ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7962-1026


  1. Institut Toulousain d’Ostéopathie, IRF’O, Toulouse, France.
  2. Visiting Research Fellow, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney. Australian Research Consortium in Complementary and Integrative Medicine., UTS-ARCCIM, Sydney, Australia.
  3. INMG-PGNM Université UCBLyon 1, Lyon, France

Activities / Education

Loïc is Principal Investigator of ALGOS project : Osteopathy in Oncology Osteopathic Support (NCT05726929  Study Record | Beta ClinicalTrials.gov) and others clinical trials in osteopathy.

He is a Ph.D. Researcher in Space Physiology on vertebral deconditioning. Scientist Principal Investigator supported by CNES (French Space Agency). PhD. Thesis defended in 2017 Life Sciences and Health, Vertebral Dysfunctions and Postural changes after microgravity simulation studies. University of Strasbourg, IPHC-CNRS (UMR7178, ED 414).

Master Sciences, Research STAPS (Sport Sciences) Specialist Movement Performance Health, (Université Claude Bernard Lyon1, Lyon, France).

Teaching Anatomy, musculoskeletal imaging (Ultrasound) and involved to develop research in Osteopathy for students in Institut Toulousain d’Ostéopathie, and Institut de Recherche Franc’Ostéo, Toulouse (31), France.

Reviewer for BMC Journal / Frontiers in Physiology / Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.

Osteopath D.O. since 2013 in Paramedical Sport Center PerformEsprit Forme – Canet en Roussillon (66), France.

Key Publications

  • Kesava Kovanur Sampath, Loïc Treffel, Oliver P.Thomson, Jerry Draper Rodi, Michael Fleischmann & Steve Tumilty (2023): Changes in biochemical markers following a spinal manipulation – a systematic review update, Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, DOI: 10.1080/10669817.2023.2252187
  • Robin, Adrien, Nastassia Navasiolava, Guillemette Gauquelin-Koch, Claude Gharib, Marc-Antoine Custaud, Loïc Treffel. « Spinal Changes after 5-Day Dry Immersion as Shown by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DI-5-CUFFS) ». American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology 323, no 3 (2022): R310‑18. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpregu.00055.2022.
  • Treffel, L., Dmitrieva, L., Gauquelin-Koch, G., Custaud, M.-A., Blanc, S., Gharib, C., et al. (2016). Craniomandibular System and Postural Balance after 3-Day Dry Immersion. PloS One 11, e0150052. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150052.
  • Treffel, L., Mkhitaryan, K., Gellee, S., Gauquelin-Koch, G., Gharib, C., Blanc, S., et al. (2016). Intervertebral Disc Swelling Demonstrated by 3D and Water Content Magnetic Resonance Analyses after a 3-Day Dry Immersion Simulating Microgravity. Frontiers in Physiology. 7. doi:10.3389/fphys.2016.00605.