• Portrait of Tony Szturm.
  • Senior scholar

    College of Rehabilitation Sciences
    Department of Physical Therapy
    771 McDermot Ave.
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6

    Phone: 204-787-4794
    Fax: 204-789-3927

Research summary

His primary research area is technology-assisted rehabilitation and telerehabilitation; applications of miniature wireless plug-n-play computer input devices and interactive digital media. The focus is the development and evaluation of low-cost computer game-based rehabilitation platform designed to:

  • Increase accessibility to high-quality therapy using a telerehabilitation platform
  • Strengthen accountability with an automated telmonitoring applications
  • Providing engaging exercise through fun game-based activities

Specific areas of research include:

Hand-arm function (fine/gross motor skills), in particular, transition to monitored/supported home therapy programs using telerehabilitation and telmonitoring tools. Client population includes:

  • Children with neurodevelopmental disabilities
  • Adult acquired brain injury (stroke, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury)
  • Hand injuries

Rehabilitation of mobility and dual-task function (integration of balance, gait, visuamotor-gaze and visuaspacial cognitive functions. Client population includes:

  • Aging (mobility and dementia)
  • Traumatic brain injury and stroke
  • Parkinson’s
  • Vestibular systems, rehabilitation of gaze control, balance-gait


Dr. Tony Szturm is a professor in the department of physical therapy at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. Dr. Szturm is also involved in the Mentoring of Highly Qualified Personal (HQP). Mentorship includes three postdoctoral fellow, five PhD students and over 25 master’s students form the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, department of electrical computer engineering, and department of mechanical engineering.


  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Western Ontario
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Western Ontario
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Neurophysiology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Manitoba


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College of Rehabilitation Sciences
R106 - 771 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6 Canada