• 2nd Portuguese Pediatric Orthopedics Congress 2014

    The LBMF, together with Prof. Elke Viehweger and Dr. João Campagnolo from Hospital D. Estefânea, participated in the 2nd Portuguese Pediatric Orthopedics Congress with a workshop entitled: "Gait analysis and its clinical use".

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  • 35th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports

    The 35th ISBS Conference will be held at the German Sport University in Cologne between 14 and 18 June 2017.

  • 6th Portuguese Biomechanics Congress

    Congratulations to Luis Carrão (PhD student at the LBMF) who won the Best Investigator Award! The 6th Portuguese Biomechanics Congress was held in Leiria from 06/02/2015 until 07/02/2015. The LBMF team was present with 6 oral communications. 


  • 7th World Congress of Biomechanics 2014

    The 7th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB) will be held between 6th to 11th of July 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 


  • 9th Congress of the European Pain Federation, EFIC.

    9th Congress of the European Pain Federation, EFIC. The LBMF team will be present with 1 oral communication entitled "AQUATIC EXERCISE EFFECT ON PAIN ITEMS OF THE KNEE INJURY AND OSTEOARTHRITIS OUTCOME SCORE (KOOS)".



  • Active Aging Program

    • From January 2006 to Present
    • Team members: Filomena Carnide, Fátima Ramalho, Helô André, Maria Machado, Vera Moniz Pereira and António Veloso
    • Contact: Filomena Carnide - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

    Within the Locomotion and falls in elderly people, an epidemiological and biomechanical assessment of risk factors has been conducted. The subjects have been recruited from various Senior Institutions from Lisbon, to participate in a multidisciplinary study, in order to determine predictive factors for falls incidence regarding general and visual health, functional fitness and physical activity. This evaluation has been performed through questionnaires, field tests, laboratory tests and optometry measures. 

  • Aquatic Exercise Program for Knee Osteoarthritis (PICO)

    • From January 2011 to Present
    • Team members: Margarida Espanha, Flavia Yazigi, Luis Carrão, António Veloso
    • Contact: Margarida Espanha (Program Coordinator) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

    The aim of PICO study is to design an aquatic exercise program specific for obese individuals with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) where the main goals are: 1) KOA symptoms management and 2) improvement of physical fitness. The musculoskeletal pain is the main constraint for any kind of mobility and its control should be considered an important goal in the weight management's programs. Therefore the PICO project proposes an aquatic exercise program to control pain and other symptoms management, showing that it is possible to live with the disease, and motivating the change in lifestyle, thus preventing the installation or worsening of KOA.


  • Biomechanics of the spine in dancers - "Faz Sentido" TV Program

    BAlvarengaBruno Alvarenga, a PhD student from our Laboratory talks about the biomechanics of the spine in dancers.