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Hugo Massé-Alarie

Ph.D. (doctor),  Regular member
Principal Interest
Low back pain
Secondary Interest
Primary Affiliation

Université Laval

Secondary Affiliation
Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en réadaptation et intégration sociale (CIRRIS)


Hugo Massé-Alarie is a physiotherapist. He completed his doctorate at Laval University and a postdoctoral fellowship at The University of Queensland in Australia. These research experiences have enabled him to develop a unique expertise in the mastery of human neurophysiology techniques of the trunk muscles such as transcranial magnetic stimulation, surface and implanted electromyography and peripheral stimulation (electrical and magnetic). Hugo Massé-Alarie is now a researcher at CIRRIS and assistant professor at Laval University in Quebec. His research interests are divided into 3 themes related to spinal control:
(1) the different neural networks involved;
(2) the influence of low back pain and
(3) the influence of interventions. Specifically, its objectives are to test the influence of low back pain on the function of the central nervous system and to determine the effect of conventional (e.g. exercises) or emerging interventions (e.g. neurostimualtion) on pain, disability and the function of the nervous system.