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consultant , Physiatrist

Jan-Rickard Arne Norrefalk, Swedish physiatrist, consultant. Achievements include development of functional barometer, an instrument to guide physicians with patients suffering from persistent pain. Named International Biographic Centre Foremost International Scientists, Best Poster Presentation, KICPR, 2000.


Norrefalk, Jan-Rickard Arne was born on October 8, 1952 in Stockholm, Sweden. Son of Arne Sjutti Johan and Lilian Barbro Norrefalk.


Degree in Physiotherapy, University Tübingen, Germany, 1975. Doctor of Medicine, University Tübingen, Germany, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 2006.


Physician rehabilitation medicine Swedish Red Cross Hospital, Stockholm, 1984—1985, 1987, consultant physician rehabilitation medicine, 1991. Physician rehabilitation medicine Södersjukhuset Hospital, 1985—1986, physician internal medicine, 1987. Physician psychiatry Beckomberga Hospital, 1988.

Geriartic physician Rosenlunds Hospital, 1988. Physician occupational health State Association for Occupational Health, 1988—1996. Private practice Waterloo, Brussels, Belgium, 1994—1996.

Consultant physician rehabilitation medicine, head pain unit Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm, 1997—2003. Consultant physician Painkiller Ltd., London, 2003—2006, Sophiahemmet Rehabilitation Center, Stockholm, since 2007. Consultant physician department rehabilitation medicine Karolinska University Hospital, 2004—2005, Danderyd University Hospital, Stockholm, since 2005.

Accountant Swedish Association Medical Students Abroad, Stockholm, 1978—1979. Medical consultant Confarm, Royal Institute of Technology Sweden, Electron Microscope Unit University Adelaide, Australia, 1983—1984. Secretary Stockholm County Council for the Health Care Investigation of Mastectomy Patients, Stockholm, 1985.

Translator Tra Medica, Brussels, 1994—1997. Head sports medicine team Stockholm Half Marathon, 1997. Lecturer, responsible trainer Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, since 1999.

Chairman 1st World Congrsss, International Society Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Amsterdam, 2001. Advisory board Swedish Medical Products Agency, Stockholm, 2001. Consultant Altea Therapeutic's Pain Consultant Meeting, Miami, Florida, 2004.

Coordinator poster session 3rd World Congress. International Society Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2005—2005. Examiner Institute for Professional Development and Education for Swedish Physicians, Stockholm, since 2007.


  • Achievements include development of functional barometer, an instrument to guide physicians with patients suffering from persistent pain.


Member of Swedish Society Insurance Medicine, Swedish Doctors Association for the Pain Management, International Association for the Study of Pain, Swedish Medical Society, Swedish Medical Association.


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, horses, music, writing, singing.


Married Gun Kerstin Marianne Alvinger. Children: Ola Arne, Emma Katarina.

Arne Sjutti Johan

Lilian Barbro Norrefalk

Gun Kerstin Marianne Alvinger

Ola Arne Norrefalk

Emma Katarina Norrefalk