Michael L. Bertelsen


Michael is a PhD Student at the Department for Public Health, Aarhus University. Alongside his PhD programme, Michael takes his master degree in Health Science, to be completed in 2016.
In his PhD project, Michael investigates and develops guidelines on how overweight persons can participate in a safe and health promoting manner. The expected finish of his PhD is December 2018.

RUNSAFE affiliation:

Through his PhD, Michael is supervised by Rasmus Østergaard Nielsen, and Sten Rasmussen. Michael is the contact person of, and commonly participates in, the Sports Injury Journal Club at Aarhus University.


BSc. in Physiotherapy


Foot strike patterns among novice runners wearing a conventional, neutral running shoe.

Bertelsen, M.L; Floe, J.; Nielsen, M.H.; Nielsen, R.O.; Rasmussen, S.

Gait & Posture 2013 Jun; 38(2): 354-6.

Running More Than 3 Kilometers During the First Week of a Running Regime May Be Associated with Increased Risk of Injury in Obese Novice Runners

Nielsen, R.O.; Bertelsen, M.; Parner, E.T.; Sørensen, H; Lind, M.; Rasmussen, S.

International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy 2014 Jun; 9(3): 338-345.