Kari Bo is a professor at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Dept of Sports Medicine, in Oslo, Norway. She is an internationally renowned physiotherapist and exercise scientist. She is a specialist in the research and treatment of women's urinary incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunctions. She was elected vice chancellor of the University from 1999-2001. She is the vice president of the International Organization of Physical Therapists in Women’s Health, WCPT, and the vice president of the Norwegian Council for Physical Activity, giving direct advice to the Norwegian Minister of Health on physical activity, fitness and health. In addition, she is the vice president of the Norwegian Physiotherapy Association subgroup for Sport Physiotherapy.
Kari Bø has written numerous scientific papers on pelvic floor dysfunction, treatment of incontinence and low back pain, measurement methodology, fitness and women’s health. In addition, she has published numerous articles, videos and books about the pelvic floor, fitness, pregnancy and physical activity, and women’s health in general for the lay public. Her main area of interest and research is pelvic floor function and dysfunction, exercise science and women’s health. Kari is in the Cochrane review group for conservative treatment for incontinence. She has been member of the first two International consultations on incontinence (conservative treatment) and she is appointed member of the WCPT “Evidence based practice advicory group”. She has written several systematic reviews on pelvic floor muscle training and electrical stimulation. She is on the editorial board on several scientific journals, reviewer in many international journals, member of research committees, teaches methodology to master and PhD students and holds the position as the leader of the “Committee for PhD Education” at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, and is appointed member of the Program committee for Clinical Research at the Norwegian Research Council. She has been a visiting fellow to Stanford University, USA, and a guest professor at the University of Dunedin, New Zealand, University of Melbourne, Australia, and the Ministry of Health, Singapore. She is considered the lead international expert of pelvic floor muscle training and is a popular presenter all over the world.