Researcher

    Laurent Frossard , Ph.D.

    frossard.laurent@uqam.ca
    Laurent Frossard
    Research Axis
    Musculoskeletal Diseases and Rehabilitation
    Address
    CHUSJ - Centre de Recherche
    Online

    Title

    Professor of Biomechanics, 2010-present, Department of Kinesiology (Département de Kinanthropologie). Faculty of Science, University of Quebec in Montreal, Montreal, Canada.

    Education

    • Professional Certificate in Clinical Research, School of Entreprise, The University of Melbourne, Australia, 2009
      *Obtained First Class Honours
    • PhD in Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Faculty of Physics, University of Poitiers, France, 1995-1998
      *Obtained Honours with Distinction
      *Focus of thesis: A study of the limits of the mechanical analysis of an amputee’s gait compared to the one of able-bodied subject’s.
    • Masters Equivalency, Laboratory of Motion Analysis, University of Montreal, Canada, 1993-1995
      *The equivalency of a Masters degree was obtained during two years of research for the Space Foot project at the University of Montreal.
    • “License” and “D.E.U.G.” (equivalent of undergraduate), Faculty of sport and Physical Education, University of Poitiers, France, 1989-1993
      * Achieved Honours marks

    Research Interests

    I am currently leading two projects of research focusing on biomechanical analyses of (A) the locomotion and rehabilitation of individuals with lower llimb loss fitted with osseointegrated fixation and socket, (B) the performance of athletes with a disability.

    Biomechanics of individuals with lower limb loss (Protamine project)
    My research activities aim at developing biomechanical tools and improving basic knowledge of the locomotion of individuals with lower limb loss fitted with a socket or an osseointegrated fixation during key stages of the rehabilitation and activities of daily living.

    In particular, my current work on the load applied on the residuum of individuals with transfemoral amputation has provided innovative tools for an evidence-based:

    • Rehabilitation of individual with lower limb amputation;
    • Fitting of the prosthesis;
    • Design of conventional prosthetic components:
      *E.g., sockets, knees, feet
    • Design of components for direct skeletal anchorage
      *E.g., implants, abutments, shock absorber http://www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/protamine/

    Biomechanics of athletes with a disability (Parashot project)
    My research activities aim at developing biomechanical tools and improving basic knowledge of the performance of athletes with a disability (i.e., stationary throwers) in motion analysis laboratory as well as during training sessions and competitions (e.g., National Championships, World Championships, Paralympic Games).

    This research has a direct impact on the training of Australian elite athletes and more particularly on:

    • The strength and fitness programs;
    • The throwing technique;
    • The design of the throwing frames.

    This work also contributes to improving the fairness of the throwing events by:

    • Participating to video refereeing during world class events;
    • Providing the classifiers, who assigned each athlete to a class, with the true functional ability of a given competitor.
      http://www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/parashot/

    Research topics

    • Involvements with other symptomatic populations
      • Individuals with cerebral palsy;
      • Individuals with spinal cord injury;
      • Individuals with upper limb amputation;
      • Individuals wearing orthotics;
      • Individuals with Parkinson’s disease;
      • Individuals with sarcopenia and dynapenia.
    • Involvements in development of instrumentation
      • Tools for evidence-based care of individual with lower limb loss;
      • Tools for evidence-based classification of Parkinson’s disease;
      • Tools for evidence-based treatment in chiropractic;
      • Setup of gait laboratory equipment;
      • Development of portable motion sensors
    • Other research interests
      • Education of health professionals.

    Awards and Distinctions

    • 2013, Organizer: Chairperson of Symposium of 2013 International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics conference focusing on "Osseointegration and biomechanics: future solutions”. Hyderabad, India [Protamine project];
    • 2013, Organizer: Chairperson of Symposium of 2013 International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics conference focusing on "Direct measurement of loading for evidence-based practice". Hyderabad, India [Protamine project];
    • 2012, Member of organizing committee: 4th international conference in Advances in Orthopaedic osseintegration - Orthopaedic Surgical Osseointegration Society. San Francisco, USA. [Protamine project];
    • 2011 Onward, Member of board: Orthopaedic Surgical Osseointegration Society. [Protamine project];
    • 2010 Onward, Invited expert: Development of the video recording product "The Zone" developed by SiliconCoach Inc.;
    • 2009 Onward, Member of editorial board: The Journal of Applied Biomedicine [Protamine project];
    • 2008, Media coverage (print): In The Paralympian: MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC NEWS: Research on Performance in Athletic Throwing Events, No. 1 / 2008, P 12 [Parashot project];
    • 2008, Citation: In Book “The cultural politics of the paralympic movement - Through an anthropological lens” (Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group) by David Howe [Parashot project];
    • 2007, Media coverage (print): In AAPA News: International Symposium, CME sessions showcase profession's development, June 2007, P 10 [CHIS project];
    • 2005, Invited to write an article: Daily activities of a transfemoral amputee fitted with osseointegrated fixation: continuous recording of the loading for an evidence-based practice. Frossard et al. Kinesitherapie [Protamine project]. 

