Aki-Matti Alanen

PhD Student

Aki-Matti Alanen

Graduated as physiotherapist in 2003 (Turku polytechnic), following 5 years of work as physiotherapist and personal training manager, started MSc studies in University of Jyväskylä in 2008 - MSc degree 2011, MSc thesis project title: "Evidence of conservative treatment for overuse injuries - analysis of systematic reviews"

After MSc, worked in Kisakallio Sports Institute first as a teacher and as chief specialist (preventive training and testing for athletes, work-place well-being projects). Started PhD studies in University of Calgary in July 2019 (supervisor Kati Pasanen).

Awards and Distinctions

2022 Research Grant, Sports Institute Foundation (Finland)

2021 Alberta Childrens Hospital Research Institute Travel Award

2021 Kinesiology International Student Award

2021 Kinesiology Presentation Award

2021 Research Grant, Sports Institute Foundation (Finland)

2021 Kinesiology Leadership Scholarship, University of Calgary

2020 Kinesiology International Student Award


  1. Alanen, A.M., Raisanen, A.M., Benson, L.C., and Pasanen, K. The Use of Inertial Measurement Units for Analyzing Change of Direction Movement in Sports: A Scoping Review. International Journal of Sport Science & Coaching0(0), pp.1-21 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1177/17479541211003064



Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre 
University of Calgary 
2500 University Drive NW 
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4