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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

Honorary lecture by Professor Peter Croft

The Center for Muscle and Joint Health is proud to invite you to an honorary lecture given by Professor Peter Croft, Keele University.

 

The title of the lecture is Back to the walls: The Past and the Future of Primary Care Research into Musculoskeletal Disorders

 

The honorary lecture takes place:

 

Thursday October 13 at 15.00
In Auditorium O77, University of Southern Denmark
Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M

 

All are welcome. The lecture is free and no registration is required.

 

Professor Peter Croft trained as a medical practitioner and has been the world leader in research in…

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A new research project, Danish Chiropractic Cohort (ChiCo), which is carried out by the Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics (NIKKB), has received a grant of nearly 3 million DKK from the Foundation for Chiropractic Research and Post Graduate Education. The grant secures the accomplishment of a systematic collection of data from a large group of patients with low back pain from Danish chiropractic clinics.

 

Tue Secher Jensen, chiropractor, PhD, Senior Researcher at NIKKB and Spine Centre of Southern Denmark and Alice Kongsted, chiropractor, PhD, Senior Researcher at NIKKB and Associate Professor at the Department of Sports Science…

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Chiropractic treatment rather than re-admission

Patients with chest pain are often afraid that their pain is a sign of heart disease. This fear leads to increased health care costs because patients often have more re-admissions to hospital. This need not be. New research shows great advantages in referring some patients for treatment by chiropractors in the primary sector instead.

 

Over the past 25 years the number of hospital admissions due to chest pain and suspected heart attack has increased significantly in many countries. For a minority of patients the pain is due to heart disease. By contrast, many are diagnosed with other disorders or…

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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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