Anders Holsgaard-Larsen

cand.scient., ph.d., Associate Professor

  • Denmark

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Research areas

I am trained in Clinical Biomechanics and Sports Science with focus on musculoskeletal function in healthy aging persons, elite athletes, individuals suffering from neck- and shoulder pain and different orthopaedic patient groups. I received my master degree within isolated musculoskeletal function in 2002 followed by the PhD degree in 2007 in biomechanical analysis and functional capacity in elderly individuals at the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark. Then, I used my biomechanical competencies in a Post Doc position (2007-2009) investigating shoulder and neck problems in a multi-professional collaboration between chiropractors and sports scientists before moving to the Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark and Orthopedic Research Unit, Odense University Hospital, heading the gait and motion laboratory (2009-). Since 2014 I have been elected as President for the Danish Association of Biomechanics and have recently been designated as host of the 29th annual meeting of the European Society for Movement analysis in Adults and Children (ESMAC 2020). Finally, I am affiliated with the Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm as Docent/Associated Professor where I aim to develop collaboration between Karolinska and University of Southern Denmark.

My primary research focus is to conduct translational research within musculoskeletal and/or orthopedic conditions and I master a variety of explorative methods from 3-dimensional motion analysis, pedography, electromyography, muscle dynamometry to simple functional performance based tests and patient reported outcome measures. I have since 2009 established and develop the gait and motion laboratory research methodologies that presently are used in clinical studies ranging from healthy children, children with cerebral palsy, adults suffering from meniscectomy, anterior cruciate ligament rupture, femoroacetabular impingement to elderly patients suffering from knee or hip osteoarthritis. Furthermore, I have vast experience in designing and conduction randomized controlled trials and I am heading the PhD course on high quality randomized trials at the Department of Health Sciences at University of Southern Denmark. Thus, I possess a strong background in developing and validating research methodologies that have been implemented in the clinical practice and research projects.

External positions

Associate Professor (visiting), Karolinska Institute

1. Jan 2018 → …

Research areas

  • Exercise
  • Analysis of walking pattern
  • Analysis of body movements
  • Muscle strength
  • Hip replacement

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Research Output 2003 2019

Changes in total lower limb support moment in middle-aged patients undergoing arthroscopic partial meniscectomy - A longitudinal observational cohort study

Holsgaard-Larsen, A., Thorlund, J. B., Blackmore, T. & Creaby, M. W., Jun 2019, In : The Knee. 26, 3, p. 595-602

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Cohort Studies
42 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Preschool Children
Cerebral Palsy
Randomized Controlled Trials
Quality of Life
Control Groups

Markerless Motion Capture can Track Pre-School Children with low Instrumental Variation: But the Potential Clinical Impact is Questionable

Harsted, S., Larsen, A. H., Hestbæk, L., Andreasen, D. L. & Lauridsen, H. H., 21. Mar 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalPosterResearchpeer-review


Measures of knee and gait function and radiographic severity of knee osteoarthritis: A cross-sectional study

Naili, J. E., Broström, E. W., Clausen, B. & Larsen, A. H., Oct 2019, In : Gait & Posture. 74, p. 20-26

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Knee Osteoarthritis
Cross-Sectional Studies
Area Under Curve
Knee Injuries

Activities 2006 2019

Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports (Journal)

Anders Holsgaard-Larsen (Peer reviewer)
5. Dec 2019

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

Opponent ved PhD afhandling

Anders Holsgaard-Larsen (Examiner)
4. Dec 2019

Activity: ExaminationExternal examination

Eureka (Journal)

Anders Holsgaard-Larsen (Peer reviewer)
22. Oct 2019

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

Gait & Posture (Journal)

Anders Holsgaard Larsen (Peer reviewer)
6. Mar 2019

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

Health Research Council of New Zealand Newsletter (Journal)

Anders Holsgaard Larsen (Peer reviewer)
18. Feb 2019

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

Projects 2014 2022

Teaching & Supervision