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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

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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As reported earlier, Jan Hartvigsen, Professor and Head of Research at JOB and Senior Researcher at NIKKB, is on a visit to Australia, where he will lecture at the opening of the Australian Twin Registry's new branch at the University of Sydney today.

 

During his visit to Sydney, Jan Hartvigsen appeared in an interview where he discussed back pain associated with studies of twins. Back pain is often associated with old age, but new research has shown that pain begins much earlier and may develop into chronic pain if not treated in time.

 

- Twins with back pain…

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Jan Hartvigsen attends opening of new branch of Australian Twin Registry

When the Australian Twin Registry opens its new branch The Twin Project Node at the University of Sydney in late October, the opening will be attended by professor and research director at the IOB and senior researcher at NIKKB, Jan Hartvigsen, among others.

 

The branch opens with a symposium on Friday, October 30, 2015 in the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney, and Jan Hartvigsen will be holding a speech entitled The Accidental Twin Researcher at the conference.

 

Other speakers at the symposium are Professor Stephen Simpson (University of Sydney), Professor John Hopper (Australian Twin Registry…

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