Our research focus is in the area of prevention and management of musculoskeletal injuries and/or disease from youth through to older age. The target groups are athletes and non-athletic populations that either have, or are at high risk of, joint injury/disease, e.g., to the hip or knee. The goal is to enhance conditions for life-long participation in sport and physical activity. We and our closest research collaborators represent different disciplines, for example, physiotherapy, sports and exercise medicine, sport and exercise psychology, orthopedics, biomechanics, epidemiology, and implementation. Our research is conducted in close collaboration with end-users, such as health beneficiaries, intervention deliverers, and organizations.
Through interdisciplinary studies, and from a lifespan perspective, our research aims to assess effects of joint injury/disease on function from a biomechanical, physical, and/or psychological perspective; develop and evaluate clinically feasible outcome measures for function and/or diagnostic tools; assess risk factors and protective factors for joint injury/disease; develop and evaluate new intervention strategies; and implement evidence-based interventions.