null Isabelle Gagnon, PhD
Traumatic brain injury • pediatrics • balance • visual perception • self-efficacy • physical activity • participation
My research focuses on the functioning of children after traumatic brain injury or concussion, and on how rehabilitation interventions can contribute to achieving optimal outcomes in this population. Specifically, I seek to measure balance, motor function and psychosocial domains using various methods in order to determine readiness for return to activities and function in both athletes and non-athletes. Through collaborations, I am also involved in imaging and virtual reality assessments that look at various aspects of functioning in the same population. I have recently developed an innovative rehabilitation approach with children who are slow to recover after a concussion. I am also interested in how primary care and emergency department service organization affect the outcomes and satisfaction of children presenting with traumatic injury.
Teel, E., Brossard-Racine, M., Corbin-Berrigan, L. A., & Gagnon, I. (2020). Perceptual Cognitive Training Does Not Improve Clinical Outcomes at 4 and 12 Weeks Following Concussion in Children and Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. PMID: 33201041.
Dobney, D. M., Grilli, L., Beaulieu, C., Straub, M., Galli, C., Saklas, M., Friedman D, Dubrovsky AS & Gagnon, I. J. (2020). Feasibility of early active rehabilitation for concussion recovery in youth: a randomized trial. Clinical journal of sport medicine, 30(6), 519-525. PMID: 33141524.
Sorek, G., Gagnon, I., Schneider, K., Chevignard, M., Stern, N., Fadida, Y., Kalderon L, Shaklai S, & Katz-Leurer, M. (2020). The integrated functions of the cardiac autonomic and vestibular/oculomotor systems in adolescents following severe traumatic brain injury and typically developing controls. Brain injury, 34(11), 1480-1488. PMID: 32809873.
Cinar, E., Saxena, S., & Gagnon, I. (2020). Differential effects of concurrent tasks on gait in typically developing children: a meta-analysis. Journal of motor behavior, 1-14. PMID: 32677588.
Gagnon, I., Teel, E., Gioia, G., Aglipay, M., Barrowman, N., Sady, M., Vaughan C, & Zemek, R. (2020). Parent-Child Agreement on Postconcussion Symptoms in the Acute Postinjury Period. Pediatrics. PMID: 32499388.