Publications & Awards

Our former clinic director, Dr. Stuart Donaldson, was highly involved in research throughout his career. This also includes a four year research project put through Myosymmetries from 2016 to 2020 focused on concussions in “Junior A” hockey.

2007 - Present
  • Donaldson, CCS., & Miles, J.J. (2009). The use of qEEG in assessment of Gender Identity. 21st Biennial symposium in Oslo, Norway.


  • Donaldson, S. The Other Side of The Desk. (2012). ISNR Research Foundation, San Rafael, California.


  • Donaldson, S., Rozell, CJ., Moran, DP., & Harlow, E. N. (2012). Multi-Modal Assessment and Treatment of Chronic Headache, Biofeedback, 40(2):67-74.


  • Donaldson, MW., Moran, D., & Donaldson, CCS. (2010). Schizophrenia In Retreat. NeuroConnections, Spring:19-24.


  • Donaldson, S., Donaldson, M., & Kaluzny, K. (2017). Assessing Second Impact Syndrome Concussions in Junior Hockey Utilizing the QEEG. Biofeedback, 45(2):30-33.


  • Donaldson S, Donaldson M, Shivji S. Utilizing the Quantitative Electroencephalograph (qEEG) to Objectively Document the Nature and Severity of Concussions in Junior Hockey Players: A Pilot Investigation. Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback. 2018 Sep;43(3):211-216. doi: 10.1007/s10484-018-9400-x. PMID: 29956041.
1997 - 2006
  •  Donaldson, M., & Donaldson, S. (2006). The Assessment of Brain Wave Activity in Fibromyalgia Using QEEG Techniques. Biofeedback, 34(3):114-120.
  • Donaldson, S., & Hodgetts, T. (2005). The Use of SEMG in the evaluation of Low Back Pain. Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation.


  • Jain, AK., Carruthers, BM., van de Sande, MI., Barron, SR., Donaldson CCS., Dunne, JV., Gingrich, E., Heffez, DS., Leung, FYK., Malone DG, Romano TJ, Russell IJ, Saul D, Seibel DG. (2003). Fibromyalgia syndrome: Canadian clinical working case definition, diagnostic and treatment protocols – A consensus document. Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain;11(4):3-107.


  • Malone, DG., Romano, TJ., Russell, JI., Saul, D., & Seibel, DG. (2003). The Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Clinical Case Definition for Practitioners. Article: Canadian Clinical Working Case Definition, Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols – A Consensus Document. Journal of Musculosketal Pain, 11(4).


  • Donaldson, CCS.. (2003). Guest Editor Special Edition of Surface Electromyography. Journal of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.


  • Donaldson, M., Donaldson, CCS., Mueller HH., & Sella, G. (2003). QEEG patterns, psychological status and pain reports of fibromyalgia sufferers. American Journal of Pain Management,13(2).


  • Donaldson, CCS., MacInnis, AL., Snelling, LS., Sella, G.E., & Mueller, H.H. (2002) Characteristics of diffuse muscular coactivation (DMC) in fibromyalgia sufferers – part 2. NeuroRehabilitation, 17(1).


  • Donaldson, CCS., & Sella, GE. (2002). Fibromyalgia. In Moss, D., Wickramasekera, I., Davis, T., & McGrady, A. (Eds). Handbook of Mind-Body Medicine for Primary Care. Sage Publications.


  • Donaldson, CCS., Sella, GE., Mueller, HH. (2001). The Neural Plasticity Model of Fibromyalgia: Theory, Assessment and Treatment. (Part 1). Practical Pain Management. Glen Mills, PA. PPM Communications, p.p:12-18.


  • Donaldson, CCS., Sella, GE., & Mueller, HH. (2001). The Neural Plasticity Model of Fibromyalgia: Theory, Assessment and Treatment. (Part 2). Practical Pain Management. Glen Mills, PA. PPM Communications. p.p:18-25.


