Caring for you as we would for ourselves
Karine Truflandier

Karine Truflandier

Doctor of Biomedical Science, PT PhD

Pediatric Rehabilitation Consultant, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Unit

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+41 22 719 63 38

Place of practice

  • Hôpital de La Tour
    Bâtiment B2
    Avenue J.-D. Maillard 3
    CH-1217 Meyrin

Mot du spécialiste

For many years now, my educational activities have been centered not only around the teaching of university students but also around the monitoring and follow-up of the health of adults and children in cardiopulmonary physiotherapy. My day-to-day mission is to provide emotional, social, and psychological support to patients and their loved ones. I provide guidance, information, and advice in connection with care plans (examinations, problems identified, progression, treatment plans to follow) and am active in the field of health promotion.


  • ACP - association canadienne de physiothérapie

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research/The Lung Association, in partnership with the Canadian Respiratory Research Network

Languages spoken

  • French
  • English


Professional activities

Since 2022
Doctor of Biomedical Science, PT PhD – Pediatric Rehabilitation Consultant within the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Unit Hôpital de La Tour, Meyrin, Geneva
2017 - 2022
Kinesiotherapist specializing in respiratory physiology, sole practice Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2013 - 2017
Kinesiotherapist specializing in respiratory physiology Healthcare clinic, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Internship – Pediatric Intensive Care and Pulmonology Unit, Internal Physiotherapy Department Centre hospitalier universitaire Saint-Justine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2008 - 2012
Research Assistant, Intensive Care Unit, Biomedicine Center Sacred Heart Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2005 - 2007
Kinesiotherapist Healthcare clinic, J. Coiffard, Vannes, France
Kinesiotherapist Centre de Thalassothérapie, Quiberon, France
Kinesiotherapist Centre de réhabilitation fonctionnelle, Montrodat, France
Kinesiotherapist Healthcare clinic, A. Beck, Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, French Antilles
2003 - 2004
Physiotherapist at the Harrison Center for Outpatient Surgery, Center for Rehabilitation Following Surgery on the Upper Limbs and Hands Syracuse University, New York, USA

Teaching activities

2009 - 2010
Research Assistant, Intensive Care Unit, Biomedicine Center Sacred Heart Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2018 - 2020
Professorial Assistant, Physiotherapy and Ergotherapy Department McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Supervision of internships: Biomedical Science Baccalaureate students Biomedicine Center, Sacred Heart Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Evaluator for the cardio-respiratory program (master's students in physiotherapy) McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Degrees and qualifications

Ms Karine Truflandier specializes in respiratory care and rehabilitation, both in adults and in children and infants. 

She has also undergone specialist training in clinical research involving children (Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Training Program) at the CHU Sainte-Justine in Montreal, Canada.

Degrees and qualifications

Doctorate in Biomedical Science Montreal University, Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Undergraduate Degree and Master’s in Kinesiotherapy and Rehabilitation Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Professional training

Annual RENASCENT training workshop involving Canadian health research institutes/Pulmonary Association and the Canadian respiratory research network Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Expertise in pulmonary ultrasonography of the thorax and diaphragm École Nationale de Kinésithérapie et de Rééducation, Hôpitaux de Saint-Maurice, France
2016 - 2017
Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Training Program CHU de Ste-Justine, Montréal, Canada
Bronchiolitis training: ‘Pediatric Respiratory Kinesiotherapy, Recommendations for Office-Based Practice’ Association réseau bronchiolite, CHU Robert Debré, Paris, France


Effects of conventional and closed-loop neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) in intubated spinal cord injured patients. 30th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. Bruxelle, Belgique
Annual Symposium of the American College of Chest Physicians. Simulation 2019: training in pulmonary ultrasonography. (Thoracic Ultrasonography for Pulmonary Consultants). New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


Mechanical ventilation modulates pro-inflammatory cytokine expression in spinal cord tissue after injury in rats. Neuroscience Letter, 2018 Apr 3;671:13-18. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2018.01.028 Karine Truflandier, Eric Beaumont, Emmanuel Charbonney; Karim Maghni; Michel De Marchie and Jadranka Spahija.
Spinal cord injury modulates he lung inflammatory response in mechanically ventilated rats: a comparative animal study. Physiological Reports, Vol. 4 (19), 2016, e13009, doi: 10.14814/phy2.13009 Karine Truflandier, Eric Beaumont; Karim Maghni; Michel De Marchie; Emmanuel Charbonney and Jadranka Spahija.
Effects of conventional and closed-loop neurally adjusted ventilatory assist in intubated spinal cord injured patients. Critical Care 2010, 14 (Suppl 1):P207 doi: 10.1186/cc8439. Spahija J, De Marchie M, Truflandier K, Moga AM, Bellemare P, Delisle S, Albert M.
Placement of the nebulizer before the humidifier during mechanical ventilation: Effect on aerosol delivery. Heart & Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care. Volume 38, Issue 5. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2008.12.005. Elsevier: 435-439. Moraine Jean-Jacques, Truflandier Karine, Vandenbergen Nicolas, Berré Jacques, Mélot Christian, Vincent Jean-Louis
Effects of prolonged slow expiration technique (PSE) after nebulisation on the ventilation distribution in infants with bronchiolitis: a feasibility and a pilot study. En soumission à Academia Letters. Karine Truflandier, Sanja Stojanovic, Jean-Jacques Moraine.


Office National de la Recherche et d’Enseignement en Kinésithérapie (National Office for Research and Teaching in Kinesiotherapy); seminar on respiratory kinesiotherapy guided by pulmonary auscultation Professor Guy Postiaux, Paris, France