Susanne Hedin

Susanne Hedin holds a BSc and is a registered physiotherapist, ergonomist and IPNFA Senior Instructor.

She was a doctoral student in the 1970s of Prof. Alf Nachemsson, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg.

Susanne Hedin was educated in Germany, later completing post-graduate studies in the United States, and has set up and taught in postgraduate courses in German-speaking countries for more than 20 years.

Susanne Hedin initiated and was involved in the development of a world-wide organization – the International PNF Association (IPNFA) – of which she was President from 1999-2002.

Susanne has been engaged as a lecturer in Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, the United States, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

She has long experience of polyclinic work with patients with peripheral facial paralysis – Bell's palsy – and has conducted research projects in Bell's palsy, from which the findings have been presented in Japan, the United States and Sweden, for example.


Susanne Hedin has also developed national/international postgraduate courses in both PNF – Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation – and Gait Analysis. She has been teaching Ergonomics at the University of Gothenburg for 10 years and has conducted research commissioned together with Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg.

Over the past 20 years, she has developed and conducted over 100 courses in Stress and Sleep Management for patients with mental health disorders. 

Susanne Hedin owns and operates the company Ergonomhuset in Göteborg AB, established in 1989.

Susanne is the project manager for Ergonomhuset in the development of the web-based self-help programmes e-Learning Datorergonomi® and eLearning Stress Less – Sleep better® as well as apps for smartphones and tablets. Ergonomhuset received 2nd and 3rd prizes in the 2011 Swedish Learning Awards for its first two mobile apps, EnergyBoost-Relax!® and WorkRight-Computer®.

Susanne Hedin is the author of the following textbooks: “PNF - Grundverfahren und funktionelles Training” 1.Aufl 1994 Gustav Fisher Verlag, Stuttgart. 2.Aufl 2002 Urban&Fischer Verlag, München. Translated into Swedish in 1996, Studentlitteratur, Lund. Published in Japanese in 2012 by Ishiyaku Publishers Inc, Tokyo.

  • “Doing the exercises meant that I got started in doing something about my situation – whereas at the hospital I was given no information that you could train paralysed muscles!” Pär, 35
  • "I've made great progress compared with before I started training. I've been training diligently and I think my smile has got broader" Marita, 64
  • "I train daily and I think that the involuntary muscular movements in my eye when I pout, eat or laugh have decreased" Carina, 42
  • "It feels like the training is doing good! My smile feels more natural, and it's easier to whistle and to drink water. I think it's getting better!" Kent, 41
  • "I've been training vowels and tongue movements and I slur less. It's easier to isolate the muscles and now I can also press my lips together better" Veronica, 19