Mathieu Ménard

Mathieu Ménard
Institut d'Ostéopathie de Rennes - Bretagne (IO-RB) · Unité de Recherche IO-RB

PhD - Dip.Ost
Associate Professor & Head of Research at IO-RB - Associate Researcher at M2S lab

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Introduction
Qualified as an osteopath in 2008, I currently work at the Institute of Osteopathy Rennes Bretagne (IORB, France) as an Associate Professor and Head of Research. I'm also an associate researcher at the Movement, Sport and Health Sciences laboratory (M2S lab, France). My current research interests applied biomechanics in osteopathic healthcare, musculoskeletal modelisation of sport movements and innovative methodologies in osteopathic education.
Additional affiliations
November 2016 - present
Laboratory Movement, Sport and Health Sciences (M2S lab)
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Innovative research to prevent injuries and improve performance (i.e. physiological profile, technical aspects and decision making).
November 2016 - present
Institut d'Ostéopathie de Rennes - Bretagne
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 2014 - June 2016
Université de Poitiers
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Anatomy
Education
October 2013 - September 2016
Université de Poitiers
Field of study
  • Biomechanics

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Publications (82)
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The serve is the most important shot in tennis but it is also associated with the highest prevalence of injury. In this context, the prevention of shoulder injuries during the serve in tennis appears fundamental. Numerous clinical or active motion tests are commonly used to evaluate shoulder mobility with the objective to propose a diagnosis and/or...
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As many other biological disciplines, anatomy has a fundamental place in the osteopathic curriculum. One of the educational objectives is to propose a combined approach between the theory necessary to understand the anatomy of the human body and a practical and clinical application quasi simultaneously. Over the last ten years, the teaching of anat...
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Simulation-based education is becoming an integral component in healthcare programs. It is defined as any educational activity implying simulation procedures to recreate clinical scenarios. Previous studies have shown that simulation can improve patient safety by enhancing healthcare providers' competencies. However, few studies have investigated s...
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ABSTRACT Purpose: Impairment of postural control is common in people with COPD. However, the precise characteristics of this alteration are not clearly known. The “Systems Framework for Postural Control” which define postural control sub-components, represents an interesting tool to explore this field. The main aim of this review was to identify wh...
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Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common respiratory disease and is associated with the presence of numerous comorbidities. Among these, impaired postural control has been reported to be common in this population. However, postural control has not been extensively studied in tasks of daily living in this population. Nove...
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Hamstring strain injuries are the most common non-contact injuries in football with a complex aetiology, previous injuries being considered as one of the strongest predictors of reinjury . Although the specific mechanism remains unclear and the evidence largely observational and correlational, an array of factors such as decreased muscle strength,...
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Background Observing how individuals actively adapt to their environment may provide additional insights into traditional clinical tests. Rather than using tests that only identify joint mobility limitations, it seems relevant to use clinical motion tests that assess global biomechanical functions more generally and identify functional behaviours....
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Purpose Impairment of postural control is a common extra-respiratory manifestation in people with COPD. However, the precise characteristics of this alteration are not clearly known. The “Systems Framework for Postural Control” which define postural control sub-components, is a relevant tool to explore this field. The main aim of this review was to...
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Gymnastics, and more specifically landing, is associated with a high rate of injuries, particularly to the back. This is due to the fact that landing involves strong ground reaction forces as well as important body rotations, hence as a result of repetitive landing, these movement patterns can lead to significant muscle fatigue, which increases th...
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Background Practitioners’ fear-avoidance beliefs can influence positively or negatively therapeutic outcomes in their patients. This study reports pain knowledge and fear-avoidance beliefs of French osteopathy students and educators towards the management of chronic low back pain (cLBP). Methods An online cross-sectional survey was proposed to edu...
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Les critiques légitimes de la communauté scientifique face aux modèles traditionnellement enseignés en ostéopathie ont récemment fait l’objet de nombreux projets de recherche. À travers une ouverture épistémologique, elles accélèrent la transition de la pratique vers une ostéopathie plus intégrative sous tendue par des nouveaux leviers biopsychosoc...
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Dans le cadre de la réathlétisation comme dans la prévention des blessures chez les sportifs, il est important d'avoir des tests fiables. Le test d'inclinaison unilatérale du pelvis et sa version modifiée restent empiriques et en attente de validation (reproductibilité, validité, sensibilité, spécificité). Il permet de nous informer sur des facteur...
