Physiotherapy Research Group

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Physiotherapy represents an approach to health and function based upon the human body and human movement interacting with the environment. Physiotherapy aims at promoting, maintaining and restoring physical, psychological and social well-being.

The research group is extensively engaged in national and international co-operative research, and projects span from basic science to clinical studies



Master in Health Sciences – Physiotherapy

 A course in musculoskeletal disorders is taught in English and offered in the spring semester.

 The course is open to exchange master students with a health background.

 For more information see www.uib.no/course/FYST33 

 or contact studie@igs.uib.no


European Congress on Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
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Results from the VIRTUES study

Results from the VIRTUES study will be presented at a focused symposium at the 2nd Congress for Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair 22-24 May 2017 in Maastricht, the Netherlands

New publication from VIRTUES trial
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Is Virtual reality training more intensive than conventional training?

Results from this study indicate that patients with severely impaired upper limb motor function spent more time actively in VR training (VR) than in conventional training (CT).

Nordic Summer School for Neurorehabilitation
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Translating research into clinical practice. An update on neurorehabilitation from an interdisciplinary perspective

The first Nordic Summer School for Neurorehabilitation will take place in Falsterbo, Sweden, from 21. – 23. September 2016.

WCNR Philadelphia
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Presentations at the World Congress for Neurorehabilitation in Philadelphia

The Physiotherapy Research Group participates at the WCNR in Philadelphia, 10 - 13th May, 2016.

PhD defense Tove Ask
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Reduced physical function in health workers on sick leave

Tove Ask will defend her PhD Thesis on Thursday, 22. June 2016 at the University of Bergen. Title of the thesis: “Functional evaluation and work participation in health care workers with musculoskeletal disorders”