Hélène Moffet

525, boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel

Québec (Québec) G1M 2S8

418 529-9141 # 6531

Hélène Moffet is a physiotherapist specializing in clinical trials and in the assessment of physical function and human movement. Striving to increase the quality and accessibility of rehabilitation services, she is interested in evaluating interventions and new approaches using tele-rehabilitation.


Regular Researcher, CIRRIS
Full Professor, FRSQ Junior II Research Scholar

Academic background

  • Postdoctoral studies  Randomized clinical trials unit (Centre d'épidémiologie clinique et de recherche en santé publique, Université McGill, Montréal, 1994)
  • Postdoctoral studies  Epidemiology and ergonomy (Division of work and environmental physiology Swedish National Institute of Occupational Health, Stockholm, 1993)
  • Ph.D.  Neurobiology (human motricity) (Université Laval, Québec, 1992)
  • M.Sc.  Neurobiology (human motricity) (Université Laval, Québec, 1989)
  • B.Sc.   Health sciences (physiotherapy) (Université Laval, Québec , 1983)

Research interests

  • Nature and importance of the disabilities of people with a musculoskeletal impairment.
  • Creation and validation of tools and of methods for clinical assessment , of laboratories and of imaging (IRM) 
  • Creation and assessment of rehabilitation interventions that are adapted to the needs of people with muculoskeletal impairment 
  • Telerehabilitation
  • Randomized clinical trials

Articles in scientific journals (peer-reviewed)

Perron M, Moffet H, Nadeau S, Hébert LJ, Belzile S.
Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2014 Dec;29(10):1151-7. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2014.09.010. Epub 2014 Oct 6.
PMID: 2545186

Bastien, M., Moffet, H., Bouyer, L., Perron, M., Hébert, L. J., & Leblond, J. (2014). Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 23, 44–55. doi:10.1123/jsr.2012-0132

Massé-Alarie, H., Flamand, V. H., Moffet, H., & Schneider, C. (2013). Peripheral neurostimulation and specific motor training of deep abdominal muscles improve posturomotor control in chronic low back pain. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 29, 814–823. doi:10.1097/AJP.0b013e318276a058

Ferland C, Moffet H, Maltais D. Locomotor tests predict community mobility inchildren and youth with cerebral palsy. Adapt Phys Activ Q. 2012 Jul;29(3):266-77.

Blanchette A, Moffet H, Roy JS, Bouyer LJ. Effects of repeated walking in a perturbing environment: a 4-day locomotor learning study. Journal of Neurophysiol.  2012 Jul;108(1):275-84.

Massé-Alarie H, Flamand V, Moffet H, Schneider C. Corticomotor control of deep abdominal muscles in chronic low back pain and anticipatory postural adjustments. Exp Brain Res. 2012 Apr;218(1):99-109.

Ngomo S, Leonard G, Moffet H, Mercier C. Comparison of transcranial magnetic stimulation measures obtained at rest and under active conditions and their reliability. J Neurosci Methods. 2012 Mar 30;205(1):65-71.

Ferland C, Lepage C, Moffet H, Maltais DB. Relationships between Lower Limb Muscle Strength and Locomotor Capacities in Independently Ambulatory Children and Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 2012; 32(3):320-32.

Locomotor tests predict community mobility in children and youth with cerebral palsy.

Ferland, C., Moffet, H., & Maltais, D.B.(2012). Locomotor tests predict community mobility in children and youth with cerebral palsy. Adapt Phys Activ Q. 29(3):266-77. PubMed PMID: 22811566.

Ferland C, Lepage C, Moffet H, Maltais DB. Relationships Between Lower Limb Muscle Strength and Locomotor Capacity in Children and Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy Who Walk Independently. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2011 Nov 24. [Epub aheadof print] 

Tousignant M, Moffet H, Boissy P, Corriveau H, Cabana F, Marquis F.  2011 A randomized controlled trial of home telerehabilitation for post-knee arthroplasty. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare2011;17(4):195-198; doi:10.1258/jtt.2010.100602.

Participation level of ambulatory children and youth with cerebral palsy is related to their locomotor capacities.

Ferland C, Lepage C, Moffet H, Maltais D.B. Participation level of ambulatory children and youth with cerebral palsy is related to their locomotor capacities. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology (supplement 5), 2011; 91: 93.

J.S. Roy, H. Moffet, B.J. McFadyen.The effects of unsupervised movement training with visual feedback on upper limb kinematic in persons with shoulder impingement syndrome. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 2010; 20: 939-946.

Vincent C, Demers E, Moffet H, Corriveau H, Nadeau S, MercierC and Rehabilitation RQRV group 2006-2009.  2010  Use of an innovative model to evaluate mobility in seniors with lower-limb amputations of vascular origin: a pilot study BMC Geriatrics 2010, 10:68 

J.S. Roy , H. Moffet, L.J. Hébert, R. Lirette. Effect of motor control and strengthening exercises on shoulder function in persons with impingement syndrome: A single-subject study. Manual Therapy 2009;14(2):180-188. 

J.S. Roy, H. Moffet, B.J. McFadyen, R. Lirette. Impact of movement training with feedback on upper limb motor strategies in persons with shoulder impingement syndrome. Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Technology 2009;1:8.

J.S. Roy H. Moffet, B.J. McFadyen. Upper limb motor strategies in persons with and without shoulder impingement syndrome across different speeds of movement. Clinical Biomechanics 2008; 23(10):1227-1236.

Scientific presentations (oral or poster)

Motivation and benefits of formative OSCE developed and managed by students

Moffet H, Roux J-F, Bourdeau G, Renaud J-S, Roy A-M, Savard I, Perreault K. 11th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Québec, 22-25 octobre 2014.  

Using student-constructed clinical cases as the basis for other students’ final assignments

Perreault K, Savard I, Mathieu N, Moffet H. 11th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Québec, 22-25 octobre 2014.

New dedicated course on pain in a masters’ level physiotherapy program

Perreault K, Moffet H, Mathieu N, Roux JF, Savard I, Debigaré R. 35th Annual Scientific meeting of the Canadian Pain Society, Québec, 20-23 mai 2014. Pain Research & Management, 19 (3): e36, e77. 

Research reports

Revue systématique : les facteurs de risque associés à l’apparition et à la progression de l’‘arthrose au genou.

Gaudreault N, Durand M-J, Moffet H, Hébert L, Hagemeister N, Feldman D, Rivard M, Lavigne P, Bernier M, Genest K, Laprise S, Maynard-Paquette A-C. Revue systématique : les facteurs de risque associés à l’apparition et à la progression de l’‘arthrose au genou. Rapport de recherche (2010-0013), IRSST, septembre 2013.

Research professionals

  • Fanny Choinière
  • François Comeau
  • Steve Forest
  • Guy St-Vincent

Master's degree students

  • Stéphanie Bernard (co-supervised with Dre Chantal Dumoulin, Université de Montréal)

CIUSSS-CN Université Laval Alliance santé Québec