Position: Assistant Professor
Building: Hosmer House, 3630 prom Sir-William-Osler
Office Room: H-203
Mailing Address: 3654 prom Sir-William-Osler, Montréal, QC, Canada H3G 1Y5
Office Phone: 514-398-4400 ext 099057
isabelle [dot] gagnon8 [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
Education: BSc (Phys Ther); MSc (Biomedical Sciences) Université de Montréal; PhD (Biomedical Sciences) Université de Montréal, Post-doctoral Studies (Program Evaluation, Health Administration) Université de Montréal.
PHTH 551: PT Neurorehabilitation
PHTH 560: Integrated Ortho Management
PHTH 561: Integrated Neurorehabilitation
POTH 636: Physical Therapy in Pediatrics
Dr Gagnon is a physiotherapist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Center. She practices as a clinician on a part-time basis and is involved in the assessment and treatment of infants and children with developmental disabilities, congenital torticollis and is also involved in the Trauma Programs specifically with children who sustain concussions/mild traumatic brain injuries.
Traumatic brain injury, Pediatrics, Balance, Visual perception, Self-efficacy, physical activity, participation
Dr Gagnon's research program focuses on how children and adolescents function after traumatic injury as well as on how rehabilitation services can contribute to achieving the best outcomes possible. Specifically she uses various tests for balance, motor abilities and self-confidence in order to determine whether children and adolescents are ready to return to physical activities. She has recently developed an innovative rehabilitation approach with children who are slow to recover after a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury. Through collaborations, she is also involved in using functional and structural imaging, psychophysics and virtual reality assessments to explore how children recover after an injury.
Pomerleau G, Hurteau A-M, Parent L, Doucet K, Gagnon I. (2012) Developmental trajectories of infants and toddlers with good initial presentation following moderate or severe traumatic brain injury: a pilot project. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. 5:89-97.
Fradette J, Gagnon I, Kennedy E, Snider L, Majnemer A. (2011) Clinical decision making regarding intervention needs of infants with torticollis. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 23:249-56.
Lessard S, Gagnon I, Trottier N. (2011) Exploring the impact of osteopathic treatment on cranial asymmetries associated with nonsynostotic plagiocephaly in infants. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. 17:193-8.
Gagnon I, Galli C, Friedman D, Grilli L, Iverson GL. (2009) Active Rehabilitation for Slow-to-Recover Children Following Sport-Related Concussion, Brain Injury. 23: 956-64.
Brosseau-Lachaine O, Gagnon I, Froget R, Faubert J. (2008) Complex visual information processing in children after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Brain Injury. 22: 657-68.
Swaine B, Gagnon I, Champagne F, Lefebvre H, Friedman D, Atkinson J, Feldman D. (2008) Identifying the specific needs of adolescents after a mild traumatic brain injury: a service provider perspective. Brain Injury. 22: 581-8.
Gagnon I, Swaine B, Champagne F, Lefebvre H. (2008) Perspectives of adolescents and their parents regarding service needs following a mild traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury. 22:161-73.