Sverker Johansson

Sverker Johansson

Senior Lecturer/Physcial Therapist | Docent
Visiting address: Alfred Nobels Allé 23, 14183 Huddinge
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 Fysioterapi, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I graduated in physiotherapy and became registered as physiotherapist in
    June, 1989. In 2002 I acquired clinical specialist competence in
    physiotherapy within neurology. I defended my thesis in 2008. I am since 2001
    employed as a registered physiotherapist at Karolinska University Hospital,
    Stockholm, Sweden, since 2009 I am employed as a registered physiotherapist
    with a doctoral degree. In 2015 I acquired competence as associate professor
    in physiotherapy at Karolinska Institutet.. Today I am an adjunct lecturer
    (20%) at Karolinska Institutet, the division of physiotherapy, which give me
    possibilities to to combine research and teaching with work within my
    clinical position.
    My clinical and research interests are within neurology and neurological
    rehabilitation, particularly in multiple sclerosis but also in other
    neurological conditions such as stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and
    Parkinson’s disease.
    2008 Doctor of Philosophy in Physiotherapy, “Disability in people
    with multiple sclerosis with focus on fatigue”, Karolinska Institutet.
    2002 Master’s degree in Clinical Science, Karolinska Institutet
    1989 Registered Physiotherapist, Bachelor’s degree,
    Hälsouniversitetet in Östergötland.


  • My focus in research are in functioning, disability, health and quality of
    life in people with neurological diseases/disorders and how the life
    situation might change over time in people living with chronic and/or
    progessive diseases.
    Primarily my research has an epidemiological and clinical focus on people
    with multiple sclerosis, where I am currently responsible in research aiming
    at development and testing an intervention of a highly challenging balance
    training intervention in people with MS. Furthermore, I am active with
    studies on how this disease influence the life situation including working
    life and private life in this group.


  • I teach and supervise in physiotherapy at bachelor, master and PhD level.
    Currently I am course responsible in two courses in the physiotherapy
    programme, Karolinska Institutet - “Theme Intervention – Physiotherapy
    4”, and “Theme Healthcare - Specialised Studies in Physiotherapy” (five
    weeks, 7.5 credits). I have previously also developed an interdisciplinary
    course on advanced level.
    I supervise research projects on at bachelor, master and PhD level.


All other publications


  • Senior Lecturer/Physcial Therapist, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2015
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2008
  • Master Of Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet, 2001

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