Geoffrey Charles Dover, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Exercise Science, Concordia University;
Researcher, CRIR-Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre (Constance-Lethbridge Pavilion), CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

Phone: 514 848-2424 (3304)

Fax: 514 848-8681



  • B.Sc. (honors), Human Kinetics Major, University of Guelph ON, 1996
  • Diploma, Sports Injury Management, Sheridan College, Oakville ON, 1999
  • M.Sc, Exercice and Sport Science, University of Florida, Gainesville FL, 2001
  • Ph.D., Athletic Training Specialization (minor in Rehabilitation Sciences), University of Florida, Gainesville FL, 2005

Research interests

Chronic pain; relationship between muscle pain and function in order to identify the mechanisms of human pain.

Selected publications

Di Lemme, S., Sanderson, J., Celebrini, R.G. & Dover, G.C. (2020). A comprehensive nonoperative rehabilitation program including blood flow restriction for a talus fracture in a professional hockey player: A case report. International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training, 25(3), 121-130. [doi]

Miller, M.B., Roumanis, M.J., Kakinami, L. & Dover, G.C. (2020). Chronic pain patients’ kinesiophobia and catastrophizing are associated with activity intensity at different times of the day. Journal of Pain Research, 13, 173-284. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

MacDougall, H.L., George, S.Z. & Dover, G.C. (2019). Low back pain treatment by athletic trainers and athletic therapists: Biomedical or biopsychosocial orientation? Journal of Athletic Training, 54(7), 772-779. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

Butera, K.A., George, S.Z., Borsa, P.A. & Dover, G.C. (2018). Prolonged reduction in shoulder strength after transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation treatment of exercise-Induced acute muscle pain. Pain Practice, 18(8), 954-968. [doi]

Hedderson, W.C., Dover, G.C., George, S.Z., Crow, J.A. & Borsa, P.A. (2018). Expectancy reduces symptoms but not functional impairment following exercise-induced musculoskeletal injury. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 34(1), 1-7. [doi]



Research orientation

Axis 1: Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Functions and Activities

Research topic

Theme 2: Physical and Cognitive Activities

Research Site

CRIR – Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre (Constance-Lethbridge site), CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

University Affiliation