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Prof Kari Bø
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

ICS 2019

Open Discussion ePoster Session 31 E-Poster 3 614 PREVALENCE, RISK FACTORS AND BOTHER OF URINARY INCONTINENCE IN NULLIPAROUS, YOUNG, HIGH LEVEL RHYTHMIC GYMNASTS. A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY.

ICS 2018

Open Discussion ePoster Session 28 Open Discussion ePosters 606 Is pelvic floor muscle training effective for symptoms of overactive bladder in women? A systematic review

ICS 2017

Podium Short Oral Session 39 Anatomy and Biomechanics 747 Do regular exercisers have stronger pelvic floor muscles than non-regular exercisers during pregnancy?

ICS 2015

Podium Session 3 Innovations in Pelvic Floor Muscle Therapy 13 PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE FUNCTION AND DYSFUNCTION IN THE PERIPARTUM PERIOD IN WOMEN WITH AND WITHOUT DIASTASIS RECTI ABDOMINIS

Podium Short Oral Session 15 Obstetrical Pelvic Floor Injury 216 DOES EPISIOTOMY INFLUENCE VAGINAL RESTING PRESSURE, PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE AND PREVALENCE OF URINARY INCONTINENCE SIX WEEKS POSTPARTUM?

ICS 2013

Podium Session 22 Pelvic Organ Prolapse 1 205 RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE TRAINING TO PREVENT AND TREAT PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE IN POSTPARTUM PRIMIPAROUS WOMEN

ICS 2011

Podium Poster Session 14 Epidemiology and Outcomes Research 147 LONG TERM EFFECT OF PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE TRAINING FOR FEMALE STRESS AND MIXED URINARY INCONTINENCE- A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Podium Poster Session 21 Faecal Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction 218 DOES A RING PESSARY IN SITU IMPROVE PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE FUNCTION IN WOMEN WITH PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE?

ICS 2008

Podium Poster Session 5 Pelvic Floor (1) 38 4D ULTRASOUND TO MEASURE CLOSURE OF THE LEVATOR HIATUS DURING PELVIC FLOOR AND TRANSVERSUS ABDOMINIS CONTRACTION

ICS 2007

Podium Poster Session 12 Pregnancy and Childbirth:Room: Grote Zaal - Chairs: Bob Freeman & Harry Vervest 95 DOES PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE TRAINING DURING PREGNANCY NEGATIVELY AFFECT LABOUR AND BIRTH?

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Kari Bø

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Profession:Physiotherapist
Qualifications:Professor PhD
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Professor, PhD Kari Bø, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NSSS), Oslo, Norway

Kari Bø is a trained physical therapist and exercise scientist. She had her PhD (doctor of science) in 1990 and was appointed professor of exercise science in 1997. She was elected pro-rector (vice head) of NSSS (a specialized university) 1998-2001 and rector (head) of the NSSS 2013-2017. She was the first vice president of the International Organization of Physical Therapists in Women’s Health, WCPT 1999-2007, and has been the vice president of the Norwegian Council for Physical Activity for 8 years, giving direct advice to the Norwegian Minister of Health on physical activity, fitness and health. In addition, professor Bø has been the vice president of the Norwegian Physiotherapy Association subgroup for Sport Physiotherapy 2003-2007. She holds a 20% position as project leader at Akershus University Hospital, Norway, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecoogy and is a board member of “The pelvic floor Center” at the same hospital.

Professor Bø has published > 265 scientific papers on pelvic floor dysfunction, treatment of incontinence and low back- and pelvic girdle pain, exercise during pregnancy and after childbirth, diastesis recti abdominis, measurement methodology, fitness and women’s health and has given > 260 invited international keynote presentations worldwide. She has supervised 15 completed PhD candidates and have 9 currently under supervision + numerous master students. In addition, she has published numerous articles, videos/dvds and books about the pelvic floor, fitness, pregnancy and physical activity, and women’s health in general for the lay public. She has developed and been in charge of the post-graduate course for physiotherapy for pelvic floor dysfunction on behalf of the Norwegian Physiotherapist Federation since the early 1990ies and has given numerous postgraduate courses for physiotherapists internationally. She was an appointed member of the Program committee for Clinical Research at the Norwegian Research Council for 3 years and is currently an appointed member from the Norwegian Research Council in Science Europe, EU. She has been a visiting fellow to Stanford University, USA, and a visiting professor at the University of Dunedin, New Zealand, University of Melbourne, Australia, The Ministry of Health, Singapore, The George Institute for Public Health, Sydney, Australia, Bristol Urology Institute, England, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and Auckland University, New Zealand. Bø has been a guest professor at the University of Sao Paolo, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil for the last 7 years.

She is an honorary member of the Norwegian Physiotherapy Association's Subgroup of Women's health and the Brazilian and Chilean Physiotherapy Association for Women's Health. In 2014, one of her randomized controlled trials on pelvic floor muscle training was ranked and awarded one of 15 top trials in physiotherapy among >25.000 studies in the PEDro database. In 2015, she was awarded with the Mildred Elson Award, the most prestige's award from the World Confederation of Physiotherapy (WCPT), for her contribution to research and education in pelvic floor dysfunction and women's health. In 2016 she was awarded the International Continence Society Lifelong Achievement Award for her research and education on the pelvic floor and incontinence.

Prof Kari Bø declared on the Tuesday 8th January 2019 that they did not have any existing or known future financial relationships or affiliations to disclose (NONE).

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