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Helen Razmjou
Helen Razmjou, B.Sc., PT, M.Sc., PhD

Associate scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Holland Centre
Rehabilitation Department
43 Wellesley St. E., B42
Toronto, Ontario   M4Y 1H1

Phone: 416-967-8654
Fax: 416-967-8716


  • M.Sc., Physical Therapy, Western University, Canada, 1998
  • PhD, Medical Science, University of Toronto, Canada, 2009

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Dr. Razmjou is an advanced practice physical therapist at the Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre with an interest in shoulder and spinal disorders. She assists with management of non-surgical and post-surgical cases of rotator cuff, osteoarthritis and labral pathologies of the shoulder. She is credentialed in mechanical diagnosis and treatment of spinal discogenic conditions from the McKenzie International Institute. She has received numerous prestigious awards, including the International McKenzie Award for outstanding contribution to research in spinal care in 2001, an Exceptional Achievement Award in the category of research, from the Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto in 2016 and three Silver Quill Awards in Qualitative or Quantitative Research for outstanding original articles published in Physiotherapy Canada in 2005, 2016 and 2017.

Please view her research profile for a list of recent publications.


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Research Summary:

Dr. Razmjou's research interests are in the areas of outcome measurements, sex and gender analysis, reliability and validity of clinical examination, disability, response-shift phenomenon and work-related injuries.

Selected Publications:

  • Book: Razmjou H, Christakis M. Clinical and Radiological Examination of the Shoulder Joint: A Guide for Advanced Practice Physiotherapists, Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Razmjou H, van Osnabrugge V, Anunciacion M, Nunn A, Drosdowech D, Roszkowski A, Szafirowicz A, Boljanovic D, Wainwright A, Nam D. Maximizing Muscle Function in Cuff-Deficient Shoulders: A Rehabilitation Proposal for Reverse Arthroplasty. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty. 5; 1-14, May 2021.

  • Razmjou H, Rahnama L & Diaz S. Work Status Following a Cervical Spine Injury: Role of Gender and Psychosocial Flag signs, European Journal of Physiotherapy, 2021.

  • Robarts S, Razmjou H, Yee A, Palinkas V, Finkelstein J. Psychometric properties of the Optimal Screening for Prediction of Referral and Outcome Yellow Flags (OSPRO-YF) in Patients with low back pain, European Journal of Physiotherapy, 2019.

  • Razmjou H, Christakis M, Dwyer T, van Osnabrugge V, Henry P, Nam D, Holtby R. Diagnostic Accuracy of Clinical Tests in Detecting Rotator Cuff Pathology, Orthop & Spo Med Op Acc J 2(4)- 2019.

  • Boljanovic D, Razmjou H, Elmaraghy A. Abnormal Pain Response and Psychosocial Flag Signs: Impact on Work Status Following a Compensable Shoulder Injury, European Journal of Physiotherapy, 2019.

See current publications list at PubMed.

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