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A physical educator by training, Christian Larivière completed his doctoral studies in clinical sciences at Université de Sherbrooke in 1998. He had a post-doctoral fellowship in biomedical sciences from 1998 to 2000 at Université de Montréal and has been a biomechanics researcher at the IRSST since 2001. His main research interests are the development of tools for assessing neuromuscular functions of the trunk and of interventions for improving lumbar spine stability in worker populations with low back pain. He is also interested in the relationship between certain psychological factors associated with chronic pain and (1) neuromuscular responses, (2) physical activity, and (3) adherence to treatment. He has published over 80 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals.