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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Tel. : +352 26 970 231

Featured Publications

Motion-control shoes reduce the risk of pronation-related pathologies in recreational runners: A secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial.

  • Physical Activity, Sport and Health
March 01, 2021
2021 Mar. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther.51(3):135-143. Epub 2020 Dec 11.
  • Willems TM
  • Ley C
  • Goetghebeur E
  • Theisen D
  • Malisoux L.

Predicting cumulative load during running using field-based measures.

  • Physical Activity, Sport and Health
  • Human Motion, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine and Digital Methods
December 01, 2020
2020 Dec. Scand J Med Sci Sports.30(12):2399-2407. Epub 2020 Aug 30.
  • Backes A
  • Skejo SD
  • Gette P
  • Nielsen RO
  • Sorensen H
  • Morio C
  • Malisoux L.
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