NeuroGait Lab – Gait, Posture, Locomotion and Central Nervous System

Description

Main themes

  • Development of objective neurological measures of motor recovery following spinal cord injury
  • Spinal and supraspinal mechanisms of balance control during standing and gait
  • Supraspinal control of anticipatory postural adjustments.

Methods used

  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • Galvanic vestibular stimulation
  • Electrical stimulation of peripheral nerve
  • 3D-kinematics and electromyographic analysis
  • Assessment of the center of pressure (CoP) excursion during gait and standing.

Key-words

Balance and posture, locomotion, vestibular system, galvanic vestibular stimulation, corticospinal system, transcranial magnetic stimulation, stimulation of peripheral nerve, spinal cord injury, stroke.

Axis and research theme

AXIS 1 – Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Functions and Activities
THEME 1 – Functional Mechanisms

Research team

Dorothy Barthélemy, Ph.D.

Contact information

NeuroGait Laboratory
CRIR–Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal (IURDPM)
CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
Gingras Pavilion
6300, Darlington Avenue
Montréal QC H3S 2J4

 

 

 

Photo credits and copyright: © CRIR / Yvonne Richard Photographie