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Curriculum Vitae Thorvaldur Skuli Palsson

 

Uddannelse & Kvalifikationer

  • Nuværende: Adjunkt ved det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Aalborg Universitet
  • Nuværende: Godkendt af Danske Fysioterapeuter som Specialist i Muskuloskeletal Fysioterapi i 2012
  • 2014: Ph.D. i Clinical Science and Biomedicine, Aalborg Universitet
  • 2010: Certificeret Manuel Terapeut – Sundhedsstyrelsen, Norge
  • 2008: Master of Manipulative Therapy fra Curtin University, Perth, Australien
  • 2003: BSc i fysioterapi fra Islands Universitet

Klinisk erfaring

  • Nuværende: Apex Fysioterapi – Undersøgelse og udredning af smerteproblematikker fra ryggraden, bækken, hofte og skuldere
  • 2010 – 2014: Arkadens Fysioterapi – Undersøgelse og udredning af smerteproblematikker fra ryggraden, bækken, hofte og skuldere
  • 2010: Fysioterapeut i tværfagligt team på Rygcenter Middelfart, Sygehus Lillebælt
  • 2009 – 2010: Manuel Terapeut, Oslo Norge
  • 2008: Manuel Terapeut, Perth Australien
  • 2003 – 2008: Afl-Fysioterapi – Vurdering og udredning af muskuloskeletale smertesyndromer
  • 2003 – 2008: Fysioterapeut for diverse fodbold og håndboldhold på klub og landsholdniveau;
    • Det islandske U18 og U20 damelandshold i håndbold
    • Valur håndboldklub (kvinder)
    • Grotta/Kr håndboldklub (mænd og kvinder)
    • Fylkir fodboldklub (Island)
    • Haukar fodboldklub (Island)
    • Team Tvis Holstebro  håndboldklub

Forskningsophold

  • 2012: Curtin University, Perth Australien: september – desember 2012: Projekttitel: Pregnancy is characterised by widespread deep-tissue hypersensitivity independent of lumbopelvic pain intensity, a facilitated response to manual orthopedic tests and poorer self-reported health. Projekt afsluttet og publiceret i marts 2015

Akademiske priser & Udemærkelser

  • EliteForsk-rejsestipendium i 2012 fra Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriet. Prisen skal bidrage til, at meget talentfulde ph.d.-studerende kan få længervarende studieophold ved de allerbedste forskningsmiljøer i verden

Inviteret foredragsholder, Symposier & Workshops

  • 2015: Fysioterapikongressen afholdt af det norske Fysioterapeutforbund, Lillestrøm, Norge – Inviteret foredragsholder
  • 2014: Workshop: ” Muskuloskeletale smerter – Undersøgelse og evidens”. Forsknings- og Udviklingssymposium , UCN
  • 2014: ”Smerter og motorisk kontrol i relation til bækken, lænd og nakke – implikationer for forskning i klinisk praksis” – UCN
  • 2014: Fysioterapiuddannelsen San Jorge Universitet, Zaragoza, Spanien – Gæsteforelæser i emnet ”Undersøgelse og udredning af muskuloskeletale smerter”
  • 2014: Dansk Smerteforum’s årsmøde, Horsens – Inviteret foredragsholder
  • 2013: Islandske Fysioterapeuters årsmøde, Island – Inviteret foredragsholder
  • 2013: The 8th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic pain, Dubai –Inviteret foredragsholder
  • 2013: Gender differences in visceral pain, Dronninglund – Inviteret foredragsholder

Undervisning

  • Nuværende: Gruppevejledning og undervisning på bachelor- og kandidatniveau ved det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Aalborg Universitet. Studiekoordinator for masteruddannelse i smertevidenskab og tværfaglige smertebehandling, Aalborg Universitet.
  • Nuværende : Fysioterapiuddannelsen på University College Nordjylland – Gæsteforelæser i smertefysiologi siden 2011

