Emma Hjalmarsson

Emma Hjalmarsson

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PhD, physiotherapist, specialist in pediatrics.

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My long clinical experience as a pediatric physiotherapist working with a broad range of diagnosis and conditions causing activity limitations, has made me passionate about everyone's right to physical activity to optimize capacity, health and well-being. Diagnosis that I have a special interest and experience of in both clinic and/or research include cerebral palsy, neuromuscular diseases, Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC), diabetes type 1 etc. During my PhD-education (2019-2023) I focused on health effects of the para-sport Frame Running. This para-sport enables high-intensive physical activity in individuals with cerebral palsy with ambulatory difficulties. I defended my thesis "Frame Running - enabling health improvements through exercise in individuals with cerebral palsy" in June 2023. 


Key words to summarize my clinical and scientific interest are; health, physical activity, physiotherapy, exercise, para-sport, exercise physiology, muscle and cardiorespiratory function, cerebral palsy, neuromuscular diseases, (e.g., Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)), Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC).