Fatigue - How can we speed-up peripheral and central regeneration?

The mechanisms of neuromuscular fatigue are still far from being fully understood. We know that muscle fatigue during exercise is induced by processes happening at the neuromuscular junction and in the muscle (peripheral fatigue), but also by processes that take place in the central nervous system (central fatigue).

At SPL, we are interested in the modulation of central fatigue induced by training, classic recovery strategies as well as different stimulation techniques at brain level. We hypothesise that when we are able to speed-up the recovery processes in the CNS we will improve performance. Recent research focus to understand better the mechanisms underlying fatigue and recovery processes which will help us to develop effective strategies to accelerate recovery. Future applications should help athletes to recover faster and perform better as well as improve the quality of life in patients suffering from pathological central fatigue.