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Dr. Benjamin Ritsma MD, FRCPC, CSCN Diplomate (EMG)
Dr. Benjamin Ritsma
Assistant Professor

Educational Background:


Bachelor of Science (BSc) – University of Waterloo

Doctor of Medicine (MD) – The University of Western Ontario

PM&R Residency – University of Ottawa & FRCPC

Fellowship – University of Toronto (2017)

CSCN Diplomate (EMG) (2017)


Clinical Interests:

Stroke Rehabilitation

Electrodiagnostic Medicine (NCS/EMG) Peripheral nerve injury - Kingston Peripheral Nerve Clinic (KPNC)

ALS/Neuromuscular Rehabilitation

Spasticity Management (including botulinum toxin therapy)


Educational Activities:

Resident and clerkship clinical teaching

Undergraduate Medical Education – including, MEDS 245 Clinical Foundations - Neurosciences Block and MEDS 112 - Critical Appraisal, Research and Lifelong Learning (CARL) course

Canadian Comprehensive Review Course in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (CAPM&R)


Research Interests:

Post-stroke recovery - including rehabilitation programming and quantitative (e.g. robotic) assessment of function

Virtual heath care - including clinical application and impact (e.g. patient experience and outcomes)

ALS care - including patient experience and outcomes

Peripheral nerve injury / surgical intervention (e.g. nerve transfer) - including care delivery, recovery assessment, and outcomes

Electrodiagnostic medicine – including evaluation of electromyographic properties of the neuromuscular system in neurological rehabilitation patient populations


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