Adjunct Professor of Physiotherapy at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health from September 1, 2019. Primary position: Operations Manager at Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital.
Eva Weidenhielm Broström’s research involves children and adults who have problems with the musculoskeletal system, especially children with rheumatological or neurological diseases and with orthopaedic problems. Professor Broström has built up a computerised three-dimensional motion analysis system at MotorikLab at Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital, which makes it possible to quantify dynamic biomechanical variables with high precision during movement.
The research results have been quickly transferred to clinical practice, where for example gait analysis and functional tests are now used in investigations to select a treatment method and to evaluate treatment outcomes. Currently, Weidenhielm Broström’s research focuses, in collaboration with other research groups nationally and internationally, on developing and using measures for patient experience, physical activity and treatment outcomes in paediatrics.
Text: From Cell to Society, 2020