Movement and activity are described as prerequisites for health, action and life. Human movement and activity can be analysed and described from physical, psychological and social/contextual perspectives. Movement is studied at the organ, individual, group and social levels and includes studies carried out during different periods of time.

Research surrounding movement and activity is aimed at developing new knowledge in relation to health and disease, attitudes and approaches, cultural aspects, movement and activity during the life cycle and historical and social perspectives on movement and activity.

The research is developing new knowledge aimed at understanding how movement and activity can be the basis for interventions in preventive and rehabilitative work and how evaluation of movement and activity may be the goal of various interventions. Interventions include general everyday activities, exercise and specific interventions and are aimed towards the individual, the environment and society.


Close up of a blue football. In the background four persons are doing sit ups.

Sport without injury programme - SWIPE

Our research includes study of injury occurrence and risk factors in sports. We also evaluate the efficacy of injury preventive measures, and their effectiveness, including applicability in different sports and sporting populations.

Motion science laboratory

In the motion science laboratory, there are advanced equipment for studying movement patterns, forces and muscle function.

Three women and one man sitting on exercise bikes.

The added value of a behavioural medicine intervention, ECRA

The project "The role of a behavioural medicine intervention in physiotherapy for the effects of rehabilitation outcomes in exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation" - also called ECRA.


Visiting Address


House 511, floor 15

Campus US, Linköping