Merel Brehm

(Principal Investigator), PhD


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Research interests

Focus of research is on lower extremity orthotic interventions to preserve and improve walking in patients with chronic disabling conditions. Other research areas focus on aerobic exercise testing and training in chronic disabling conditions.

Main target groups are slowly progressive neuromuscular disorders (specifically poliomyelitis and post-polio syndrome) and cerebral palsy.


Lower-extremity orthotics and exercise testing in chronic disabling conditions

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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