Andreas Eklund graduated from AECC in 2002 and is a co-owner of two multidisciplinary rehab units employing 50 persons.
He earned his Ph.D. degree in 2016, and the title of his thesis was “Recurrent and persistent low back pain – course and prevention.” He currently works part-time (60%) with research as an assistant professor at Karolinska Institutet alongside his clinical duties (40%). At the moment, he also serves as the chair of the scientific committee of the Swedish Chiropractic Association.
His research has mainly focused on Maintenance Care, management of recurrent/persistent pain and psychological risk factors. Dr. Eklund has an interest in clinical outcome research applicable to the practicing chiropractor. Dr. Eklund frequently lectures internationally on topics related to his research area and has a genuine interest in education, dissemination, and implementation of research in clinical settings.
In 2016, he was awarded “Chiropractor of the Year” by the Swedish Chiropractic Association and won the EAC Jean Robert research award (first prize). In 2019, he was awarded the Scott Haldeman Award for outstanding research at the WFC congress in Berlin for his work on Chiropractic Maintenance Care.
Dr. Eklund was one of the 13 fellows of the inaugural cohort of the Chiropractic Academy of Research Leadership (CARL).