Morten Hoegh and I discussed science, neuroscience, manual therapy, philosophy of science, among other topics. Morten shares great perspective and expertise throughout our converations. We hope you enjoy it!
The following is Morten's bio -
After qualifying as a clinical physiotherapist (1999) and completing several clinical exams, Morten was granted the title of specialist physiotherapist inmusculoskeletal physiotherapy (2005) and sports physiotherapy (2006). But it was not until 2010-12 he made an entry to academia when he joined the multidisciplinary Master-of-Science in Pain: Science & Society at King's College London (UK). From 2015-18 Morten was working full-time as PhD-fellow at Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP) at Aalborg University.
Having spent more than a decade as a clinician, teacher and businessdeveloper he decided to focus on improving national and international pain education based on the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). Most recently, he was appointed vice-chair of the EuropeanPain Federation’s Educational Committee and has been involved in the development of the Diploma in Pain Physiotherapy and underlying curriculum. Currently he is overseeing the developments of similar programs in nursing and psychology. At a national level Morten has been appointed to several chairs and committees including the Danish Medicine and Health Authorities and the Danish Council of Ethics.
He has co-authored a textbook on pain, and written several book chapters, clinical commentaries and peer-reviewed articles on basic science in relation to pain modulation. Morten is regarded as a skilled and inspiring speaker and he has been invited to present in Europe, US, Canada and Asia. He is also a prolific debater and advocate of evidence-based andpatient-centered approaches to treatment in general. If there was one thing that Morten would like to improve in health care, it would be more focused management for people who live with chronic pain.
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