury.

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Podcast

ASIA SCI Podcasts

A talk with Dr. Aaron Phillips about his peer reviewed paper published in the journal Nature. 

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Mother and child

'Robotic Legs' for Daughter with Rare Disease

Family of two years old with a rare genetic condition, known as GNB1 syndrome, seek funding to purchase Trexo robot after participating in robotic gait training research at the Pediatric Onset of Neuromotor Impairment Lab.

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'Her face lit up': Alberta woman seeks to give her daughter new legs

Alberta woman sets up GoFundMe site to help raise funds for a Trexo robotic gait trainer for her daughter living with GNB1 syndrome, a disorder that prevents her brain from communicating properly with the rest of her body.

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Robot Assisted Gait Training

Research on Trexo robot assisted gait training in children with cerebral palsy, led by Dr Elizabeth Condliffe, is featured on CTV.

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The RESTORE Network - Focus on Impact

The RESTORE Network is featured in the Cumming School of Medicine's Report to Community for leading innovative and transdisciplinary neurorehabilitation research

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Exoskeleton Robot Sheds Light on Learning & Stroke Recovery

UCalgary clincal trial maps how we learn motor skills, and the results could be a game-changer for stroke rehabilitation. 

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Dr. Aaron Phillips Receives 2021 Turnbull-Tator Award

Co-sponsored by Brain Canada and the Barbara Turnbull Foundation, the Turnbull-Tator Award in Spinal Cord Injury and Concussion Research recognizes an outstanding publication by a Canadian researcher in the field. 

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International Award for Excellence Presented to Dr. Aaron Phillips

Dr. Aaron Phillips of the RESTORE Network received the 2021 Arthur C. Guyton Award for Excellence in Integrative Physiology and Medicine.

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Dr. Aaron Phillips Wins 2021 CAN Young Investigator Award

The Canadian Association for Neuroscience recognized Dr. Aaron Phillips for his early career accomplishments and strong research program.

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Electrical Stimulation Stabilizes BP in Spinal Cord Injury

The RESTORE Network's Dr. Aaron Phillips co-led a groundbreaking research study recently published in Nature.

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Dr. Patrick Whelan Awarded CIHR Project Grant

The RESTORE Network's Dr. Patrick Whelan has received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to examine the complex brain mechanisms that enable walking.

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Dr. Aaron Phillips Named Azrieli Future Leader in Canadian Brain Research

Dr. Aaron Phillips is one of twenty Canadian neuroscientists awarded funding through Brain Canada's Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Program.

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