• Postal address

    Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D

    9220 Aalborg


Organization profile

Head of research group: Michael Skovdal Rathleff

Who we are?

An interdisciplinary group with researchers from the fields of physiotherapy, general practice, rheumatology, orthopedic surgery, information science, engineering, translational medicine, and exercise science.

Our research – what we do?

Musculoskeletal Health conducts research on how clincians and patients can manage and self-manage their musculoskeletal health and stay active throughout the life span. The group aims to develop, test, and implement treatment and management strategies for common musculoskeletal conditions. Research and implementation will be conducted in collaboration with clinical practice, end-users, and stakeholders such as healthcare providers, government officials, patients, and relatives to support both patients and clinicians.

How does our research contribute to societal health challenges?

Through our research, we aim to improve the ability and capacity of our healthcare sector to help patients with musculoskeletal complaints. In addition, we conduct research on how patients can become more competent in their self-management thus reducing their reliance on health-care practitioners.

Who are our key collaborators?

  • Bill Vicenzino and colleagues at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

  • Prof. Kristian Thorborg and Prof. Per Hölmich at Sports Orthopaedic Research Center – Copenhagen (SORC-C), Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark

  • Prof. Thomas Bandholm at Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research-Copenhagen (PMR-C), Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark

  • Prof. Stig Peter Magnusson at Institute of Sports Medicine & Department of Physical Therapy, Department of Orthopedic Surgery M, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Benjamin Floyd Dean at Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), Botnar Research Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

  • Assoc. Prof Christian Barton and Prof. Kay Crossley at La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Center, La Trobe University Australia

  • Senior lecturer Mark Matthews at the Sports and Exercise Science Research Institute, Ulster University, Belfast, United Kingdom

  • Post-doctoral research fellow Ben Smith at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, Physiotherapy Department (Level 3), London Road Community Hospital, Derby DE1 2QY, UK

  • Aalborg Municipality

  • Aalborg University Hospital


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