Maryse Fortin, Ph.D., CAT(c)

Assistant Professor, Department of Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Concordia University
Emerging Researcher, CRIR−Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

Phone: 514 848-2424 (8642)

Fax: 514 848-4513



  • B.Sc., Exercise Science, Concordia University, 2008
  • Certified Athletic Therapist, Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA), 2009
  • Ph.D., Rehabilitation Science, University of Alberta, 2013
  • Postdoctorate, Division of Orthopeadic Surgery, MUHC, 2013-2015
  • Postdoctorate, PERFORM Centre, Concordia University, 2015-2017

Research interests

Paraspinal muscles, spinal degeneration, chronic low back pain and neck pain.

Selected publications

Fortin, M., Rizk, A., Frenette, S., Boily, M., & Rivaz, H. (2019). Ultrasonography of multifidus muscle morphology and function in ice hockey players with and without low back pain. Physical Therapy in Sport, 37, 77-85. [doi]

Crawford, R.J., Fortin, M., Weber, K. A. n., Smith, A., & Elliott, J. M. (2019). Are magnetic resonance imaging technologies crucial to our understanding of spinal conditions? Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 49(5), 320-329. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

Fortin, M., Wilk, N., Dobrescu, O., Martel, P., Santaguida, C., & Weber, M. H. (2018). Relationship between cervical muscle morphology evaluated by MRI, cervical muscle strength and functional outcomes in patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy. Musculoskeletal Science & Practice 38, 1-7. [doi]

Fortin, M., Lazáry, À., Varga, P.P. & Battié, M.C. (2017). Association between paraspinal muscle morphology, clinical symptoms and functional status in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. European Spine Journal, 26(10), 2543-2551. [doi]

Fortin, M., Omidyeganeh, M., Battié, M.C., Ahmad, O. & Rivaz, H. (2017). Evaluation of an automated thresholding algorithm for the quantification of paraspinal muscle composition from MRI images. Biomedical Engineering Online, 16(1), 61 (61-12). [doi] OPEN ACCESS





Research orientation

Axis 1: Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Functions and Activities

Research topic

Thème 1 : The person, their entourage and the community

Theme 1: Functional Mechanisms

Research Site

CRIR – Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre (Constance-Lethbridge site), CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

University Affiliation