Mona Kristin Aaslund
Field of work
I am an associated professor at the Department of health and functioning (Physiotherapy). I am responsible for the teaching in neurological physiotherapy in the bachelor programme and I am the leader for the bachelor dissertation subject.
I would like to be a part of creating knowledgeable, enthusiastic and independent physiotherapists for now and the future. I therefore want to motivate and inspire the students to be responsible for their own learning, learn to love neurological physiotherapy, understand the enormous possibilities good physiotherapy can give, stimulate curiosity and clinical reasoning abilities, and to master keeping updated, reading critically and to understand new knowledge.
I became a physiotherapist in 1998 at the University of Brighton, and have later done both a masters- and a PhD degree at the University of Bergen. I am a specialist in neurological physiotherapy and have worked at the department of Physiotherapy, section of neurology at Haukeland University Hospital since I was qualified and until I started at the Western Norway University of Applied Scineces in February 2020.
In my research I am generally interested in neurorehabilitation, and especially in stroke rehablitaton, walking, walking rehabilitation, activiy monitoring and physical activity. I have also been part of exciting projects about reablement in older adults, walking with cerebral palsy and walking in elderly.
I am in the Research group of Movement and Function (BeFu).
Walking and physical activity after stroke
Immediate gait adaptation from walking on a treadmill to walking on a treadmill in a fully immersive virtual environment