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.