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Descarreaux Appointed To WFC Research Council

July 5, 2017

Professor Martin Descarreaux has been announced as the newest member of the WFC Research Council.

Dr. Descarreaux graduated from the UQTR’s first cohort of the chiropractic program in 1998, and completed a PhD in kinesiology at the Université Laval 6 years later.

Martin DescarreauxHe is now a full professor at UQTR in the Department of Human Kinetics and is a visiting professor at the Institut Franco-Européen de Chiropraxie (Paris and Toulouse) and at the Paris-Sud University’s Faculty of sports sciences.

His current research projects involve the characterization of the neurophysiological and biomechanical effects of spinal manipulation, the various effects of pain and pain-related psychological components on trunk neuromuscular strategies, as well as motor learning of spinal manipulation. In the past five years alone, Dr Descarreaux has been a primary or named author in over 60 published papers.

Over the years, he has developed several strategies to better integrate motor learning principles, which have been shared with students, professors and those responsible for clinical training within chiropractic teaching institutions not only in Canada, but also in Europe.

He is currently the Director of the Groupe de recherche sur les affections neuromusculosquelettiques (Research Group on neuromusculoskeletal disorders) at UQTR.

Chair of the WFC Research Council, Professor Greg Kawchuk commented: "On behalf of the Research
Council, I would like to welcome Dr. Descarreaux as our newest member. Martin's prior experience as a judge at many WFC events combined with his research record as a full professor at UQTR will assist the RC greatly in building toward the next WFC Congress in 2019 and beyond".

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