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Center for Muscle and Joint Health

Our research focuses on improving the health of people with pain and loss of function in muscles and joints.

Muscle and joint pain is a leading contributor to disability worldwide, and the disease burden is expected to increase in the coming years. The pain and loss of function may start early in life and affect individuals of any age, interfering with their work-life, social life, and activities of daily living. Moreover, people with muscle and joint pain often have other health conditions interacting with treatment and prognosis.

Through our research, we strive towards a paradigm shift from focusing on disease and disability to a focus on the investigation and implementation of prevention, early detection and effective treatment in the community, workplace, and healthcare system. This includes promoting self-management strategies, physical activity, and exercise to improve muscle and joint function and general health.


Institut for Idræt og Biomekanik Syddansk Universitet

  • Campusvej 55
  • Odense M - DK-5230
  • Phone: +45 6550 3448

Last Updated 12.12.2022