Physical medicine and rehabilitation service

The service welcomes patients with a neurological disability following an acute illness to benefit from intensive or remote rehabilitation programs for the completion of an assessment report or the resumption of rehabilitation to maintain the level of autonomy. These programs are provided by a multi-professional team and benefit from technical platforms and innovative rehabilitation methods (treadmill, posturography, exo-skeleton, motor imagery, prismatic adaptation, cerebral neuromodulation, etc.)

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Thématiques de recherche

Sophie JACQUIN-COURTOIS is Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Hospices Civils de Lyon, France.

His area of expertise is neurological rehabilitation in adult brain-injured patients but also in the context of degenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis. His science thesis work focused on sensorimotor plasticity and spatial cognition.

She is part of the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, within the Trajectories team.
She is particularly involved in the assessment and management of cognitive deficits and invisible disability in general, after stroke or head trauma, but also in the context of disorders linked to cancer and its treatments. She initiated the construction and implementation of a cognitive remediation program intended for these patients.

It has also contributed to the development of rehabilitation in the oncological and onco-hematological context, in its physical dimensions, exercise retraining and reconditioning, but also cognitive and psycho-social dimensions.

She is part of the board of directors of the Rhône Alpes SEP Network, is responsible for the national teaching of MPR DES and is an elected member of the CNU of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

His areas of research:

*the development of tools for detecting subtle cognitive disorders after acquired brain injury
*the development of adapted cognitive remediation programs
*optimization of patient care pathways, particularly post-stroke


    1. Merceur M, Reilly KT, Bonan I, Holé J, Hummel E, Cogné M, Jacquin-Courtois S.
    Rehabilitation interventions for patients with Cancer Related Cognitive Impairment after breast cancer – a systematic literature review of RCTs: different programs at different times?
    Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2024 26;67(5):101832. doi: 10.1016/

    2. Reilly KT, Holé J, Nash S, Pugniet V, Servajean V, Varsovie D, Jacquin-Courtois S.
    Description of an interdisciplinary, holistic cognitive rehabilitation program for adults with mild to moderate cognitive impairment after acquired brain injury.
    Disabil Rehabil. 2024 Jan;46(1):129-138. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2022.2157058. Epub 2023 Feb 7. PMID: 36748833.

    3. Quesque F, Foncelle A, Chabanat É, Jacquin-Courtois S, Rossetti Y.
    Take a Seat and Get Into Its Shoes! When Humans Spontaneously Represent Visual Scenes From the Point of View of Inanimate Objects.
    Perception. 2020 Dec;49(12):1333-1347. doi: 10.1177/0301006620976980. PMID:

    4. Khettar S, Jacquin Courtois S, Luaute J, Decullier E, Bin S, Dupuis M, Derex L, Mechtouff L, Nighoghossian N, Dussart C, Rode G, Janoly-Dumenil A.
    Multiprofessional intervention to improve adherence to medication in stroke patients: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (ADMED AVC study).
    Eur J Hosp Pharm. 2022 May;29(3):169-175. doi: 10.1136/ejhpharm-2020-002425. Epub 2020 Sep 25. PMID: 32978218; PMCID: PMC9047932.

    5. Jacquin-Courtois S, Azouvi P, Pérennou D.
    Multiple sclerosis: A special issue in the Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.
    Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2020 Mar;63(2):91-92. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2020 Mar 26. PMID:

    6. Faye A, Jacquin-Courtois S, Reynaud E, Lesourd M, Besnard J, Osiurak F.
    Numerical cognition: A meta-analysis of neuroimaging, transcranial magnetic stimulation and brain-damaged patients studies.
    Neuroimage Clin. 2019;24:102053. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2019.102053. Epub 2019 Oct 22. PMID: 31795045; PMCID: PMC6978218.

    7. Revol P, Touil N, Havé L, Rode G, Jacquin-Courtois S, Rossetti Y.
    Prisms adaptation improves haptic object discrimination in hemispatial neglect.
    Cortex. 2020 Feb;123:152-161. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2019.10.004. Epub 2019 Oct 29. PMID: 31790943.

    8. Guilloton L, Camdessanche JP, Latombe D, Neuschwander P, Cantalloube S, Thomas-Anterion C, Mercier B, Roggerone S, Maucort-Boulch D, Roche S, Jacquin- Courtois S. A clinical screening tool for objective and subjective cognitive disorders in multiple sclerosis. Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2020 Mar;63(2):116-122. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2019 Jan 29. PMID: 30703524.

    9. Chabanat E, Jacquin-Courtois S, Havé L, Kihoulou C, Tilikete C, Mauguière F, Rheims S, Rossetti Y. Can you guess the colour of this moving object? A dissociation between colour and motion in blindsight. Neuropsychologia. 2019 May;128:204-208. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.08.006. Epub 2018 Aug 10. PMID: 30102905.

    10. Faye A, Jacquin-Courtois S, Osiurak F. Tool use in left-brain-damaged patients: Difficulties in reasoning but not in estimating the physical properties of objects. Neuropsychology. 2018 Mar;32(3):249-258. doi: 10.1037/neu0000402. Epub 2017 Dec 7. PMID: 29215899.