Each year a large number of adolescents develop musculoskeletal pain. This often negatively effects their physical activity, and participation in social activities. The majority of adolescents with musculoskeletal pain will contact their general practitioner for advice and guidance on how to handle their pain.

The research group OptiYouth aims to enhance our understanding of adolescents with musculoskeletal pain to improve its treatment and support the general practitioner. Our goal is to conduct high quality, implementable research in collaboration with general practice. We are working on developing tools that can support general practices’ management of adolescents with pain in their muscles and joints, as well as support the adolescents’ and parents’ self-management of pain.

For more information, contact Michael Skovdal Rathleff