Timothy H. Wideman, Ph.D.

Associate professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University;
Researcher, CRIR—Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre, Constance-Lethbridge Site, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

Phone: 514 398-8193

Email: timothy.wideman@mcgill.ca


  • B.Sc. Physical Therapy, McGill University (Summa Cum Laude), 2003
  • Ph.D. Experimental Psychology, McGill University, 2012
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (CIHR Bisby), Behavioral Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD and Brigham & Womens Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, 2012-2014

Research interests

Multimodal predictors (psychological factors, physical activities, pain sensitivity) of rehabilitation outcomes following painful musculoskeletal injuries.

Research laboratory

Pain Lab

Selected publications

Wideman, T.H., Miller, J., Bostick, G., Thomas, A., Bussières, A. & Wickens, R.H. (2020). The current state of pain education within Canadian physiotherapy programs: A national survey of pain educators. Disability and Rehabilitation, 42(9), 1332-1338. [doi]

Wideman, T.H., Edwards, R.R., Walton, D. M., Martel, M.O., Hudon, A. & Seminowicz, D.A. (2019). The multimodal assessment model of pain: A novel framework for further integrating the subjective pain experience within research and practice. Clinical Journal of Pain, 35(3), 212-221. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

Wideman, T.H., Miller, J., Bostick, G., Thomas, A. & Bussières, A. (2018). Advancing pain education in Canadian physiotherapy programmes: Results of a consensus-generating workshop. Physiotherapy Canada, 70(1), 24-33. [doi]

Wideman, T.H., Finan, P.H., Edwards, R.R., Quartana, P.J., Buenaver, L.F., Haythornthwaite, J.A., & Smith, M.T. (2014). Increased sensitivity to physical activity among individuals with knee osteoarthritis: Relation to pain outcomes, psychological factors, and responses to quantitative sensory testing. Pain, 155(4), 703-711. [doi]

Wideman, T.H., Asmundson, G.G., Smeets, R. J., Zautra, A. J., Simmonds, M.J., Sullivan, M.J.L., . . . Edwards, R. R. (2013). Rethinking the fear avoidance model: Toward a multidimensional framework of pain-related disability. Pain, 154(11), 2262-2265. [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