The movement laboratory

The movement laboratory offers means of observation and examination of movements and functions related to physiotherapy

The movement laboratory offers a range of themes and possibilities in relation to observe and examine movements and functions. In the laboratory it is possible to measure, make experiments, practice, and train, intervene and make research in human movements and functions.

The aim of the laboratory is to facilitate the learning and development in relation to the physiotherapy degree programme in Aalborg and to support the development of the profession and the education generally in relation to innovation, development, learning and research and evidence based practice.

The movement laboratory is a room for educational activities, problem based learning, creative skills development, innovative competency development, research based on a wide range of research philosophical traditions - a room for developmental processes in physiotherapy theory and practice.

The movement laboratory consists of one big room that can be sub-divided by flexible doors. The laboratory contains 4 sectors where you can work on theory, practice and research in different physiotherapy topics: 

Examination of functions
Measure of reaction power
Sensorymotor stimulation
Exercise therapy
Muscle power testing
Movement analysis
Examination of balance
Mirror neuronal facilitation
Measurement of velocity
Balance training
Gait analysis
Running analysis
Vestibular training/facilitation
Movement pattern analysis


Janni Ørsnes Christensen
Tlf: +45 72 69 10 17

Dorte Drachmann
Tlf: +45 72 69 09 50

Biomechanics laboratory

3D movement analysis and pressure analysis  are used to assess whether movements can be optimized and to assess a person's risk of injury while running and walking. During studies, students use analyses to achieve knowledge of methods for movement analysis and biomechanics.

Photo from Sector B: Biomechanics lab for movement and balance analysis.


EMG measurement of muscular activity

EMG measurement of muscle activity is used to analyse muscle efficiency, muscle work, the effect of training and the risk of developing injuries. During studies, students use it to understand physiological and mechanical parameters in motor control and learning.

Photo from Sector B: Biomechanics lab for movement and balance analysis.

Human physiology test laboratory

VO2 max testing is used for assessing a person's fitness and analysing the effects of training. During studies, students use it to focus on the physiological aspects of physiotherapy.

Photo from Sector C: Human physiology test laboratory

Learning and training laboratory

From training equipment to equipment for analysing posture and movement  and HD-ultrasound scanning equipment – all of which are used during studies and all students of physiotherapy have access 24/7 using their student ID.

Photo from Sector A: Learning and training laboratory for physiotherapy and training


Balance and electrophysiology laboratory

Computer operated movable power platforms  in a moveable space  are used to assess balance and the effects of balance training. During studies, students use this equipment to understand the many factors that affect human balance and motor control.

Photo from Sector D: Balance and electrophysiology laboratory