Sofia Backåberg

Postdoctoral Scholar

Faculty of Kinesiology

PhD - Caring Science, Department of health and Caring Sciences

Linnaeus University, Sweden, 2016

MS - Physiotherapy, Department of Neuroscience

University of Uppsala, Sweden, 2008

BS - Physiotherapy, Department of Neuroscience

University of Uppsala, Sweden, 2003

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Research and teaching

Movement science & musculoskeletal health

  • Functional mobility assessment and self-assessment
  • Senior population health
  • Interactive video feedback
  • Movements through daily living

Research interests

Backaberg's research is about how to support movement learning and assessment of functional mobility in daily living amongst the elderly with support of interactive video feedback and multimedia. She is also involved in research projects in patient activation, self-care at home and sedentary behaviour amongst the elderly.

Supervisor: Larry Katz


Backåberg, S, Brunt, D, Rask, M, Gummesson, C. Experiences of using personal video feedback modelling during a long-term process of movement awareness and learning – a hermeneutical study. European Journal of Physiotherapy (2019) DOI: 10.1080/21679169.2019.1635639 

Backåberg, S. Video-supported Interactive Learning for Movement Awareness: a learning model for the individual development of movement performance among nursing students(2016) Doctoral Thesis, Linnaeus University Press, Växjö.

Backåberg, S, Rask, M, Gummesson, C, Brunt, D. Video-based feedback combined with reflective enquiry - an interactive model for movement awareness among nursing students. Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy. (2015) 10(4)246-264. 

Backåberg, S, Gummesson, C, Brunt, D, Rask, M. Is that really my movement? – Students’ experiences of a video-supported interactive learning model for movement awareness. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, (2015) 10. 

Backåberg, S, Rask, M, Brunt, D, & Gummesson, C. Impact of musculoskeletal symptoms on general physical activity during nursing education. Nurse Education in Practice, (2014) 14(4), 385-390.