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Sunita Mathur is a physiotherapist and Assistant Professor in the Dept of Physical Therapy. Sunita leads the Muscle Function and Performance Lab in the Dept of Physical Therapy.


Sunita’s research is aimed at improving the health of skeletal muscle in people suffering from profound muscle atrophy and weakness in order to help them regain function and independence. Her research crosses multiple patient populations including people with advanced lung disease, solid organ transplantation and critical illness.

Lab methods that are used include non-invasive techniques to examine muscle structure and function including muscle force measurements, exercise testing, bioelectrical impedance analysis, magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy (MRI/MRS), muscle ultrasound and computed tomography (CT).

Sunita is also the co-founder and co-Chair of the Canadian Network for Rehabilitation and Exercise for Solid Organ Transplant Optimal Recovery (CAN-RESTORE: http://www.cntrp.ca/exercise). She is an investigator and project lead with the Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP).



Academic Appointment Information

Academic Rank

Assistant Professor

Research Site

University of Toronto – Campus

Primary Graduate Appointment

Rehabilitation Sciences Institute

Membership Type

Associate Member

Currently Recruiting Students

I am currently recruiting students

Academic Department

Physical Therapy

Research Interests


Cardiovascular / Respiratory / Musculoskeletal


Imaging, Clinical Research


skeletal muscle dysfunction, exercise, respiratory disease, chronic lung disease, solid organ transplant, critical illness, sarcopenia, frailty, rehabilitation