Research group The research aim is to measure, understand and explain the human physical capacity and movement control in neuromusculoskeletal disorders and to develop effective prevention and treatment against these conditions.
The aim of the study is to compare the effects of low-load motor control (LMC) exercise and those of a high-load lifting (HLL) exercise on activity and average pain intensity over the last 7 days. In collaboration with University of Luleå and an outpatient clinic in Umeå, Sweden.
The aim of the study is to ascertain changes in health habits and physical capacity during a long term follow-up period. Further, the impact of environment and heredity on behaviour, physical capacity and health is investigated. In collaboration with Karolinska Institutet.
The overall aim with this project is to develop screening methods and neuromuscular screening tests to be used in the Swedish Air Force in order to support healthy pilots and limit painful musculoskeletal functional conditions among them. In collaboration with Karolinska Institutet.
The results are analyzed with regard to treatment and development of osteoarthritis. We also develop new measures of knee function and investigate genetical predisposition for ACL injury and osteoarthritis.
We use a motion capture system to analyze hand, arm and upper body function as well as gait in a movement lab. Via functional brain imaging synchronized with motion cameras, we also investigate brain activity during individual finger movements.
This project will find out why drivers get back pain and how it can be prevented. There is collaboration with Västerbotten County Council and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
The aim is to develop a decision model for tailored treatment for women with non-specific neck pain and to compare tailored versus non-tailored treatment in a randomized controlled trial. In collaboration with Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, University of Gävle.
The study aim is to evaluate the importance of physical and psychosocial factors in the workplace on long-term treatment outcomes after neck pain rehabilitation. In collaboration with Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, University of Gävle, and Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Umeå University.