RESEARCH AT IFEC

IMPROVING KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES

Research is a priority for IFEC and the chiropractic field.

IFEC is actively involved in developing knowledge and scientific research.

It is through research that chiropractic will be increasingly recognised as a therapeutic method, particularly by other health professionals.

The IFEC Research team works on the strategies to prevent, evaluate and treat neuromusculoskeletal disorders and their related incapacities. They also work on professional skills development and specifiers.

The Institute funds training that gives access to Master’s and Doctoral degrees. One of the objectives of IFEC is to disseminate the work of our researchers. IFEC therefore organises a yearly scientific day for chiropractors, teachers, students…

SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL

IFEC scientific council comprises Research team members but also other qualified people from outside the Institute. Together, they evaluate the department’s activities and their conformity with IFEC’s strategic guidelines.

RESEARCH STRATEGY

IFEC Head of Research wants to implement a translational approach aiming at facilitating cooperation between experts from various disciplines and easing knowledge transfer between fundamental research and clinical practice. The objective is to reduce the gap between knowledge and practice in chiropractic. This strategy implies the participation of researchers, manual therapy practitioners and their patients on 2 main research topics:

Topic 1: Neuromusculoskeletal disorders – etiology, prognosis and treatment

Supervision: Pr Martin DESCARREAUX

Objective: develop and study strategies to prevent, evaluate and treat neuromusculoskeletal disorders and related incapacities from childhood to very old age.
The research works aim at studying fundamental mechanisms to understand the modalities of action of various therapies, but also at elaborating strategies to optimize treatments taking into account variables that may impact the paths of patients suffering from neuromusculoskeletal disorders.

Topic 2: Professional skills development and specifiers

Supervision: Pr André BUSSIÈRES

Objective: meet the stakes of a patient-centred approach and the use of robust data in the field of expertise of first-line practitioners.
It includes, among other things, the development, spread and implementation of best practices in clinics and education.
In order to increase the chance of success and the settlement of the solutions, this approach recommends and encourages at each step the involvement of researchers, teachers, students, practitioners and their patients.

RESEARCH TEAM

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Arnaud LARDON, DC, PhD

HEAD OF RESEARCH
DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC,
DOCTOR OF SCIENCES

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Martin DESCARREAUX, DC, PhD

PROFESSOR
IN CHARGE OF RESEARCH TOPIC “Neuromusculoskeletal disorders – etiology, prognosis and treatment”
CHIROPRACTEUR
DOCTOR OF SCIENCES

André BUSSIÈRES, DC, PhD

PROFESSOR
IN CHARGE OF RESEARCH TOPIC “Professional skills development and specifiers”
DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC,
DOCTOR OF SCIENCES

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Pierre CÔTÉ, DC, PhD

ASSOCIATED PROFESSOR
DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC,
DOCTOR OF SCIENCES

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Guillaume GONCALVES, DC, PhD

DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC,
DOCTOR OF SCIENCES

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Anne-Laure MEYER, DC, PhD

DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC,
DOCTOR OF SCIENCES

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Mathieu PICCHIOTTINO, DC, PhD

DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC,
DOCTOR OF SCIENCES

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Marine DEMORTIER, DC, PhD

DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC,
DOCTOR OF SCIENCES

Karl VINCENT, DC, MKDE, PhD

DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC,
PHYSIOTHERAPIST
DOCTOR OF SCIENCES

Sahel MEMARI, PhD

DOCTOR OF SCIENCES

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Delphine
SORONDO, DC, MSc

DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC,
MASTER IN SCIENCES
DOCTORAL STUDENT IN SCIENCES

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Florian
BARBIER-CAZORLA, DC, MSc

DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC,
MASTER IN SCIENCES
DOCTORANT EN SCIENCES

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Mégane
PASQUIER, DC, MSc

DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC,
MASTER IN SCIENCES
DOCTORAL STUDENT IN SCIENCES

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Gaëtan
BARBIER, DC, MSc

DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC,
MASTER IN SCIENCES
DOCTORANT EN SCIENCES

Cécile
BOU FARRES, DC, MPhil

DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC,
MASTER IN HEALTH PHILOSOPHY
DOCTORAL STUDENT IN PHILOSOPHY

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