Danik Lafond, PhD

Affiliate scientist


Danik Lafond has a doctoral degree in human kinetics from the Université de Montréal. He is currently assistant professor and director of the Kinesiology Clinic at the Université de Montréal. His research agenda centres on the fear-avoidance model applied to musculoskeletal disorders (MKT) with aging and with type 2 diabetes (DT2) and the interconnections between quality control of the health problem (MKT pain or glycemia), psychosocial factors (perception of disability, fear of movement and barriers). The level of participation in physical activities and their respective impact on physical and functional ability are the focus of study.

Research Insterest

  • Sensorimotor deficits, functional capacity and chronic musculoskeletal pain
  • Therapeutic Interventions to exercise and musculoskeletal disorders
  • Psychosocial determinants in the development and treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain
  • Chronic metabolic diseases and musculoskeletal comorbidities


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Main address:
Université de Montréal – Département de kinésiologie
2100, boul. Édouard-Montpetit, Bureau 8202, C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (QC) H3C 3J7

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Research Unit:
Research Unit on Nutrition and Metabolism