- 2015 – now
- Research assistant, SMIL
- SensoriMotor Integration Lund (SMIL) is a research project in which we investigate if individuals with persistent neck pain might benefit from a supervised and structured exercise program.
- 2014 – 2015
- Research assistant, Department of Family Medicine, Lund University
- I was a research assistant during the summer of 2014 and, backed by a scholarship from Lund University, did research on vestibular asymmetry in patients with wrist fractures.
- 2014 – now
- Physical therapist, Vårdcentralen Södra Sandby Region Skåne
- Clinical work at a primary care facility in southern Sweden. Beyond tending to patients, my responsibilities include managing the web-booking service.
- 2016 – now
- Teaching assistant, Lund University
- I teach anatomy, palpation, and examination skills to students at the medical school of Lund University.
- Journal of Clinical Interventions in Aging
- 2015 – 2017
- Master’s degree in medical science with a major in physical therapy, Lund University
- In my masters thesis I am developing a specialized gym for treating patients with persistent neck pain.
- 2014 – 2015
- Summer research course, Lund University
- I worked as a research assistant at a specialized clinic for pain rehabilitation in Lund, which I presented as a poster on EFIC in 2015 and, later, IASP in 2016.
- 2013 – 2014
- Summer research scholarship, Lund University
- As a part of a stipend, I undertook a course in basic academic knowledge.
- 2011 – 2014
- Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy
- My bachelor’s thesis entailed interviewing Japanese physical therapists about their professional role and use of technology.
- Orthopedic Manual Therapy, level 1 & 2
- Sports medicine
- Basic Body Awareness Therapy, A-level
- Trigger point therapy
- Course in conducting systematic reviews provided by HTA-0.
1. Westergren H, Larsson J, Freeman M, Carlsson A, Jöud A, Malmström E-M. Sex-based differences in pain distribution in a cohort of patients with persistent post-traumatic neck pain. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2017 Jan; doi: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1280543
2. Larsson J, Miller M, Ekvall Hansson E. Vestibular asymmetry increases double support time variability in a counter-balanced study on elderly fallers. Gait & Posture. 2016 Mar;45:31–4. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.12.023
3. Larsson J, Ekvall Hansson E, Miller M. Increased double support variability in elderly female fallers with vestibular asymmetry. Gait Posture. 2015 Mar;41(3):820–4. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.02.019
4. Johan Larsson, Hans Westergren, Eva-Maj Malmström. Pain distribution after neck traumas: An analysis of 745 consecutive patients with persistent neck pain. In: IASP 2016: The World Congress on Pain. Yokohama, Japan; 2016.
5. Westergren H, Larsson J, Malmström E-M. Pain distribution in 745 consecutive patients with persistent pain after whiplash trauma. In: EFIC 2015: Translating evidence into practice. Vienna, Austria; 2015.
6. Johan Larsson, Hans Westergren, Birgitta Häggman-Henrikson, Eva-Maj Malmström. SensoriMotor Integration Lund - the SMIL gym: A supervised exercise program for patients with persistent neck pain. In: Svenskt Smärtforum 2016. Jönköping, Sweden; 2016.
7. Larsson J. A letter to the editor regarding “Serratus anterior or pectoralis minor: Which muscle has the upperhand during protraction exercises?” Manual Therapy. 2016 Aug;24:e1. doi: 10.1016/j.math.2016.04.002
Statistical software and languages
- C++ (at a low level)
- Adobe Indesign
- The Microsoft Office Suite
- Adobe Illustrator