Research presentation

Mats Djupsjöbacka

Research presentation

Mats Djupsjöbacka


Research subject: Arbetshälsovetenskap

Filosofie kandidatexamen i biologi
Medecine doktor i fysiologi


  • Patients with musculoskeletal and primary care
  • Range of movement
  • The reliability of various tests of the neck's sensorimotor functions
  • Rehabilitation of women with neck pain
  • The effect of neck coordination training


Scholarly articles, refereed

Monnier, A., Larsson, H., Nero, H., Djupsjöbacka, M. & Äng, B. (2019). A longitudinal observational study of back pain incidence, risk factors and occupational physical activity in Swedish marine trainees. BMJ Open, 9 (5). 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025150 [More information]
Rudolfsson, T., Björklund, M., Svedmark, Å., Srinivasan, D. & Djupsjöbacka, M. (2017). Direction-specific impairments in cervical range of motion in women with chronic neck pain : influence of head posture and gravitationally induced torque. PLoS ONE, 12 (1). 10.1371/journal.pone.0170274 [More information]
Wiitavaara, B., Fahlström, M. & Djupsjöbacka, M. (2017). Prevalence, diagnostics, and management of musculoskeletal disorders in primary health care in Sweden : an investigation of 2000 randomly selected patient records. Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice, 23 (2), 325-332. 10.1111/jep.12614 [More information]
Svedmark, Å., Djupsjöbacka, M., Häger, C., Jull, G. & Björklund, M. (2016). Is tailored treatment superior to non-tailored treatment for pain and disability in women with non-specific neck pain? : a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 17 (1). 10.1186/s12891-016-1263-9 [More information]
Monnier, A., Djupsjöbacka, M., Larsson, H., Norman, K. & Äng, B. (2016). Risk factors for back pain in marines; A prospective cohort study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 17 (1). 10.1186/s12891-016-1172-y [More information]
Gold, J., Hallman, D., Hellström, F., Björklund, M., Crenshaw, A., Djupsjöbacka, M., Heiden, M., Mathiassen, S., Piligian, G. & Barbe, M. (2016). Systematic review of biochemical biomarkers for neck and upper-extremity musculoskeletal disorders. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, 42 (2), 103-124. 10.5271/sjweh.3533 [More information]
Monnier, A., Larsson, H., Djupsjöbacka, M., Brodin, L. & Äng, B. (2015). Musculoskeletal pain and limitations in work ability in Swedish marines : a cross-sectional survey of prevalence and associated factors. BMJ Open, 5 (10). 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-007943 [More information]
Stensdotter, A., Bjerke, J. & Djupsjöbacka, M. (2015). Postural sway in single-limb and bilateral quiet standing after unilateral total knee arthroplasty. Gait & Posture, 41 (3), 769-773. 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.02.005 [More information]
Rudolfsson, T., Djupsjöbacka, M., Häger, C. & Björklund, M. (2014). Effects of neck coordination exercise on sensorimotor function in chronic neck pain : a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 46 (9), 908-914. 10.2340/16501977-1869 [More information]
Stensdotter, A., Lorås, H., Fløvig, J. & Djupsjöbacka, M. (2013). Postural control in quiet standing in patients with psychotic disorders. Gait & Posture, 38 (4), 918-922. 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2013.04.017 [More information]
Björklund, M., Djupsjöbacka, M., Svedmark, Å. & Häger, C. (2012). Effects of tailored neck-shoulder pain treatment based on a decision model guided by clinical assessments and standardized functional tests. A study protocol of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 13 (75). 10.1186/1471-2474-13-75 [More information]
Rudolfsson, T., Björklund, M. & Djupsjöbacka, M. (2012). Range of motion in the upper and lower cervical spine in people with chronic neck pain. Manual Therapy, 17 (1), 53-59. 10.1016/j.math.2011.08.007 [More information]
Röijezon, U., Björklund, M. & Djupsjöbacka, M. (2011). The slow and fast components of postural sway in chronic neck pain. Manual Therapy, 16 (3), 273-278. 10.1016/j.math.2010.11.008 [More information]
Röijezon, U., Djupsjöbacka, M., Björklund, M., Häger-Ross, C., Grip, H. & Liebermann, D. (2010). Kinematics of fast cervical rotations in persons with chronic neck pain : a cross-sectional and reliability study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 11. 10.1186/1471-2474-11-222 [More information]
Richter, H., Röijezon, U., Björklund, M. & Djupsjöbacka, M. (2010). Long-term adaptation to neck/shoulder pain and perceptual performance in a hand laterality motor imagery test. Perception, 39 (1), 119-130. 10.1068/p6418 [More information]
Wiitavaara, B., Björklund, M., Brulin, C. & Djupsjöbacka, M. (2009). How well do questionnaires on symptoms in neck-shoulder disorders capture the experiences of those who suffer from the disorders? : A content analysis of questionnaires and interviews. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 10 (1). 10.1186/1471-2474-10-30 [More information]
Röijezon, U., Björklund, M., Bergenheim, M. & Djupsjöbacka, M. (2008). A novel method for neck coordination exercise : a pilot study on persons with chronic non-specific neck pain. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 5. 10.1186/1743-0003-5-36 [More information]
