Arja Häkkinen

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General description

Arja Häkkinen works currently as professor emerita in the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä in the field of Clinical Physiotherapy.

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Research interests

The focus of research work by Arja Häkkinen is related to the effectiveness and health utility of exercise and training interventions aimed at both prevention and treatment. The methods used in rehabilitation need to follow and adapt to the fast development of medicine. Thus, generating the rehabilitation program for these patients has been carried out in multidisciplinary teams together with other specialties of medicine by combining research methods of physiotherapy, medicine, exercise physiology, biomechanics, science of sport coaching and fitness testing, nutrition and psychology. It is alsThe focus of research work includes understanding the functional and pathophysiological changes associated with musculoskeletal conditions, especially in rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and back and neck disorders.o important to be able to implement the results of several research projects into improving the clinical practice.

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Last updated on 2023-29-11 at 14:56