Martin Asker

Martin Asker

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Nobels väg 13, 17177 Solna
Postal address: C6 Institutet för miljömedicin, C6 IIR Axén, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a naprapath, specialised in sports medicine and a PhD student at MUSIC
    (Musculoskeletal &
  • Sports Injury Epidemiology Center) at the Institute of
    Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet.
    *In summary:*
    PhD-student, Karolinska Institutet, enrolled 2014 (planned dissertation 2019)
    Master education in sports medicine, biomechanics and motor control,
    Karolinska Institutet 2013
    Naprapath degree, Scandinavian College of Naprapathic Manual Medicine, 2005


  • My research focus on risk factors and prevention of shoulder injuires in
    adolescent handball players.
    My PhD-projekt is based on the Karolinska Handball Study (KHAST) a
    prospective cohort study aiming to identify risk factors for shoulder
    injuires in elite adolescent handball players.
    In May 2018 we started an RCT to evaluate the effect of a shoulder
    strengthening program and a knee controll program on risk factors (KHAST
    2.0). The study will end in May 2019.
    Beside of epidemiological studie I also do research in throwing


  • I regualry teach approximatly 250 hours pers year in the fields of sports
    medicine, biomechanics and scientific methods for undergraduates and master
    students. In addition I teach workshops with a specific focus on the
    "thrower´s schoulder".


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  • Affiliated to Research, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2019

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