Rehabilitation medicine

Organisational unit: Research group

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Other Clinical Medicine


  • Rehabilitation Medicine, Clinical Neuroscience, Sports Medicine


We conduct research and education with a focus on disability and rehabilitation. The target groups are individuals with neurologic disabilities as a result of stroke, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, post-polio, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and neuromuscular disorders. The research group is led by a Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and includes two researchers who hold PhDs and four doctoral students. Our staff members also work as physician, physiotherapist, occupational therapist and psychologist in clinical settings with rehabilitation and lifelong follow-up of persons with different neurologic disabilities. The research is conducted in seven areas and assesses the consequences of an injury or disease from a lifelong perspective. Different rehabilitation models and interventions focusing on physical activity and sports, compensatory strategies, self-efficacy, coping and empowerment, participation and life satisfaction are evaluated and developed.

Recent research outputs

Moa Jederström, Sara Agnafors, Christina Ekegren, Kristina Fagher, Håkan Gauffin, Laura Korhonen, Jennifer Park, Armin Spreco & Toomas Timpka, 2021 May 21, (Accepted/In press) In: Frontiers in Sports and Active Living.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stéphane Bermon, Paolo Emilio Adami, Örjan Dahlström, Kristina Fagher, Janna Hautala, Anna Ek, Christer Anderson, Jenny Jacobsson, Carl G Svedin & Toomas Timpka, 2021 May 6, In: Frontiers in Sports and Active Living.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wayne Derman, Marelise Badenhorst, Cheri Blauwet, Carolyn A Emery, Kristina Fagher, Young-Hee Lee, James Kissick, Jan Lexell, Ian Stuart Miller, Babette M Pluim, Martin Schwellnus, Kathrin Steffen, Peter Van de Vliet, Nick Webborn & Richard Weiler, 2021 Apr 14, In: British journal of sports medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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