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Paul Enthoven

Associate Professor, Docent

I want to develop and conduct high quality physical therapy education, supervision and research.


I want to contribute to the development and implementation of treatment methods and evaluation of instruments in various areas of physiotherapy with the ultimate goal to improve the care of our patients.

My work expands musculoskeletal and neurological fields, with focus on patient groups such as spinal pain, chronic pain, osteoporosis, Stroke and m. Parkinson. 

My research interests include epidemiology and mechanisms of injury and illness, clinical diagnostics, instrument development, outcome prediction and evaluation of physiotherapeutic interventions.

About me


  • PhD 2005
  • Reg Physiotherapist 1986


  • Lectures, Problem based learning (PBL) tutorials, seminars and examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate courses
  • Course coordinator for undergraduate and postgraduate courses
  • Teaching at the physiotherapy and undergraduate medical students program
  • Diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions
  • Supervisor – undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research students



Latest publications


Charlotte Wåhlin, Sebastian Buck, Jan Sandqvist, Paul Enthoven, Jenni Fock, Maria Andreassen, Emma Nilsing Strid (2023) Evaluation of the implementation and effectiveness of a multifactorial intervention strategy for safe patient handling and movement in the healthcare sector: a study protocol of a cluster randomised controlled trial BMJ Open, Vol. 13, Article e067693 Continue to DOI
Jens Westergren, Veronica Sjoberg, Linda Vixner, Roger G. Nyberg, David Moulaee Conradsson, Andreas Monnier, Riccardo LoMartire, Paul Enthoven, Bjorn O. Ang (2023) Acute exercise as active inference in chronic musculoskeletal pain, effects on gait kinematics and muscular activity in patients and healthy participants: a study protocol for a randomised controlled laboratory trial BMJ Open, Vol. 13, Article e069747 Continue to DOI
Maria Fors, Birgitta Öberg, Paul Enthoven, Karin Schröder, Hugo Hesser, Henrik Hedevik, Allan Abbott (2023) Are illness perceptions and patient self-care enablement mediators of treatment effect in best practice physiotherapy low back pain care? Secondary mediation analyses in the BetterBack trial Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, Article 2210676 Continue to DOI
Ann-Charlotte Grahn Kronhed, Paul Enthoven, Catrin Willerton, Martin Andersson, Joakim Baardh, Anna Spångeus (2023) Experiences of participating in a structured osteoporosis school in persons with established spinal osteoporosis - an interview study European Journal of Physiotherapy Continue to DOI
Karin Schröder, Birgitta Öberg, Paul Enthoven, Henrik Hedevik, Allan Abbott (2023) Improved adherence to clinical guidelines for low back pain after implementation of the BetterBack model of care: A stepped cluster randomized controlled trial within a hybrid type 2 trial Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, Vol. 39, p. 1376-1390 Continue to DOI