Exercise Medicine and Nursing in Orthopaedics

Our mission is to:

  • Conduct and disseminate high quality research within rehabilitation, exercise medicine and orthopaedic nursing
  • Promote the use of evidence-based interventions in rehabilitation, exercise medicine and nursing in Denmark
  • Develop an international profile through collaboration and research stays

Our research goal for exercise medicine is to:

fill knowledge gaps on optimal rehabilitation to patients with musculoskeletal illnesses and thus improve health and quality of life among these individuals. Our research will support the development, piloting and testing of treatments for common and costly musculoskeletal problems in primary and secondary care, including hip, knee and shoulder pain. We aim to develop and test the clinical and cost-effectiveness of different treatments, including identification of hip problems in young patients, support for patients of working age and approaches with focus on strengthening weak joints.

Our research in orthopaedic nursing aims to:

support patients with injuries or diseases in muscles, bones and joints to achieve an optimal patient pathway. The research is based on the conceptual framework Fundamental of Care's three dependent circles:

1) The patient-nurse relationship

2) Integration of care: The patient's physical, psychosocial, and relational needs that nursing actions address

3) Context of nursing care