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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

Is there a relationship between physical activity level and back pain in adolescents?

The level of physical activity among adolescents can influence their risk of developing back pain, a new study by a group of researchers including Jan Hartvigsen and Lise Hestbæk from NIKKB/Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics (IOB) at the University of Southern Denmark has revealed.

 

The more physically active, the greater the risk of back pain, the study concludes. The researchers followed a group of adolescents aged 11 to 13 over a two year period to study to what degree physical activity caused pain in the neck, back and lower back during the two years.

 

The participants…

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How and why do sports injuries typically occur in children and adolescents?

For some time there has been increasing focus on activity and sports among children and adolescents, and there are many advantages in increased activity and participation in sport. However, the increase in sports activities among children and adolescents also causes an increase in sports injuries. Now a group of researchers have conducted a systematic literature review to provide an overview of the most common injuries in a number of sports and where they may occur. The overview is of particular interest to chiropractors who treat many athletes, children and young people, but there are also interesting points for other chiropractors.…

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Jan Hartvigsen is the world's leading expert in musculoskeletal pain

A recently published ranking from Expertscape ranks in Jan Hartvigsen as the world's leading researcher in musculoskeletal pain.

The ranking is published on the website www.expertscape.com. It is based on an assessment of publications of scientific articles in the past 10 years by Jan Hartvigsen and other researchers. Expertscape evaluated published articles registered by Pubmed about a given subject area using defined objective parameters and ranked researchers on the basis of this assessment.

 

The ranking is a great recognition of Jan Hartvigsen’s work and influence within the musculoskeletal area, and he is naturally both pleased and proud…

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Be aware of teenagers’ muscle and skeletal problems – they could continue into adulthood

Research indicates that children and teenagers who are hit by musculoskeletal diseases (MSK) are in danger of having to battle chronic recurring pain as adults and continue to be a large burden on the health system. A new article focussing on regional pain syndromes such as non-specific back pain or shoulder pain among children and teenagers presents an overview over interesting and useful knowledge for clinicians who encounter MSK-disease in this age group.

 

A serious problem – for life
Lower back pain and neck pain account for more disability among 15 – 19 year olds than e.g. asthma, alcohol- and…

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Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde treats this question in a blog on BioMed Central.

 

The Danish professor from The Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), bases her blog on a study made by David Cassidy et al. which concludes that  patients who suffer a stroke would have had the stroke regardless of which treatment they had received before.

 

Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde points out that this conclusion has caused debate. She refers to two articles in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, which respectively criticises and supports Davis Cassidy’s study and conclusions and…

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