Peer-Reviewed Artikler

  • Better than what? Comparisons in Low Back Pain Clinical Trials. Travers MJ, Bagg MK, Gibson W, O’Sullivan K, Palsson TS. British Journal of Sports Medicine [In Press]
  • A Brain-Computer-Interface to Combat Musculoskeletal Pain. Mrachacz-Kersting N, Yao L, Gervasio S, Jiang N, Palsson TS, Graven-Nielsen T, Falla D, Dremstrup K, Farina D. In: Brain-Computer Interface Research (pp 123-130).2017
  • Australian Football players experiencing groin pain exhibit reduced subscale scores of Activities of Daily Living and Sport and Recreation on the HAGOS questionnaire: a case-control study. Drew M, Lovell G, Palsson TS, Chiarelli PE, Osmotherly PG. Physical Therapy in Sport. Jul; 26: 7-12. 2017
  • Experimental pain in the groin may refer into the lower abdomen: implications to clinical assessments.  Drew MK, Palsson TS, Hirata RP, Izumi M, Lovell G, Welvaert M, Chiarelli P, Osmotherly PG, Graven-Nielsen T. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. Oct; 20(10). 2017.
  • National Clinical Guidelines for non-surgical treatment of patients with recent onset low back pain or lumbar radiculopathy. Stochkendahl MJ, Kjaer P, Hartvigsen J, Kongsted A, Aaboe J, Andersen M, Andersen MØ, Fournier G, Højgaard B, Jensen MB, Jensen LD, Karbo T, Kirkeskov L, Melbye M, Morsel-Carlsen L, Nordsteen J, Palsson TS, Rasti Z, Silbye PF, Steiness MZ, Tarp S, Vaagholt M. European Spine Journal. 2017 Apr 20. doi: 10.1007/s00586-017-5099-2.
  • Movement does not promote recovery of motor output following acute experimental muscle pain. Schabrun S, Palsson TS, Thapa T, Graven-Nielsen T. Pain Medicine.2017. [In Press]
  • Facilitated Pro-Nociceptive Pain Mechanisms in Radiating Back Pain Compared with Localized Back Pain. Vaegter, HB, Palsson TS, Graven-Nielsen T. J Pain. 2017 Mar 23. pii: S1526-5900(17)30516-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2017.03.002. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Reconceptualising manual therapy skills in contemporary practice. Rabey, M, Hall T, Hebron C, Palsson TS, Christensen SW, Moloney, N. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2017 Mar 6;29:28-32. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2017.02.010. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Pressure-induced referred pain is expanded by persistent soreness. Doménech-García V, Palsson TS, Herrero P, Graven-Nielsen T. Pain. 2016 May;157(5):1164-72
  • Do Australian Football players have sensitive groins? Players with current groin pain exhibit mechanical hyperalgesia of the adductor tendon. Drew MK, Lovell G, Palsson TS, Chiarelli PE, Osmotherly PG. J Sci Med Sport. 19(10).2016
  • Resisted adduction in hip neutral is a superior provocation test to assess adductor longus pain: An experimental pain study. Drew MK, Palsson TS, Izumi M, Hirata RP, Lovell G, Chiarelli P, Osmotherly PG, Graven-Nielsen T. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2015 Aug 6. doi: 10.1111/sms.12529. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Pregnancy is characterised by widespread deep-tissue hypersensitivity independent of lumbopelvic pain intensity, a facilitated response to manual orthopedic tests and poorer self-reported health. Palsson TS, Beales D, O’Sullivan PB, Slater H, Graven-Nielsen T. J Pain. 2015 Mar; 16(3):270-82.
  • Experimental pelvic pain impairs the performance during the active straight leg raise test and causes excessive muscle stabilization. Palsson TS, Hirata RP, Graven-Nielsen T. Clin J Pain. 2015 Jul; 31(7):642-51
  • Experimental pelvic pain facilitates pain provocation tests and causes regional hyperalgesia. Palsson TS, Graven-Nielsen T. Pain. 2012 Nov;153(11):2233-40
  • Endurance and fatigue characteristics of the neck flexor and extensor muscles during isometric tests in patients with postural neck pain. Edmondston S, Björnsdóttir G, Pálsson T, Solgård H, Ussing K, Allison G. Man Ther. 2011 Aug;16(4):332-8.

