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Charlotte Häger

My research addresses human motor control, how the brain controls movements and how to understand different types of movements in normal conditions and after injury/disease to guide treatment.

Works at

Affiliation
Professor, clinical at Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation Units: Physiotherapy
Location
Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

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Academic exams: Registered physiotherapist 1984, Bachelor in Physiotherapy 1987, PhD in Neurophysiology, Dept of Physiology, Umeå university, 1995. Associate professor 2003, Professor 2009.

University employment: Professor
Teaching and assignments: I teach at the Medical faculty at the undergraduate level and the Doctoral level, and mostly in Physiotherapy

Commissions and trusts

Member of the faculty board of medicine 2005-2011 and vice chairman of the Research board at the medical faculty 2008-2011. Chairman of the programme committee for Occupational therapy and Physiotherapy Educations 1998-2005. Member of the Regional Ethical Review Board 2004 - 2009

Appointed Chair of the committee responsible for the scientific programme of  the World Confederation in Physical Therapy, WCPT  in Geneva 2019 (World Congress in Physical Therapy).

Further information

Research: My research field is human sensorimotor control, i.e., how the brain controls our muscles as efficiently as possible by means of the sensory and motor systems. Through studies of normal motor development in children and of movement control in healthy persons, we can build theories for how human movements are controlled by the brain and identify which factors that are essential to our movement ability. Such theories and methods will help us to understand the mechanisms behind pain or movement disorders due to lesions or illness. This will optimize movement training and rehabilitation. My research addresses both hand and arm control but also involves studies of balance, gait and coordination in general. I work with studies in children and adults, in health as well as with various movement disorders such as cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, knee pain and injuriesneuropathy, stroke etc. The methodology involves kinematic movement analysis, force measurements and recordings of electromyographic activity in the muscles in our movement laboratory U-motion lab, but also surveys or clinical tests. The studies also include evaluation of outcome measures and clinical intervention in for instance neck patients and children with movement disorders. My research group is formed by multiple disciplines and involves collaboration instance biomedical engineers, statisticians, orthopedic surgeons, physiologists, radiologists, , occupational therapists and psychologists and more. National and international collaboration involve for instance, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Gothenburg university, and University of Miami, FL and University of Virginia, USA; University of Ulster, UK; University of Otago samt University of Waikato, New Zealand; University of Milano, Italy; och University of Tel Aviv, Israel.

My research is supported among others by the Swedish Scientific Research Council, the Swedish Research Council for Sports Science (CIF), Umeå University, Umeå School of Sports Sciences, Västerbottens County Council, Lundbergs research foundation, the Swedish Brain Foundation (Hjärnfonden), Promobilia and mo.

Multiple-disciplinary research group

Helena Grip, Associate professor, Engineer, Biomedical engineering
Lina Schelin, PhD, Senior lecturer, Statistics
Eva Tengman, PhD, Reg physiotherapist
Ashokan Arumugam, PhD, Reg physiotherapist, Post doc
Anna-Maria Johansson, PhD, MScPsychology, Post doc
Jonas Markström, MSc Sports science, PhD Student
Andrew Strong, BSc Sports biomechanics, PhD Student
Heidi Nedergård, MSc, Reg physiotherapist, PhD Student
Johan Strandberg, Phd Student, Statistics
Adfam Grinberg, PhD Student, Physiotherapist
Jonas Selling, Research engineer
Sebastian Buck, Reg physiotherapist, Master student and Research student aspirant

