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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


Paul Enthoven, Linnea Menning, Birgitta Öberg, Karin Schröder, Maria Fors, Yvonne Lindbäck, Allan Abbott (2024) Physiotherapists' experiences of implementation of the BetterBack model of care for low back pain in primary care - a focus group interview study Physiotherapy Theory and Practice Continue to DOI


Douglas Anderson Åhlfeldt, Linda Vixner, Britt-Marie Stålnacke, Katja Boersma, Monika Löfgren, Marcelo Rivano Fischer, Paul Enthoven (2023) Healthcare Professionals' Perceptions of and Attitudes towards a Standardized Content Description of Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Programs for Patients with Chronic Pain-A Qualitative Study International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 20, Article 5661 Continue to DOI
Anna Spångeus, Catrin Willerton, Paul Enthoven, Ann-Charlotte Grahn Kronhed (2023) Patient Education Improves Pain and Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Established Spinal Osteoporosis in Primary Care-A Pilot Study of Short- and Long-Term Effects International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 20, Article 4933 Continue to DOI
Lukasz Mateusz Falkhamn, Gunilla Stenberg, Paul Enthoven, Britt-Marie Stålnacke (2023) Interdisciplinary Multimodal Pain Rehabilitation in Patients with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Primary Care-A Cohort Study from the Swedish Quality Registry for Pain Rehabilitation (SQRP) International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 20, p. 5051-5051 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