Dr. Cyril Schneider is a full professor at the rehabilitation department of faculty of medicine at Laval University and a regular researcher of the neuroscience division of the Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec-Université Laval (CHUL site). His studies focus on brain adaptation (cerebral plasticity) in physiopathology and on neurostimulation as an approach to improve quality of life. In addition to his prize for teaching excellence, Dr Schneider contributed to scientific programs on television following the media coverage of his work (Radio-Canada personality in July 2010, etc.) on post-trauma amnesia and post-stroke motor disorder, cerebral adaptation in prematurity and the influence of early care. He is one of the 15 principal researchers (sole in Québec) of the pan-Canadian chronic pain research network (24,9M$ funded by CIHR and partners).

Neurostimulation, biomarkers, quality of life

Magnetic neurostimulation (over brain or over muscles) is noninvasive and painless. It allows a regulation of neural networks spared and therefore available for rehabilitation. Dr. Schneider’s studies demonstrate that, indeed, neurostimulation can influence brain plasticity and improve motor (movement, balance) and cognitive function (memory, attention, language), or reduce chronic pain in people living with neurological or musculoskeletal disorder (stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s or other neurodegenerative disease, CRPS, fibromyalgia, chronic low back pain, etc.)

Laboratory of neurostimulation and clinical neuroscience of CHUL

Dr. Schneider’s lab is equipped with a unique multidisciplinary infrastructure (funded by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation) which gathers concepts, advanced technologies and methods from neurophysiology, motor physiology, biomechanics and clinics (standardized measures and scales). Studies are conducted in collaboration with clinicians (students or seniors) engaged in the patients’ care (occupational and physical therapists, speech therapists, neuropsychologists, etc.). Such expertise and the neurophysiological measurements make it possible to refine the diagnosis, prognosis of improvement, stimulation parameters, and to identify the factors predicting the success of the approach.

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Masse-Alarie H, Beaulieu LD, Preuss R, Schneider C

Corticomotor control of lumbar multifidus muscles is impaired in chronic low back pain: concurrent evidence from ultrasound imaging and double-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation.

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Exp Brain Res, 234 (4), pp. 1033-45, 2016, ISSN: 0014-4819.

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Masse-Alarie H, Beaulieu LD, Preuss R, Schneider C

Influence of chronic low back pain and fear of movement on the activation of the transversely oriented abdominal muscles during forward bending.

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J Electromyogr Kinesiol, 27 , pp. 87-94, 2016, ISSN: 1050-6411.

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Tremblay C, Monetta L, Langlois M, Schneider C

Intermittent Theta-Burst Stimulation of the Right Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex to Promote Metaphor Comprehension in Parkinson Disease: A Case Study.

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Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 97 (1), pp. 74-83, 2016, ISSN: 0003-9993.

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Masse-Alarie H, Elgueta Cancino E, Schneider C, Hodges P

Paired-Pulse TMS and Fine-Wire Recordings Reveal Short-Interval Intracortical Inhibition and Facilitation of Deep Multifidus Muscle Fascicles.

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PLoS ONE, 11 (8), pp. e0159391, 2016.

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Angulo DA, Schneider C, Oliver JH, Charpak N, Hernandez JT

A Multi-facetted Visual Analytics Tool for Exploratory Analysis of Human Brain and Function Datasets.

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Front Neuroinformatics, 10 , pp. 36, 2016.

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Masse-Alarie H, Beaulieu LD, Preuss R, Schneider C

Influence of paravertebral muscles training on brain plasticity and postural control in chronic low back pain.

Journal Article

Scand J Pain, 12 , pp. 74-83, 2016, ISSN: 1877-8860.

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Beaulieu LD, Schneider C

Repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation to reduce pain or improve sensorimotor impairments: A literature review on parameters of application and afferents recruitment.

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Neurophysiol Clin, 45 (3), pp. 223-37, 2015, ISSN: 0987-7053.

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Masse-Alarie H, Beaulieu LD, Preuss R, Schneider C

Task-specificity of bilateral anticipatory activation of the deep abdominal muscles in healthy and chronic low back pain populations.

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Gait Posture, 41 (2), pp. 440-7, 2015, ISSN: 0966-6362.

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Beaulieu LD, Masse-Alarie H, Brouwer B, Schneider C

Noninvasive neurostimulation in chronic stroke: a double-blind randomized sham-controlled testing of clinical and corticomotor effects.

Journal Article

Top Stroke Rehabil, 22 (1), pp. 8-17, 2015, ISSN: 1074-9357.

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Flamand VH, Schneider C

Noninvasive and painless magnetic stimulation of nerves improved brain motor function and mobility in a cerebral palsy case.

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Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 95 (10), pp. 1984-90, 2014, ISSN: 0003-9993.

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Active projects

  • Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec - Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Centre thématique de recherche en neurosciences, Subvention, Institutionnel - BDR, BDR - Centres de recherche reconnus, from 1999-06-01 to 2023-05-01
  • Individual phenotypes of chronic pain: the dynamic pain connectome towards painmeter development and neuroethics, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Réseaux de la SRAP sur les maladies chroniques, from 2017-06-01 to 2020-08-31
  • Randomized control trials of neuromodulation to treat chronic low back pain and complex regional pain syndrome, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Réseaux de la SRAP sur les maladies chroniques, from 2017-06-01 to 2020-08-31

Recently finished projects

  • La neurostimulation magnétique comme option thérapeutique innovante en douleur chronique au CHU de Québec-Université Laval. , Partenariat, Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation, Programme de soutien à la recherche (PSR) Soutien à des organismes ou des projets de recherche volet 1, from 2018-04-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Neurostimulation magnétique non invasive du cerveau: un adjuvant à la physiothérapie en douleur chronique, Subvention, Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec, from 2018-06-01 to 2019-05-31
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