Peer-Reviewed abstrakts præsenteret ved nationale og internationale konferencer

  • Influences of conditioned pain modulation on the pain and pain referral patterns of the shoulder. Liu Q, Palsson TS, Sørensen LB, Boudreau SA, Graven-Nielsen T. The 10th EFIC Congress, 6.- 9. September 2017. Conference abstract.
  • The extent of pain referral is reduced by a remote painful stimuls – indications for an endogenous modulation of referred pain. Palsson TS, Garcia VD, Boudreau SA, Graven-Nielsen T. The 10th EFIC Congress, 6.- 9. September 2017. Conference abstract.
  • Delayed onset muscle soreness differentially modeulates pressure-induced referred pain in individuals with a recovered shoulder fracture as compared to healthy controls. Garcia VD, Palsson TS, Boudreau SA, Herrero P, Graven-Nielsen T. The 10th EFIC Congress, 6.- 9. September 2017. Conference abstract.
  • Visual representations of tingling: An innovative approach to mapping non-pain symptoms. Villa MG, Mørch CD, Palsson TS, Boudreau SA. The 10th EFIC congress 6.- 9. September 2017. Conference abstract.
  • Expanded pressure-induced pain referral and generalised hyperalgesia in women with primary dysmenorrhea. Rabadána RF, García VD, Boudreau SA, Lucasa MO, Palsson TS. The 10th EFIC, 6.- 9. September 2017. Conference abstract.
  • Passive range of motion increases when inducing a painful conditioning stimulus – indications of endogenous pain modulation during muscle stretching. Støve MP, Hirata RP, Palsson TS. WCPT, July 2.- 4., Cape Town. Oral presentation (TSP)
  • Sitting Posture and Neck Pain in Healthy Volunteers. Christensen SW, Palsson TS, Hirata RP, Krebs H, Graven-Nielsen T. WCPT, July 2.- 4., Cape Town. Conference abstract.
  • Facilitated pro-nociceptive pain mechanisms in cervicobrachialgia and sciatica compared with localized neck and low back pain patients. Vaegter HB, Palsson TS, Graven-Nielsen T. The 36th American Pain Society Annual meeting, May 17-20, Pittsburgh, 2017. Conference abstract.
  • [TextNeck – A new disease threatening our health or a homegrown problem?] Palsson TS, Christensen SW. The Physical Therapist – Journal of the Icelandic Physiotherapy association. 1(46).2017. Non-peer reviewed article.
  • Attenuated corticomotor output due to experimental muscle pain does not return to normal following a motor learning task.Schabrun S, Palsson TS; Graven-Nielsen, T. 16th World Congress on Pain, Yokohama, Japan. 2016. Conference abstract.
  • Location of previous traumatic pain shift location of experimentally-induced referred pain.Palsson TS, Krebs HJ, Boudreau S, Graven-Nielsen, T.  16th World Congress on Pain, Yokohama, Japan.2016. Conference abstract.
  • The influence of experimental thigh and groin pain on the mechanical sensitivity, pain distribution and clinical tests of the adductor longus./ Drew M, Palsson TS, Hirata RP, Izumi M, Lovell, G, Chiarelli P, Osmotherly PG, Graven-Nielsen T. The 9th EFIC Congress, 2-5 September 2015. Conference abstract.
  • The long posterior sacroiliac ligament in lumbopelvic pain : comparison of clinical and experimental findings.Palsson TS; Graven-Nielsen T. The 9th EFIC Congress, 2-5 September 2015. Conference abstract.
  • The presence of local and widespread hyperalgesia in adolescent females with chronic low back pain.McGirr K, Harring SI, Laursen F, Palsson TS, Egsgaard, LL. The 9th EFIC Congress, 2-5 September 2015. Conference abstract.
  • The role of pain memory in lumbopelvic pain : a pilot study.Krebs HJ, Palsson TS, Graven-Nielsen T. The 9th EFIC Congress, 2-5 September 2015. Conference abstract.
  • The long posterior sacroiliac ligament in lumbopelvic pain comparison of clinical and experimental findings. Palsson TS & Graven-Nielsen. Abstract. The 9th biennial EFIC congress “Pain in Europe IX”. Vienna, September 2. – 5. 2015.
  • Experimental sacroiliac pain increases the subjective and objective difficulty of performing the active straight leg test in healthy subjects. Palsson TS, Hirata RP, Graven-Nielsen T. Abstract. The 15th World Congress on Pain. Buenos Aires, October 6. – 11. 2014
  • Anatomical and histological considerations of athletic groin pain. Drew M, Palsson TS, Osmotherly P, Chiarelli P, Lovell G, Graven-Nielsen T Abstract, 2013 ASICS Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, ACSMS, 22-25 October 2013, Phuket, Thailand. Vol 16
  • Pain distribution, quality and intensity in experimentally-induced adductor longus pain: Considerations for athletes with longstanding groin pain. Drew M, Palsson TS, Hirata RP, Izumi M, Osmotherly P, Chiarelli P, Lovell G, Graven-Nielsen T. Abstract. 1st World Conference on Groin Pain in Athletes, Doha, Qatar; November 2014
  • An experimental pain model to evaluate the diagnostic tests for adductor-related groin pain. Drew M, Palsson TS, Hirata RP, Izumi M, Osmotherly P, Chiarelli P, Lovell G, Graven-Nielsen T. Abstract. 1st World Conference on Groin Pain in Athletes, Doha, Qatar; November 2014
  • The role of pain sensitivity in self-reported lumbopelvic pain during pregnancy. A cross-sectional study. Palsson TS, Beales D, O’Sullivan PB, Slater H, Graven-Nielsen T. Abstract. The 8th interdisciplinary world congress on low back and pelvic pain. Dubai, October 27. – 31. 2013
  • Pregnancy-related disability is related to lumbopelvic pain and facilitates the outcome of the active straight leg raise test. Palsson TS, Beales D, O’Sullivan PB, Slater H, Graven-Nielsen T. Conference proceedings. Australian Physiotherapy Association biennial congress, Melbourne, 17.- 20. October 2013
  • Musculoskeletal pain and hyperalgesia in pregnancy facilitates the outcome of clinical diagnostic tests for lumbopelvic pain. Palsson TS, Beales D, O’Sullivan PB, Slater H, Graven-Nielsen T. Abstract. The 8th biennial EFIC congress “Pain in Europe VIII”. Florence, October 9. – 12. 2013
  • Extra articular pain of the sacroiliac joint complex causes widespread hyperalgesia and changes the outcome of sacroiliac join pain provocation tests. Palsson TS, Graven-Nielsen T. Abstract. IASP 14th world congress on pain. Milan, August 27. – 31. 2012
  • Managing low back pain – a time for a change? [Icelandic]. Palsson TS. The Physiotherapist. 2013; 2(40)
  • Experimental extra articular pain of the sacroiliac joint complex facilitates outcome of sacroiliac joint provocation tests. Palsson TS, Graven-Nielsen T. European Journal of Pain Supplements.2011;5(S1)