    Presentations

    • 2012. 5th international conference in Advances in Orthopaedic osseintegration - Orthopaedic Surgical Osseointegration Society, San Francisco, USA. (Spatiotemporal characteristics of locomotion and functional outcomes of individuals with transfemoral amputation fitted with OPRA fixation. Pinard V, Frossard L). Invited speaker for a Conference [Protamine project]
    • 2012. 4th international conference in Advances in Orthopaedic osseintegration - Orthopaedic Surgical Osseointegration Society, San Francisco, USA. (Load bearing exercises and functional outcome of individuals with transfemoral amputation fitted with OPRA fixation. Vertriest S, Coorevits P, Frossard L). Invited speaker for a Conference [Protamine project]
    • 2011. Colloquium Branemark Integration, Montpellier, France. (Biomechanics and osseointegration - Load applied on the osseointegrated fixation: past, current and future developments. Frossard L). Invited speaker for a Conference [Protamine project]
    • 2011. International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics-Canada, Ottawa, Canada. (Direct measurement of loading in prosthesis: benefits and challenges for evidence-based practice. Frossard L). Invited speaker for a Conference [Protamine project]
    • 2010. 3th international conference in Advances in Orthopaedic osseintegration - Orthopaedic Surgical Osseointegration Society, Gothenburg, Sweden. (Biomechanics of transfemoral amputees fitted with osseointegrated fixation: Loading data for evidence-based practice. Frossard L). Invited keynote speaker for a Conference [Protamine project]
    • 2010. Centre of Orthopaedic Osseointegration, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden. (Overview Protamine project: Biomechanics of locomotion of lower limb amputees. Frossard L). Invited speaker for a Seminar [Protamine project]
    • 2010. Bone & Joint Research Lab, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA. (Direct measurement of load applied on osseointegrated fixation: Can it help designing implant?. Frossard L). Invited speaker for a Seminar [Protamine project]
    • 2009. Laboratory Biomechanics and Human Modeling, University Claude Bernard, Lyon, France. (Locomotion of transfemoral amputees: evidence-based practice. Frossard L). Invited speaker for a Seminar [Protamine project]
    • 2009. International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics-Australia, Gold Coast, Australia. (Locomotion of transfemoral amputees fitted with osseointegrated implant: data for evidence-based practice. Frossard L). Invited keynote speaker for a Conference [Protamine project]
    • 2007. 35th AAPA's annual conference, International Symposium and Roundtable, Philadelphia, USA. (To PA or not to PA?. Frossard L, Robinson L). Invited speaker for a Conference [CHIS project]
    • 2006. 13th Commonwealth International Sport Conference, Melbourne, Australia. (Overview of the use of applied biomechanics for evidence-based training of elite seated throwers. Frossard L). Invited guest speaker for a Conference [Parashot project]
    • 2006. e-Health Research Colloquium, Brisbane, Australia. (Locomotion of transfemoral amputees: evidence-based practice. Frossard L). Invited speaker for a Seminar [Protamine project]
    • 2004. International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics, Symposium on Instrumentation to Measure Clinical Performance and Outcomes in Prosthetics and Orthotics, Hong Kong, China. (Direct measurement of the actual loading regime applied on the residuum of transfemoral amputee: From gait laboratory to continuous ambulatory recording. Frossard L). Invited speaker for a Symposium [Protamine project]
    • 2004. International Days of Sport Science, Paris, France. (Video recording of seated shot-putters during world-class events. Frossard L). Invited keynote speaker for a Conference [Parashot project]
    • 2004. Branemark osseointegrated symposium, Gothenburg, Sweden. (Load measurements and osseointegration. Frossard L). Invited keynote speaker for a Symposium [Protamine project]
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