The target group for our research is physically active people at high risk of injury, or with injury, for example, to the knee or hip. Although physical activity has many beneficial effects on overall health, participation in sport and exercise is associated with a risk of injury. Our research focus is in the area of prevention and management of injuries related to sport and exercise. We and our closest research collaborators represent different disciplines physiotherapy, sports and exercise medicine, sport and exercise psychology, orthopedics, biomechanics, and implementation. Our research is conducted in close collaboration with health care providers and sports clubs.
Through interdisciplinary studies, and from a lifespan perspective, our research aims to assess effects of injury on function from a physical and psychological perspective; develop and evaluate clinically feasible outcome measures; assess whether good muscle function has a protective role for a first injury and/or for further joint problems; develop and evaluate new intervention strategies; and implement evidence-based interventions.