Isabelle Demers

Ph.D., PT

Physiotherapist

Paediatrics

Quebec, Canada
/ French
Isabelle Demers graduated in physiotherapy from the Université de Montréal in 2004, and has been working in pediatric rehabilitation at the IRDPQ since February 2005. Having worked for over 10 years with children with developmental coordination disorders, Isabelle completed a doctorate in clinical and biomedical sciences on physical activity in children with developmental coordination disorders.

Biography

Isabelle Demers graduated in physiotherapy from the Université de Montréal in 2004, and has been working in pediatric rehabilitation at the IRDPQ since February 2005. She has worked for over 10 years with children with CDD, and now works with children with neuromuscular diseases, myelopathies and musculoskeletal lesions. Isabelle has been involved in teaching physiotherapy at Université Laval since 2010.

Interested in advancing knowledge in physiotherapy, in 2023 she completed a PhD in Clinical and Biomedical Sc. on physical activity in children with developmental coordination disorders.


University studies :

  • Bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy (Université de Montréal, 2004) ;
  • Doctorate in clinical and biomedical sciences (Université Laval, 2023).

Career highlights :

  • Physiotherapy teacher at Université Laval.

Articles :

  1. Demers, I., Corriveau, G., Morneau-Vaillancourt, G., Lamontagne, M. E., Camden, C., Moffet, H., & Maltais, D. B. (2023). A Clinical Practice Guide to Enhance Physical Activity Participation for Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder in CanadaPhysiotherapy Canada. Physiotherapie Canada75(3), 293–307. https://doi.org/10.3138/ptc-2021-0071
  2. Abid, M., Demers, I., Mercier, C., & Maltais, D. B. (2023). Systematic review of the psychometric properties of cultural adaptations and translations of the Children’s Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment (CAPE)Child: care, health and development49(4), 630–644. https://doi.org/10.1111/cch.13086
  3. Demers, I., Moffet, H., Hébert, L., & Maltais, D. B. (2020). Growth and muscle strength development in children with developmental coordination disorderDevelopmental medicine and child neurology62(9), 1082–1088. https://doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.14507

 

Thesis :

  1. Promoting physical activity in children with developmental coordination disorder: development and implementation of a clinical practice guideline (2023). Doctorate in Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, Université Laval. Directors: Désirée B.Maltais and Hélène Moffet. Open access article: Click here!

 

Online resources :

  1. Demers I. and Marier J. Learning to jump rope. Quebec City, QC: Centre intégré universitaire de santé et des services sociaux de la Capitale Nationale. (2015). Open access article: Click here!
  2. Demers I., Marier J. Learning to dribble in basketball. Quebec City, QC: Centre intégré universitaire de santé et des services sociaux de la Capitale Nationale. (2015). Open access article: Click here!

 

Conference articles :

  1. Demers I., Morneau-Vaillancourt G., Camden C. et Maltais D.B. (2017). Current recommended practices for teaching and adapting physical activity for children with developmental coordination disorder: a scoping review. Actes de congrès du World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2017.World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress, Cape Town, Afrique du Sud, République d’, Date de la conférence: 2017/7. Open access article: Click here!

Courses & Webinars

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DCD: understanding, screening, assessing

Instructors:
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