Wenche Schrøder Bjorbækmo

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Phone +47 22845270
Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus inng.2 3.etg 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1089 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests

Qualitative research, phenomenology, physiotherapy, movement, experience, exercise, disability and (re)habilitation.

Courses taught

  • Theory and theory development for health sciences HELSEF 4100
  • Research Preparatory Course HELSEF 4301


  • PhD, UiO 2011
  • Cand san, UiO 2002
  • Physiotherapist, specialist in childrens’s physical therapy

Positions held

  • 2007-2010 Member of the Editorial Board in Fysioterapeuten: www.fysioterapeuten.no


  • Engebretsen, Karin Mohn & Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder (2020). Out of Chaos—Meaning Arises: The Lived Experience of Re-Habituating the Habitual Body When Suffering From Burnout. Qualitative Health Research.  ISSN 1049-7323.
  • Ingskog, Wibeche & Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder (2020). The ambiguity of preparing and being prepared for a patient consultation. Communication & Medicine. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Healthcare, Ethics and Society.  ISSN 1612-1783.
  • Blixt, Line; Solbrække, Kari Nyheim & Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder (2019). Physiotherapists’ experiences of adopting an eTool in clinical practice: a post-phenomenological investigation. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice.  ISSN 0959-3985. . doi: 10.1080/09593985.2019.1681042
  • Engebretsen, Liv Karin Mohn & Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder (2019). Burned out or "just" depressed? An existential phenomenological exploration of burnout. Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice.  ISSN 1356-1294.  s 1- 8 . doi: 10.1111/jep.13288
  • Engebretsen, Liv Karin Mohn & Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder (2019). Naked in the eyes of the public: A phenomenological study of the lived experience of suffering from burnout while waiting for recognition to be ill. Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice.  ISSN 1356-1294. . doi: 10.1111/jep.13244
  • Mengshoel, Anne Marit; Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder; Sallinen, Merja Helena & Wahl, Astrid Klopstad (2019). 'It takes time, but recovering makes it worthwhile' - A qualitative study of long-term users' experiences of physiotherapy in primary health care. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice.  ISSN 0959-3985.  s 1- 12 . doi: 10.1080/09593985.2019.1616343
  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder; Evensen, Kristin Vindhol; Groven, Karen Synne; Rugseth, Gro & Standal, Øyvind Førland (2018). Phenomenology of Professional Practices in Education and Health Care: An Empirical Investigation. Phenomenology & Practice.  ISSN 1913-4711.  12(1), s 18- 30 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder; Robinson, Hilde Stendal & Engebretsen, Eivind (2018). Which knowledge? An examination of the knowledge at play in physiotherapy with children. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice.  ISSN 0959-3985.  34(10), s 773- 782 . doi: 10.1080/09593985.2018.1423654
  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder & Shaw, Jay (2018). Physiotherapy at the intersection between standardisation and individual adaptation, In Barbara Gibson E; David Nicholls; Jenny Setchell & Karen Synne Groven (ed.),  Manipulating practices: a critical physiotherapy reader.  Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  ISBN 9788202550011.  Chapter 12.  s 285 - 308
  • Evensen, Kari Anne Indredavik; Robinson, Hilde Stendal; Meisingset, Ingebrigt; Woodhouse, Astrid; Thielemann, Marit; Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder; Myhre, Gard; Hansen, Anne Elisabeth; Vasseljen, Ottar & Vøllestad, Nina Køpke (2018). Characteristics, course and outcome of patients receiving physiotherapy in primary health care in Norway: design of a longitudinal observational project. BMC Health Services Research.  ISSN 1472-6963.  18(936) . doi: 10.1186/s12913-018-3729-y Full text in Research Archive.
  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder; Robinson, Hilde Stendal & Engebretsen, Eivind (2017). A phenomenological and critical examination of knowledge expressed and exchanged in physiotherapy with children. European Journal of Physiotherapy.  ISSN 2167-9169.  19, s 36- 38 . doi: 10.1080/21679169.2017.1381326 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Chowdhury, Anoop & Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder (2017). Clinical reasoning - embodied meaning-making in physiotherapy. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice.  ISSN 0959-3985.  33(7), s 550- 559 . doi: 10.1080/09593985.2017.1323360 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Robinson, Hilde Stendal; Coward, Camilla; Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder & Langeland, Eva (2017). Long term sick leave, subjective health complaints and sense of coherence, a cross-sectional study. Cogent Medicine.  ISSN 2331-205X.  4 . doi: 10.1080/2331205X.2017.1308082 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder & Mengshoel, Anne Marit (2016). “A Touch of Physiotherapy” – the significance and meaning of touch in the practice of physiotherapy. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice.  ISSN 0959-3985.  32(1), s 10- 19 . doi: 10.3109/09593985.2015.1071449
  • Nicholls, D.A.; Atkinson, K.; Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder; Gibson, B.; Latchem, J.; Olesen, J.; Ralls, J. & Setchell, J. (2016). Connectivity: An emerging concept for physiotherapy practice. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice.  ISSN 0959-3985.  32(3), s 159- 170 . doi: 10.3109/09593985.2015.1137665
  • Ottesen, Alette; Øyehaug, Gro Askland & Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder (2016). Fysioterapi i skolehelsetjenesten for ungdom - perspektiver og praksis :. Fysioterapeuten.  ISSN 0016-3384.  83(4), s 48- 52
  • Mengshoel, Anne Marit; Chowdhury, Anoop & Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder (2014). Evaluering av behandlingsforløp og utkomme i klinisk praksis. Fysioterapeuten.  ISSN 0016-3384.  81(9), s 20- 24
  • Hagen, Anne Karin & Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder (2012). Parents evaluation of the processes of care in child rehabilitation: a reliability study of the Norwegian translation of MPOC-20. Child: Care, Health and Development.  ISSN 0305-1862.  38(1), s 48- 53 . doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2010.01192.x
  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder & Engelsrud, Gunn (2011). Experiences of being tested: a critical discussion of the knowledge involved and produced in the practice of testing in children's rehabilitation. Medicine, Health care and Philosophy.  ISSN 1386-7423.  14(2), s 123- 131 . doi: 10.1007/s11019-010-9254-3
  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder & Engelsrud, Gunn (2011). "My Own Way of Moving" - Movement Improvisation in Children's Rehabilitation. Phenomenology & Practice.  ISSN 1913-4711.  5(1), s 27- 47 Show summary
  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder & Engelsrud, Gunn (2008). 'I am almost like a fish': an investigation of how children with congenital heart disease experience and perform movement in daily life. Child: Care, Health and Development.  ISSN 0305-1862.  34(6), s 781- 788 . doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2008.00851.x
  • Østensjø, Sigrid; Bjorbækmo, Wenche Schrøder; Carlberg, EB & Vøllestad, Nina Køpke (2006). Assessment of young children with disabilities: an ICF based analysis of concepts and content og the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI). Disability and Rehabilitation.  ISSN 0963-8288.  28(8), s 489- 504

