Nicole Paquet


Nicole Paquet
Associate Professor

1995 Ph. D. Rehabilitation Sciences McGill University
1989 M.Sc. Neurobiology Laval University
1986 B.Sc. Health Sciences Laval University

Room: 3071 RGN
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Nicole Paquet


Nicole Paquet has been professor at the physiotherapy program since 2003. She obtained a doctoral degree in rehabilitation sciences from McGill University in 1995; then, she completed two years of postdoctoral training at McGill's Aerospace Medical Research Unit, during which she studied people's ability to perceive linear displacements while walking without vision.

After, in 1998, she completed a practicum in vestibular rehabilitation at the University of Miami Hospital's Dizziness and Balance Center. She taught physiotherapy at McGill University from1997 to 2003. She is now a researcher at the Elisabeth-Bruyère Research Institute in Ottawa and at the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain (CRIR).

Dr. Paquet teaches neurorehabilitation and vestibular rehabilitation to physiotherapy students. In addition, she conducts continuing-education courses and seminars for practicing physiotherapists, and supervises the research work of graduate and postdoctoral students.

Research Interests

  • Control of balance, locomotion and navigation in humans
  • Effects of ageing and sensory deficits on motor control
  • Rehabilitation of patients with vestibular disorders or lesions

Key Words:

Rehabilitation, physiotherapy, motor control, balance, gait, aging

Fields of Interest

  • control of balance, locomotion and navigation in humans
  • effects of aging and sensory defects on motor control
  • rehabilitation of patients with vestibular disorders or lesions
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