Sandlund, J., Röijezon, U., Björklund, M. & Djupsjöbacka, M. (2008). Acuity of goal-directed arm movements to visible targets in chronic neck pain. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 40 (5), 366-374. [More information]
Sjölander, P., Michaelson, P., Jaric, S. & Djupsjöbacka, M. (2008). Sensorimotor disturbances in chronic neck pain : range of motion, peak velocity, smoothness of movement, and repositioning acuity. Manual Therapy, 13 (2), 122-131. 10.1016/j.math.2006.10.002 [More information]
Djupsjöbacka, M. (2007). Ospecifika muskuloskeletala besvär : rehabilitering, behandling och träning av senmotorisk funktion. Svensk Rehabilitering, 8/9 (4-1), 26-29. [More information]
Björklund, M., Djupsjöbacka, M. & Crenshaw, A. (2006). Acute muscle stretching and shoulder position sense. Journal of athletic training, 41 (3), 270-274. [More information]
Åsell, M., Sjölander, P., Kerschbaumer, H. & Djupsjöbacka, M. (2006). Are lumbar repositioning errors larger among patients with chronic low back pain compared with asymptomatic subjects?. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 87 (9), 1170-1176. 10.1016/j.apmr.2006.05.020 [More information]
Crenshaw, A., Djupsjöbacka, M. & Svedmark, Å. (2006). Oxygenation, EMG and position sense during computer mouse work : impact of active versus passive pauses. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 97 (1), 59-67. 10.1007/s00421-006-0138-4 [More information]
Sandlund, J., Djupsjöbacka, M., Ryhed, B., Hamberg, J. & Björklund, M. (2006). Predictive and discriminative value of shoulder proprioception tests for patients with whiplash-associated disorders. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 38 (1), 44-49. 10.1080/16501970510042847 [More information]
Djupsjöbacka, M. & Domkin, D. (2005). Correlation analysis of proprioceptive acuity in ipsilateral position-matching and velocity-discrimination. Somatosensory & motor research, 22 (1-2), 85-93. External link [More information]
Kostyukov, A., Bugaychenko, L., Kalezic, I., Pilyavskii, A., Windhorst, U. & Djupsjöbacka, M. (2005). Effects in feline gastrocnemius-soleus motoneurones induced by muscle fatigue.. Experimental Brain Research, 163 (3), 284-94. 10.1007/s00221-004-2188-3 [More information]
Roatta, S., Windhorst, U., Djupsjöbacka, M., Lytvynenko, S. & Passatore, M. (2005). Effects of sympathetic stimulation on the rhythmical jaw movements produced by electrical stimulation of the cortical masticatory areas of rabbits.. Experimental Brain Research, 162 (1), 14-22. 10.1007/s00221-004-2102-z [More information]
Heiden, M., Lyskov, E., Djupsjöbacka, M., Hellström, F. & Crenshaw, A. (2005). Effects of time pressure and precision demands during computer mouse work on muscle oxygenation and position sense.. European journal of applied physiology, 94 (1-2), 97-106. 10.1007/s00421-004-1295-y [More information]
Flodgren, G., Crenshaw, A., Alfredson, H., Fahlström, M., Hellström, F., Bronemo, L. & Djupsjöbacka, M. (2005). Glutamate and prostaglandin E2 in the trapezius muscle of female subjects with chronic muscle pain and controls determined by microdialysis.. European Journal of Pain, 9 (5), 511-515. 10.1016/j.ejpain.2004.11.004 [More information]
Raudsepp, J. & Djupsjöbacka, M. (2005). Handgrip maximum force and the visual horizontal-vertical illusion.. Perception, 34 (4), 421-8. External link [More information]
Domkin, D., Laczko, J., Djupsjöbacka, M., Jaric, S. & Latash, M. (2005). Joint angle variability in 3D bimanual pointing : uncontrolled manifold analysis.. Experimental Brain Research, 163 (1), 44-57. 10.1007/s00221-004-2137-1 [More information]
Hellström, F., Roatta, S., Thunberg, J., Passatore, M. & Djupsjöbacka, M. (2005). Responses of muscle spindles in feline dorsal neck muscles to electrical stimulation of the cervical sympathetic nerve.. Experimental Brain Research, 165 (3), 328-42. 10.1007/s00221-005-2309-7 [More information]
Björklund, M., Crenshaw, A., Djupsjöbacka, M. & Johansson, H. (2003). Position sense acuity is diminished following repetitive low-intensity work to fatigue in a simulated occupational setting. A critical comment. European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology, 88 (4-5), 485-486. 10.1007/s00421-002-0753-7 [More information]
Pedersen, J., Lönn, J., Hellström, F., Djupsjöbacka, M. & Johansson, H. (1998). The effects of localized muscle fatigue on the movement sense in the dominant human shoulder. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. [More information]

Scholarly articles, non-refereed

Djupsjöbacka, M., Röiijezon, U., Häger-Ross, C. & Björklund, M. (2010). Sensomotorisk funktion hos personer med nackbesvär. Fysioterapi (6-7), 38-45. External link [More information]
Björklund, M., Crenshaw, A., Djupsjöbacka, M. & Johansson, H. (2000). Position sense acuity is diminished following repetitive low-intensity work to fatigue in a simulated occupational setting. European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology, 81, 361-367. External link [More information]
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