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  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder & Billington, Inger (2015). Barnehabilitering - Paradokser og dilemmaer. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  ISBN 9788202383138.  124 s.

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  • Groven, Karen Synne & Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder (2019). Kroppspress i idretten: En verdig og oppbyggende idrettskultur som ser hele utøveren?. VG-Nett.
  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder (2017). A phenomenological and critical examination of knowledge expressed and exchanged in physiotherapy with children.
  • Blixt, Line; Solbrække, Kari Nyheim & Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder (2017). The e-therapist: exploring electronic entries to patient-therapist relations..
  • Woodhouse, Astrid; Robinson, Hilde Stendal; Evensen, Kari Anne Indredavik; Meisingset, Ingebrigt; Thielemann, Marit; Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder; Hansen, Anne Elisabeth; Vøllestad, Nina Køpke & Vasseljen, Ottar (2017). Fysioterapeuter i primærhelsetjenesten - Hva gjør vi egentlig. Fysioterapeuten.  ISSN 0016-3384.  (10), s 24- 26
  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder (2015). THE PLACE AND SPACE OF PHYSICAL THERAPY.
  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder (2014). A "touch" of physiotherapy.
  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder (2014). Forskning og praksis hånd i hånd - mål eller utopi? : tanker om forskningens betydning for praksis - og vice versa. Fysioterapeuten.  ISSN 0016-3384.  81(9), s 26- 28
  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder (2011). ”My own way of Moving”- The Movement Experiences of Children with disabilities.
  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder (2009). Bevegelse, barn og funksjonshemning - Bevegelse som livserfaring.
  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder (2008). Beveg deg, beveg meg, beveg oss.
  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder & Engelsrud, Gunn (2008). Moving you, moving me, moving us: Researchers and Children with Disability Moving Together.
  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder (2007). Barn, kropp, bevegelse, trening, funksjonshemning og erfaringsperspektiv.
  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder & Engelsrud, Gunn (2007). Barns personlige bevegelser - glimt fra et forskningsprosjekt.
  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder & Engelsrud, Gunn (2007). Children`s personal movements in daily life.
  • Robinson, Hilde Stendal; Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder; Rugseth, Gro; Mengshoel, Anne Marit; Vøllestad, Nina Køpke; Heggen, Kristin; Hem, Marit Helene; Schriver, Nina B.; Juul-Kristensen, Birgit & Engelsrud, Gunn (2006). Dokumentar - en problematisk sjanger. Fysioterapeuten.  ISSN 0016-3384.  73(1), s 33- 34
  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder (2005). Movement as Experience in Children with Serious Congential Heart Disease.
  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder (2005). Trendy - for hvem?. VG : Verdens gang.  ISSN 0805-5203.
  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder & Holm, Inger (2005). Barn og unge med alvorlig medfødt hjertefeil - motoriske ferdigheter og bevegelse som erfaring.
  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder; Rugseth, Gro; Hem, Marit Helene; Juritzen, Truls; Smedbråten, Bente & Riis, Ragnhild (2005). Relations of Power.
  • Engelsrud, Gunn; Rugseth, Gro; Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder; Robinson, Hilde Stendal; Vøllestad, Nina Køpke; Heggen, Kristin; Hem, Marit Helene; Mengshoel, Anne Marit & Schriver, Nina B. (2005). Dokumentar, en problemfri sjanger?. Fysioterapeuten.  ISSN 0016-3384.  11(72), s 30- 30
  • Bjorbærkmo, Wenche Schrøder; Engelsrud, Gunn & Østensjø, Sigrid (2002). Kartlegging et spørsmål om perspektiv og projeksjon. En innholdsanalyse av kartleggingsinstrumentene GMFM og PEDI.

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Published Nov. 30, 2011 3:21 PM - Last modified Nov. 14, 2013 12:01 PM