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Specialized in adapted physical activity, the NeuroMotrix team has made it its mission to improve the quality of life of people living with a neurological disorder (Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, post-stroke, cognitive decline, chronic pain, lack of balance, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, chronic fatigue, etc.) or related symptoms.

Because everyone deserves to enjoy life to its fullest potential, NeuroMotrix offers everyone the opportunity to feel better physically and mentally. Neither illness nor age should prevent a person from enjoying the universal benefits of physical activity.

In order to meet the specific needs of each individual, the NeuroMotrix team has developed an approach that bridges the gap between science and practice. Thanks to the links they maintain with the world of scientific research, NeuroMotrix kinesiologists are constantly updating their knowledge. They demonstrate rigor, understanding and humanism towards each client.

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Kinesiologists
Management & Communication

Benoit Carignan

Manager

Co-founder of NeuroMotrix, Benoit is a kinesiologist and holds a master’s degree in kinanthropology from UQAM. He has done several years of research in the field of movement disorder assessment.

He worked on a project to develop a tool to automatically detect motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease. He is the author of several scientific articles dealing with tremor and dyskinesias. Benoit is an avid programmer and analyst, and is currently pursuing studies in computer science.

Benoit is a seasoned cyclist who has completed two Ironmans. For three years, he was the kinesiologist responsible for the NeuroMotrix training for the Parkinson Quebec Bike Challenge.

With technical skills in computer science and an exceptional analytical mind, Benoit contributes to the efficiency of the company’s operations. Even if his work is often done in the background, Benoit’s priority is always the well-being and satisfaction of NeuroMotrix’s clients and stakeholders.

Catherine Lavigne-Pelletier

Manager, partner and kinesiologist

Co-founder of NeuroMotrix, Catherine holds a master’s degree in kinanthropology specialized in aging from UQAM and an MBA in science and engineering from the École des Sciences de la Gestion de l’UQAM.

Catherine has extensive experience in private training. She worked for six years at Nautilus Plus and has held several positions in personal training and branch management. She is a qualified personal trainer and spinning instructor, certified by the National Association of Fitness Instructors (NAFI). For more than two years, she was the coordinator of a research laboratory on the evaluation of movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, at the Research Centre of the University Institute of Geriatrics of Montreal (CRIUGM). She has also held a position as Manager of External Affairs and Partnerships at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Gender and Health.

Thanks to her many years of experience with clients living with neurological disorders and her human and empathetic approach, Catherine knows how to find THE right formula for each person. In addition to her work as a kinesiologist, she is the Director of Human Resources and Customer Service at NeuroMotrix.
 

Catherine PICARD

Kinesiologist

Catherine has a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Quebec in Montreal.

Catherine joined the NeuroMotrix team as an intern in September 2021, and hasn’t left since then! Highly appreciated by the clients and the team, it was only natural to hire her as a kinesiologist at the end of her internship.

She is passionate about physical activity, the human body and relationships. She initially studied nursing and biology, and finally found her true self in kinesiology, an interest she developed at a young age. She worked as a group class instructor at Nautilus Plus. She also did an internship in a clinic specializing in sport injuries.

Catherine leads group and in private sessions, putting her knowledge and skills forward to help people living with different health conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, visual disorders and many others. You will certainly fall under Catherine’s spell! 

Jean-François Daneault

Manager

Co-founder of NeuroMotrix, Jean-François holds a Master’s degree in Kinanthropology from UQAM and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University. His graduate studies focused on Parkinson’s disease. He was then a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. He is now a professor and researcher in the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Jean-Francois’ work focuses on motor behaviors in healthy individuals and those whose movement is impaired due to conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, dystonia, cerebral palsy or stroke. Through his research, he hopes to develop personalized intervention tools in the field of physical activity that will optimize the movements of people living with a neurological disorder.

With his vast scientific knowledge and research experience, Jean-François provides a solid foundation for NeuroMotrix practices. He keeps abreast of the latest scientific advances and guides the interventions of kinesiologists, especially when NeuroMotrix intervenes with people suffering from rarer neurological diseases or when common practices do not seem to yield the expected results.
 

Jessica LECOURT

Kinesiologist

In January 2021, Jessica joined the NeuroMotrix team during her kinesiology internship and was officially hired by the company. Her rigor and professionalism were quickly noticed, which allowed her to be quickly granted an official position in the team.

Having played basketball for several years and having been a taekwondo athlete, Jessica always knew she wanted to work in the physical activity field. She has gained experience as a basketball coach and in group interventions with different types of patients.

Jessica works in various group sessions with a diverse clientele, including seniors and those living with neurological disorders. She also contributes to the professional development of the team by sharing her knowledge on topics such as mental health and chronic pain. Jessica is always looking to learn more and knows how to adapt to each individual, she will find the best way for you to move!
 

Kassandra McCullough

Kinesiologist

Kassandra holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Montreal.