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Bruxism is a common disorder often associated with other musculoskeletal disorders. Osteopaths offer functional assessments and management for a range of health-related disorders including bruxism and neck pain. New instruments and methodologies are now available to quantify ROM data in a clinical context. This study explores the value of using mot...
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Les afférences cervicales et les capteurs proprioceptifs des muscles sous-occipitaux donnent au rachis cervical supérieur (RCS) un rôle déterminant dans l'équilibre postural. L'ostéopathie manquant d'objectivation, des études sur son évaluation sont nécessaires. ○ La technique occipito-atloïdienne (OA) est une technique musculaire visant un relâche...
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Biomechanics has introduced as an official teaching unit in the education of osteopathic students since 2014 (Décret n° 2014-1505 du 12 décembre 2014 relatif à la formation en ostéopathie, 2014). Beyond the fundamental knowledge provided by this discipline, the objective is to give students a critical scientific look on the tests and the different...
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Introduction This study explores the interest of using motion analysis to evaluate cervical and jaw ROM on students with or without bruxism when comparing Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) to sham in school settings. Methods A feasibility study was run with 48 volunteer students from an osteopathic training institution. Random sequence for...
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Chronic back pain has been identified as one of the leading causes of disability in worldwide analysis and has remained one of the two main contributing factors to the global causes of disability for more than two decades. Practitioners’ attitudes and beliefs can trigger whether positive (placebo) or negative (nocebo) therapeutic outcomes in their...
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INTRODUCTION • Les séquences de jeu impliquant des sauts sont fréquentes durant la pratique du football. • L'altération des qualités biomécaniques à l'atterrissage du saut peut représenter un facteur de risque de blessures chez l'athlète (Wong 2005, De Beckler 2020). • Par ailleurs, une asymétrie fonctionnelle des membres inférieurs peut être un fa...
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L’un des défis majeurs de la prise en charge des blessures musculaires des ischio-jambiers réside dans la capacité à déterminer si la récupération est complète ou non afin d’éviter une récidive. L’évaluation nécessite la quantification de la sollicitation musculo-squelettique de l’ensemble des structures impliquées en situation de jeu. La modélisat...
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Explorer de nouvelles dimensions à l’interprétation des tests cliniques traditionnels ouvre des perspectives innovantes pour l’évaluation des pratiques professionnelles en thérapie manuelle. Plutôt que de recourir à des tests qui visent uniquement à identifier des limitations de mobilité articulaires, l’enjeu serait de recourir à des tests qui éval...
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Osteopathy became recently regulated as a healthcare profession in Italy. The Italian legislation classifies osteopathy as a healthcare profession, which focuses on health prevention and maintenance with a role in rehabilitation and functional psychosocial recovery. The legislative framework also lays down the osteopathic professional profile. Oste...
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The trusted role and professional standing that osteopaths have with their patients and within their wider communities requires that the information and messages they communicate are informed by and congruent with current evidence, public health guidance and scientific consensus. This expectation is even more critical during the covid-19 pandemic,...
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Background: Despite abundant literature, the treatment of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) in cyclists remains complicated as it lacks evidence-based recommendations. Purpose: The aim of this study was to develop a musculoskeletal modelling approach that investigates three potential biomechanical determinants of ITBS (strain, strain rate and comp...
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Bruxism is a common disorder often associated with other musculoskeletal disorders. 1,2 Bruxism is a common disorder often associated with other musculoskeletal disorders (i.e. neck pain, headache, tinnitus, temporomandibular pain etc.). Recent studies have highlighted interrelations between cervical spine and jaw musculoskeletal functions. Osteopa...
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The aim of this study was to develop a new teaching modality combining both gamification and simulated learning environments (or a "gamulation") for teaching clinical reasoning in osteopathic healthcare.
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How can we conciliate “open access” osteopathic care for patients and a cost-effective economic model for practitioners in a health economic perspective?
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Quels outils pédagogiques pourraient être intégrés à la formation des ostéopathes afin d'appuyer les concepts artistiques, philosophiques et spirituels évoqués par A.T Still ?
