A graduate of the Collège d’Études Ostéopathiques de Montréal, Isabelle is an osteopath since 2011. Coming from the biomedical field, she worked as a health professional in the health system for about ten years. With this professional experience and her academic skills, she turned to graduate studies where she completed a master’s degree in health science research (M.Sc.) at the University of Sherbrooke, free studies in mathematics and statistics. She is currently pursuing her academic career in graduate studies in health services administration and health policy at the School of Public Health of the Université de Montréal. She is an author of scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals, a reviewer for the Skin research and technology journal and has participated in national and international conferences. Her academic career and research projects have been rewarded with funding from the European Society for Research in Pediatric and Perinatal Osteopathy (SEROPP), grants from Fondation Desjardins and the Canadian Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Fund Competition (CCRF), as well as a poster presentation award at the Fascia Research Congress. Her work has focused on viscoelastic properties and behaviours, sensitivity and pain of scars and connective tissue, and the effects of manual therapies. Isabelle is also a trainer, clinical supervisor and participates in the development of research projects in osteopathy. Isabelle has been a member of the board of directors of Osteopathy Quebec (OQ) since 2020, the largest professional association in Quebec, as well as a member of the organizing committee of AxeSO, which promotes innovation and scientific popularization in osteopathy. Finally, she contributes to the advancement of the work for a professional recognition, the entry of the profession to the university and a framework of the profession by an order in Quebec.
Clinically, Isabelle sees clients of all ages. More specifically, through her clinical, teaching and academic experiences, she has developed expertise in sports, post-surgical, perinatal and pediatric care.
Intra-and inter-evaluator reliability of the MyotonPRO for the assessment of the viscoelastic properties of caesarean section scar and unscarred skin. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/srt.12956.
Exploring the Effects of Standardized Soft Tissue Mobilization on the Viscoelastic Properties, Pressure Pain Thresholds, and Tactile Pressure Thresholds of the Cesarean Section Scar. Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine.Apr 2022.355-362. http://doi.org/10.1089/jicm.2021.0178