Anna

Anna Öhman

I work as a physiotherapist (specialist in pediatric) at Friskispraktiken in Gothenburg. I have also  worked at Queen Silvia Children´s Hospital for 17 years. 

Since 1997 I have been special interested in children with congenital muscular torticollis (CMT).

Eva Klackenberg Arrenhius have a common interest in CMT and around 1997-1998 we started to cooperate. We have done exercise program, guide lines and written a short chapter (in swedish) about CMT in a swedish book about physiotherapy for children. 

Our home are 500 kilometres from each other but we have a lot of e-mail and telephone contac, 1-2 times every year we meet and discuss. We have done one study together about status for children who had surgery for CMT.

My first study was a mapping on children who were treated for congenital muscular torticollis as infants; they were at the age between six and twelve years when the study was performed. This study gave me more questions and that generated more studies on this group of children.

I worked in medical care before I became a physiotherapist in 1990. I have a master of science in physiotherapy, Gothenburg University. 2004 I started as a PhD student at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Division of Physical Therapy, Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University. Licentiat exam 2007 and PhD exam 2008. I have a specialist licence in pediatric physiotherapy granted by the Scentific Committe of the Swedish association of registered Physical Therapists. 

Otherwise I work with children in all ages whit all kind of problems. There is a lot of infants/toddelers with late motor development, hypermobility and of course many children in all ages with torticollis.