A registered physiotherapist working with people with musculoskeletal injuries, Jordan Miller questioned whether or not something more could be done to help people with persistent pain and prevent patients from progressing from acute to chronic pain. “Through pursuing my PhD with the Rehabilitation Science (RS) Graduate program, I have
started to fill in knowledge gaps and have learned how to best approach answering the clinical questions I was asking,” he said. “Going through the RS program has also broadened my look at physiotherapy, rehabilitation, pain
and disability through collaboration with colleagues in diverse fields.” Miller said the RS Program has also fostered his passion for clinical research, confirming for him his decision to switch career paths from clinician to academic. “The School of Rehabilitation Science has given me the knowledge, skills and experiences needed to succeed as an independent scientist,” he said. “I have had the opportunity to gain strong theoretical foundations, an understanding of research methodology, grantsmanship skills, and practical experience conducting research, writing and teaching.