Our overriding aim is to understand the structure and function of connective tissue in tendon and muscle, and to what extent it responds to a changing loading environment.
We explore the structure and force transmission of connective tissue to better understand if there is a ‘weak link’ with respect to injury. To investigate connective tissue adaptability we also investigate the effects of various forms of loading (exercise/training) as well as unloading (inactivity/immobilization) on the connective tissue in both young and old. We also examine the effect of different treatment strategies to improve clinical outcome after injury.
Peter Magnusson, Christian Couppé, René Svensson, Anne-Sofie Andersen, Annesofie Thorup Olesen, Christian Eriksen, Antonis Giannopoulos, and Rikke Beyer.
Danish Council for Independent Research – Medical Sciences.
Danish Sports Medicine Research Council.
Copenhagen Capital Region Research Council.