Carole Fortin, Ph.D.

Associate 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



  • 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 abdominal and spinal muscles imaging using ultrasound among adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis
  • Development of an avatar for rehabilitation of the movements of the trunk and pelvis during gait
  • Validation of Test of Gross Motor Development 3rd Edition (TGMD-3) assessment tool among children with normal development and children with a developmental coordination disorder

Selected publications

  • Fortin, C., Ehrmann Feldman, D., Cheriet, F., & Labelle, H. (2013). Differences in standing and sitting postures of youth with idiopathic scoliosis from quantitative analysis of digital photographs. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 33(3), 313-326. doi:10.3109/01942638.2012.747582
  • Fortin, C., Ehrmann Feldman, D., Cheriet, F., Gravel, D., Gauthier, F., & Labelle, H. (2012). Reliability of a quantitative clinical posture assessment tool among persons with idiopathic scoliosis. Physiotherapy, 98(1), 64-75. doi:10.1016/
  • Fortin, C., Ehrmann Feldman, D., Tanaka, C., Houde, M., & Labelle, H. (2012). Inter-rater reliability of the evaluation of muscular chains associated with posture alterations in scoliosis. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 13(1), 80. doi:10.1186/1471-2474-13-80
  • Fortin, C., Ehrmann Feldman, D., Cheriet, F., & Labelle, H. (2011). Clinical methods for quantifying body segment posture: a literature review. Disability and Rehabilitation, 33(5), 367-383. doi:10.3109/09638288.2010.492066
  • Fortin, C., Ehrmann Feldman, D., Cheriet, F., & Labelle, H. (2010). Validity of a quantitative clinical measurement tool of trunk posture in idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 35(19), E988-994. doi:10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181cd2cd2

Recent PubMed articles

Research interests

  • Pediatrics
  • Motor control, including postural and gait analysis
  • Idiopathic scoliosis
  • Neurotraumatology
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental coordination disorder
  • Muscular and sensorimotor functions