Maryse Fortin - Quebec Pain Research Network
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Maryse Fortin

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

Université Concordia

Secondary Affiliation
Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain (CRIR)

Subscription date
22 April 2020


Maryse Fortin received her BSc (2008; specialization Athletic Therapy) from Concordia University and PhD (2013; Rehabilitation Medicine) from the University of Alberta. She then completed postdoctoral fellowships (2013-2016) at McGill University (Orthopedic Surgery) and the PERFORM Centre (Concordia University, Electrical Engineering). Dr. Fortin is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at Concordia University. Her primary area of research and clinical expertise is in musculoskeletal spine imaging and rehabilitation. Her research program focuses on understanding the role of the paraspinal musculature in the development and recurrence of low back pain and neck pain, using structural and advanced MRI and ultrasound imaging applications in order to quantify temporal muscle degenerative changes and altered muscle function as possible factors associated with persistent pain and related disability.