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Kim Hébert-Losier

Kim Hébert-Losier

PT, PhD

Kim Hébert-Losier qualified as a physiotherapist in Canada in 2006 (Université de Montréal) and worked as a musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapist before undertaking research on clinical testing procedures and calf muscle function in New Zealand (University of Otago). Kim then undertook research in human movement science and sports performance in Sweden, USA, and Malaysia before returning to New Zealand where she is now employed as a Senior Lecturer in Health, Sport and Human Performance. Kim is one of the founding members of the sport science team based at the University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance. She is currently teaching at the University of Waikato, continues to publish research in the area of sports performance, injury prevention, and running, and is working on opening a clinic for injured runners. Kim is a keen runner who has run 11 marathons (including Boston on twice), with numerous half-marathons, 10 K, 5 K, and 3 K road races under her belt.

Titles

  • Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sport and Human Performance, University of Waikato, Tauranga, New Zealand (2016 – Current)
  • Senior Biomechanics, National Sports Institute of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  (2014 – 2016)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Biomechanics, Nebraska Athletics Performance Laboratory, Nebraska, USA (2014)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Sports Science (injury prevention, biomechanics, and movement analysis), Mid Sweden University and National Winter Sports Research Centre, Östersund, Sweden (2012 – 2014)
  • PhD, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (2008 – 2011)
  • BSc Physiotherapy (Hons), Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada (2002 – 2006)
  • Member of the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand
  • Member of the "Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ)"
  • Member of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS)
  • Member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Member of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB)
  • Member of the Association for Women in Sciences (AWIS)
  • Member of the Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand (SESNZ)
  • New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries (2018)
  • Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sport and Human Performance, University of Waikato (2016 – current), undergraduate and postgraduate
  • Invited Guest Lecturer, Université de Franche-Compté, France (2014, 2016), postgraduate
  • Lecturer, Department of Sport Science, Mid Sweden University, Sweden (2012 – 2014), undergraduate and postgraduate
  • Clinical tutor and demonstrator, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, New Zealand (2008 – 2009), undergraduate

Continuing education

  • Numerous physiotherapy, biomechanics, and sport science conferences and symposiums
  • New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries (The Running Clinic)
  • FMS™ and YBT™ certifications (Functional Movement Systems)
  • Advanced Gait Course (European Society of Movement Analysis in Adults and Children)
  • Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Manual Therapy Level 1 (Clinical Integration) & Level 2 (Lower Quadrant)

Published peer-reviewed scientific papers

  1. Hébert-Losier K, Schelin L, Tengman E, Strong A, Häger C (2018) Curve analyses reveal altered knee, hip, and trunk kinematics during drop-jumps long after anterior cruciate ligament rupture. The Knee. 25(2):226-239. doi:  10.1016/j.knee.2017.12.005.
  2. Hébert-Losier K, Rahman FA (2018) Reliability of postural measures in elite badminton players using Posture Pro. Journal of Physiotherapy Theory & Practice. 34(6):483-494. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2017.1420117.

 

