The term musculoskeletal health covers:
- Pain and other problems and/or functional changes in the musculoskeletal system resulting from physical and mental strain
- Non-infectious inflammatory (inflammation-like) diseases of the joints, the spinal column and/or soft tissue
- Degenerative diseases of the joints and/or spinal column
- Pathological loss of bone density/osteoporosis with or without osteoporotic fractures
- Injuries to the musculoskeletal system, including consequential conditions resulting from such injuries
Examining, preventing and treating the main groups of musculoskeletal health form a key aspect of the practice of physiotherapy. The research group focuses on both theoretical and empirical research relating to these five main groups within the field of musculoskeletal health. A broad understanding of causal connections and approaches is emphasised, both from an individual and from a societal perspective.
Head of research group
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The research group possesses expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methodology. Quantitative methods used include observation studies, such as longitudinal designs and cross-sectional studies, and experimental studies. Qualitative methods cover all the main types of data, participant observation, interviews and documents. Several of the group members are involved in significant international networks.
Read about projects, publications and more on our blog muskhealth.com.