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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Provencher J, Schneider C

Paired corticomotoneuronal stimulation of the preactivated ankle dorsiflexor: an open-label study of magnetic and electrical painless protocols

Journal Article

Exp Brain Res, 241 (2), 2023.

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Zschorlich V, Yamaguchi T, Schneider C

Editorial: The use of repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation (rPMS) in neurological disorders and neurorehabilitation

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Front Neurol, 14 , 2023.

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Provencher J, Beaulieu-Guay ÉM, Loranger SD, Schneider C

Repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation to improve ankle function and gait in cerebral palsy at adulthood: An open-label case study

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Brain Res, 1792 , 2022.

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Comeau N, Monetta L, Schneider C

Noninvasive stimulation of the unlesioned hemisphere and phonological treatment in a case of chronic anomia post-stroke

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Neurocase, 28 (2), 2022.

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Schneider C, Zangrandi A, Sollmann N, Bonfert MV, Beaulieu LD,

Checklist on the Quality of the Repetitive Peripheral Magnetic Stimulation (rPMS) Methods in Research: An International Delphi Study

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Front Neurol, 13 , 2022.

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Allen Demers F, Zangrandi A, Schneider C

Theta-Burst Stimulation of Forearm Muscles in Patients With Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Influence on Brain and Clinical Outcomes

Journal Article

Front Pain Res (Lausanne), 2 , 2021.

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Zangrandi A, Allen Demers F, Schneider C

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. A Comprehensive Review on Neuroplastic Changes Supporting the Use of Non-invasive Neurostimulation in Clinical Settings

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Front Pain Res (Lausanne), 2 , 2021.

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Beaulieu LD, Schneider C, Masse-Alarie H, Ribot-Ciscar E

A new method to elicit and measure movement illusions in stroke by means of muscle tendon vibration: the Standardized Kinesthetic Illusion Procedure (SKIP)

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Somatosens Mot Res, 37 (1), 2020.

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Masse-Alarie H, Bergin M, Schneider C, Schabrun S, Hodges P

Reply to the comment on: "Reporting matters: Brain mapping with transcranial magnetic stimulation"

Journal Article

Hum Brain Mapp, 40 (1), 2019.

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

The activation of transversus abdominis muscle during rapid limb movements depends on the anticipation of postural demand rather than on respiratory reflexes

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Gait Posture, 60 , 2018.

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Active projects

  • Brain magnetic stimulation to reduce levodopa-induced dyskinesias in Parkinson’s disease, from 2024-04-01 to 2026-03-31
  • La stimulation magnétique des muscles en contexte de soins palliatifs et de fin de vie: une étude pilote de faisabilité pour la gestion de la douleur et de la constipation chez les patients sous traitement aux opioïdes, from 2024-01-01 to 2026-12-31
  • Soulager la douleur chronique chez les aînés à l'aide de la stimulation transcrânienne par courant direct, from 2022-04-01 to 2025-03-31

Recently finished projects

  • Individual phenotypes of chronic pain: the dynamic pain connectome towards painmeter development and neuroethics, from 2017-06-01 to 2023-03-31
  • Randomized control trials of neuromodulation to treat chronic low back pain and complex regional pain syndrome, from 2017-06-01 to 2023-03-31
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