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PhD student Tove Ask presents a poster titled: Supervisors' strategies in follow-up of employees with musculoskeletal pain. A focus group study
Bente Gjelsvik defended her PhD thesis Friday 19. september 2014 at the University of Bergen. Title of the thesis:Trunk control in stroke. Aspects of measurement, relation to brain lesion and change after rehabilitation.
The 3rd national interdisciplinary neck and back congress was held in Bergen, 2 -4. April 2014. Jan Sture Skouen, Tone Morken and Kjartan Vibe Fersum in the organizing committee report of a successful conference with ca. 300 participants.
In this study longitudinal changes in neuronal activity in a group of patients with subacute stroke were examined when observing and executing a bimanual movement task. The results suggest that plastic changes also occur in potential mirror neurons
In a qualitative study 263 car mechanics were interviewed to examine decisions of absence versus attendance when feeling ill.
In a new publication based on master theses, the predictive validity of ÖMPQ was compared with the clinicians prognostic assessment of pain and functional outcome after 8 weeks of manual therapy treatment.
Håkon Hofstad presents a poster with first results from the ESD stroke Bergen study at World Federation for Neurorehabilitation congress in Melbourne
27.-29. april: Peter O’Sullivan & Kjartan Vibe Fersum: Classification based cognitive functional therapy (CB-CFT); 13.-16. juni: Linda-Joy Lee: Treating the whole person – the Integrated systems model for pain & disability; 18.-20. juni: Linda-Joy Lee: Restoring form and function of the abdominal wall after pregnancy
For many patients is walking on a treadmill with body weight support (BWSTT) a new and challenging task.The researchers investigated if patients post-stroke stabilise their walking pattern during familiarisation and found that 5-min was sufficient to achieve relatively stable walking during BWSTT.
It was 20 years ago when the masterprogram in physiotherapy sciences was established. On Friday 28th the jubilee was celebrated to commemorate the event and the history of the research group
Research collaboration between University of Bergen, Bergen University College and Haukeland University Hospital resulted in several presentations.
The Research Groups for General Practice and Physiotherapy at the Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care are represented in the EU’s research network COST - Action, dedicated to the issue: “Assessment of Pain in Patients with Impaired Cognition, especially Dementia”.
Kjartan Vibe Fersum defends his PhD thesis on wednesday, 27. april 2011. Non-specific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP) disorders have proven highly resistant to change in spite of enormous resources directed at them. There is lack of evidence for single treatment interventions for patients with NSCLBP despite the substantial amount of Randomised Controlled Trials (RCT) evaluating treatment outcome... Read more
Physical tests of spinal mobility and dynamic mobility of the trunk in activities reflect best functional changes as perceived and reported by back pain patients. New publication by Strand LI, Anderson B, Lygren H, Skouen JS, Ostelo R. Magnussen LH.
Editorial from Karin Dahlberg, professor, Eva Gjengedal, professor & Målfrid Råheim, ass. professor
Monica H. Breitve, Minna J. Hynninen, Alice Kvåle. Although psychomotor physiotherapy (PMPT) has been a treatment tradition in Norway for >50 years, there are few effect studies. This study was recently published in Physiotherapy Research International (Dec 2010).