William McIlroy PhD
Physical Therapy
Contact Info
T: (519) 888-4567 38109
F: (519) 885-0470
Toronto Rehab - University Centre - UHN
550 University Avenue
Toronto, ON, M5G 2A2
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Research Interests
Movement Science


Research Synopsis

As director of the Neuroscience, Mobility and Balance Lab (NiMBaL), my research focuses on: 1) advancing understanding of how the brain and other parts of the central nervous system control movements of the body, and 2) translating knowledge to help individuals  improve their recovery after a neurological injury (such as a stroke) and to minimize age-related effects on the control of mobility.  We also work to develop new assessment tools using wearable sensor technologies. Our research is conducted in university-based labs, in clinic-based labs and in the community.

Publications and Awards

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Recent Publications

  1. Feasibility and effects of adapted cardiac rehabilitation after stroke: a prospective trial.
    Tang A, Marzolini S, Oh P, McIlroy WE, Brooks D.
    BMC Neurol. 2010 Jun 9;10:40. 
  2. Outcomes in people after stroke attending an adapted cardiac rehabilitation exercise program: does time from stroke make a difference?
    Marzolini S, Tang A, McIlroy W, Oh PI, Brooks D.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2014 Jul;23(6):1648-56. 
  3. Using wireless technology in clinical practice: does feedback of daily walking activity improve walking outcomes of individuals receiving rehabilitation post-stroke? Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
    Mansfield A, Wong JS, Bayley M, Biasin L, Brooks D, Brunton K, Howe JA, Inness EL, Jones S, Lymburner J, Mileris R, McIlroy WE.
    BMC Neurol. 2013 Jul 18;13:93.
  4. Perturbation training to promote safe independent mobility post-stroke: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
    Mansfield A, Aqui A, Centen A, Danells CJ, DePaul VG, Knorr S, Schinkel-Ivy A, Brooks D, Inness EL, McIlroy WE, Mochizuki G.
    BMC Neurol. 2015 Jun 6;15:87. 
  5. Cardiac rehabilitation after stroke-need and opportunity.
    Tang A, Closson V, Marzolini S, Oh P, McIlroy W, Brooks D.
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2009 Mar-Apr;29(2):97-104.