  1. McMaster DT, Beaven CM, Mayo B, Gill N, Hébert-Losier K (2017) The efficacy of wrestling-style compression suits to improve muscle force and movement velocity in well-trained male rugby athletes. Frontiers in Physiology. 28;8:874. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00874
  2. Smith TB, Hébert-Losier K, McClymont D (2018) An examination of the jump-and-lift factors influencing the time to reach peak catch height during a Rugby Union lineout. Journal of Sports Science. 36(10):1179-1185. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2017.1364401
  3. Teichmann J, Suwarganda EK, Beaven CM, Hébert-Losier K, Wei LJ, Vallejo FT, Foong PL, Aziz RA, Kian YW, Schmidtbleicher D (2018) A three-week unexpected disturbance program improves physical performance of elite female athletes. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 1;27(1):1-7. doi: 10.1123/jsr.2016-0082.
  4. Hébert-Losier K (2017) Clinical implications of hand position and lower limb length measurement method on Y-Balance Test scores and interpretation. Journal of Athletic Training. 52(10):910-917. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-52.8.02.
  5. Hébert-Losier K, Zinner C, Platt S, Stöggl T, Holmberg HC (2017) Factors that influence the performance of elite sprint skiers: A systematic review. Sports Medicine. 47(2):319-42. doi: 10.1007/s40279-016-0573-2.
  6. Hébert-Losier K, Wessman C, Alricsson M, Santesson U (2017) Updated reliability and normative values for the standing heel-rise test in healthy adults. Physiotherapy. 103(4):446-452. doi: 10.1016/j.physio.2017.03.002.
  7. Lussiana T, Gindre C, Mourot L, Hébert-Losier K (2017) Do subjective assessments of running patterns reflect objective parameters? European Journal of Sport Science. 17(7):847-857. doi: 10.1080/17461391.2017.1325072.
  8. Lussiana T, Gindre C, Hébert-Losier K, Sagawa Y, Gimenez P, Mourot L (2017) Similar running economy with different running patterns along the aerial-terrestrial continuum. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 12(4):481-489. doi: 10.1123/ijspp.2016-0107
  9. Gindre C, Lussiana T, Hébert-Losier K, Mourot L (2016) Aerial and terrestrial patterns: A novel approach to analyzing human running. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 37(1):25-6. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1555931
  10. Gindre C, Lussiana T, Hébert-Losier K, Morin JB (2016) Reliability and validity of the Myotest® for measuring running stride kinematics. Journal of Sports Science. 34(7):664-70. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2015.1068436
  11. Lussiana T, Hébert-Losier K, Millet G, Mourot L (2016) Biomechanical changes during a 50-min run in different footwear and on various slopes. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 32(1):40-9. doi: 10.1123/jab.2015-0108
  12. Hébert-Losier K, Pini A, Vantini S, Strandberg J, Abramowicz K, Schelin L, Häger C (2015) One-leg hop kinematics 20 years following anterior cruciate ligament ruptures: Data revisited using functional data analysis. Clinical Biomechanics. 30(10):1153-61. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2015.08.010
  13. Hébert-Losier K, Mourot L, Holmberg HC (2015) Elite and amateur orienteers’ running biomechanics on three surfaces at three speeds. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 47(2):381-9. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000413
  14. Hébert-Losier K, Platt S, Hopkins WG (2015) Sources of variability in performance times at the World Orienteering Championships. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 47(7):1523-30. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000558
  15. Supej M, Hébert-Losier K, Holmberg HC (2015) Impact of the steepness of the slope on the biomechanics of World Cup slalom skiers. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 10(3):361-8. doi: 10.1123/ijspp.2014-0200
  16. Hébert-Losier K, Jensen K, Holmberg HC (2014) The influence of surface on the running velocities of elite and amateur orienteer athletes. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 24(6):e448-55 .doi: 10.1111/sms.12224
  17. Hébert-Losier K, Jensen K, Holmberg HC (2014) Jumping and hopping in elite and amateur orienteering athletes and correlations to sprinting and running. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 9(6):993-9. doi: 10.1123/ijspp.2013-0486
  18. Hébert-Losier K, Supej M, Holmberg HC. (2014) Biomechanical factors influencing the performance of elite alpine ski racers. Sports Medicine. 44(4): 519-533. doi: 10.1007/s40279-013-0132-z.
  19. Mourot L, Fabre N, Andersson E, Willis S, Hébert-Losier K, Holmberg HC (2014) Impact of the initial classic section during a simulated cross-country skiing skiathlon on the cardiopulmonary responses during the subsequent period of skate skiing. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 39(8):911-9. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2013-0550.
  20. Hébert-Losier K, Eriksson A (2014) Leg stiffness measures depend on computational method. Journal of Biomechanics. 47 (1) 115-121. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2013.09.027
  21. Hébert-Losier K, Holmberg HC (2014) Dynamometric indicators of fatigue from maximal concentric isokinetic plantar-flexion trials are not specific to knee flexion angles or age groups, but are different for males and females. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 8 (3) 843-855. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3182a993a0.
