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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

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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Greg Kawchuk is appointed Adjunct Professor at IOB

The Canadian researcher Greg Kawchuk from the University of Alberta has been appointed Adjunct Professor at the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics (IOB) at the University of Southern Denmark from January 1st 2015 to December 31st 2020.

 

Greg Kawchuk is already a familiar face at SDU. He has visited the university several times as a visiting scholar to work with researchers from IOB and NIKKB on a number of projects; indeed, it is collaboration between the Faculty of Health Sciences, IOB and NIKKB that has made it possible to appoint the Canadian researcher.

 

The appointment of…

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Forget pills and various aids for the prevention and treatment of low back pain. Exercise and training is far more effective - and it's both low-tech and inexpensive compared to expensive high tech solutions like pills, ergonomic chairs, special insoles and Velcro back belts, a recent study published on January 11 this year in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine concludes.

 

The study is made by a group of Australian and Brazilian researchers who have examined 21 studies of treatment and prevention of lower back pain.

 

The researchers concluded that exercise and training have an effect in relation to…

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Greg Kawchuk visited NIKKB

Last Friday, Greg Kawchuk PhD, professor og CRC Chair at Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta, said goodbye to NIKKB after having spent a week at the institute. During his recent visit, the Canadian researcher and PhD Rune Mieritz worked together on finishing a study of how palpation of spinal landmarks can be improved with ultrasound, and he also worked with the technical team at IOB to upgrade a device that measures spinal stiffness.


The stay at NIKKB towards the end of October was not Greg Kawchuk’s first visit to NIKKB. The Canadian Professor spent five months…

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