Lara Pilutti

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Lara Pilutti
Associate Professor

2012 Ph.D., Kinesiology, McMaster University
2006 B.Sc., Biology, Queen’s University
2006 B.P.H.E., Physical and Health Education, Queen’s University

Room: Lees E250G
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 6927
Work E-mail: lpilutti@uottawa.ca
Website: http://clinicalexercisephyslab.weebly.com/

Lara Pilutti

Biography

Lara Pilutti is an Associate Professor in the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences. She obtained her doctorate degree from McMaster University (Kinesiology) where she examined the role of adapted exercise interventions for persons with progressive multiple sclerosis. Professor Pilutti completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Exercise Neuroscience Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She went on to become an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at UIUC before joining the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa.

Professor Pilutti’s research focuses on the role of exercise in the management and treatment of disability arising from neurological disorders, particularly multiple sclerosis. She has specific interests in the application of adapted exercise rehabilitation approaches in neurological populations with advanced mobility impairment. Her research program has also focused on the role of exercise in the management of comorbid health conditions that commonly affect those with neurological disorders and mobility disability.

Research Interests

  • Neurological disorders and disability 
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Mobility impairment
  • Exercise rehabilitation
  • Clinical exercise physiology
  • Comorbid health conditions 

 

Selected Publications

  1. Pilutti LA, Edwards T, Motl RW, Sebastião E. Functional electrical stimulation cycling exercise in persons with multiple sclerosis: Secondary effects on cognition, symptoms, and quality of life. Int J MS Care; doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073.2018-048.

  2. Pilutti LA, Motl RW. Body composition and disability in people with multiple sclerosis: A dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry study. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders 2019:29:41-47.

  3. Edwards T, Motl RW, Sebastião E, Pilutti LA. Pilot randomized controlled trial of functional electrical stimulation cycling exercise in people with multiple sclerosis with mobility disability. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders 2018;26:19-32.

  4. Ewanchuk BW, Gharagozloo M, Peelen E, Pilutti LA. Exploring the role of physical activity and exercise for managing vascular comorbidities in people with multiple sclerosis: A scoping review. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders 2018;26:19-32.

  5. Edwards T, Barfield JP, Beals JW, Niemiro GM, Broad EM, Motl RW, De Lisio M, Burd NA,   Pilutti LA. Physiological responses during a 25-km time trial in elite wheelchair racing athletes. Spinal Cord Series and Cases 2018;4:77.

  6. Venasse M, Edwards T, Pilutti LA. Exploring wellness interventions in progressive multiple sclerosis: An evidence-based review. Current Treatment Options in Neurology 2018;20:13.

  7. Edwards T, Motl RW, Pilutti LA. Cardiorespiratory demand of acute voluntary cycling with functional electrical stimulation in individuals with multiple sclerosis with severe mobility impairment. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 2018;43:71-76.

  8. Edwards TA, Pilutti LA. The effect of exercise training in adults with multiple sclerosis with severe mobility disability: A Systematic review and future research directions. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders 2017;16:31-39.

  9. Pilutti LA, Edwards TA. Is exercise training beneficial in progressive multiple sclerosis? International Journal of Multiple Sclerosis Care 2017;19:105-112.

  10. Edwards TA, Pilutti LA. The effect of exercise training in adults with multiple sclerosis with severe mobility disability: A Systematic review and future research directions. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders 2017;16:31-39.

    Complete list of publications in MyBibliography:

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1TstqewcTgakD/bibliography/48817504/public/?sort=date&direction=descending

 

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