Kassandra joined the NeuroMotrix team as an intern in September 2020. She quickly found her place within the team and was naturally hired as a kinesiologist at the end of her internship. Very involved with seniors, she has volunteered in CHSLDs and rehabilitation centers. She also worked in a private residence for seniors. Kassandra has chosen to become even more involved with this population by joining NeuroMotrix.

She intervenes in group sessions via videoconference and at home. Her gentleness and kindness have won over our participants who appreciate the sessions she gives them with great professionalism.

Laure Beaulieu-Marcoux

Communications manager

Laure joined the NeuroMotrix team as communications manager in September 2021. She studied communications at the University of Quebec at Montreal and in kinesiology at the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public communication at Laval University.

Laure has worked in various fields, including events and music. She has always been passionate about physical activity and as a former kinesiology student she cares about the health and well-being of people. Working at NeuroMotrix is for her, the best of both worlds, combining her two passions and making a difference in people’s lives. As a fan of physical activity, she has the pleasure of being able to promote it and improve the living conditions of a more fragile community.

Creative and dynamic, Laure wants to have a real impact in society by informing and creating links with the community. She ensures that NeuroMotrix, its customers and partners are showcased. His multiple ideas and initiatives are assets that align with the values of the company. You will sometimes see her behind your screens, during sessions and at special events, but know that she is behind many pictures and words that pass before your eyes.

Léa Lemay Lapointe

Kinesiologist

Léa joined the NeuroMotrix team as a kinesiologist in June 2021. She holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a certification in chronic pain rehabilitation from the Institut de kinésiologie du Québec.

She worked for more than 10 years at Nautilus Plus as a level 3 personal trainer and assistant manager. Her career path has also been enriched by her experience at the CHUM with a clientele living with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and her experience in a rehabilitation clinic with people living with chronic pain, mental health problems, musculoskeletal injuries, etc.

Very active in her daily life, she hikes and runs. She has already run a marathon and several half-marathons. Her dynamism and experience will give you a taste for physical activity. You will find her in private and in our group sessions. You will see that she loves to make her clients laugh.
 

Martine Lauzé

Manager, partner and kinesiologist

Co-founder of NeuroMotrix, Martine holds a Master’s degree in Kinanthropology specialized in aging from UQAM and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Royal Military College of Canada. In addition to her duties at NeuroMotrix, she is a lecturer in the Department of Physical Activity Sciences at UQAM where she teaches physiology of aging and adults with disabilities.

Martine has many professional experiences that she puts to good use at NeuroMotrix. She worked in the fields of logistics, management and international relations for several years before reorienting herself in the health field. She is an avid physical activity enthusiast and has chosen kinesiology as a means of intervention. She also participated in the research work of a laboratory for the evaluation of movement disorders at the Research Centre of the University Institute of Geriatrics of Montreal (CRIUGM) and collaborated on projects for the Huntington Society of Quebec and Parkinson Montreal-Laval. In addition, she has worked as a personal trainer at Nautilus Plus. She is a member of the Fédération des kinésiologues du Québec and a certified group fitness instructor from the University of Victoria.

Her excellent understanding of illness and aging makes Martine a sensitive and effective advocate. In addition to acting as a kinesiologist for NeuroMotrix clients, she contributes to the development and management of the company by acting as Director of Communications and Operations.

Sara Bourcier-Dupuis

Kinesiologist

A speaker at NeuroMotrix since 2019, Sara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières. She is also a national lifeguard.

Sara has a variety of experience in private and group training with people living with physical limitations. She has worked at the Viomax Adapted Fitness Center where she was the team leader of the aquatic sector. As a kinesiologist, she worked in the pool and in the gym. She also taught swimming and was an aquafitness instructor for children and adults. She also worked with seniors as a kinesiologist at the Place des aînés (now Axion 50 plus) in Laval.

Thanks to her skills with a varied clientele living with different limitations, her knowledge of the multiple health conditions affecting the adult population and her experience in the aquatic environment, Sara is a valuable resource for the NeuroMotrix team. She works in the studio and at home and is also responsible for developing and supervising several group training sessions, including the walking workshop, the Neuro Balance and Neuro Intensity workouts as well as Chair Movements.

Sonia Legault

Kinesiologist

Sonia joined the NeuroMotrix team as a kinesiologist in January 2020. A graduate in Kinesiology from the Université de Montréal, she has extensive experience in the field of adapted physical activity. She has worked with seniors, people living with a specific health condition and children in educational settings.

Sonia has been facilitating the PIED (Programme intégré d’équilibre dynamique) program for several years for the CISSS des Laurentides. In the Argenteuil MRC, she is the designer of outdoor courses and responsible for a walking club. In addition to her experience in group training, she has worked as a home kinesiologist. In addition to her work with NeuroMotrix, she is involved in several projects in her region.

Sonia is responsible for NeuroMotrix homecare services in the Lower Laurentians. She is also involved in the development and planning of group training sessions offered in St-Jérôme.