Together with their Quebec colleagues, the professors at the School of Rehabilitation are leaders in the field of rehabilitation science. Since 1980, our professors have supervised more than 160 graduate students. Our researchers have received many awards and research grants from provincial and federal agencies and each year publish a significant number of scientific articles and participate in many national and international conferences.

Below is a summary of the fields of interest of professors/researchers from the School of Rehabilitation:

Auger, Claudine

  • e-Health
  • Rehabilitation Technologies
  • Older adults
  • Assessment
Barthélemy, Dorothy

  • Neuronal plasticity following a lesion to the central nervous system
  • Use of transcranial magnetic stimulation and of electrical stimulation to assess neuronal pathways.
  • Role of the motor cortex and of the vestibular system in balance and gait control
Bier, Nathalie

  • Impact of cognitive deficits on daily living activities
  • Healthy and pathological cognitive aging
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • New technologies
  • Aging in place
  • Health services
  • Community settings
Bottari, Carolina

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Elderly population with neurodegenerative diseases
  • Parental role with physical and cognitive deficits associated to various neurological conditions
  • Assessment and measurement
  • Performance functions
  • Activities of daily living
Bourbonnais, Daniel

  • Neuronal plasticity and pain
  • Muscle synergies and motor performance
Carlesso, Lisa (adjunct professor)

  • Chronic pain
  • Epidemiology
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Low back pain
Cavallo, Sabrina

  • Pediatric rehabilitation
  • Chronic disease and physical disabilities
  • Promotion of leisure and physical activity
  • Social participation
  • Knowledge translation
  • Transition from pediatric care to adult care
Demers, Louise

  • Assistive technology
  • Older adults
  • Caregivers
  • Outcomes measures et psychometry
  • Social participation
Desmeules, François

  • Orthopedic interventions and musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Advanced practices of physiotherapy
  • Shoulder and knee musculoskeletal disorders
  • Epidemiology and health service research
Duclos, Cyril

  • Control and rehabilitation of balance
  • Proprioceptive stimulations
  • Localized muscle vibration
  • Motion analysis
  • Inertial sensors
Dumont, Nicolas

  • Musculoskeletal regeneration
  • Acute and chronic inflammation
  • Atrophied muscle function
  • Muscle dystrophies
  • Tendinopathies
Dumoulin, Chantale

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Menopause
  • Pelvi-perineal pain
  • Pelvic floor muscles
  • Aging
  • Women’s health
Dyer, Joseph Omer

  • Clinical reasoning in health professions
  • E-learning
  • Decision tree algorithm in healthcare
  • Sensorimotor rehabilitation
Feldman, Debbie

  • Access to health services
  • Rheumatology
  • Epidemiology
  • Chronic musculoskeletal pain
Filiatrault, Johanne

  • Development, evaluation and implementation of preventive and health promotion interventions
  • Fall prevention, fear of falling
  • Promoting social participation among seniors
  • Volunteerism, leisure activities, and seniors’ health
  • Agism
Fortin, Carole

  • Pediatrics
  • Motor control
  • Idiopathic scoliosis
  • Neurotraumatology
  • Cerebral motor deficiencies
  • Developmental coordination disorder
  • Muscular and sensorimotor functions
Gagnon, Dany

  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise physiology
  • Musculoskeletal imaging
  • Metrological qualities
  • Functional, recreational and sports activities
  • New intervention and novel technologies in rehabilitation
Gagnon, Isabelle (adjunct professor)
Gosselin, Julie

  • Neonatal care and disorders
  • Child development
  • Neurological sequelae
Higgins, Johanne

  • Neurophysiological mechanisms underlying recovery of the upper limb following a stroke
  • Neurophysiological mechanisms of musculoskeletal conditions and pain
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Development and validation of assessment and measurement tools using contemporary statistical methodology
      Hudon, Anne

      • Ethical and organizational issues in rehabilitation
      • Health policies and health systems
      • Work-related musculoskeletal injuries
      • Access to physiotherapy care and equity of care
      • Innovative approaches to teaching and managing pain
      Kairy, Dahlia

      • Technology implementation and evaluation
      • Innovative approaches in rehabilitation
      • Telerehabilitation and virtual reality
      • Knowledge translation
      • Qualitative approaches and mixed methods
      Laberge, Marie

      • Socioprofessional integration of adolescents
      • Work disability prevention
      • Occupational health interventions in workplaces
      • Sex/Gender-based analysis
      Lal, Shalini

      • Youth mental health, well-being, and resilience
      • Mental health services
      • Health service innovations
      • Knowledge translation
      • eMental health
      • Qualitative, participatory, and mixed-methods research
      Lévesque, Martine

      • Occupational Sciences
      • Indigenous Health
      • Citizen Participation and Mental Health
      • Social Inequalities in Health
      • Community Based Participatory Research
      • Qualitative research


      Nadeau, Sylvie

      • Walking and other functional activities
      • Balance and sense of effort assessment
      • Upper and lower limbs bilateral coordination
      • 3D movement analysis
      • Hemiparesis
      • New emerging approaches in locomotor rehabilitation
      Poissant, Lise

      • Quality of life measures
      • Effectiveness and efficiency of services
      • Information technologies
      • Stroke, spinal cord injuries
      Rochette, Annie

      • Social participation
      • Cerebral vascular accident
      • Close relatives
      • Pedagogy and knowledge mobilization
      Rousseau, Jacqueline

      • Measurement
      • Environment: Person-environment interaction
      • Gerontechnologies
      • Community living, Aging-in-Place
      • Universal design, inclusive design and personalized accessibility
      Rushton, Paula

      • Wheelchair skills testing and training
      • Wheelchair confidence testing and training
      • Development of technologies for wheelchair skills training
      • Knowledge translation of the Wheelchair Skills Program
      • Training of rehabilitation professionals in the wheelchair service provision process
      Simard, Marie-Noëlle Swaine, Bonnie

      • Quality and evaluation of rehabilitation services
      • Adaptation and development of clinical practice guidelines
      • Traumatic brain injury
      • Living Laboratory approach
      • Development of clinical measurement tools
      Vachon, Brigitte

      • Knowledge translation
      • Continuous health services quality improvement and practice change
      • Continuing professional development
      • Reflective practice
      • Primary care and chronic disease management
      Veillette, Nathalie

      • Occupational therapy in the emergency department
      • Hospital discharge planning
      • Assessment of the functional status
      • Geriatrics
      Zidarov, Diana (adjunct professor)

      • Knowledge translation
      • Program and health interventions evaluation
      • Implementation of best practices and health care innovations
      • Quality of rehabilitation services
      • Participatory, qualitative and mixed methods approaches