2019
Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, BioMed Central 2019, Vol. 16, (1)
Johansson, Gudrun M.; Häger, Charlotte K.
2019
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, John Wiley & Sons 2019, Vol. 29, (8) : 1181-1189
Markström, Jonas; Grip, Helena; Schelin, Lina; et al.
2019
Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 22, (11) : 1219-1225
Suijkerbuijk, Mathijs A. M.; Ponzetti, Marco; Rahim, Masouda; et al.
2019
Journal of Biomechanics, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 82 : 70-79
Arumugam, Ashokan; Markström, Jonas L.; Häger, Charlotte K.
2019
Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Österlund, Catharina; Nilsson, Evelina; Hellström, Fredrik; et al.
2019
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, Vol. 20, (1)
Strong, Andrew; Tengman, Eva; Srinivasan, Divya; et al.
2019
Journal of Orthopaedic Research
Seale, Kirsten; Burger, Marilize; Posthumus, Michael; et al.
2018
Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, Vol. 26, (2) : 358-367
Markström, Jonas L.; Tengman, Eva; Häger, Charlotte
2018
Knee (Oxford), Elsevier 2018, Vol. 25, (2) : 226-239
Hébert-Losier, Kim; Schelin, Lina; Tengman, Eva; et al.
2018
8th World Congress of Biomechanics, Dublin, July 8-12, 2018
Markström, Jonas; Tengman, Eva; Häger, Charlotte
2018
Spine, Vol. 43, (8) : E482-E487
Stenlund, Tobias; Öhberg, Fredrik; Lundström, Ronnie; et al.
2018
23rd annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science: Sport Science at the cutting edge, Dublin, July 4-7, 2018
Markström, Jonas; Grip, Helena; Schelin, Lina; et al.
2018
Annals of Work exposure and Health, Oxford University Press 2018, Vol. 62, (5) : 591-603
Svedmark, Åsa; Björklund, Martin; Häger, Charlotte K.; et al.
2018
Clinical Biomechanics, Vol. 53 : 37-45
Srinivasan, Divya; Tengman, Eva; Häger, Charlotte K.
2018
Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, John Wiley & Sons 2018, Vol. 45, (4) : 1036-1061
Abramowicz, Konrad; Häger, Charlotte; Pini, Alessia; et al.
2018
BioMed Research International
Tronarp, Rebecca; Nyberg, André; Hedlund, Mattias; et al.
2018
8th World Congress of Biomechanics, Dublin, July 8-12, 2018
Markström, Jonas; Grip, Helena; Schelin, Lina; et al.
2018
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Frontiers Media S.A. 2018, Vol. 12
Sommer, Marius; Häger, Charlotte; Boraxbekk, Carl-Johan; et al.
2017
Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology, Vol. 32 : 44-50
Sole, Gisela; Pataky, Todd; Tengman, Eva; et al.
2017
Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, Springer 2017, Vol. 25, (11) : 3378-3386
Naili, Josefine E; Iversen, Maura D.; Esbjörnsson, Anna-Clara; et al.
2017
Journal of Neurophysiology, Vol. 117, (2) : 684-691
Thomas, Christine K; Häger, Charlotte K.; Klein, Cliff S
2017
Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, Vol. 14
Johansson, Gudrun M.; Grip, Helena; Levin, Mindy F; et al.
2017
Knee (Oxford), Elsevier 2017, Vol. 24, (3) : 536-546
Naili, Josefine; Esbjörnsson, Anna-Clara; Iversen, Maura; et al.
2017
Gait & Posture, Vol. 57 : 355-
Grip, Helena; Johansson, Anna-Maria; Selling, Jonas; et al.
2016
Journal of Novel Physiotherapy and Physical Rehabilitation, Vol. 3, (1) : 022-029
Stenlund, Tobias; Öhberg, Fredrik; Lundström, Ronnie; et al.
2016
Gait & Posture, Vol. 46 : 98-103
Stensdotter, Ann-Katrin; Tengman, Eva; Häger, Charlotte
2016
Physiotherapy, Vol. 102, (1)
Wolf, S L; Kwakkel, G; Bayley, M; et al.
2016
Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, Vol. 24 : S111-S111
Naili, J. E.; Iversen, M. D.; Esbjörnsson, A. -C; et al.
2016
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Vol. 16
Lämås, Kristina; Häger, Charlotte; Lindgren, Lenita; et al.
2016
XXI ISEK Congress
Johansson, Anna-Maria; Grip, Helena; Strong, Andrew; et al.
2016
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, Vol. 17
Svedmark, Åsa; Djupsjöbacka, Mats; Häger, Charlotte; et al.
2016
Clinical Biomechanics, Elsevier 2016, Vol. 32 : 180-186
Sole, Gisela; Tengman, Eva; Grip, Helena; et al.
2015
Gait & Posture: 24th Annual Meeting of ESMAC 2015 Abstracts : 1-2
Markström, Jonas L.; Tengman, Eva; Häger, Charlotte K.
2015
Physical Therapy Reviews, Vol. 20, (3) : 135-136
Sole, Gisela; Ribeiro, Daniel C.; Häger, Charlotte K.
2015
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, Wiley-Blackwell 2015, Vol. 25, (6) : 818-827
Tengman, Eva; Grip, Helena; Stensdotter, Ann-Katrin; et al.
2015
Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 48, (10) : 1906-1914
Grip, Helena; Tengman, Eva; Häger, Charlotte
2015
Journal of Biomechanics, Elsevier 2015, Vol. 48, (10) : 1906-1914
Grip, Helena; Tengman, Eva; Häger, Charlotte K
2015
Physical Therapy Reviews, Vol. 20, (3) : 137-155
Alt Murphy, Margit; Häger, Charlotte
2015
Physical Therapy Reviews, Maney Publishing 2015, Vol. 20, (3) : 156-167
Frykberg, Gunilla E; Häger, Charlotte
2015
Clinical Biomechanics, Vol. 30, (10) : 1153-1161
Hébert-Losier, Kim; Pini, Alessia; Vantini, Simone; et al.
2015
Journal of Electromyography & Kinesiology, Elsevier 2015, Vol. 25, (3) : 548-556
Stenlund, Tobias; Lundström, Ronnie; Häger, Charlotte; et al.
2015
Gait & Posture, Vol. 42, (Supplement 1) : S33-S33
Johansson, Anna-Maria; Grip, Helena; Strong, Andrew; et al.
2014
Contributions in infinite-dimensional statistics and related topics
Abramowicz, Konrad; Häger, Charlotte; Hérbert-Losier, Kim; et al.