Since 1992, Dr. Rapson has been consultant to the Acupuncture Clinic at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Lyndhurst Centre (TRILC), a University of Toronto affiliated hospital specializing in the rehabilitation of individuals with spinal cord injuries. She is an Adjunct Scientist at Toronto Rehab and is Principal Investigator of a multi-centre Randomized Clinical Trial on acupuncture for neuropathic pain post-spinal cord injury.
Dr. Rapson chaired the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Section of the Ontario Medical Association and was President of the Ontario Society of Physicians for Complementary Medicine from their inception in 1999 until 2010.
Since 1997 she has studied the impact of nutritional supplements and diet on chronic pain and spearheaded the development of a two part course, Nutrition for Docs, that was presented through the Department of Community and Family Medicine at U of T for several years. Dr. Rapson has lectured on the role of vitamin D and magnesium in chronic pain and sees their optimization as critical to managing many painful conditions.