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RESEARCH

NIKKB RESEARCH UNIT

Towards 2022, NIKKB research will focus on developing customised treatment for the individual patient, research into how we can implement new knowledge in daily practice and understand the lifelong trajectory of musculoskeletal disease.

Focus

NIKKB'S RESEARCH STRATEGY 2018-2022

The Research Unit at NIKKB has formulated a strategy outlining the institute's research priorities for the period 2018-2022.

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Research

The strategic aim of the research efforts at NIKKB is to continue to contribute new knowledge in the musculoskeletal field by focusing on solving specific challenges at the level of both the patient and society, specifically:

 

  • Patients with musculoskeletal problems experience different clinical courses, which is why we will continue our work to establish ‘customised’ interventions based on new knowledge.
  • Our ambition is to focus on implementation research where new knowledge about the barriers to, and methods for, promoting the systematic application of research findings is further developed and embedded in daily clinical practice.
  • At NIKKB, our research has always sought to understand the life trajectories of musculoskeletal disease. This will still apply. We will continue to study these clinical courses in order to develop insights that are useful and practical in prevention and treatment.

 

Research focus

To meet these strategic priorities, the following research areas will be the principal focus up to the end of 2022:

 

  1. Patient profiles & differentiated care
  2. Implementation research & knowledge translation
  3. Musculoskeletal heath from a life course perspective with a special focus on spinal health

 

Read more about our research focus under the section Project Areas in the menu.

 

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News


Manipulative therapy is increasingly being used to treat children’s back or neck pain pain despite the lack of evidence for the effect of the treatment. It is generally recommended as a treatment option for adults, and various health professions deliver manipulative therapy either on its own or in combination with other types of therapy, e.g. advice, exercises and soft-tissue treatment.

 

The aim of the current study was to determine how effective manipulative therapy is when added to other treatment options on the number of recurrent episodes of back or neck pain in children aged 9 – 15 years.…

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Be aware that the deadline for submitting abstracts and posters for the 2019 WFC/ECU Congress is october 1st 201O

 

Read the general information and information about submission of abstracts and posters here: https://www.wfc.org/website/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=475&lang=en

 

Abstracts and posters must be submitted via this link: https://wfc-ecu-berlin-2019.exordo.com/login 

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Falls is an important cause of bone fracture in elderly people and a major health issue, but it looks as if strengthening of the quadriceps muscles is one way to prevent the risk of falls among elderly people. That is the conclusion of a study carried out by Iranian researchers and published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies.

 

In an effort to reduce falls among elderly people, the researchers have studied the connection between reduced quadriceps muscle strength (QMS) and elderly people’s risk of falls. The results of their studies indicate that the less quadriceps muscle strength the elderly person…

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Functional Neurology (FN) is a treatment method used by some chiropractors. However, there is no immediate satisfactory evidence for the effects or benefits of Functional Neurology in the academic literature. That is the conclusion made by two researchers from Université Paris-Sarclay in France in a new article titled Unravelling functional neurology: a critical review of clinical research articles on the effect or benefit of the functional neurology approach published in Chiropractic and Manual Therapies.

 

In their article the two researchers, Anne-Laure Meyer and Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde conducted a critical review of publications from three academic journals in order to discover…

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CARL, the Chiropractic Academy for Research Leadership, recently published the third edition of its newsletter.

 

In the newsletter, Martha Funabashi writes about the 2nd CARL residential, which took place in Edmonton In April, the mentors, Greg Kawchuk, Jan Hartvigsen and Jon Adams provides an overview of the Edmonton residential from the mentors’ perspective and you can read about the highlights provided by each individual CARL fellow.

 

In addition there are overviews of publications, abstracts and projects involving CARL Fellows – and they are a very productive group!

 

Read all about it here

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