Carole Fortin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Contact details (Research)
Research Centre CHU Sainte-Justine
Site Centre de réadaptation Marie Enfant
5200, rue Bélanger, Est
Montréal (Québec), H1T 1C9
T 514 374 1710, ext. 8136

Contact details (School of Rehabilitation)
T  514 343 6111, ext. 17262
F  514 343-6929
Carole.fortin@umontreal.ca

Program
Physiotherapy


Education

  • B.Sc. Physiotherapy, University of Montreal (1983)
  • M.Sc. Biomedical Sciences (rehabilitation option), University of Montreal (2004)
  • Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences, University of Montreal (2010)
  • Postdoctorat, Laboratory of Cognitive Neurosciences, Aix Marseille University-CNRS, Marseille, France (2010-2012)

Current research projects

  • A Multicenter Schroth Exercise and Global Postural Re-education Trial for Scoliosis (RCT)
  • Responsiveness and implementation studies of a new software-based quantitative photographic posture assessment tool
  • Cortical sensorimotor information processing associated with postural control in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis and in healthy adolescents
  • Development of a model for spinal muscles imaging using ultrasound

Selected publications

  • Differences in standing and sitting postures of youth with idiopathic scoliosis from quantitative analysis of digital photographs – Fortin C, Ehrmann-Feldman D, Cheriet F, Labelle H. Differences in standing and sitting postures of youth with idiopathic scoliosis from quantitative analysis of digital photographs. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr 2013; 33(3): 313-326.
  •  Reliability of a quantitative clinical posture assessment tool among persons with idiopathic scoliosis – Fortin C, Feldman D, Cheriet F, Gravel D, Gauthier F, Labelle H. Reliability of a quantitative clinical posture assessment tool among persons with idiopathic scoliosis. Physiotherapy 2012; 98(1): 64-75.
  •  Inter-rater reliability of the evaluation of muscular chains associated with posture alterations in scoliosis – Fortin C, Feldman D, Tanaka C, Houde M, Labelle H. Inter-rater reliability of the evaluation of muscular chains associated with posture alterations in scoliosis. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2012; 13: 80. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-13-80.
  •  Clinical methods for quantifying body segment posture: a literature review – Fortin C, Feldman D, Cheriet F, Labelle H. Clinical methods for quantifying body segment posture: a literature review. Disabil Rehabil 2011; 33(5): 367-383.
  •  Validity of a quantitative clinical measurement tool of trunk posture in idiopathic scoliosis – Fortin C, Feldman D, Cheriet F, Labelle H. Validity of a quantitative clinical measurement tool of trunk posture in idiopathic scoliosis. Spine 2010; 35(19): E988-994.

Recent PubMed articles

Research interests

  • Study of the biomechanical and neurophysiological mechanisms inherent in postural abilities and movement (muscular, sensory and posture-movement coordination functions)
  • Development and validation of clinical assessment tools
  • Development of evidence-based therapeutic intervention models in physiotherapy and verification of their efficacy in idiopathic scoliosis, neurotraumatology and cerebral motor deficiencies
  • Knowledge sharing and transfer