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The implementation of a solidarity-based socio-economic model in a student-led osteopathy clinic
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Bruxism is a common disorder often associated with other musculoskeletal disorders (i.e. neck pain, headache, tinnitus, temporomandibular pain etc.). Recent studies have highlighted interrelations between cervical spine and jaw musculoskeletal functions. Osteopaths offer functional assessments, diagnosis and management for a range of health-related...
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Osteopaths can be involved in the early detection of positional skull deformation through anthropometric measurement of skull diameters. In clinical practice, several tools have been described to measure plagiocephaly and brachycephaly. The aim of this study was to evaluate the intra-rater and inter-rater reliability when using the BP56 and the Mim...
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Background This study aimed to measure the impact of different revision materials developed for osteopathy students, by studying their results, their perceptions and their behaviour when revising for exams. Methods A cohort of 68 s-year osteopathic students was allocated to three groups (pseudo-randomisation), each group being separately taught th...
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We were delighted to read Esteves et al.’s editorial and the responses it has sparked regarding the evolution of osteopathy, osteopathic education and research development. Numerous differences exist in osteopathic practice and education all around the world partly due to differing legal recognition and professional statutes. The debate requires th...
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Evaluating and minimising the risk of hamstring injury remains complex as it lacks reliable field-testing. Kinematic analysis provides global external insights but fails to apprehend musculoskeletal loading. This study aimed to evaluate the association between hamstring function and prior injury using a novel functional test combined with a musculo...
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Biomechanics has introduced as an official teaching unit in the education of osteopathic students since 2014 (Décret n° 2014-1505 du 12 décembre 2014 relatif à la formation en ostéopathie, 2014). Beyond the fundamental knowledge provided by this discipline, the objective is to give students a critical scientific look on the tests and the different...
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The contemporary pedagogy seems to be orientated toward technic unlike the one established by Still which was more about art and spirituality. How can we find a balance between the need of the science and the original concept of osteopathy?
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The learning of musculoskeletal osteopathic techniques in Europe has undergone relatively minor changes in the last decade despite new learning models of practical motor skills and clinical reasoning. This study provides an opportunity to improve the effectiveness of new learning strategies, which is fundamental for osteopathic education. Today, th...
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Clinical training for the 3rd year students is distributed among lectures, tutorials and clinical observations representing 210 hours. In several health professions, simulation has been widely used as a pedagogical tool to teach clinical reasoning. However, osteopathic learning methods have undergone relatively minor changes during the past decade...
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Evaluating pedaling asymmetry in cycling is of major interest since it is often associated to lower efficiency, an increased risk of injury or premature fatigue. To quantify asymmetry, algebraic indices are commonly used to evaluate bilateral differences of discrete variables or through waveform analysis by comparing bilateral patterns (Pouliquen e...
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Despite an abundant literature, the evaluation of the risk of hamstring injuries remains complex as it lacks evidence-based recommendations and reliable fieldtesting. The aim of this study was to investigate the risk of hamstring injury using a musculoskeletal approach during a functional test designed for this purpose.
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This training load increases the risk of injuries in lower back and the lower limb (Gosling et al. 2008). Despite an abundant literature, the evaluation of the risk of low back pain remains complex as it lacks evidence-based recommendations and reliable functional test. Several functional movement tools are suggested to evaluate this risk in assess...
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The mechanics by which osteopathic treatment may produce an increased joint range of motion remains unclear. The aim of this blind pilot study was to measure the immediate effect of OMT on range of motion (ROM) of the sacro-lumbar joint and the pelvis spatial orientations during the one-sided tilt test.
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One important shared vision of osteopathic principles among osteopathic professionals is the link between structure and function. Advances in neuroscience, behavioural therapy, imaging and 3D analysis has changed the way we perceive and understand these links in biomechanics. This workshop will develop the concept of applied integrated biomechanics...
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The evaluation of the risk of low back pain remains complex as it lacks evidence-based recommendations and a reliable functional test. The one-sided tilt test can provide additional information on the dynamics of the lum-bo-pelvic complex. However, little is known about the expected movement. This study aims to identify different patterns of movem...
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The aim of this pilot study was to use a musculoskeletal modelling approach to propose a functional screening approach of lumbar-pelvic-femoral complex range of motion during the one-sided tilt test
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The aim of this blind pilot study was to measure the immediate effect of OMT on range of motion (ROM) of the sacro-lumbar joint and the pelvis spatial orientations during the one-sided tilt test.
