Dr. John Srbely

College of Biological Sciences

Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences

Email: jsrbely@uoguelph.ca

Office: HHNS Annex 281

Ext: 52058

Lab: HHNS Annex 277. 284a


Dr. Srbely’s research is in the field of neurophysiology and biomechanics and involves investigating the pain and joint function associated with diseases such as myofascial pain, fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. Research includes studying myofascial trigger points and their role in treatment of chronic diseases. Increase the understanding of central desensitization in degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis. Additional research includes developing new approaches to treating chronic diseases, such as osteoarthritis, and the effects of aging.

Our clinical-research facility is located in the HHNS Annex building. It consists of a large biomechanics research lab, imaging room (DEXA, diagnostic ultrasound) and a clinical outpatient facility, along with student space. Our techniques involve a broad range of biomechanical and neurophysiological testing including 3D motion capture, electromyography, diagnostic imaging, quantitative sensory testing techniques. We have active collaborations with National Institutes of Health, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, George Mason University to study the mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain.

While regenerative medicine is not my area of expertise, through my involvement in this network and extensive collaborations I aim to advance novel therapeutic interventions in the management of chronic musculoskeletal pain and degenerative joint disease.