The research group Human Physiology and Sports Physiotherapy (MFYS) conducts research in the domain 'Exercise and the Brain in Health & Disease'. We study the interaction of physical and cognitive effort on neurochemistry and physiology in both healthy people and patients. We conduct research from the most fundamental level to research that can lead to policy-making advice. In addition, we also provide education within the programmes "Physical Education and Movement Sciences" and "Rehabilitation Sciences and Physical Therapy" at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). As a third party service, MFYS founded the Brussels Laboratory for Excercise performance and TopSport (BLITS). Recreational athletes, elite athletes and (elite)sports clubs are welcome to come to BLITS for sports medical examinations and maximal exercise tests. BLITS is also specialized in medical screening for people who practice a specific profession such as the agents of the Civil Protection and various fire brigades. Another thrid party service MFYS provides, is ExoOO. Within ExoOO, we test commercially available exoskeletons on the workfloor of companies. For more information about ExoOO, please contact Prof. Dr. Kevin De Pauw.
- We are pleased to announce that the Erasmus+ collaborative project, Higher Education to Improve Competence in Sports Physiotherapy (SportsComp), has been awarded €400,000 for a 3-year international project.
Participants required for study on cortical activation patterns in patients with chronic ankle instabilityStudy objective We will ask you to collect all data and information necessary for the study - such as your demographic data (age, weight, height, gender) as well as data on your medical history, your medication use and your dependence on certain products (tobacco use, alcohol consumption) .
- Kick-off Backyard Project with world-class ultra-endurance athletes. In the picture Merijn Geerts with a personal record of 677km. Stay tuned for more info.
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The first Etats Generaux de l'Air de Bruxelles is an event that combines a symposium, a hackathon and a day for the citizens.
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After a successful first edition of the Brussels Universities Cyclocross, Golazo Sports will once again organise a cyclocross on Sunday 5 January on the grounds of the VUB and ULB.
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On April 23, 2022 from 9 am until 1 pm, we host the MFYS Sport Injury Seminar on campus Etterbeek of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.