Thomas Maribo is senior researcher at Public Health and Quality Improvement, Central Denmark Region, focusing on Community Based Rehabilitation. Dr Maribo is also an Associate Professor at the Department of Public Health Aarhus University. He is a trained physiotherapist and has worked with rheumatology, orthopaedics and occupational medicine in clinical settings. As head of the programme of community based rehabilitation at Public Health and Quality Improvement he has a special interest in the implementation of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) with special focus on clinical practice. One of his goals is to implement ICF-based Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in clinical practice and to implement an electronic version of the ICF (the ICanFunction App) to empower patients to better describe their needs to clinicians. Since 2000 he has had a special focus on outcome measures in rehabilitation and physical functioning, e.g. while building the web-based database for outcome measures in physical functioning (in Danish www.maaleredskaber.dk). Dr Maribo’s PhD was on outcome measures for assessing balance in patients with chronic low back pain. Since 2011 he has been involved with a programme on outcome measures in stroke rehabilitation with special focus on the transition from hospital to community based rehabilitation.
Hand-held dynamometry fixated with a tripod is reliable for assessment of back extensor strength in women with osteoporosis.. Gitte Valentin , Thomas Maribo Osteoporos Int. 2014 Aug;25(8):2143-9. , 2014 .
Wearing an active spinal orthosis improves back extensor strength in women with osteoporotic vertebral fractures.. Gitte Valentin , Thomas Maribo Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013;38(3):232-238., 2013 .
Evaluering af genoptræning og rehabilitering af personer med erhvervet hjerneskade samt videndeling omkring koordinatorfunktionen. Thomas Maribo MarselisborgCentret, 2014 , Side. 21 sider.
The effect on physical performance of a functional assessment and immediate rehabilitation of acutely admitted elderly patients with reduced functional performance: the design of a randomised clinical trial.. Thomas Maribo , Thomas Maribo BMJ Open, 2014 .
Evaluering af indsatser på senhjerneskade-området i Randers kommune. Merete Tonnesen , Thomas Maribo CFK - Folkesundhed og Kvalitetsudvikling, 2015 , Side. 86 sider.
Ansættelser og projekterfaring
2014 Associated professor, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Denmark
2012 Researcher, Public Health and Quality Improvement, Central Denmark Region
2014-2015 Member of board and scientific committee, the national conference for physiotherapists
2012-2014 Research physiotherapist, Department of Occupational Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.
2011-2012 Member of board and scientific committee, the national conference for physiotherapists
2011-2014 Part time lecturer, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Denmark
2003-2012 Consultant, the Association of Danish Physiotherapists
2003-2012 Research therapist, Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
2011 ph.d., det sundhedsvidenskabelige fakultet, med titlen"Postural balance in low back pain patients assessed by the one leg stand test and by centre of pressure excursions on a portable force platform"
Kurser, konferencer m.m.
2015-2015 Videnskabelig ansvarlig: Danske Fysioterapeuters Fagkongres 2015 (1350 deltagere)
Undervisning og anden særlig erfaring
2012 Supervised 4 Master theses
2012 superviser for 3 PhD projects