Christina BrogårdhProfessor, Docent i rehabiliteringsmedicin
Research areas and keywords
UKÄ subject classification
- Medical and Health Sciences
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. Since 2018 I am also Head of the Department of Health Sciences at Lund University.
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).
My current research projects focus on aspects of impairments and activity limitations in the upper extremity in persons with neurological diseases such as stroke and post-polio. I also lead projects where we evaluate and further develop various outcome measures and rating scales, evaluate the effects of different training methods as well as consequences of falls and fear of falling on daily life.
I am main supervisor for PhD student Håkan Carlsson, who evaluates how sensory impairments of the upper extremity after stroke influence daily life and the effects of specific sensory training on sensation, dexterity and the ability to use the hand in daily life. I am also an assistant supervisor to Lina Rosengren, who studies life satisfaction in people with Parkinson's disease; to Maria Nolvi, who studies sense of coherence in persons with late effects of polio and to Charlotta Jönsson and Katarina Karlsson, who are studying lymfoedema in the upper- and lower limbs in persons with cancer diseases. Together with post-doc Ingrid Lindgren the consequences of shoulder pain after stroke are studies. Together with post-doc Elisabeth Ekstrand, the reliability of rating scales assessing perceived participation and life satisfaction are evaluated. I am also involved in studies regarding return to work after stroke and consequences of Parkinsons Disease in the early and the late phase.
I am teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Faculty of Medicine.