  • Donaldson, CCS., Sella, GE., & Mueller, HH. (2001). The Neural Plasticity Model of Fibromyalgia: Theory, Assessment and Treatment (Part 3). Practical Pain Management. Glen Mills, PA. PPM Communications. p.p:25-31.


  • Donaldson, CCS., Sella, GE., & Mueller, HH. (2001). The Neural Plasticity Model of Fibromyalgia: Theory, Assessment and Treatment. (Part 4) Practical Pain Management. Glen Mills, PA. PPM Communications. p.p:31-40.


  • Mueller, H., Donaldson, CCS., Nelson, D., & Layman, M. (2001). Treatment of fibromyalgia incorporating EEG-driven stimulation: a clinical outcomes study. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 57(7):933-952.


  • Donaldson CCS., Sella, G., & Zheng, Y. (2000). Chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia & neurasthenia. In Zeng, Y. (Ed). Practice of Biofeedback (published in China in 2002).


  • Donaldson, CCS. (2000). Foreword In Sella, G.A. Muscular Dynamics: Electromyographic Assessment of Energy and Motion. Martins Ferry, OH, Genmed Publications.


  • Donaldson, CCS., Sella, GA., Mueller, HH. (1998). Fibromyalgia; a retrospective study of 252 consecutive referrals. Canadian Journal of Clinical Medicine 5(6):116-127.


  • Donaldson, CCS., Nelson, DV., & Schulz, R. (1998). Disinhibition in the gamma motoneuron circuitry: a neglected mechanism for understanding myofascial pain syndromes. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 23(1):43-56.


  • Donaldson, CCS., Nelson, DV., Skubick, DL., & Clasby, RG. (1998). Potential contributions of neck muscle dysfunctions to initiation and maintenance of carpal tunnel syndrome. Applied Psychophysiology Biofeedback, 23(1):59-72.
1987 - 1996
  • Donaldson, CCS., Pow, R., & Gossen, L. (1996). Myofascial Pain Syndrome AAPB White Paper. Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Wheat Ridge, Colorado.


  • Donaldson CCS., Romney, D., Donaldson, M., & Skubick, D. (1994). Randomized study of the application of single motor unit biofeedback training to chronic low back pain. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 4(1):23-37.


  • Donaldson, CCS., Skubick, D., Clasby, R., & Cram, J. (1994). The evaluation of trigger-point activity using dynamic EMG techniques. American Journal of Pain Management 4(3):118-122.


  • Award for The Outstanding Contribution to the Interdisciplinary Literature as presented by the American Journal of Pain Management for the year 1995.


  • Skubick, D., Clasby, R., Donaldson, CCS., & Marshall, W. (1993). Carpal tunnel syndrome as an expression of muscular dysfunction in the neck. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 3(1):31-44.


  • Donaldson, CCS., Stanger, L., Donaldson, M., Cram, J., & Skubick, D. (1993). A randomized crossover investigation of a back pain and disability prevention program: possible mechanisms of change. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 3(2):83-94.


  • Donaldson, CCS.,& Donaldson, M. (1990). Back to Balance. Okotoks, AB, Tarus Consultants Ltd.


  • Donaldson, CCS., & Donaldson, M. (1990). Multi-channel EMG assessment and treatment techniques. In Cram, J. (Ed). Clinical EMG for Surface Recordings: Volume 2. Seattle, WA, Clinical Resources.


  • Donaldson, CCS. (1989). The effect of correcting muscle asymmetry upon chronic low back pain. Calgary, AB, Doctoral Dissertation, University of Calgary
1977 - 1986
  • Donaldson, CCS. (1979). Crisis intervention in the province of Alberta. In Royal, P (Ed.). Report of the Committee on the Nature of and Response to Personal and Family Crisis in the Province of Alberta. Government of Alberta.


  • Donaldson, CCS. (1977). Adlerian Parent Study; Methods Comparison. Calgary, AB, Unpublished Thesis, University of Calgary.