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Søren Thorgaard Skou (PT, MSc, PhD) has vast experience within the field of osteoarthritis and has been the principal investigator and leader of two high-quality randomized controlled trials on surgical and non-surgical treatment of knee osteoarthritis, one of which was published in The New England Journal of Medicine (impact factor of 79.26), the highest ranked of all general medical journals.

Currently, he is the principal investigator of a randomized, controlled trial of meniscal surgery vs. exercise therapy and education for young people with a meniscal tear (DREAM)

Recently, he initiated a 5-year EU-funded project (MOBILIZE, grant agreement No 801790) with the overall aim of improving health in people with more than one chronic health condition (i.e. multimorbidity) through personalized exercise therapy and education.

He is one of the main architects and leader of the implementation of the highly successful treatment program Good Life With osteoArthritis in Denmark (GLA:D) for patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis.

Furthermore, he is a recipient of a prestigious ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council, and a postdoc grant and a Sapere Aude Research Talent Award from the Independent Research Fund Denmark. 

External positions

Senior researcher at Department of Surgery, Lovisenberg Diakonale Hospital, Oslo, Norway.

15. May 2019 → …

Head of research, Næstved/Slagelse/Ringsted Sygehuse, Region Sjælland

1. Jul 2016 → …

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Knee Osteoarthritis Medicine & Life Sciences
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Patient Education Medicine & Life Sciences
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Research Output 2010 2019

2-year cost-effectiveness of total knee replacement: results from the first randomized trial on total knee replacement in addition to non-surgical treatment

Skou, S. T., Roos, E. M., Laursen, M., Arendt-Nielsen, L., Rasmussen, S., Simonsen, O., Ibsen, R., Larsen, A. T. & Kjellberg, J., 2. May 2019, In : Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 27, Suppl. 1, p. S297 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference abstract in journalResearchpeer-review

A Pragmatic Approach to the Implementation of Osteoarthritis Guidelines Has Fewer Potential Barriers Than Recommended Implementation Frameworks

Holm, I., Risberg, M. A., Roos, E. M. & Skou, S. T., 1. Jan 2019, In : Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 49, 1, p. 1-4

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Behandling af knæartrose hos yngre voksne

Translated title of the contribution: Treatment of osteoarthrosis of the knee in younger adultsBarfod, K. W., Skou, S. T. & Troelsen, A., 17. Jun 2019, In : Ugeskrift for Laeger. 181, 25, V07180471.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Young Adult
Knee
Guidelines
Orthopedics
Referral and Consultation

Behandling af slidgigt hos den yngre, aktive patient

Barfod, K. W. & Skou, S. T., 4. Sep 2019, In : Dansk Sportsmedicin.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

Open Access

Besser leben mit Osteoarthritis – GLA:D-Initiative „Good Life with osteoArthritis in Denmark”

Baumbach, L., Skou, S. T. & Roos, E. M., 13. Sep 2019, In : physiopraxis. 17, 09, p. 27-31

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

Activities 2011 2019

Multisyge bliver fremtidens patienter: Hvad betyder det for fysioterapi?

Søren Thorgaard Skou (Guest lecturer)
6. Oct 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Steno Diabetes Center Sjællands forskningsråd (External organisation)

Søren Thorgaard Skou (Member)
3. Oct 20192. Oct 2022

Activity: MembershipMembership of commitees, commissions, boards, councils, associations, organisations, or similar

Træning som vejen til mindre smerte og bedre funktion ved artrose og andre kroniske sygdomme

Søren Thorgaard Skou (Guest lecturer)
15 Sep 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Individualiseret træning og uddannelse til patienter med multimorbiditet

Søren Thorgaard Skou (Guest lecturer)
11 Sep 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

GLA:D Contest 2019

Søren Thorgaard Skou (Participant)
17 Jun 201918 Jun 2019

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses or seminars

Projects 2016 2024

Press / Media

Professor i træning og sundhed

Søren Thorgaard Skou

16/10/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Professor i træning og sundhed

Søren Thorgaard Skou

16/10/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Professor i træning og sundhed

Søren Thorgaard Skou

16/10/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Professor i træning og sundhed

Søren Thorgaard Skou

16/10/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Sådan vedligeholder du formen i vinterhalvåret

Søren Thorgaard Skou

15/10/2019

1 Media contribution

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Prizes

ERC Starting Grant

Søren Thorgaard Skou (Recipient), 27 Jul 2018

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Fyens Stiftstidendes Research Award 2019

Søren Thorgaard Skou (Recipient), 9 May 2019

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Sapere Aude: Research Talent Award 2016

Søren Thorgaard Skou (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Spar Nord Foundation’s Research Award 2016

Søren Thorgaard Skou (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

The Association of Danish Physiotherapists’ Award 2015

Søren Thorgaard Skou (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions