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Dr Karin Grävare Silbernagel

Associate Professor, PhD

Karin Grävare Silbernagel PT, ATC, PhD is an Associate Professor at the Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE USA. She is the principal investigator of the Tendon Research Group at University of Delaware. This is an interdisciplinary group working to advance understanding of tendon injuries and repair so that tailored treatments can be developed. She received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Boston University, Boston, USA and her PhD in Orthopaedics from University of Gothenburg. Karin has been a clinician, researcher, and educator in the U.S. and Sweden. She has been a practicing physical therapist for over 25 years, mainly in orthopaedics and sports medicine. Her research focuses on tendon injuries, especially the clinical aspects of treatment, and evaluation. Her research approach is to evaluate tendon health and recovery by quantifying tendon composition, structure, and mechanical properties, as well as patients’ impairments and symptoms. The focus is on how to prescribe exercise and physical activity as treatment in patients with painful tendinopathy and complete tendon ruptures. Her research centers around Achilles tendon and Patellar tendon injuries. Her research is funded by the National Institute of Health, Foundation for Physical Therapy, Swedish Research Council for Sport Science, and Swedish Research Council. She has published 80+ articles in peer-reviewed journals, has written several book chapters and has presented nationally and internationally. To view a list of her publications go to