Regenerative Neurorehabilitation Laboratory
Colin K. Franz, MD/PhD, Director
Working to restore hope by regenerating ability.
Applying principles of regenerative medicine to the field of neurorehabilitation.read more
Peripheral Nerve Injury and COVID-19
Our lab has seen a number of patients in rehabilitation recovery settings subsequently diagnosed with acquired peripheral nerve injury (PNI) and previously in long-term COVID-19 care in prone position.read more
Integrating science and compassion to change lives.
We are working to restore hope in people with ALS and neuropathic pain by regenerating ability.read more
Take a look at a few of the projects we work on everyday.
Tiny Machine Poised to Unlock Brain’s Mysteries
PROJECT TYPE: Neuroscience
Reconstructive Surgery for People with Spinal Cord Injury
The effects of COVID-19 on respiratory muscle performance: making the case for respiratory muscle testing and training.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection results in multiorgan damage primarily mediated by viral infiltration via angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 receptors on the surface of cells. A primary symptom for many patients is exertional dyspnoea which may persist even beyond recovery from the viral infection. Respiratory muscle (RM) performance was hypothesised as a contributing factor to the severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms, such as dyspnoea,…read more