My work expands musculoskeletal, neurological and cardio-respiratory fields with special interest in spinal orthopaedics and chronic pain.
My research interests include epidemiology and mechanisms of injury and illness, clinical diagnostics, outcome prediction and evaluation of physiotherapeutic interventions.
Etiologi and prevention of spinal deformities
Aging, heredity, biomechanical factors, neuroendocrinal and neuromuscular functional impairments have been suggested as contributing causes to spinal deformities. The aim of this research program is to provide new knowledge of etiological mechanisms which can be translated to more effective individualised prevention and treatment measures for spinal deformities.
Diagnostics and treatment of back and neck pain
The accuracy of a concise history taking and appropriate physical assessment is of importance to identify causal mechanisms and provide focused interventions for neck and back pain conditions. The aim of this research program is to improve the diagnostic accuracy for identifying causal mechanisms and the effectiveness of stratified prevention and treatment methods for neck and back pain.