Research group - Sports Injury Prevention


The multiple benefits of sport participation on health are well documented. However, sports injuries are common and they are recognized as a serious public health burden, especially when considering the possible long-term consequences. 

The goals of our research activities are to identify injury risk factors, to improve our understanding of the mechanisms leading to sports injuries, and to provide prevention recommendations to the participants. Research projects on sports injuries have been carried out in different contexts, such as youth sport, semi-professional football or the army. We have specifically developed an expertise in running-related injuries and the possible role of footwear used in that context. 

Our research relies on both epidemiological and biomechanical approaches. We actively collaborate with the RUNSAFE group (DK) through scientific meetings and publications.

Research projects

  • Assessment of a pressure-sensitive insole device to analyse the running technique during regular training sessions.
  • Does running shoe drop influence injury risk? An epidemiological and biomechanical study.
  • Impact of shoe type on running-related injury: A randomised controlled trial comparing conventional running footwear with and without anti-pronation system.
  • Moderate to severe injuries in football: a one-year prospective study of twenty-four female and male amateur teams.
  • Relationship between training load and injury incidence in competitive young athletes.
laurent malisoux


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Featured Publications

The stiffness response of type IIa fibres after eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage is dependent on ACTN3 r577X polymorphism.

  • Sports Medicine Research Laboratory
May 01, 2019
2019 May. Eur J Sport Sci.19(4):480-489. Epub 2018 Oct 26.
  • Broos S
  • Malisoux L
  • Theisen D
  • Van Thienen R
  • Francaux M
  • Thomis MA
  • Deldicque L.

The association between changes in weekly running distance and running-related injury: Preparing for a half marathon.

  • Sports Medicine Research Laboratory
April 01, 2019
2019 Apr. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.49(4):230-238. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
  • Damsted C
  • Parner ET
  • Sorensen H
  • Malisoux L
  • Hulme A
  • Nielsen RO.
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