Jacob Callesen
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My research interest revolves around balance used to rehabilitate people living with chronic neurologic illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease. The field of research concerns questions on determining balance capacity and treating balance decline optimally. Falls occur most frequently during ambulation and often when attention is divided between more tasks. Hence, balance function should be assessed and targeted in ways that resemble these conditions. For that, valid tools to determine balance capacity and guide exercises are needed. My research approach is primarily quantitative and focuses on investigating the effect of balance training and validation of methods in existing and newly developed clinical tests and interventions. I am particularly interested in the approach presented in the Medical Research Council guidelines for Complex Interventions that emphasizes the involvement of clinical stakeholders in developing and implementing research. 

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D - Health Science, The impact of muscle strength and balance on gait performance in multiple sclerosis, Aarhus University

1 Aug 201525 Oct 2019

Award Date: 25 Oct 2019

MHsc, Intra- og intertester variabilitet af tender point undersøgelse hos kroniske lænderygpatienter, Aarhus University

1 Feb 200830 Jun 2010

Award Date: 30 Jun 2010

Professionsbachelor i Fysioterapi, Reliabilitetsundersøgelse af Kinetic Kontrol, VIA University College

1 Aug 200028 Nov 2003

Award Date: 28 Nov 2003

Positions

Fysioterapeut, klinik for fysioterapi aps. V. Bo thurén og Bjørn Bech-Nielsen, 8260 Viby J

1 Aug 200431 Jan 2008

Fysioterapeut, Klinik for fysioterapi og træning V. Niels Rosendahl - 8700 Horsens

1 Jun 200431 Aug 2004

Fysioterapeut, PTU (polio- trafik- og ulykkesramte) - 8240 Risskov

1 Jun 200430 Jun 2004

Træningsinstruktør, Klinik for Fysioterapi v. Ole Meyer - 8250 Egå

1 Aug 200231 Dec 2004

Keywords

  • health, nutrition and quality of life
  • Balance
  • rehabilitation
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinsons

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