Associates in PMR-C

Steering committee members, Postdocs, PhD-students and MSc-students.

Steering committee members

​Thomas Bandholm, PT, MSc (Exercise Physiology), PhD


Dr. Bandholm is a senior researcher at PMR-C and Professor of Clinical Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation with the Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen. He is Head of Research at PMR-C and Theme Lead for “Peri-operative Exercise and Physical Activity".

Kristian Thorborg, PT, MPty (Sports Physical Therapy), PhD


Dr. Thorborg Professor is a senior researcher at PMR-C, and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery wsfo Sports- and Orthopedic Physical Therapy with the Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen. He is Theme Lead for “Physical Activity and Sports Medicine".


Jette Christensen, PT, MSc

Ms Christensen is the Head of the Department of Physical- and Occupational Therapy, Hvidovre Hospital.​

Ove Andersen, MD, PhD

Dr. Andersen is the Research Director at Amager and Hvidovre Hospital and Head of the Department of Clinical Research.

Thue Ørsnæs, MD, Dr.

Dr. Ørsnes is the Head of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Amager and Hvidovre Hospital.​​


​​Rasmus Skov Husted, PT, MSc (physical therapy)​


Mr. Skov Husted is a post. doc. His post. doc. project focuses on coordination of non-surgical and surgical care for patients with knee OA. Currently, he is leading a survey investigating general practitioners care of patients with knee OA and the option of using clinical decision aids in the care of this patient population. He is also leading a systematic review investigating the proportion of patients eligible for knee replacement that postponses surgery after non-surgical care (link to protocol: https://bit.ly/37hUBR3).

Mr. Husteds postdoc is a collaboration between PMR-C; the research unit PROgrez, Department of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Næstved-Slagelse-Ringsted Hospitals; Center for General Practice, Aalborg University and; the Clinical Academic Group: Research OsteoArthritis Denmark (ROAD).

​Signe Hulsbæk, PT, MPH



Birk Mygind Grønfeldt, PT, MSc


Mr. Grønfeldt is a PhD-student at the University of Copenhagen. His PhD is focused on whether patients benefit from attending exercise-based rehabilitation following total knee arthroplasty. This work is conducted in collaboration with orthopedic wards at Hvidovre and Næstved Hospitals as well as municipal rehabilitation centers in Hvidovre, Copenhagen, Næstved, Roskilde and Slagelse. Mr. Grønfeldt's PhD project is a collaboration between PMR-C, Clinical Research Department and CAG-ROAD.


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​​​Maria Swennergren Hansen, PT, MSc


Mrs. Swennergren Hansen is a PhD-student at the University of Copenhagen. Her PhD focus on elongation of the Achilles tendon the first year after rupture and is conducted together with a national multicenter study aiming to optimize the treatment after an Achilles tendon rupture using an individual treatment algorithm. Mrs. Swennergren's PhD project is a collaboration between PMR-C and Sports Orthopedic Research Center-Copenhagen (SORC-C).

Linette Marie Kofod



Merete Nørgaard Madsen, PT, MSc


​Mrs Madsen is a PhD student at Aarhus University. Her PhD focus on, whether early initiated rehabilitation exercise following total hip arthroplasty has the assumed effect or not. The PhD project consists of a systematic review, a prospective cohort study, a qualitative interview study and a pilot RCT/feasibility study using mixed methods. Mrs Madsen's PhD project is a collaboration between Elective Surgery Centre, Silkeborg Regional Hospital and PMR-C.

​Ongoing work

Merete Nørgaard Madsen, Lone Ramer Mikkelsen, Helle Kvistgaard Østergaard, Kjeld Søballe, Thomas Quaade Bandholm. Is physical rehabilitation exercise superior to no physical rehabilitation exercise following total hip arthroplasty? A systematic review and meta-analysis. PROSPERO 2020 CRD42020203574

Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42020203574

Mikkelsen LR, Madsen MN, Rathleff MS, Thorborg K, Rossen CB, Kallemose T, et al. Pragmatic Home-Based Exercise after Total Hip Arthroplasty - Silkeborg: Protocol for a prospective cohort study (PHETHAS-1). F1000Res. 2019;8:965. https://f1000research.com/articles/8-965 

​​Simon Majormoen Bruhn​​, PT, MSc

Mr. Bruhn is a PhD-student at the University of Copenhagen. His PhD focus on the individualized treatment of knee osteoarthritis for patients referred to an orthopaedic surgeon on Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre or Næstved Hospital aiming to unravel treatment pathways and predict treatment outcomes.

Mr. Bruhn's PhD project is a collaboration between PMR-C, Clinical Orthopaedic Research Hvidovre (CORH), The Research Unit for General Practice in Copenhagen, and The Research Unit PROgrez, Næstved, Slagelse and Ringsted, and and Research OsteoArthritis Denmark (ROAD CAG).  ​

Examples of ongoing work

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Developmental Therapists

Line Rokkedal Jønsson

Kira Marie Parsbæk Skibdal


Louise Bolvig​


Senior Researchers

Mette Merete Pedersen, PT, MHSc, PhD (Clinical Research)


Dr. Pedersen is a senior researcher at PMR-C and an Associate Professor of Clinical Research with the Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen. Dr. Pedersen is Theme Lead of “Geriatric Mobility".