Body and function (BODYFUNC)
Health problems are largely about change in function, and not just about symptoms and diagnoses. Our ambition is to perform different types of research projects as contributions to increase the knowledge about, and understanding of the links between, illness, health and function.
In this research group, we are concerned about how the health services and environmental factors influence these relationships. We have a particular focus on ailments related to the musculoskeletal system and other chronic diseases and we use broad methodological approaches into the understanding of, and research on, body, movement and function.
The members of this research group have different educational backgrounds; such as physiotherapy, chiropractic and physiology. We have an extensive cooperation with other professionals such as doctors, nurses, social scientists and humanists. This is reflected in both the thematic variation and different methodology used in the projects that engage the group members.
- Motor control for human head and neck movement
- Prognostic factors for shoulder pain
- Clinical course of neck pain in chiropractic patients
- Clinical course of patients in primary health care
- Measurement properties of physical fitness tests
- Fit elderly persons exercising regularly – how are their physical function?