Pain is the most common reason why people seek health care. Despite strong evidence for non-pharmacological interventions, pain is under-treated and in 2010 The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) declared that the access to pain management should be a fundamental human right. The overarching purpose with this collaborative research plan is to fill some knowledge gaps concerning pain modulation when applying non-pharmacological pain management, such as exercise and pain education in various pain diseases or disorders. The research program contains three projects that will be combined into this research application, applied on various pain conditions and diseases with the use of professor Jo Nijs extensive knowledge of pain physiology and pain education. For all these reasons, the University of Gothenburg elected professor Jo Nijs to become part of the Guest Professorship program. Following this election, the University of Gothenburg and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel agreed upon the regulations stipulated in the joint research contract, that allows professor Nijs to work part-time in the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology at the University of Gothenburg to develop collaborative research in the field of non-pharmacological pain management for patients having persistent pain, including pregnancy-related low back & pelvic pain and rheumatoid arthritis. For this, he will closely collaborate with professors Mari Lundberg, Annelie Gutke and Kaisa Mannerkorpi at the University of Gothenburg.
Effective start/end date1/03/2031/12/21

    Flemish discipline codes

  • Other health sciences not elsewhere classified
  • Physiotherapy

    Research areas

  • physiotherapy, pain in motion

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