Kongresser og efteruddannelse

  • 2015: 9th Congress of the European Federation of IASP, Vienna
  • 2014: IASP‘s 15th World Congress on Pain, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2014: Dansk Smerteforum’s årsmøde, Horsens
  • 2014: The Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain (SASP) – årsmøde, Oslo
  • 2013: The 8th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic pain, Dubai
  • 2013: 8th Congress of the European Federation of IASP, Florence
  • 2013: Gender differences in visceral pain, Dronninglund, Denmark
  • 2012: IASP‘s 14th World Congress on Pain, Milan Italy
  • 2012: Changing pain and movement behaviours – klinisk workshop med Prof. Peter O’Sullivan
  • 2012: Lumbopelvic motor control: An integrated approach to clinical assessment and treatment of motor control dysfunction in low back and pelvic pain – Prof. Paul Hodges
  • 2011: Translational Neurobiology of the Pain System XVI: Musculoskeletal Pain and Hyperalgesia – Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI)
  • 2011: 7th Congress of the European Federation of IASP, Hamburg
  • 2011: Classification and treatment of non-specific low back pain – Dr. Kjartan Fersum
  • 2011: Pain mechanisms and management of chronic pain disorders – Max Zusman
  • 2011: Overload Injuries – Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Aalborg Universitet
  • 2011: Skeletal muscle function – Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Aalborg Universitet
  • 2010: NOI:Neurodynamics & the neuromatrix conference – Nottingham
  • 2010: Betydning og fortolkning af medicinsk billeddiagnostik for manuel terapeuter – Bergen Universitet
  • 2009: Laboratory analysis and differential diagnosis for manual therapists – Bergen Universitet
  • 2009: The 3rd International Conference of Movement Dysfunction, Edinburgh
  • 2009: Kursus i differential diagnostik og laboratorieanalyse, Bergen Universitet
  • 2003 – 2010: Talrige kurser og temadage relateret til undersøgelse og behandling inden for det muskuloskeletale område.