Dorothy Barthélemy, pht., Ph.D.

Associate professor, School of Rehabilitation, Université de Montréal, Emerging researcher, CRIR - Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal of the CIUSSS CSMTL

Phone: 514 340-2085 # 3049

Fax: 514 340-2154

Email: [email protected]


  • B.Sc., Physical Therapy, Université de Montréal, 1997
  • M.Sc., Neurological Sciences, Université de Montréal, 2001
  • Ph.D., Neurological Sciences, Université de Montréal, 2006
  • Postdoctorate, Human Neurophysiology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2006-2009
  • Postdoctorate, Human Neurophysiology, CHU Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France, 2009

Research interest

Rehabilitation of balance and locomotion following a  central nervous system injury


NeuroGait Laboratory: gait, posture, locomotion and central nervous system

Recent publications 

Lundell, H., Barthélemy, D., Biering-Sørensen, F., Cohen-Adad, J., Nielsen, J.B. & Dyrby, T.B. (2013). Fast diffusion tensor imaging and tractography of the whole cervical spinal cord using point spread function corrected echo planar imaging. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 69(1), 144-149.

Barthélemy, D., Alain, S., Grey, M.J., Nielsen, J.B. & Bouyer, L.B. (2012). Rapid changes in corticospinal excitability during force field adaptation of human walking. Experimental Brain Research, 217(1), 99-115.

Barthélemy, D., Grey, M. J., Nielsen, J.B. & Bouyer, L. (2011). Involvement of the corticospinal tract in the control of human gait. Progress in Brain Research, 192, 181-197.

Lundell, H., Barthélemy, D., Skimminge, A., Dyrby, T.B., Biering-Sørensen, F. & Nielsen, J.B. (2011). Independent spinal cord atrophy measures correlate to motor and sensory deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord, 49(1), 70-75.

Lundell, H., Christensen, M. S., Barthélemy, D., Willerslev-Olsen, M., Biering-Sørensen, F. & Nielsen, J. B. (2011). Cerebral activation is correlated to regional atrophy of the spinal cord and functional motor disability in spinal cord injured individuals. NeuroImage, 54(2), 1254-1261.

Rossignol, S., Frigon, A., Barrière, G., Martinez, M., Barthélemy, D., Bouyer, L., et al. (2011). Spinal plasticity in the recovery of locomotion. Progress in Brain Research, 188, 229-241.

Barthélemy, D. & Nielsen, J. B. (2010). Corticospinal contribution to arm muscle activity during human walking. Journal of Physiology, 588(Pt6), 967-979.

Barthélemy, D., Willerslev-Olsen, M., Lundell, H., Conway, B. A., Knudsen, H., Biering-Sørensen, F., et al. (2010). Impaired transmission in the corticospinal tract and gait disability in spinal cord injured persons. Journal of Neurophysiology, 104(2), 1167-1176.

Research orientation

Axis 1 : Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Functions and Activities

Research topic

Theme 1 : The person, their entourage and the community

Theme 1 : Functional Mechanisms

Research Site

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