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Dr. Brian Timmons


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Dr. Brian Timmons is the Canada Research Chair in Child Health & Exercise Medicine and a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, as well as the Director of the Child Health & Exercise Medicine Program at McMaster University and McMaster Children's Hospital. He holds status as an Associate Member in the Department of Kinesiology, a Member of the Centre for Metabolism, Obesity, and Diabetes Research (MODR), and Associate Member of the Offord Centre for Child Studies. Brian’s research program examines 3 inter-related themes: translational science, clinical innovation, and public health, using a lab bench to park bench approach to study the role of exercise as medicine for children and youth.

Areas of Focus

Exercise medicine, Physical activity and fitness, Inflammation, Metabolism


What helps adolescents with cerebral palsy to be physically active? Developing a program to support youth based on focus groups.

In this communication we want to share our study protocol as part of a program to support physical activity for youth with cerebral palsy (CP) using a focus group methodology.

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