Alain Leroux, PhD
Associate Professor, Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
Dr. Alain Leroux joined the Department of Exercise Science at Concordia in 1999 as a Lecturer. He was promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor in 2001 when he received his PhD in Rehabilitation Science from McGill University. He was further promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2006.
PhD (McGill University)
Dr. Leroux's main research interest is primarily focused on rehabilitation of hemiparetic subjects secondary to stroke. His research findings have been very encouraging and have demonstrated that individuals who suffered a stroke can recuperate some of their physical functions through participation in community-based exercise programs. What is most remarkable about his findings are that these functional improvements have occurred years after these individuals stopped conventional rehabilitation treatments. Dr. Leroux's research future will look at the relation between physical exertion and postural stability in hemiparetic subjects due to stroke.
Currently a researcher at the Center for interdisciplinary research in rehabilitation of greater Montreal.
Leroux, A., Pinet, H. and Nadeau, S. (2006). Task-oriented intervention in chronic stroke: Changes in clinical and laboratory measures of balance and mobility. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 85: 820-830.
Leroux, A., Fung, J. and Barbeau, H. (2006). Postural adaptation to walking on inclined surfaces: II. Strategies following spinal cord injury. Clinical Neurophysiology, 117: 1273-1282.
Bayouk, J.-F., Boucher, J.P. and Leroux, A. (2006). Balance training following stroke: effects of task-oriented exercises with and without altered sensory input. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 29: 51-59.
Leroux, A. (2005). Exercise training to improve motor performance in chronic stroke: Effects of a community-based exercise program. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 28: 17-23.