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NIKKB will be quiet towards the end of the week, when Henrik Wulff Christensen, Alice Kongsted, Tue Secher Jensen, Mette Jensen Stochkendahl and Lise Hestbæk all take part in the ECU Convention in Norway.


The ECU Convention is held in the Oslo-suburb of Lillestrøm from May 5th to May 7th. Researcher’s Day, which has been arranged in part by Mette Jensen Stochkendahl, Chiropractor, PhD and Senior Researcher at NIKKB, is held the day before.


The theme for the ECU Convention id Building Bridges, while the theme for Researcher’s Day is Down from the ivory towers: Breaking down the…

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Musculoskeletal disease and the common cold

The American website Chiropractic Science is a website dedicated to getting the word out about chiropractic research i.e. through podcasts with leading researchers on various subjects within musculoskeletal research, encouraging co-operation among researchers to promote future high quality chiropractic research and encourage clinicians and students to pursue their own careers as researchers.


Chiropractic Science’s latest interview is with Lise Hestbæk, chiropractor, PhD, Senior Researcher at NIKKB and Associate Professor at the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark. The interview resulted in a podcast entitled Life Course of Back Pain and Paediatric…

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Alice Kongsted new subject adviser on national clinical guidelines for neck pain

Alice Kongsted, Senior Researcher at NIKKB and Lecturer at IOB, has been employed as subject adviser on the Danish Health Authority’s national clinical guidelines for neck pain. She replaces medical specialist in rheumatology, Frank Lønberg, who wanted to leave the position.


This is not the first time Alice Kongsted participates in the preparation of national clinical guidelines. She was also part of the working groups who wrote the recently published guidelines for non-surgical treatment of recently emerged lumbar nerve compression (lumbar radiculopathy) and treatment of radiating pain from the neck (cervikal radiculopathy). Together with Professor and Head of Research…

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A new research project at the University of Southern Denmark is going to investigate if an increased focus on motor skills in day care centres can strengthen the children’s health, health, well-being and learning abilities. The Danish foundation, TrygFonden, has donated 8.5 million DKK to the project, the largest single donation received by the Research Unit for Clinical Biomechanics at SDU so far. Together with contributions from The Danish Chiropractic Foundation and the Municipality of Svendborg, the donation ensures completion of the project.


Children’s motor skills seem to influence their well-being, learning ability and general health. Thus, children…

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Peter Kent appointed Adjunct Professor

The Australian researcher Peter Kent has said farewell to SDU and NIKKB and has returned to Australia to take up a position as Associate Professor (Research) at the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. However, the University of Southern Denmark will still enjoy the work of the Australian researcher, who has just been appointed Adjunct Professor of Clinical Biomechanics by the university’s Vice Chancellor, Henrik Dam.


News of the appointment was met with joy at the University of Southern Denmark. Most people at IOB and NIKKB know the kind and smiling Australian,…

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