– It is an honor that patient-oriented research carried out in collaboration between our two northernmost universities in Sweden has received such attention in the world. It is very stimulating for the future, says Peter Michaelson, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at Luleå University of Technology.
The article, published in the prestigious Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, is a clinical study in which 70 patients have performed two different forms of physical exercise to reduce low back pain. Monitoring of patients was made after 2 and 12 months.
The study showed that specific movement control exercise provides better results for everyday activity in comparison with the deadlift training, but that both types of exercise led to meaningful improvements regarding patients' pain intensity and muscle strength.
The article was published in February 2015 in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, an international journal that publishes research on orthopedics, physiotherapy and sports medicine.
The justification is that the article is well written and ties together previous research with applied research in an excellent manner and that it adds clinically employed physiotherapists knowledge.
The award ceremony takes place in Anaheim, California, on 18 and 19 February this year.