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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

Alice Kongsted appointed Professor at the University of Southern Denmark

Alice Kongsted, Senior Researcher at NIKKB and Associate Professor at the Department for Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, has been appointed Professor with special obligations (wso) of Musculoskeletal Research in Primary Care at the Research Unit of Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark from November 1st 2018.

 

Alice Kongsted will strengthen the University of Southern Denmark's practice-based research in musculoskeletal health focusing on back pain and strengthen the recruitment and development of new research talents.

 

Alice Kongsted's appointment is officially marked with a joint appointment seminar for her and Professor at IOB, Bart Koes, on November…

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Unable to make to the ECU Convention in Budapest last spring? Now you can read about the award winning oral presentations and poster presentations from the convention in a new paper in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies titled ECU Convention 2018 Congress proceedings.
 
 
The paper is laid out as an overview of the award winning presentations in the form of abstracts from each presentation. The overview includes Steen Harsted’s ’Capturing movement patterns in children using a novel 3d motion capture approach’, Henrik Hein Lauridsens ‘Motor control and musculoskeletal health in kingergarten children’ and Lise Hestbæk’s presentation of Sara Thunøe Jensen’s poster…

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Manipulative therapy is increasingly being used to treat children’s back or neck pain pain despite the lack of evidence for the effect of the treatment. It is generally recommended as a treatment option for adults, and various health professions deliver manipulative therapy either on its own or in combination with other types of therapy, e.g. advice, exercises and soft-tissue treatment.

 

The aim of the current study was to determine how effective manipulative therapy is when added to other treatment options on the number of recurrent episodes of back or neck pain in children aged 9 – 15 years.…

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Be aware that the deadline for submitting abstracts and posters for the 2019 WFC/ECU Congress is october 1st 201O

 

Read the general information and information about submission of abstracts and posters here: https://www.wfc.org/website/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=475&lang=en

 

Abstracts and posters must be submitted via this link: https://wfc-ecu-berlin-2019.exordo.com/login 

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Less and less people in Denmark are prescribed opioids as part of their long term treatment of pain according to figures from the period 2008 – 2017 released by the Danish Health Authority. During that period the number of long term users (more than 5 years) of opioids has dropped from 86,000 to 60,000. The number of opioid users in 2017 is the lowest number in ten years, writes the Danish Health Authority on its website.

 

Opioids are used to treat chronic back pain, but it is uncertain if the balance between beneficial and harmful effects is positive for…

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