Patients with complex pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia, are now recognized as living with a chronic disease, according to the WHO (Nicholas M, 2019). While this is a huge step in terms of social recognition of the existence of pain in the absence of pathology, there’s still no cure or superior treatments available. Yet, […]
About Morten Hogh
After qualifying as a clinical physiotherapist (1999) and completing several clinical exams, Morten was granted the title of specialist physiotherapist in
musculoskeletal physiotherapy (2005) and sports
physiotherapy (2006). But it was not until 2010-12 he made an entry to academia when he joined the multidisciplinary Master-of-Science in Pain: Science & Society at King's College London (UK). From 2015-19 Morten did his PhD in Medicine/pain at Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP), Aalborg University.
Having spent more than a decade as clinician, teacher and business developer he decided to focus on improving national and international pain education based on the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). Most recently, he was appointed vice-chair of the European Pain Federation’s Educational Committee and has been
involved in the development of the Diploma in Pain
Physiotherapy and underlying curriculum. Currently, he is overseeing the developments of similar programs in nursing and psychology. At a national level Morten has been appointed to several chairs and committees including the Danish
Medicine and Health Authorities and the Danish
Council of Ethics. He has co-authored a textbook on pain, and written several book chapters, clinical commentaries and peer-reviewed articles on basic science in relation to pain modulation. Morten is regarded as a skilled and inspiring speaker and he has been invited to present in Europe, US, Canada and Asia. He is also a prolific debater and advocate of evidence-based and patient-centered approaches to treatment in general. If there was one thing that Morten would like to improve in health care, it would be more focused management for people who live with chronic pain.