Dr Kim Hébert-Losier

Kim Hébert-Losier

Senior Lecturer, Te Huataki Waiora School of Health

Qualifications: BSc Physiotherapy, PT, PhD

About Kim

Captures (biomechanics) where it matters...and loves to run.

Developer of the Calf Raise app. Expert Qualisys user. Speaker for The Running Clinic.

Accepting PhD inquiries from candidates interested in running research, footwear studies, calf raises and achilles tendons, ACL, and screening for risk of injuries in sport.

Seeking for a PhD candidate with background in Computer Science and/or Engineering with Python and/or Matlab skills for a project on the automation of clinical scores from 2D video recordings.

Papers Taught

Research Interests

Dr. Hébert-Losier is an applied biomechanics (clinical and sport) senior lecturer and researcher who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Montreal, Canada. She worked in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy practice before completing her PhD at the University of Otago studying calf muscle activity and fatigue at the School of Physiotherapy. She began to work in High Performance Sports at the Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Biomechanics, Injury, and Injury Prevention where she developed an expertise in human movement science using 3D motion analysis, electromyography, isokinetic, and force plate, which was followed by working in the United States of America at the Nebraska Athletics Performance Laboratory and at the National Sports Institute of Malaysia as a Senior Sports Biomechanics Researcher.

Kim joined the University of Waikato in August 2016 as a Senior Lecturer and primary biomechanics researcher at the Adams Centre for High Performance in Tauranga. Kim’s research is inter-disciplinary in nature and conducted in close collaboration with practitioners in health and sport. Her current research focuses on anterior cruciate ligament injuries, screening and preventing injuries in sport, human performance enhancement, and running-related research.

She has led and contributed to a range of national and international research teams. She is uniquely positioned to add value within such teams given her clinical experience and vast international postdoctoral training in biomechanics and sports. Kim has developed the Calf Raise app for clinicians and scientists, is a recognised speaker for The Running Clinic, and works closely with the team at Qualisys AB for any research-related ventures.

Recent Publications

  • Hébert-Losier, K., & Murray, L. (2020). Reliability of centre of pressure, plantar pressure, and plantar-flexion isometric strength measures: A systematic review. Gait and Posture, 75, 46-62. doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2019.09.027

  • Zoppirolli, C., Hébert-Losier, K., Holmberg, H. C., & Pellegrini, B. (2020). Biomechanical determinants of cross-country skiing performance: A systematic review. Journal of Sports Sciences. doi:10.1080/02640414.2020.1775375

  • Hanzlíková, I., Athens, J., & Hébert-Losier, K. (2020). Clinical implications of Landing Error Scoring System calculation methods. Physical Therapy in Sport, 44, 61-66. doi:10.1016/j.ptsp.2020.04.035

  • Schofield, M., Neville, J., Hébert-Losier, K., Cronin, J. B., & Uthoff, A. M. (2020). Kinematic and kinetic variability associated with the cable put and seated rotation assessments. Journal of Sports Sciences, 38(6), 597-606. doi:10.1080/02640414.2020.1721202

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Elite Athletes; Exercise; Health; Sport Science; Sports

Biomechanics; Human Movement; Muscle Activity; Injury Prevention; Footwear; Physiotherapy; Running

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Phone: ​+64 7 837 9476