Martin Lemay , Ph.D.
    Martin Lemay
    Research Axis
    Musculoskeletal Health, Rehabilitation and Medical Technologies Axis
    Research Theme
    Pediatric rehabilitation and sports medicine

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    • Professor, Département des sciences de l’activité physique, Université du Québec à Montréal


    • Postdoctorate, Department of Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal, 2003-2007
    • Postdoctorate, Department of Kinesiology, Arizona State University, 2001-2003
    • Doctorate, Department of Kinesiology, University of Montreal, 1997-2001

    Research Topics

    • Motor rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy
    • Interaction between cognition and movement
    • Postural control
    • Dance in rehabilitation
    • Active video game and virtual reality

    Awards and Distinctions

    • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 2005-2007
    • Young Investigator Award, Huntington’s Disease Association, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Arizona State University, 2001-2003


    • Lemay, M. Fortin, S. (2016). Dance in rehabilitation setting to improve balance in children with a hereditary peripheral neuropathy. First national symposium for dance and well-being. Toronto, Canada.
    • Lemay, M. (2013). Clinical Kinesiology: The use of Physical Exercise in OCD-Spectrum Disorders. Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy. Montréal, Canada.
    • Lemay, M. (2012). Contrôle postural et patron de marche de l’enfant avec un DMC : Évaluation et pistes d’intervention. Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en réadaptation et intégration sociale (CIRRIS). Québec, Canada.
    • Lemay, M. (2011). On the relation between fatigue and falls in children with NMD.  DMD-Bone meeting. Ottawa, Canada.
    • Lemay, M. (2011). L’activité physique chez l’enfant présentant une atteinte motrice: le rôle et les défis du kinésiologue. Première journée scientifique du Groupe de Recherche en Activité Physique Adaptée (GRAPA). Montréal, Canada.

    Selected Publications

    • Robert T., M, Ballaz, L., Lemay, M. (2016). The effect of viewing a virtual environment through a head-mounted display on balance. Gait and Posture, 48, 261-266.
    • Ballaz, L., Robert, M., Parent, A., Prince, F., Lemay, M. (2014). Impaired Visually Guided Weight-shifting Ability in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35(9):1970-1977.
    • Robert, M., Ballaz, L., Hart, R., Lemay, M. (2013). Evaluating exercise intensity levels in children with cerebral palsy playing with an active video game console.  Physical Therapy, 93 (8), 1084-1091. 
    • Lemay, M,  Lê, T.-T., Lamarre, C. (2012). Deficits in two versions of a sustained attention test in adolescents with cerebral palsy. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 15(4):253-258. 
    • Ballaz, L., Huffenus, A.-F., Lamarre, C., Koclas, L, Lemay, M. (2012). Effect of forced use therapy on posture in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: a pilot study.  Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 44(3):268-271.

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