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Research project receives substantial financial support

A new research project focussing on work retention in employees with musculoskeletal and physically demanding jobs has been awarded 1.5 m. Danish Kroner (approx. 200 000 €) in financial backing from the Danish Working Environment Research Fund.


The project is named “Way to go – Development of a joint effort to prevent, retain at work and rehabilitate employees with musculoskeletal disease and physically demanding work”.


Despite a general decrease in sickness absence statistics in Denmark in recent years, musculoskeletal pain continues to be a major cause of work disability in cleaners and other workers with physically demanding…

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Jan Hartvigsen receives prestigious award

On Saturday, March 17th, Professor and researcher in chiropractic and clinical biomechanics, Jan Hartvigsen, from Odense, Denmark, was awarded the prestigious David Chapman-Smith Honor Award at the World Federation of Chiropractic’s congress in Washington DC.


The David Chapman-Smith Honor Awards are awarded to persons in the chiropractic community who have distinguished themselves through an outstanding effort, which has furthered the international spread and acceptance of the chiropractic profession. The award is awarded to three people at the world federation’s bi-annual World Congress and is a big recognition of the recipients.


Jan Hartvigsen fully meets the criteria for receiving…

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Jan Hartvigsen honoured as Researcher of the Year by American Chiropractic Association

Jan Hartvigsen, Professor and Head of Research at the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark and Senior Researcher at NIKKB was one of the main speakers at the World Federation of Chiropractic’s biannual congress held in the US capital Washington DC. He was scheduled to speak on Thursday morning on the topic of "Chiropractic’s Golden Opportunity: Evidence-based Spine Care Practitioner".


Unknown to him, the American Chiropractic Association had elected him Researcher of the Year and after his talk the ACA Chairman David Herd and everybody in the auditorium honoured Jan Hartvigsen.


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The ECU has publishyed the programme for the convention in Limmassol, Cyprus on May 25th - 27th 2017


Click on the image below to sse the programme and register through the link in the programme or via the ECU website


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Is there a relationship between physical activity level and back pain in adolescents?

The level of physical activity among adolescents can influence their risk of developing back pain, a new study by a group of researchers including Jan Hartvigsen and Lise Hestbæk from NIKKB/Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics (IOB) at the University of Southern Denmark has revealed.


The more physically active, the greater the risk of back pain, the study concludes. The researchers followed a group of adolescents aged 11 to 13 over a two year period to study to what degree physical activity caused pain in the neck, back and lower back during the two years.


The participants…

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