Advisory Board

​The PMR-C is proud to have an advisory board of highly esteemed researchers to advise the management of PMR-C.

The members of the PMR-C advisory board are:

Per Hölmich, Professor, Dr Med Sci

​Per Hölmich is Head of and Chief Surgeon (orthopedic) at the Arthroscopic Center Hvidovre Hospital, Professor at University of Copenhagen.

 Per Hölmich is a specialist in sports-orthopedics, and has contributed to numerous articles on the treatment and prevention of sports-injuries.

Per Hölmich has been the main initiator of three published randomized prevention trials (including 1000 subjects in each), and conducted randomized controlled trials on exercise treatment as well as arthroscopic procedures.

Michael Kjær, Professor, Dr Med Sci

Michael Kjær is Professor in Sports Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen. He is Head and Chief Physician (Rheumatology), Institute of Sports Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital.

His main research area is the extracellular matrix in tendon and skeletal muscle and its adaptation to mechanical loading – basal mechanisms and clinical relevance for tissue injury, tendon overloading and age-related muscle loss.

Henrik Kehlet, Professor, Dr Med Sci

Henrik Kehlet was Professor of Surgery at Copenhagen University and is now Professor of Perioperative Therapy at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University, Denmark. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK, the American College of Surgeons, the American Surgical Association, the German Surgical Society, and the German Anaesthesiological Society.

Professor Kehlet’s research interests have focused on surgical pathophysiology, acute pain physiology and treatment, the transition from acute to chronic pain, postoperative fatigue and organ dysfunction. These efforts have condensed to form the concept of ‘fast-track surgery’ with the aim of achieving the ‘pain and risk-free operation’.

Professor Kehlet has published more than 1000 scientific articles and has given more than 300 invited lectures at international scientific meetings, including several honorary lectures.

Jens Bo Nielsen, Professor, Dr Med Sci

Jens Bo Nielsen is Professor of Human Motor Control at the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences and the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. 

After gaining his medical degree and PhD from the University of Copenhagen, Professor Nielsen became Professor and Head of the Physiology Institute at the University of Kiel, Germany. He returned to the University of Copenhagen in 2000, where he has been Professor at the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences since 2003, and has been associated with the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology since its creation in 2006. 

Professor Nielsen has been conducting research in how the nervous system control movement in health and disease for the past 20 years. His research career covers work at the cellular and integrative level in animal models, healthy human subjects and neurological patients, and has led to many national and international collaborations. His main research interests and contributions are in motor control, covering topics such as the central control of gait, motor learning and neuroplasticity, voluntary and involuntary contributions to movement, perception of movement and intentionality. 

His clinical work has mainly related to the pathophysiology of spasticity and neurohrehabilitation. He has had a collaboration during the past 4 years with the Helene Elsass center with the aim of developing new health technologies and interventions. This collaboration has led to the establishment of 3 health technological companies. One of these is MiTii development which in collaboration with Microsoft, produces a home-based, supervised, interactive training system delivered through the internet. Professor Nielsen has authored or co-authored 144 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, as well as numerous book chapters, meeting abstracts, medical student textbooks and public science books.

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