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Research group

Physiotherapy, prevention and pulmonary function

The research concerns prevention and treatment of lung function impairment, mainly in connection with thoracic surgery.

Researchers in the research group:
Barbara C. Brocki PhD, physiotherapist, Aalborg, Denmark 
Morten Tange Kristensen Professor, physiotherapist, Aalborg, Denmark
Ejvind Frausing Hansen, MD, Hvidovre, Denmark
Michael Rheinhart, Physiotherapist, Örebro
Anita Hurtig Wennlöf, Professor, Jönköping
Monika Fagevik Olsen, Professor, physiotherapist, Göteborg
Anna Svensson-Raskh, PhD, physiotherapist, Stockholm
Malin Nygren-Bonnier, Ass professor, physiotherapist, Stockholm
Maria Sehlin PhD, physiotherapist, Umeå
Ann-Britt Zakrisson, PhD, specialized nurse, Örebro
Maaike Giezeman, PhD, MD, Karlsatd
Kersti Theander, PhD, reg nurse, Karlstad
Caroline Stridsman, Ass professor, reg nurse, Umeå
Charlotte Urell, PhD, physiotherapist, Uppsala
Henrik Johansson, Ass professor, physiotherapist, Uppsala
Anders Ahlsson PhD, MD, Stockholm
Julie Reeve PhD, physiotherapist, Auckland, New Zealand

Doctoral students in the research group
Linette Marie Kofod, PhD student, physiotherapist, Hvidovre Denmark
Annika.Lindh, PhD student, specialized nurse, Karlstad

About this group

Group information

Effects of physiotherapy, breathing exercises, mobilization and physical activity are studied in different patient groups with impaired lung function. Interventions for patient with obstructive or restrictive pulmonary impairments are evaluated and physiological effects of different breathing techniques are studied. The main goal of the research is to evaluate physiotherapeutic methods to optimize postoperative recovery after heart- and lung surgery and to investigate the effects of treatment interventions for different patient groups with decreased pulmonary function.