Catherine Mercier

Catherine Mercier

525, boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel

Québec (Québec)  G1M 2S8

418 529-9141 # 6701

catherine.mercier@rea.ulaval.ca

Ergothérapeute s’intéressant aux interactions entre la douleur et l’apprentissage moteur, ainsi qu’aux moyens pour promouvoir une réadaptation physique optimale en présence de douleur.


Directrice scientifique du CIRRIS
Chercheuse régulière du CIRRIS
Responsable de l'axe 1
Chercheur-boursier senior du FRQS
Thématique de recherche: 
Fonctions motrices, sens et perception

Formation universitaire

  • Post-doctorat en neurosciences (CNRS, Lyon, France, 2005)
  • Ph.D. Sciences biomédicales, option réadaptation (Université de Montréal, 2003)
  • M. Sc. Sciences biomédicales, option réadaptation (Université de Montréal, 1999)
  • B.Sc. Ergothérapie (Université de Montréal, 1997) 

Intérêts de recherche

  • Impact de la douleur sur les représentations du corps et l’apprentissage moteur.
  • Plasticité du système nerveux central suite à une lésion ou une intervention de réadaptation.
  • Utilisation de la réalité virtuelle et de la stimulation cérébrale non invasive en réadaptation.

Articles dans des revues scientifiques (avec comités de pairs)

Impact of online visual feedback on motor acquisition and retention when learning to reach in a force field.

Batcho CS, Gagné M, Bouyer LJ, Roy JS, Mercier C. Neuroscience. 2016;337:267–275

Roosink M, McFadyen BJ, Hébert LJ, Jackson PL, Bouyer LJ, Mercier C.
PLoS One. 2015 Mar 23;10(3):e0120251. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120251. eCollection 2015.
PMID: 25799009
 
Roosink M, Robitaille N, McFadyen BJ, Hébert LJ, Jackson PL, Bouyer LJ, Mercier C. (2015) J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2015 Jan 5;12(1):2. doi: 10.1186/1743-0003-12-2.  PMID: 25558785 [PubMed - in process]
 

Roosink M, Mercier C.
Virtual feedback for motor and pain rehabilitation after spinal cord injury.
Spinal Cord. 2014, 52(12):860-866.

Perry BN, Mercier C, Pettifer SR, Cole J, Tsao JW.
Eur J Pain. 2014 Aug;18(7):897-9. doi: 10.1002/ejp.559.
PMID: 25045000
 
Bouffard J, Bouyer LJ, Roy JS, Mercier C.
J Neurosci. 2014 Jul 9;34(28):9190-5.
doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5303-13.2014. PMID: 25009252
 
Ngomo S, Mercier C, Bouyer LJ, Savoie A, Roy JS.
Clin Neurophysiol. 2015 Feb;126(2):365-71. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2014.05.035. Epub 2014 Jun 21.
PMID: 25043198
 

Ngomo, S., Mercier, C., & Roy, J.-S. (2013). Cortical mapping of the infraspinatus muscle in healthy individuals. BMC Neuroscience, 14, 52. doi:10.1186/1471-2202-14-52

Jetté, F., Côté, I., Meziane, H. B., & Mercier, C. (2013). Effect of single-session repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation applied over the hand versus leg motor area on pain after spinal cord injury. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 27, 636–643. doi:10.1177/1545968313484810

Bouffard, J., Gagné, M., & Mercier, C. (2013). Effect of painful and non-painful sensorimotor manipulations on subjective body midline. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 77. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2013.00077

Bouffard, J., Vincent, C., Boulianne, E., Lajoie, S., & Mercier, C. (2012). Interactions between the phantom limb sensations, prosthesis use and rehabilitation as seen by amputees and health professionals. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, 24(1), 25-33.

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.

Hétu, S., & Mercier, C. (2012). Using purposeful tasks to improve motor performance: does object affordance matter? British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75, 367-376.

Mercier, C. (2012). Interactions between motor imagery and pain - comment on Raffin et al. 2011. Cortex, 48, 778-780.

Influence of the amount of use on hand motor cortex representation: contrasting immobilization and motor training

Ngomo S, Leonard G, Mercier C. Influence of the amount of use on hand motor cortex representation: contrasting immobilization and motor training. Neuroscience 2012;220:208-14.

Gagné M, Hétu S, Reilly KT, Mercier C. The map is not the territory: motor system reorganisation in upper limb amputees. Hum Brain Mapp. 2011;32:509-19.

Mercier C, Léonard G. Interactions between pain and the motor cortex: Insights from research on phantom limb pain and complex regional pain syndrome. Physiother Can. 2011;63:305-14.

Dubé J, Mercier C. Effect of pain and pain expectation on primary motor cortex excitability. Clin Neurophysiol. 2011;122:2318-23.

