Birgitte Ahlsen is an Associate Professor at the Department of Physiotherapy, Oslo and Akershus University of Applied Sciences. Her research interests include critical perspectives on medicine, healthcare and physiotherapy. Birgitte’s PhD focused on the role of gender in narratives of chronic muscle pain. Her present research project focuses on knowledge production and -translation in physiotherapy practice. She has 25 years of diverse clinical experiences. She is a specialist in psychomotor physiotherapy, with responsibility for continuing professional development courses in this area of expertise.