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MFYS Research Group

Human Physiology and Sports Physiotherapy

‘Exercise and the Brain in Health & Disease’

What are we all about?

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

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French-speaking Olympic Sports Medicine Research Network (ReFORM) - Injury Prevention and Athlete's Health Protection

On October 14th and 15th, 2022, the ReFORM community proudly presented its second symposium “injury prevention in sport”.

Exo4work TBME

New Publication: TBME Exo4Work

Occupational shoulder exoskeletons may decrease the risk of developing shoulder disorders caused by frequent overhead work since these devices reduce...


Professor Roelands receives prestigious Francqui mandate as research professor

As of 1 September, Professor Bart Roelands will hold the position of Francqui Research Professor for the upcoming 3 years.

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Symposium: The Olympic Athlete - A multidisciplinary perspective

Saturday 17 December from 9:00 to 13:00

On December 17, 2022 from 9 am until 1 pm, the Postgraduate Sports Physiotherapy hosts "The Olympic athlete, a multidisciplinary perspective" symposium on...


Sport Injury Seminar: from injury prevention to RTS

Saturday 23 April from 9:00

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.



Sunday 5 January from 9:00 to 21:00

After a successful first edition of the Brussels Universities Cyclocross, Golazo Sports will once again organise a cyclocross on Sunday 5 January on the...