The Research Unit for Musculoskeletal Function and Physiotherapy (FOF) is a multidisciplinary research unit that aims to improve and promote muscle and joint health through effective prevention and treatment, with an emphasis on the role of exercise and physical activity.
Our vision is to be regarded as a leading and progressive international research unit within muscle and joint health, and to have a reputation of being a ‘first mover’ in our different research areas within the scientific community.
We collaborate with and involve end-users in our research (e.g., patients, athletes, clinicians, trainers, policy makers, and the general population) to answer research questions of high relevance for individuals with pain and disability in their muscle and joints.
Through this, our research findings improve clinical practice, raise awareness of the importance of muscle and joint health in society, and positively impact public health.
FOF is, together with the Clinical Biomechanics Research Unit and the Research Unit Physical Activity and Health at Work, part of the Center for Muscle and Joint Health at the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics.
The centre has more than 50 researchers dedicated to improve the health of people who experience pain and loss of function due to disorders and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.