Jyrki Kettunen is a Senior researcher at Arcada. Kettunen has a 20-year long career in developing and producing experience of evidence-based physiotherapy and current care guidelines in close collaboration with the Finnish Association of Physiotherapists and the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim. His current research areas at Arcada’s Physiotherapy Training Unit are health technology solutions in rehabilitation, and in telerehabilitation.
Kettunen collaborates with the Orton in a study that concerns musculoskeletal disorders. Kettunen's ongoing research include Radiological findings, symptoms and function among patients with Scheuermann’s disease, recovery after knee and hip arthroplasty and postoperative rehabilitation after knee arthroplasty, with or without Anti-gravity Treadmill.
He has long career in research ethics also, and he serves as chairman of The human sciences ethics committee of the universities of applied sciences in the Helsinki metropolitan area.
Kettunen's thesis “Physical loading and later lower-limb function and findings, a study among male former elite athletes” (University of Jyväskylä, 2001) was based on a cohort of former Finnish elite athlete. The principal investigators of this project are professor emeritus Seppo Sarna, Professors Urho Kujala and Jaakko Kaprio.
Overall, Jyrki Kettunen has published over 170 articles during his career so far.