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Kjartan Fersum

Associate Professor
  • E-mailKjartan.Fersum@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 61 87+47 414 20 702
  • Visitor Address
    Kalfarveien 31
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen
  • Examination and sub classification of low back pain patients
  • Clinical work, research and teaching
  • Teaching and supervising students at the master for manual therapy at the University of Bergen
Journal articles
  • Cañeiro, Joao Paulo; Smith, Anne; O'Sullivan, Kieran; O'Keeffe, Mary; Dankaerts, Wim; Fersum, Kjartan; Gibson, William; Wand, Benedict M.; O'Sullivan, Peter. 2017. RE: "Low back pain misdiagnosis or missed diagnosis: Core principles" (Monie AP, Fazey PJ, Singer KP. Manual Therapy 22 (2016) 68?71). Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. 28: e1-e2. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2016.09.006
  • O'Sullivan, Kieran; O'Sullivan, Peter; Fersum, Kjartan; Kent, Peter. 2017. Better targeting care for individuals with low back pain: Opportunities and obstacles. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 51: 489-490. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-096612
  • Fersum, Kjartan; O'Sullivan, Peter; Skouen, Jan Sture; Smith, Anne; Kvåle, Alice. 2013. Efficacy of classification-based cognitive functional therapy in patients with non-specific chronic low back pain: A randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Pain. 17: 916-928. doi: 10.1002/j.1532-2149.2012.00252.x
  • Fersum, Kjartan; Dankaerts, Wim; O'Sullivan, Peter B.; Maes, Jonas; Skouen, Jan Sture; Bjordal, Jan Magnus; Kvåle, Alice. 2010. Integration of subclassification strategies in randomised controlled clinical trials evaluating manual therapy treatment and exercise therapy for non-specific chronic low back pain: a systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 44: 1054-1062. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2009.063289
  • Fersum, Kjartan; Dankaerts, Wim; O'Sullivan, Peter B.; Maes, Jonas; Skouen, Jan Sture; Bjordal, Jan Magnus; Kvåle, Alice. 2009. Integration of sub-classification strategies in RCTs evaluating manual therapy treatment and exercise therapy for non-specific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP): a systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine.
  • Fersum, Kjartan; O'Sullivan, Peter B.; Kvåle, Alice; Skouen, Jan Sture. 2009. Inter-examiner reliability of a classification system for patients with non-specific low back pain. Manual Therapy. 14: 555-561. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2008.08.003
Reports and theses
  • Fersum, Kjartan. 2011. Classification and targeted treatment of patients with non-specific chronic low back pain. University of Bergen.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

  • S. J. Edmondston, S. Song, R. V. Bricknell, P. A. Davies, K. Fersum, P. Humphries, D. Wickenden, and K. P. Singer. MRI evaluation of lumbar spine flexion and extension in asymptomatic individuals 2. Man.Ther 5 (3):158-164, 2000.
  • Fersum KV, O'Sullivan, P.B., Kvåle, A., and Skouen, J.S. Inter-examiner reliability of a classification system for patients with non-specific low back pain. Manual Therapy 2009;14:555-61.
  • Fersum KV, Dankaerts W, O`Sullivan P, et al. Integration of sub-classification strategies in RCTs evaluating manual therapy treatment and exercise therapy for non-specific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP): a systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2009.
  • 2005 - PhD candidate, Section for Physiotherapy Science,  Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, @font-face { font-family: "Times"; }@font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } University of Bergen
  • 2001 - Manual Therapy exam, Oslo.
  • 1999 - Curtin University of Technology, Master of Manual Therapy, Perth Australia
  • 1993 - 96 University of Northumbria at Newcastle, BSc Hons Physiotherapy
  • 1999: MRI evaluation of lumbar spine flexion and extension in asymptomatic individuals.
  • 2005 - :Classification and targeted treatment of patients with Non Specific Chronic Low Back Pain.