Sports science provides innovative and effective solutions to ongoing problems in the field of high-level sports as well as in the practice of daily physical activity.

We combine technological innovation and scientific rigor in a clinical environment to produce knowledge that can be used in the patient’s rehabilitation process.

The health of the athlete or amateur sportsman is at the center of our concerns.
We do everything possible in terms of scientific and clinical protocols to enable our injured patients to resume their physical and sporting activities as soon as possible following their injury. The human being is at the center of our concerns.

We analyze the motor signatures, physiological profiles, and biomechanical responses of athletes during specific training sessions in environments that can cause stress (high level of competition, environmental stress, etc.).

Technological innovation is also one of our main interests. It allows us to respond to the scientific demands of certain industries.

Many students do their Master’s work in the R&D department and thus participate in the scientific development of our activities.

Adaptability and reactivity are two important values for our R&D team and very complementary to the scientific approach that we are continuously developing.

The research themes in the field of health at MotionLab are based on “field” problems, and must meet the needs of our clinicians.

Our publications  papers  works

F. Degache, E. Serain, S. Roy, R. Faiss, GP. Millet. The fatigue-induced alterations in postural control is larger in hypobaric than in normobaric hypoxia. Scientific Reports. IF = 4.259

Guex K, Wicht S, Besson C, Degache F, Gojanovic B, Gremion G. From Sedentary and Physical Inactive Behaviours to an Ultra Cycling Race: A Mixed-Method Case Report. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Jan 13;17(2). IF = 2.468

F. Degache, E. Serain, G. Vernillo, F. Meyer, M. Falbriard, A. Savoldelli, K, Guex, GP. Millet. Postural control follows a biphasic alteration pattern during Moutain Ultra-marathon. Frontiers in Physiology. IF = 4.134

Guex K, Serain E, Gremion G, Besson C, Faiss R, Majo J, Degache F. Participating In The Race Across AMerica In A Team Of Eight Cyclists: Do Not Neglect Crew Preparation. Open Access J Sports Med. 2019 Nov 4;10:161-169

F Degache, F Fourchet. Isocinétisme : grands principes méthodologiques. Mains Libres, 49-53. 2019.

Nicolas Mamie, Nicolas Place, Francis Degache, Pierre Balthazard. Relationship between the level of neuromuscular fatigue and postural control alteration: from fundamental research to clinical practice in physiotherapy. Mains Libres, 9-18, 2019.

Degache F, Olivier N. (2019) Reconditionnement à l’effort en traumatologie. EMC – Kinésithérapie-Médecine physique-Réadaptation (26):1-7.

A. Parolini et F. Degache au Congrès CYWS 2020 : Congress of Youth and Winter Sports UNIL – Lausanne 2019

A. Parolini à la Société Suisse des Sciences du Sport – Bâle, Suisse 2019


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Thèse de doctorat
La force musculaire dans l’insuffisance cardiaque : évaluation musculaire isocinétique et procédures de réentraînement.

Mémoires de Master
Détermination de la force isocinétique des membres inférieurs de patients insuffisants cardiaques et respiratoires : relations avec l’aptitude maximale aérobie.

Adaptation de la technique de nage d’un sportif handicapé physique dans le but d’une amélioration de la performance



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Mémoire de recherche soutenu:
Effectiveness of the endurance training guided by the oxidative stress analysis. (2019). Université de Lausanne.


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Communications orales

Annual Congress of the French Sport Medicine Society:
“Overtraining syndrome and VO2max evaluation”, Monaco 2007

Belgian Swimming Federation symposium:
“Diagnosis of Overtraining syndrome and management “, Liège 2008

Aspetar – Sport Orthopedic Hospital:
« H1N1 crisis management in a sport academy », Qatar 2009

Journée d’imagerie de l’appareil locomoteur de la Pitié Salpetrière :
“Isolated tear of the Plantaris tendon“, Paris 2010

Annual Congress of the Australian Physiotherapist Association:
“Use of Doppler Ultrasound in painful Osgood-Schlatter Disease in adolescents“
“Growth and maturation of the Symphysis Pubis- implication to the adolescent athletes”, Melbourne 2013

Asics Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport:
“Osgood Schlatter disease – an ultrasound grading system with practical applications”
“Pubic apophysitis – a previously undescribed clinical entity of groin pain in athletes”, Phuket 2013

Symposium “ Adolescent in Sports “
: “ Apophysitis : new insights “, “ Osgood Schlatter disease and ultrasound “, “ Pubic apophysitis, a missed diagnosed condition in youth athlets, Brighton Australia 2014

FIFA conference : Football Medicine Strategies Conference :
“ Pubic apophysitis “ , London 2015

SportsMedicine Kongress :
“ Apophysitis what else “, Copenhagen 2017

Société Suisse de Physiothérapie:
“ Return to Play : apport de l’imagerie du pronostic à la prise de décision“ , Lausanne 2018

Société Suisse de Physiothérapie:
“ Updates in tendinopathy“ , Geneva 2018

Société Neuchateloise de Médecine:
“Lésions musculaires chez l’enfant et l’adolescent », La Chaux de Fonds – Suisse 2018

Soirée chirurgicale Medicol :
« Collaboration Chirurgien- médecin du sport- physiothérapeute : l’exemple des méniscopathies vu par le médecin du sport », Lausanne 2019

Congrès Medicol: «chirurgie de l’épaule : de l’arthroscopie à la prothèse » :
« Lésions partielles de coiffe et traitements non chirurgicaux », Lausanne 2019


Communication orale

Collaboration Chirurgien- médecin du sport- physiothérapeute :
L’exemple des méniscopathies vu par le médecin du sport , Lausanne 2019

Effects of body weight reduction on the mechanical parameters of running at preferential speed in healthy subjects – Exploratory randomized study.

Study of the effects of analytical and functional muscle strengthening in localized hypoxia by “Blood Flow Restriction” in subjects with patellar sydroma – 6 week follow-up.

Study of the effects of Whole Body Cryotherapy on ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis (See infographic)

Some projects interesting...

Virtual Reality & Heat

Specific training with Edouard Boulanger, winner of the Dakar Rally 2021 in a 38°C climate room with a virtual reality helmet.

Clécy scientific ultra trail

We participated in an ultra-trail of 156 kilometers during which 56 runners, men and women, underwent a battery of tests to advance in the research on the optimization of performance in the Trail.

Hypoxia stay

4 triathletes spent 9 days and 9 nights in our two hypoxic rooms, one to sleep at 2500m and the other to train and live at 3500m.

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The innovation as a solution

Noen protection

Our podiatrist made this malleolar protection for a circus artist who could no longer practice her passion for rings.

Carbon protection for clavicle

Our podiatrist custom made this carbon andene protector to protect a field hockey player with a collarbone injury.

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The master's degree

    • Validation of a rapid heat acclimatization protocol in intermittent team sports 
    • Study of the evolution of objective and subjective fatigue parameters in athletes and rehabilitation patients 
    • Study of the effects of whole body cryotherapy on pain phenomena in chronic pain patients
    • Comparison of the effects of 3 types of recovery (hot Vs. cold Vs. ambient) on the performance of high level cyclists
    • Effects of cryotherapy on the qualitative and quantitative parameters of sleep

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