Scientists of the MOVE Research Institute Amsterdam contribute to knowledge and applications through fundamental and applied scientific research on human movement and the movement apparatus.
MOVE has three main research themes: Rehabilitation, Regenerative medicine and Sport. Within these themes, research into the most diverse of subjects is taking place. Apart from the high quality of our research, the hallmark of MOVE research is the high societal relevance.
Three research themes
Rehabilitation involves the management of disorders that improve the function and performance of the patient. The emphasis of the research theme rehabilitation is to understand the underlying mechanisms of rehabilitation in patients with neurological and musculoskeletal diseases.
- REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
The aim of Regenerative Medicine is to prevent damage or promote recovery from damage to the locomotor system, due to disposition, ageing, inadequate nutrition, incorrect movement, trauma, loading habits, and disease. This concerns patients with osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and disk degeneration, as well as patients with damaged (jaw) bone, cartilage, or muscle tissue.
Sport is important for competitors as well as for spectators and as such has an important influence on society. The societal impact of sport extends from improved cognitive performance to social integration and e.g. the reduction of lifestyle diseases such as obesity. Sport has a beneficial effect on general well-being and quality of life.