Rehabilitation medicine, also known as physiatry, is a special branch of medicine that forms the basis of our research and teaching. Physicians that are specialists in rehabilitation medicine have knowledge about different forms of congenital and acquired injuries and diseases and how rehabilitation interventions can assist people with disabilities to achieve and maintain their highest level of functioning.
Our research on disability and rehabilitation is client-centered and involves people with neurologic disabilities after a stroke, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, and people with Post-polio, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and a neuromuscular disorder.
In our research we assess the physical, cognitive and psychological consequences of different neurological disabilities from a lifelong perspective with a specific focus on aging with a neurological disability. The overall aim is to use our research to develop rehabilitation interventions that assist people with neurologic disabilities to be as active and engaged as possible in family life, work and leisure, and thereby attain the highest possible level of life satisfaction.