Profile--Dr. Jean-Alexandre Boucher, DC.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Universities and colleges (Canada)
Universities and colleges (Officials and employees)
Pub Date: 01/01/2011
Publication: Name: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association Publisher: Canadian Chiropractic Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 Canadian Chiropractic Association ISSN: 0008-3194
Issue: Date: Jan, 2011 Source Volume: 55 Source Issue: 1
Topic: Event Code: 540 Executive changes & profiles; 360 Services information
Product: Product Code: 8220000 Colleges & Universities NAICS Code: 61131 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools SIC Code: 8221 Colleges and universities
Persons: Named Person: Boucher, Jean-Alexandre
Geographic: Geographic Scope: Canada Geographic Code: 1CANA Canada
Accession Number: 259589902

Dr. Jean-Alexandre Boucher, DC

PhD Candidate

Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres

Dr. Jean-Alexandre Boucher obtained his Chiropractic degree in June 2010 from Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres (UQTR) and immediately undertook part-time practice in Trois-Rivieres, his native town. During his studies, he served as a research assistant for Dr. Martin C. Normand, DC, PhD. They developed functional assessment tools and specific exercise programs using the RedCor[TM] workstation. They also decided to introduce a vibration component to the protocol. Dr. Boucher en rolled in a PhD program at UQTR in September 2010, under the supervision of Dr. Normand and co-supervision of Dr. Martin Descarreaux, DC, PhD. His thesis will focus on lumbar pain rehabilitation and the influence of vibration on its evolution. The aim of the first part of the study will be to confirm the specific role of vibration as a therapeutic modality and to determine whether the application of paraspinal muscle vibration will alter the control of isometric force production of the trunk. The validation of the use of three physical tasks to categorize non-specific chronic low back pain and to create specific exercise programs for rehabilitation will also be undertaken in the later stages of the project.

Dr. Boucher is an active member of the UQTR GRAN << Groupe de recherche sur les affections neuro-musculosquelettiques >>, a research group with interest in health issues related to neuro-musculo-skeletal disorders. Dr. Boucher also benefits from financial support awarded by the Fondation de Recherche Chiropratique du Quebec to pursue his PhD. He will be presenting his research at the WFC Congress in Rio this April.
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