Christina Brogårdh

Christina Brogårdh

Professor, fysioterapeut, Docent i rehabiliteringsmedicin

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I am a Professor of Physiotherapy, Associate Professor of Experimental Rehabilitation Medicine at Lund University and Physiotherapist at the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Skåne University Hospital. Between 2018 and 2020 I had the position as Head of the Department of Health Sciences at Lund University. Currently, I am group leader for the research group Rehabilitation & Sustainable Health. 

I took my PhD exam at Umeå University 2006. My thesis focused on evaluating the effects of intensive arm and hand training after stroke (Constraint Induced Movement Therapy).

I am a Professor of Physiotherapy and Associate Professor of experimental rehabilitation medicine and consultant physiotherapist at Department of Neurology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Memory Disorders and Geriatrics at Skåne University Hospital. Between 2018-2020 I was also Head of Department at the Department of Health Sciences, Lund University.

I graduated as a physiotherapist in 1990 and completed my PhD at Umeå University in 2006. My thesis was about evaluating the effects of intensive arm and hand training (Constraint Induced Movement Therapy) after stroke.

My current research, which I conduct together with several postdocs, is primarily about rehabilitation in neurological injuries and diseases. I also lead projects where we evaluate and further develop different measurement instruments and rating scales, evaluate the effects of different training methods and factors that affect falls and fear of falling.

I am main supervisor to Charlotta Jönsson who studies measurement methods after lower limb lymphedema and the effect of exercise. I am also assistant supervisor to several doctoral students.

In addition, I am teaching physiotherapy student, master students and as well as PhD students. 

UKÄ subject classification

  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Neurology
  • Physiotherapy


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