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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
Academic article
  • 2019. Jobbrelatert mestringstro ved muskel og skjelettplager - et spørreskjema. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 8 pages.
  • 2019. Cognitive functional therapy in patients with non-specific chronic low back pain - a randomized controlled trial 3-year follow-up. European Journal of Pain. 1416-1424.
  • 2018. Cognitive functional therapy: An integrated behavioral approach for the targeted management of disabling low back pain. Physical Therapy. 408-423.
  • 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. 916-928.
  • 2009. Inter-examiner reliability of a classification system for patients with non-specific low back pain. Manual Therapy. 555-561.
Academic lecture
  • 2019. Efficacy of cognitive functional therapy (CFT) versus cognitive patient education and active physiotherapy (COPE+PT) in patients with non-specific low back pain – A randomized controlled trial.
Editorial
  • 2017. Better targeting care for individuals with low back pain: Opportunities and obstacles. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 489-490.
Masters thesis
  • 2013. Effekten av en multimodal tilnærming på rehabilitering av hamstringsskader.
  • 2012. Manuellterapi og pasienter med uspesifikke brystsmerter.
  • 2012. GONARTROSE OG MANUELLTERAPI: «VIL MANUELLTERAPEUTISK MOBILISERING REDUSERE SMERTER OG ØKE FUNKSJON HOS EN FYSISK SVÆRT AKTIV PASIENT MED UNILATERAL GONARTROSE?».
  • 2008. Undersøkelse og behandling av korsrygg ogbekkensmerter.En litteraturstudie innen kognitive, manuelle og motorisk kontroll vinklinger tatt fra subklassifiseringssystemerog osteopati.
  • 2008. Kraftfull traksjonsmobilisering av hofteleddet Effekt på selvrapportert funksjon, smerte og passivt bevegelsesutslag.
  • 2008. Kan manuellterapibehandling i kombinasjon med treningsterapi redusere smerte og øke funksjon hos en pasient med unilateral gonartrose? - En single subject design.
  • 2008. Kan manipulasjon av IS-leddet og/eller nedre lumbal gi reduksjon av smerter på baksiden av låret, øke bevegelsesutslag eller gi bedret funksjon? Et Single Subjekt Design.
  • 2008. Effekt av manipulasjon og trening av motorisk kontroll på cervikogen hodepine. En single subject experimental design studie.
  • 2008. EMG activity of paraspinal musculature L5/S1 and Th12/L1 During modified Roman Chair extension exercise of the lumbar spine.
  • 2006. Rehabilitation of Chronic Low Back Pain Syndrome:Synthesis between the Pratices of Susan Klein and the Theories of Magne Nyborg Focus on Didatics as a Method.
  • 2006. Manuell mobilisering ved gonartrose.
  • 2006. Manipulation of the radio lnar and radio humeral joint for Management of Lateral epicondylitis: A Pilot Study.
  • 2006. Manipulasjon kombinert med en kognitiv intervensjon hos ung mann med stivhet og smerter i korsrygg og venstre underekstremitet.
  • 2006. Kan man påvirke cervikogen hodepine ved manipulasjon og/eller mobilisering.
  • 2006. En studie på hvorvidt et kort intensivt treningsprogram med stabiliserende øvelser i Terapimaster kan ha effekt på å øke muskulær utholdenhet i de dype halsfleksorene, reusere smerte og bedre funksjon hos 2 pasienter med kroniske uspesifikke nakkesmerter.
  • 2006. En multimodal tilnærming med kombinasjon av manipulasjon og øvelsesbehandling ved cervicogen hodepine. En singel subject experimental design.
Feature article
  • 2018. Bruk av virtuelle miljø i fysioterapipraksis? Fysioterapeuten. 22-25.
Letter to the editor
  • 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. e1-e2.
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2011. Classification and targeted treatment of patients with non-specific chronic low back pain.
Poster
  • 2011. Classification based "cognitive functional therapy" for the management of non-specific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP) - a RCT.
Academic literature review
  • 2019. Efficacy of low-level laser therapy on pain and disability in knee osteoarthritis: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo-controlled trials. 1-13.
  • 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. 1054-1062.
  • 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.

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.