Biomechanics, Ergonomics, Motor Control
Posture and movement, coordination, repetitive motion disorders, fatigue
Dr Côté combines her academic preparation in biomechanics of physical activity, motor control and biomedical engineering, with her background as a track and field coach and athlete to investigate the biomechanics of complex human movement. Her research uses electromyographic, kinematic and kinetic approaches to study the influence of various pathologies such as whiplash injuries and repetitive motion disorders on posture and movement, with applications towards rehabilitation and occupational health. Dr Côté has recently been awarded a Canadian Funds for Innovation (New Opportunities) grant to set up her research laboratory at the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital (Chomedey, Quebec) to study musculoskeletal disorders associated with the workplace. Additionally, Dr Côté pursues research activities related to activities such as running, prosthesis and orthotic wear, sports equipment and gait acquisition throughout the lifespan.
Dr Côté is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, the Canadian Society of Biomechanics, Quebec's Provincial Research Network in Adaptation – Rehabilitation (REPAR), and Montreal's Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation (CRIR) and multidisciplinary program for mobility and postural disorders (MENTOR). She is also certified as a Level 3 NCCP middle distance running coach.