Hugo Massé-Alarie

PT, Ph.D

Physiotherapist

Orthopaedics, Pain science

Quebec, Canada
/ English, French
Dr. Hugo Massé-Alarie is an emerging researcher at CIRRIS (Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en réadaptation et intégration sociale) and associate professor in the physiotherapy program of the Department of Rehabilitation at Laval University since 2018. A physiotherapist, he specializes in pain management, mainly on motor control of the back muscles and on the management of low back pain.

Biography

Dr. Hugo Massé-Alarie is an emerging researcher at CIRRIS (Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en réadaptation et intégration sociale) and associate professor in the physiotherapy program of the Department of Rehabilitation at Laval University since 2018. A physiotherapist, he specializes in pain management, mainly on motor control of the back muscles and on the management of low back pain.

Recipient of several grants, he was able to carry out his research which aims to test the influence of low back pain on the functioning of the central nervous system, and to test the effectiveness of conventional (e.g. exercises) and emerging interventions (e.g. non-invasive brain stimulation) in patients with low back pain.

  1. Desmons M, Theberge M, Mercier C, Massé-Alarie H. Contribution of neural circuits tested by transcranial magnetic stimulation in corticomotor control of low back muscle: a systematic review. Front Neurosci. 2023 May 25;17:1180816. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2023.1180816. PMID: 37304019; PMCID: PMC10247989. Open Access
  2. Dupuis F, Cherif A, Batcho C, Massé-Alarie H, Roy JS. The Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia: A Systematic Review of Its Psychometric Properties in People With Musculoskeletal Pain. Clin J Pain. 2023 May 1;39(5):236-247. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000001104. PMID: 36917768.
  3. Desgagnés A, Patricio P, Bérubé N, Bernard S, Lamothe M, Massé-Alarie H. Motor control of the spine in pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain: A systematic review. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2022 Aug;98:105716. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2022.105716. Epub 2022 Jul 9. PMID: 35843136.
  4. Patricio P, Roy JS, Rohel A, Gariépy C, Émond C, Hamel É, Massé-Alarie H. The Effect of Non-invasive Brain Stimulation to Reduce Non-specific Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Clin J Pain. 2021 Apr 2. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000934. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34009783.
  5. Rohel A, Bouffard J, Patricio P, Mavromatis N, Billot M, Roy JS, Bouyer L, Mercier C, Masse-Alarie H. The effect of experimental pain on the excitability of the corticospinal tract in humans: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Pain. 2021 Jul;25(6):1209-1226. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1746. Epub 2021 Feb 28. PMID: 33565699.

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