  22. Lussiana T, Hébert-Losier K, Mourot L (2014) Effect of minimal shoes and slope on vertical and leg stiffness during running. Journal of Sport and Health Science. doi: 10.1016/j.jshs.2013.09.004
  23. Hébert-Losier K, Beaven CM (2013) The MARS® for squat, countermovement and standing long jump performance analyses: Are measures reproducible? Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000343
  24. Hébert-Losier K, Willis SJ, Holmberg HC (2013) The reproducibility of three different indicators of fatigue from plantar-flexion isokinetic testing at two knee flexion angles is not sufficient to be termed ‘acceptable’. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 21 (3) 227–236. doi:10.3233/IES-130507
  25. Hébert-Losier K, Holmberg HC (2013) Biomechanics of the heel-raise test performed on an incline in two knee flexion positions. Clinical Biomechanics. 28(6) 664-671. doi:10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2013.06.004
  26. Hébert-Losier K, Holmberg HC (2013) What are the exercise-based injury prevention recommendations for recreational alpine skiing and snowboarding? A systematic review. Sports Medicine. 43(5) 355-366. doi:10.1007/s40279-013-0032-2
  27. Hébert-Losier K, Holmberg HC (2013) Knee angle-specific EMG normalization for the triceps surae muscles in weight and non-weight bearing conditions. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 23(4):916-923. doi:10.1016/j.jelekin.2013.03.012
  28. Nedergaard NJ, Heinen F, Sloth S, Hébert-Losier K, Holmberg HC, Kersting UG (2013) The effect of light reflections from the snow on kinematic data collected using stereo-photogrammetry with passive markers. Sports Engineering. doi: 10.1007/s12283-013-0140-0
  29. Stöggl T, Hébert-Losier K, Holmberg HC (2013) Do anthropometrics, biomechanics, and laterality explain V1 side preference in skiers? Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 45(8):1569-76. doi:10.1249/MSS.1240b1013e31828b31815a
  30. Lussiana T, Fabre N, Hébert-Losier K, Mourot L (2013) Effect of slope and footwear on running economy and kinematics. Scandinavian Journal of Sports Medicine. 23(4):e246-253. doi: 10.1111/sms.12057
  31. Sole G, Schneiders AG, Hébert-Losier K, Perry M (2013) Perceptions by physiotherapy students and faculty staff of a multimedia learning resource for musculoskeletal practical skills teaching. NZ Journal of Physiotherapy. 41(2): 58-64
  32. Hurst HT, Swarén M, Hébert-Losier K., Ericsson F, Sinclair J, Atkins S, Holmberg HC (2013) GPS-based evaluation of activity profiles in elite downhill mountain biking and the influence of course type. Journal of Science and Cycling. 2(1) 25-32.
  33. Hurst HT, Swarén M, Hébert-Losier K, Ericsson F, Sinclair J, Atkins S, Holmberg HC (2012) Influence of course type on upper body muscle activity in elite Cross-Country and Downhill mountain bikers during off road downhill cycling. Journal of Science and Cycling. 1(2): 2-9
  34. Sperlich B, Zinner C, Hébert-Losier K, Born DP, Holmberg HC (2012) Biomechanical, cardiorespiratory, metabolic and perceived responses to electrically assisted cycling. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 112(12):4015-4025. doi:10.1007/s00421-012-2382-0
  35. Hébert-Losier K, Schneiders AG, Sullivan SJ, García JA. Simoneau GG (2012) Influence of knee flexion angle and age on triceps surae muscle activity during heel-raises. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 26(11):3124-3133. doi: 10.1007/s00421-012-2382-0
  36. Hébert-Losier K, Schneiders, AG, Sullivan, SJ, García JA, Simoneau, GG (2012) Influence of knee flexion angle and age on triceps surae muscle fatigue during heel-raises. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 26(11):3134-3147. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e318243ff0e
  37. Hébert-Losier K, Schneiders AG, Sullivan SJ, García JA, Simoneau GG (2011) Peak triceps surae muscle activity is not specific to knee flexion angles during MVIC. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 21(5), 819-826. doi:10.1016/j.jelekin.2011.04.009.
  38. Hébert-Losier K, AG Schneiders, Sullivan SJ (2011) December 2011 Letters to the Editor-in-Chief. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 41(12): 983-987. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2011.0202
  39. Hébert-Losier K, Schneiders, AG, Sullivan, SJ, Newsham-West RJ, García JA, Simoneau GG (2011) Analysis of knee flexion angles during two clinical versions of the heel-raise test to assess soleus and gastrocnemius function. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 41(7), 505-513. doi:10.2519/jospt.2011.3489
  40. Hébert-Losier K, Newsham-West RJ, Schneiders, AG, Sullivan SJ (2009) Raising the standards of the calf-raise test: a systematic review. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 12(6), 594-602. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2008.12.628
  41. Hébert-Losier K, Schneiders AG, Newsham-West, RJ, Sullivan, SJ (2009) Scientific bases and clinical utilization of the calf-raise test. Physical Therapy in Sport, 10(4), 142-149. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2009.07.001

Research funding (since 2013)

  • 2018 University of Waikato Strategic Investment Fund Research (Medium Grant)
  • 2017 Qualisys International Society of Biomechanics Travel Support
  • 2016 New Zealand Rugby Union – Research & Entreprise
  • 2016 University of Waikato Discretionary Capital Case
  • 2015 – 2016 National Sport Institute of Malaysia Research Grants (x 5)
  • 2015 – 2016 National Sport Institute of Malaysia Travel Grants (x 2)
  • 2013 ERASMUS Staff Mobility Teaching Assignment