Voisin, J. I. A., Rodrigues, E. C., Hétu, S., Jackson, P. L., Vargas, C. D., Malouin, F., … Mercier, C. (2011). Modulation of the response to a somatosensory stimulation of the hand during the observation of manual actions. Experimental brain research., 208(1), 11–9. doi:10.1007/s00221-010-2448-3

Voisin, J. I. A., Mercier, C., Jackson, P. L., Richards, C. L., & Malouin, F. (2011). Is somatosensory excitability more affected by the perspective or modality content of motor imagery? Neuroscience Letters, 493(1-2), 33-37.

Voisin, J. I. A., Marcoux, L.-A., Canizales, D. L., Mercier, C., & Jackson, P. L. (2011). I Am Touched by Your Pain: Limb-Specific Modulation of the Cortical Response to a Tactile Stimulation During Pain Observation. The Journal of Pain, 12(11), 1182-1189.

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 

Hétu S, Gagné M, Jackson PL, Mercier C. Variability in the effector-specific pattern of motor facilitation during the observation of everyday actions: implications for the clinical use of action observation. Neuroscience 2010;170:589-98.

Mercier,C, Sirigu S. Training with virtual visual feedback to alleviate phantom limb pain. J Neurorehabil Neural Repair 2009;23:587-94.

Gagné M, Reilly KT, Hétu S, Mercier C. Motor control over the phantom limb in above-elbow amputees and its relationship with phantom limb pain. Neuroscience 2009;162:78-86.

Présentations scientifiques (orales ou par affiches)

Effect of experimental muscle pain on the acquisition and retention of locomotor adaptation

Bouffard J, Salomoni SE, Tucker K, Van der Hoorn W, Mercier C, Roy JS, Hodges PW, Bouyer LJ.
Society for Neuroscience, Washington, USA, November 15-19, 2014

Measuring the effect of pain on sensorimotor integration using short-latency afferent inhibition

Bouyer LJ, Gagné M, *Beaumont JA, Mercier C.
Society for Neuroscience, Washington, USA, November 15-19, 2014.
 

Suppression of visual feedback during force-field adaptation impairs motor acquisition without affecting next-day retention
  1. Batcho CS, Gagné M, Bouyer L, Roy JS, Mercier C.  
    Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting
    , Wshington DC, USA. November 15-19th, 2014. (poster presentation)
     
A longitudinal study of pain modulation in patients with spinal cord injury during intensive rehabilitation
Gagné M, *Roosink M, Côté I, Boulet M, Mercier C.
15th IASP World congress on pain, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 6-11th 2014.
 
 
Est-ce que les échanges gazeux sont modifiés chez les personnes présentant de la douleur chronique?

Laberge D, Perreault K, Mercier C. 35th Annual Scientific meeting of the Canadian Pain Society, Québec, 20-23 mai 2014. Pain Research & Management, 19 (3): e83.  

Suppression of visual feedback during force-field adaptation impairs motor acquisition without affecting next-day retention

Batcho CS, Gagné M, Bouyer L, Roy JS, Mercier C.  36e Symposium international du Groupe de recherche sur le système nerveux central, Montreal, Canada. May 12-13th, 2014. (poster presentation)

Interactive Virtual Reality Real-Time Avatar for Military Rehabilitation in the Canadian Forces.

Hébert, L.J., McFadyen, B.J., Robitaille, N., Larochelle, J., Mercier, C., Jackson, P. L., Bouyer, L., Fecteau, S., Richards, C. (2013, April). Interactive Virtual Reality Real-Time Avatar for Military Rehabilitation in the Canadian Forces. Oral presentation at the HFM-228 SYMPOSIUM, Milan, Italy.

Interactive Virtual Reality Real-Time Avatar for Military Rehabilitation in the Canadian Forces.

Hébert LJ, McFadyen B, Robitaille N, Larochelle J, Mercier C, Jackson P. L., Bouyer L, Fecteau S, Richards, CL. (2013) Interactive Virtual Reality Real-Time Avatar for Military Rehabilitation in the Canadian Forces. Collaboration and Support Office de l'OTAN, NATO Science and Technology Organisation Meeting Proceedings, March 2013;1-13.

Corticospinal excitability asymmetry is associated with altered shoulder control in individuals with shoulder subacromial pain

Savoie A, Roy JS, Mercier C.
15th IASP World congress on pain, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 6-11th 2014.

Lamothe M, Roy JS, Bouffard J, Gagné M, Bouyer LJ, Mercier C.
PLoS One. 2014 Jun 9;9(6):e99159.
doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099159. eCollection 2014.
PMID: 24911814 
 

Professionels de recherche

  • Martin Gagné
  • Steve Forest
  • Nicolas Robitaille
     

Étudiants

  • Jason Bouffard (Ph.D.)
  • Nicolas Mavromatis (Ph.D.)
  • Marie-Claude Bilodeau (B.Sc.)
  • Clémentine Brun (Ph.D.)
  • Cécilia Neige (Ph.D.)
  • Jean-Daniel Dubois  (Post doc)
  • Maxime Billot (Post doc)


     

Liens utiles

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Affiliations

  • Membre de l’Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec
  • Chercheure régulière du REPAR
  • Chercheure régulière du RQRD
  • Chercheure régulière du RBIQ

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