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Hamstring muscle strains is commonly acknowledged as multifactorial but re-injury is the most important cause. Previous studies showed that kinematic analysis provides a global external insight but fails to apprehend musculoskeletal solicitations. Musculoskeletal modelling allows a better understanding of how anatomical structures function and inte...
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Tibial stress syndrome (TSS) is a common lower extremity overuse injury in relation to excessive or repeated sports practice which can lead to a fatigue fracture. The etiology is generally multifactorial but several studies have suggested that a modification of the kinematics could increase muscle/joint load on tibia. A validated reactive agility t...
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Le développement des collaborations entre cliniciens et biomécaniciens est un véritable enjeu médical et scientifique. Dans ce sens, en France, depuis l’article n° 2014/11, la biomécanique est entrée officiellement dans la formation des étudiants en ostéopathie comme une unité d’enseignement propre. Au-delà des connaissances fondamentales apportées...
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À ce jour, les études expérimentales menées sur l’évaluation des tests utilisés en ostéopathie ont montré qu’ils sont peu reproductibles mis à part certains tests liés à la reproduction de la douleur. Le test de la commère, décrit classiquement en ostéopathie, permet d’accéder aux mobilités articulaires du complexe lombo-pelvien et les nouvelles mé...
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Les ostéopathes partagent avec maintes disciplines médicales et scientifiques la même thématique d’étude : le corps humain. Au vu de la complexité de l’entreprise, on saisit l’envie de le scinder pour l’examiner partie par partie. Or, le lien entre ces parties est décisif et l’une des façons de l'explorer est l'analyse du mouvement.
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Un lien fonctionnel est fréquemment rapporté par les ostéopathes entre le traitement ostéopathique de la mobilité des cervicales et du diaphragme mais sans évidences scientifiques actuelles. L’objectif a été d’évaluer l’impact du traitement ostéopathique des cervicales sur le diaphragme et l’impact du traitement ostéopathique du diaphragme sur les...
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Le développement des collaborations entre cliniciens et biomécaniciens est un véritable enjeu médical et scientifique. Dans ce sens, depuis l'article n° 2014/11 paru au journal officiel le 15 décembre 2014, la biomécanique est entrée officiellement dans la formation des étudiants en Ostéopathie comme une unité d'enseignement propre (100 heures sur...
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The contribution of new pedagogical tools, like video podcasting, has recently been considered as relevant support in clinical learning. In this way, analysis of filmed consultations can be a new approach to initiate clinical reasoning in addition to clinic observation hours. The aim of this preliminary study was to develop a methodology to analyse...
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Knee functional disorders are one of the most common lower extremity non-traumatic injuries reported by cyclists. Incorrect bicycle configuration may predispose cyclist to injury but the evidence of an effect of saddle setback on knee pain remains inconclusive. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of saddle setback on knee joint forces...
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Un lien thérapeutique unissant les cervicales C3/C4/C5 et le diaphragme est fréquemment constaté en pratique et rapporté par de nombreux ostéopathes. Un lien anatomique existe bien : le nerf phrénique, référence anatomique entre ces structures. Cependant, il ne semble pas exister d’évidences scientifiques permettant d’affirmer que le traitement ost...
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A number of different osteopathic techniques can be observed nowadays (Fryer, 2008). The teaching of these techniques is widely dependent on strategies chosen by the schools and their teaching staff (Browning et al. 2010). In addition, many different techniques and practices can be recorded across Europe, despite the teachings of Andrew Taylor Stil...
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The aim was to investigate putative pathomechanisms of ITBS in cycling upon the analysis of experimental conditions (saddle setback) known to exacerbate the potential risk of developing the pathology.
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The aim was to investigate the potential risk of developing iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) through the analysis of the theoretical interaction between joint degrees of freedom and individual pedalling techniques. Experimental lower limb kinematics recorded from ten well-trained healthy cyclists served as input data of a musculoskeletal modelling t...
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Apport de la modélisation musculo-squelettique dans la prise en charge du syndrome de la bandelette ilio-tibiale. De nouvelles perspectives pour la recherche en ostéopathie. Contexte L'analyse du fonctionnement du système musculo-squelettique est indispensable à la compréhension de l'étiologie des troubles musculo-squelettiques (TMS) [1] et constit...