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RESEARCH

NIKKB RESEARCH UNIT

Towards 2022, NIKKB research will focus on developing customised treatment for the individual patient, research into how we can implement new knowledge in daily practice and understand the lifelong trajectory of musculoskeletal disease.

Focus

NIKKB'S RESEARCH STRATEGY 2018-2022

The Research Unit at NIKKB has formulated a strategy outlining the institute's research priorities for the period 2018-2022.

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Research

The strategic aim of the research efforts at NIKKB is to continue to contribute new knowledge in the musculoskeletal field by focusing on solving specific challenges at the level of both the patient and society, specifically:

 

  • Patients with musculoskeletal problems experience different clinical courses, which is why we will continue our work to establish ‘customised’ interventions based on new knowledge.
  • Our ambition is to focus on implementation research where new knowledge about the barriers to, and methods for, promoting the systematic application of research findings is further developed and embedded in daily clinical practice.
  • At NIKKB, our research has always sought to understand the life trajectories of musculoskeletal disease. This will still apply. We will continue to study these clinical courses in order to develop insights that are useful and practical in prevention and treatment.

 

Research focus

To meet these strategic priorities, the following research areas will be the principal focus up to the end of 2022:

 

  1. Patient profiles & differentiated care
  2. Implementation research & knowledge translation
  3. Musculoskeletal heath from a life course perspective with a special focus on spinal health

 

Read more about our research focus under the section Project Areas in the menu.

 

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News

In a recently published Scandinavian study the researchers conclude that Maintenance Care is more efficient than symptom guided care in reducing the total number of days patients must tolerate bothersome LBP over 52 weeks. In return Maintenance Care increases the number of treatments. The researchers recommend that clinicians consider Maintenance Care as a possible preventive care for recurrent or persistent LBP in patients in need of such care who have responded favourably to their first treatment.

 

Maintenance Care (MC) is often used to treat chronic or recurrent back pain. In the current study, researchers looked at how efficient MC…

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Just a quick reminder that you can apply for a research grant from the European Centre for Chiropractic Research Excellence (ECCRE).

 

The deadline for applications is January 1st 2019.

 

You can find the relevant applications forms on the ECCRE website www.eccre.org

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Throughout 2018, chiropractors and physiotherapists have had the opportunity to become certified in the GLA:D® Back treatment method in a number of certification courses at the University of Southern Denmark. Now Professor Per Kjaer and his GLA:D® Back co-researchers have published an article documenting the development, theory and evidence behind the treatment programme. You can read the full article on the BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders website through the link below.

 

Clinical guidelines recommend patient education, advice about staying active and at work and exercise to help people with persistent or recurrent back pain self-manage their pain.

 

GLA:D® (Good Life…

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A narrative review published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies concludes that imaging should be used in compliance with clinical guidelines and sound judgement; it should not be used routinely in chiropractic clinics.

 

Routine use of imaging in chiropractic clinics has been a contentious issue for a long time. Some chiropractors advocate the use of imaging to improve the treatment of patients while others recommend the use only when it is recommended in current guidelines on imaging. It looks like the considered approach to the use of imaging is winning the debate.

 

Current evidence recommends that X-ray is used…

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Adjunct Professorships to be used to further co-operation

Jan Hartvigsen, Professor and Head of Research at the Department of Sports Science and Biomechanics and Senior Researcher at NIKKB, has been appointed Adjunct Professor at two Canadian universities, the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto and and the University of Ontario UOIT-CMCC Centre for Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation. Jan Hartvigsen plans to use his Adjunct Professorships to further collaboration between the University of Southern Denmark and NIKKB and the two Canadian educational institutions.

 

Jan Hartvigsen says about the appointment:

 

- I am very happy to have received this appointment and recognition. We generally collaborate a lot with…

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