Background and activities
Kjartan Vårbakken is a research fellow at Program for Physiotherapist Education at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
He is an educated physiotherapist from Bergen University College and earned his advanced master's degree at the University of Bergen.
His previous experience includes working as a physiotherapist in private practice, a scientific editor in the Norwegian Journal of Physiotherapy, and a scientific procject leader at Oslo University Hospital.
Vaarbakken is currently part of a research project exploring possible mechanisms behind the disability and pain experienced by patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.
His main supervisor is Professor in Physiotherapy Science, Ann-Katrin Stensdotter, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2017) Bilateral and multi-joint strength in patients with painful knee osteoarthritis: A case-control study. Gait & Posture. vol. 57.
- (2015) Primary functions of the quadratus femoris and obturator externus muscles indicated from lengths and moment arms measured in mobilized cadavers. Clinical Biomechanics. vol. 30 (3).
- (2014) Lengths of the external hip rotators in mobilized cadavers indicate the quadriceps coxa as a primary abductor and extensor of the flexed hip. Clinical Biomechanics. vol. 29 (7).
- (2007) Superior effect of forceful compared with standard traction mobilizations in hip disability?. Advances in Physiotherapy. vol. 9 (3).