Josefine Naili

Josefine Naili

Postdoctoral Studies | Docent
Visiting address: ALB, Q2:07, 17176 Stockholm
Postal address: K6 Kvinnors och barns hälsa, K6 Neuropediatrik Broström, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Registered physiotherapist, specialist competence in orthopedics, PhD,  

  • Associate Professor of Physiotherapy. Currently conducting research at the
    Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, and working clinically in 
  • the Motion Analysis Lab at Karolinska University Hospital. My clinical and
    research interests include evaluating the impact of musculoskeletal disease 
  • and injury on movement and gait patterns.

    In 2017 I defended my thesis entitled: “Evaluation of function in 
  • individuals with knee osteoarthritis”. The overall aim of the thesis was to
    evaluate methods used to objectively assess function, including gait 
  • patterns, movement strategies, and performance-based function – in
    individuals with knee osteoarthritis.

    Affiliated to University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Department of Clinical 
  • Research, since 2020.


  • Ongoing research projects
    * BIOFUNC: The project aims to investigate relationships between clinical 

  • presentation, measures of pain and function, and presence of biomarkers in 
  • individuals with knee osteoarthritis. We also want to explore whether these 
  • measures can be used to subtype osteoarthritis, and predict treatment
    effects and trajectory of disease progression.
    * Can we predict recurrence of foot deformity in children with clubfoot?
    * Evaluation of walking ability and gait patterns in children with skeletal 
  • dysplasia.
    * Effect of non-surgical treatment on movement patterns in individuals with 
  • femoroacetabular impingement (in collaboration with University of Southern 
  • Denmark).


All other publications


  • Postdoctoral Studies, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2023
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Karolinska Institutet, 2017

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