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Sofi Sonesson

Senior Associate Professor, Head of Division, Head of Unit

Senior associate professor of physiotherapy and specialist physiotherapist in sports medicine and head of Unit of Physiotherapy. I conduct research and teach in physiotherapy and sports medicine.


Research and teaching in physiotherapy with special interest in physical activity and sports medicine.

In my research, I study incidence of injuries and illnesses in sports, risk factors for health problems and preventive interventions. I work with developing exercise programs with the aim to prevent injuries, evaluation of interventions and I study implementation of injury prevention programs.

I also do research on rehabilitation after knee injuries, with a special focus on anterior cruciate ligament injuries. I study movement patterns and muscle function, effects of rehabilitation, recovery from injury and return to exercise and sports activity.

I teach at bachelor and advanced level of the Physiotherapy program and in various courses. I teach primarily in the areas of physical exercise, sports medicine and diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system.

About me


  • Senior associate Professor of Physiotherapy, LiU 2022
  • Docent (Associate Professor) of Physiotherapy, LiU 2021
  • Specialist competence in Physiotherapy with a focus on Sports Medicine, 2014
  • PhD, LiU 2008
  • Physiotherapy bachelor degree, LiU 2000
  • Doctoral student supervision ongoing Timmy Gustafsson (main supervisor), Ida Åkerlund, Kalle Torvaldsson (assistant supervisor); completed: Hanna Tigerstrand Grevnerts (dissertation 2019, assistant supervisor)

Fields of Teaching

  • Diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders
  • Physical activity and exercise
  • Sports medicine
  • Laboratory work in the motion science laboratory
  • Supervisor and examiner for degree projects at bachelor's, and master's level.


Cover of publication ''
Håkan Gauffin, Sofi Tagesson (Sonesson), Andreas Meunier, Henrik Magnusson, Joanna Kvist (2017)

American Journal of Sports Medicine , Vol.45 , s.2077-2084 Continue to DOI

Cover of publication ''
Sofi Tagesson (Sonesson), Joanna Kvist, Clare Ardern, Annika Österberg, Karin Grävare Silbernagel (2017)

Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy , Vol.25 , s.1375-1384 Continue to DOI


Stephanie R. Filbay, Hanna Tigerstrand Grevnerts, Sofi Sonesson, Henrik Hedevik, Joanna Kvist (2023) The Swedish version of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Quality Of Life measure (ACL-QOL): translation and measurement properties Quality of Life Research, Vol. 32, p. 593-604 Continue to DOI
Sofi Sonesson, Örjan Dahlström, Nirmala Perera, Martin Hägglund (2023) Risk factors for injury and illness in youth floorball players- A prospective cohort study Physical Therapy in Sport, Vol. 59, p. 92-102 Continue to DOI
Ida Åkerlund, Sofi Sonesson, Hanna Lindblom, Markus Waldén, Martin Hägglund (2023) Perceptions, facilitators, and barriers regarding use of the injury prevention exercise programme Knee Control among players and coaches in youth floorball: a cross-sectional survey study BMC SPORTS SCIENCE MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, Vol. 15, Article 56 Continue to DOI
Hanna Lindblom, Sofi Sonesson, Josefin Forslind, Markus Waldén, Martin Hägglund (2023) Implementation of the injury prevention exercise programme Knee Control plus : a cross-sectional study after dissemination efforts within a football district Injury Prevention, Vol. 29, p. 399-406 Continue to DOI
Sofi Sonesson, Hanna Lindblom, Martin Hägglund (2023) Higher age and present injury at the start of the season are risk factors for in-season injury in amateur male and female football players-a prospective cohort study Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, Vol. 31, p. 4618-4630 Continue to DOI