Kognitive Funktionelle Therapie
Kurs mit Kjartan Vibe Fersum, Dozent der Peter O’Sullivan Pain-Ed Gruppe

Beschreibung und Konzeption

Kjartan Vibe Fersum, Dozent der Peter O’Sullivan Pain-Ed Gruppe, präsentiert in Theorie und Praxis die «Kognitive Funktionelle Therapie» bei Schmerzpatientinnen und -patienten.
Live Demos mit Patientinnen und Patienten werden Teil des Kurses sein.



Kjartan Vibe Fersum is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and a researcher. He is currently combining work in a private clinic 3 days a week in addition to working 50% as an associate Professor at University of Bergen. His research interest lies in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal pain disorders and the title of his PhD thesis was «Classification and targeted treatment of patients with Non Specific Chronic Low Back Pain» where Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT) was the core work of the thesis. He was the lead investigator of the first randomized controlled trial on CFT to test the efficacy of this intervention compared to manual therapy and exercises for long lasting low back pain, published in The European Journal of Pain in 2013.

He is also part of an international collaboration group behind the pain-ed website that aims to translate the latest research regarding the cognitive functional therapy, informing both the public and other health care professionals. He is currently one of the principal investigator for a another randomized controlled trial (FaKTa project) to test CFT compared to neuroscience education and exercise among patients with long lasting back pain in elderly care (nursing homes and home care).

Cognitive Functional Therapy is a person centred behavioural approach to pain management. It uses a multi-dimensional clinical reasoning framework to identify the mechanisms that underlie low back pain and associated disability, that are unique to each individual. It helps ‘makes sense of pain’ to the sufferer, by providing a personalised understanding of their pain in the context of their own story. It incorporates a motivational approach to targeting unhelpful cognitions, distress, movement and lifestyle behaviours that drive pain and disability. This course is based on the ongoing research into to contemporary management of disabling low back pain disorders.

Two patients will be assessed by Kjartan, put forward by delegates and not previously seen by him. Patients will have a complex and debilitating pain presentation and where possible included to demonstrate the principles of CFT. After each patient assessment there will be time to review the clinical process.


Fachpersonen aus der Physiotherapie, Ergotherapie, Pflege sowie Ärzte und Ärztinnen, Psychologinnen und Psychologen, und weitere an der Thematik interessierte Personen.


Kjartan Vibe Fersum
Dozent der Peter O’Sullivan Pain-Ed Gruppe

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Kjartan Vibe Fersum


Berner Fachhochschule
Fachbereich Gesundheit
Masterstudiengang Physiotherapie
Murtenstrasse 10
CH-3008 Bern

Telefon +41 31 848 47 22


  • Amir Tal, BFH
  • Balz Winteler, Institut für Physiotherapie, Inselspital Bern
  • Per Ola Strand, physio-thun.ch


Master of Science in Physiotherapie, BFH
Institut für Physiotherapie, Inselspital Bern


  • Regulärer Preis: CHF 490.-
  • Reduzierter Preis für Studierende: CHF 350.-
  • Reduzierter Preis für Mitglieder von SAMT, svomp und SVSP: CHF 440.-
  • Reduzierter Preis für Mitarbeitende Inselspital, BFH und physio-thun: CHF 440.-


Samstag, 2. und Sonntag, 3. September 2017

Ort der Veranstaltung

Institut für Physiotherapie, Inselspital Bern


11. 8. 2017

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