Anncristine Fjellman-Wiklund

Ph.D. (Physical Therapy)

Dr. Fjellman-Wiklund is an Associate Professor at the Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Umea University in Sweden.  Anncristine is a dynamic researcher, author, and educator.  Her many specializations as a health care provider include the health and wellbeing of performing artists.  She serves on the editorial review board of the Medical Problems of Performing Artists Journal.

Prior to her current faculty position, Dr. Fjellman completed a 9 month post-doctorate fellowship in music & medicine at the University of North Texas under the direction of Dr. Chesky.  While at UNT, she collaborated on several projects including the development of a new occupational health course for undergraduate student musicians.  Titled “Occupational Health: Lessons from Music”, this highly successful and ongoing course has served over 3000 students and won an “Exemplary Course Design” award at UNT. 

As the consummate educator, Dr. Fjellman mentored UNT graduate while engaging in music & medicine research including the first large-scale epidemiologic studies of guitarists and percussionists.  Dr. Fjellman left a strong and positive imprint on the philosophy, mission, and spirit of the Texas Center for Music & Medicine.

Publications

Fjellmann-Wiklund A, Chesky K   Musculoskeletal and general health problems of acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, and banjo players.  Medical Problems of Performing Artists   2006    21(4):169-176.

Sandell, C. Frykman, M. Chesky, K. Fjellman-Wiklund, A.Playing-related Musculoskeletal Disorders and Stress-related Health Problems among Percussionists. Medical Problems of Performing Artists.(2009).  24(4), 175-183.