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Thomas LapoleAssociate Professor

Nationality: French


> 2001-2009: STAPS Degree - Master - Doctorate in Amiens
> 2009-2011: ATER STAPS in Amiens
> 2011-2012: Post-doctorate in Compiègne
> Since 2012: Lecturer in Saint-Étienne.


After joining the "Adaptations Physiologiques à l'Exercice et Réadaptation à l'Effort" laboratory at the UFR STAPS in Amiens as a doctoral student, Thomas defended his thesis entitled "Effects of repeated tendon vibrations on the neuromechanical properties of the sural triceps of healthy adults" in 2009. He then continued his research on the analysis of the adaptive capacities of the neuromuscular function within the same laboratory as an ATER at the STAPS UFR. After obtaining a post-doctoral research grant from the CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales), Thomas joined the CNRS UMR "Biomechanics and Bioengineering" at the Technological University of Compiègne. Associated with a project aiming to investigate the determinants and evolution of musculo-tendinous and neuromuscular adaptations during long-duration space flights, Thomas was also able to pursue his work on the evaluation of a countermeasure programme based on the application of repeated tendon vibration. He then obtained a position as a lecturer in the STAPS department of the Jean Monnet University of Saint-Étienne in 2012.  Since then, he has been conducting research in neurophysiology and muscular biomechanics aimed at analysing the adaptive capacities of neuromuscular function (contractile and elastic properties, activation capacities, spinal and cortical excitability), particularly in the context of vibration training.

Field of expertise: Plasticity of neuromuscular function - Neurophysiology - Localised vibration - fatigue.



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