Projects - Center for Muscle and Joint Health
Multimorbidity (the co-occurrence of two or more chronic medical conditions) affects millions of people around the world. The MOBILIZE project aims to empower patients with multiple chronic conditions to take a more active role in their health care through a tailored exercise therapy and education program so that they may reduce symptoms of the individual conditions, increase quality of life and physical function and prevent development of other chronic conditions.
GLA:D® is an evidence-based treatment plan for osteoarthritis (OA) consisting of patient education and neuromuscular control exercises with the overall aim of implementing current clinical guidelines for OA in to clinical care. Starting in Denmark, GLA:D® has now been successfully implemented in Canada, Australia, China, Switzerland, Austria, Ireland, New Zealand, Germany, and the number of countries continues to grow.
GLA:D Back aims to implement a structured evidence-based intervention consisting of patient education and supervised exercises for people with long-lasting back pain. The program educates primary care clinicians in delivering the intervention and monitors the adoption of the program and patient outcomes in a clinical registry. GLA:D® Back was initiated in Denmark in 2017 and has since been implemented in Switzerland and feasibility tested in Canada, Australia, and Norway.
The HAPPY projects aims to develop and evaluate end-user driven, evidence-based, and theory-informed sports injury preventive initiatives and associated implementation strategies matching a real-world context. The vision is to contribute to healthy sporting environments so that children and adolescents can achieve the physical, social, and mental benefits of these environments with a minimum risk of sports injuries throughout life.
AN EU-OSHA tendered project, where we developed a report offering insight into how workers can contribute to the prevention of MSDs. The report discusses success factors and guiding principles for participation and offers policy pointers and good practice tips for small businesses.
The importance of early motor skills. A cohort study of Danish Preschool children with a nested RCT: The Motor skills in PreSchool (MiPS) study-DK The cohort of 850 preschools children includes extensive data on gross and fine motor skills, movement patterns, musculoskeletal complaints, physical activity, anthropometry, general wellbeing, cognitive abilities, language status, medical history, parental background etc. Follow-up will continue till age 15. A nested RCT will investigate the potential effect of an early motor skills intervention.
A Danish back pain cohort in general practice (Hånd om din Ryg)
This study aims to develop new solutions that can help patients consulting general practitioners towards effective care options right from the start. To inform the development, we will investigate what diagnostic procedures and treatments patients currently receive and what may stand in the way of optimal care. We will do so by establishing a nationwide cohort study conducted in collaboration with patients and GPs.
Intelligent physical exercise training
Intelligent Physical Exercise Training is a conceptual model for planning individually tailored physical exercise training for each worker, optimized by the use of an individual health check, existing guidelines and state of the art sports science training recommendations in the broad categories of cardiorespiratory fitness, muscle strength in specific body parts, and functional training including balance training
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