DOCTORATES AND MASTER’S

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9 RESEARCHERS HAVE ALREADY OBTAINED THEIR DOCTORAL DEGREES, WITH SUPPORT FROM IFEC.

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Nadège Lemeunier

Nadège Lemeunier, Doctor of Science, defended a thesis in Sport Sciences and Human Movement in 2015 at Université Paris Sud Orsay. The title was “Douleurs lombaires dans la population générale: Evolution et classification” (“Low back pain in the general population: evolution and classification”) under the supervision of Dr Gagey, Department Head at Hôpital Bicêtre-Paris.

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Arnaud Lardon

Arnaud Lardon, Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctor of Science, Head of IFEC Research, defended a thesis in Sport Sciences and Human Movement in 2015 at Université Paris Sud Orsay. The title was “Facteurs prédictifs de douleur rachidienne commune chez les enfants et les adolescents” (“Predictive factors for common back pain among children and adolescents”) under the joint supervision of Charlotte Leboeuf‐Yde, Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, and Christine Le Scanff, Professor at University Paris‐Sud.

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Charlène Chéron

Charlène Chéron, Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctor of Science, defended a thesis in Sport Sciences and Human Movement in 2017 at Université Paris Sud Saclay. The title was “Blessures de surutilisation des membres: l’exposition sportive a-t-elle une influence?” (“Overuse injuries in extremities: do sports activities have an influence?”) under the supervision of Dr Gagey, Professor at Hôpital Bicêtre-Paris.

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Guillaume Goncalves

Guillaume Goncalves, Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctor of Science, defended a thesis in December 2018 at Université Paris Saclay in the field of Sport Sciences and Human Movement. The title was « La prévention en chiropraxie, son utilisation et sa validité scientifique » (“Chiropractic prevention : its use and scientific validity”).

Anne-Laure Meyer

Anne-Laure Meyer, Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctor of Science, defended a thesis in January 2019 at Université Paris Saclay. The title was “Neurologie Fonctionnelle : description et validité d’une approche thérapeutique controversé” (“Functional Neurology : description and validity of a controversial therapeutic approach”). `

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Mathieu Picchiottino

Mathieu Picchiottino, Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctor of Science, defended a thesis in June 2020 at Université Paris Saclay. As part of this doctorate, he conducted experimental research on the effects of joint manipulative techniques on markers of autonomic nervous system activity.

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Margaux Honoré

Margaux Honoré, Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctor of Science, defended a thesis in July 2020 at Université Paris Saclay. She studied « L'effet hypoalgésique de la manipulation vertébrale » (« Hypoalgesic effect of spinal manipulation ») as part of the “Sport Sciences, Kinesiology and Human Movement” programme.

Karl Vincent

chiropractor and physiotherapist, Doctor of Science, defended a thesis in December 2020 at Université Paris Saclay. His topic of study was « The role of the degenerative rotator cuff process in shoulder pain and its therapeutic implications”.

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Marine Demortier

Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctor of Science, defended a thesis in March 2021 at Université Paris Saclay under the supervision of Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde. The title of her thesis was “The study of Functional Neurology, a controversial clinical approach : its clinical validity, development, diffusion and attraction".

DOCTORATE STUDENTS SPONSORISED BY IFEC

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Mégane Pasquier

a chiropractor who graduated in 2017, is registered at UQTR - Université Québec Trois Rivières and has been working since October 2017 on “L’influence de la fréquence et du dosage de la manipulation vertébrale chez des patients atteints de rachialgie” (“The influence of the frequency and dosage of spinal manipulation among patients suffering from rachialgia”) as part of a Doctorate in Biomedical Sciences.

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Delphine Sorondo

a chiropractor who graduated in 2017, is registered at Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, in collaboration with INSERM. Since October 2017, she has been studying the clinical use of good practice guidelines in chiropractic.

Gaetan Barbier

chiropractor, is registered at Université Paris Saclay. His topic of study is « Factors associated to the response of a treatment in manual therapy in case of non-specific low back pains ».

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Florian Barbier-Cazorla

a chiropractor who graduated in 2017, is registered at Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, in collaboration with INSERM. Since November 2018 he has been studying musculoskeletal disorders prevention at work.

Cécile Bou Farres

a chiropractor who graduated in 2020, is registered at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-La Sorbonne. Her doctoral thesis subject is “ The diverging uses of the concept of function as a marker of professional factions: the case of chiropractic”.

PRIOR TO THESE DOCTORATES, IFEC HELPED A NUMBER OF STUDENTS OBTAIN UNIVERSITY MASTER’S DEGREES

OBTAINING A MASTER’S DEGREE TO INCREASE RECOGNITION

In France today, only 25% of young people engage in long-term study. Among them, 16% obtain a Master’s degree and 1% earn a Doctorate (8 years of study).

Certain credit transfers are possible for IFEC students who can enter directly in the Master 2 programme after submitting an application to IFEC and receiving approval.

The Master’s degree is a diploma that increases the recognition of the graduate, as well as the chiropractic profession as a whole.

ACQUIRING A SPECIALITY TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE

IFEC has chosen to promote the development of research in relation to clinical practice. As such, the Master’s degrees supported by IFEC are related to the professional practice of chiropractic. These include the fields of improvements in athletic performance, motor skills, ergonomics and epidemiology.

Upon completion of the programme, each Master’s recipient will be a specialist in a specific field, which adds an additional component to his/her professional practice.

By receiving a recognised university diploma, IFEC students develop their personal reputation in addition to their expertise.

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