Health Sciences

Faculty of Medicine | Lund University


Rehabilitation medicine

We conduct research and education with a focus on disability and rehabilitation. The target groups are individuals with neurologic disabilities (stroke, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, post-polio, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and neuromuscular disorders). Our research group includes physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and psychologists, who also work in clinical settings with rehabilitation and lifelong follow-up of persons with different neurologic disabilities.

Seven research areas
The research is conducted in seven areas and assesses the consequences of an injury or disease from a lifelong perspective. Different rehabilitation models and interventions focusing on physical activity and sports, compensatory strategies, self-efficacy, coping and empowerment, participation and life satisfaction are evaluated and developed.

Broad collaboration
The research group is led by a Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and includes two researchers who hold PhDs and four doctoral students. Part of the research is affiliated with the Forte centre CASE (Centre for Ageing and Supportive Environments) and the strategic research area MultiPark (Multidisciplinary research with a focus on Parkinson’s disease). The research is funded by Region Skåne, Lund University, ALF, the Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports, various private foundations, and user organisations’ research funds. 

jan lexell

Research group leader
Professor Jan Lexell
046-222 19 91

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