Short CV/Education and training

  • Dr. Franzén has doctorate in medical science and physiotherapy from Karolinska institutet. She made her postdoctoral traningat Oregon health and Science University, Portland, USA with Professor Fay B Horak. Dr Franzén is currently an associate professor at Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Karolinska University hospital. She is research group leader and director of the motor control laboratory at KI, which have excellent resources for analyzing gait, balance and motion. Dr. Franzén is an expert in balance control and movement in elderly and Parkinson’s disease, in both clinical and laboratory settings.

Selected publications

  • Conradsson D, Löfgren N, Nero H, Hagströmer M, Ståhle A, Lökk J, Franzén E. The Effects of Highly Challenging Balance Training in Elderly with Parkinson's Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair 2015 Oct;29(9):827-36. PMID: 25608520

  • Leavy B, Skavberg Roaldsen K, Nylund K, Hagströmer M, Franzén E. Pushing the Limits’ – Rethinking Motor and Cognitive Resources after a Highly Challenging Balance Training Program for Parkinson’s Disease. Physical Therapy Journal 2016 Aug 11. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27515945

  • Löfgren N, Lenholm E, Conradsson D, Ståhle A, Franzén E The Mini-BESTest – a clinically reliable tool for balance evaluations in mild to moderate Parkinson's disease? BMC Neurology 2014 Dec 12;14:235. PMID: 25496796

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • BETA- PD: Balance Elderly Training and Activity in Parkinson’s disease


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