Dr. Simo Taimela, M.D.

CEO and Medical Director of DBC International.





The mission of DBC International is to develop and make available evidence based treatment and rehabilitation methods for musculoskeletal disorders. The severity of acute musculoskeletal pain tends to diminish if you remain physically active. Recurrent pain episodes sometimes induce functional deficits associated with inactivity, and the deficits in turn may cause further discomfort. In this way episodes of acute pain can lead to a chronic problem.

Personal data

Date of Birth             30th May 1963, Finnish citizen


Adjunct Professor in Epidemiology (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Adjunct Professor in Physiology (University of Kuopio, Finland)

Adjunct Professor in Exercise Physiology (University of Turku, Finland)

Doctor of Medical Sciences (Dr.Med.Sc.) (University of Turku, Finland)

Licensed Physician (Ministry of Health, Finland)

Medical Doctor (MD) (University of Turku, Finland)

Executive Master of Business Administration (eMBA) (Helsinki School of Economics, Executive Education)

current positionS

2003 – Today            Founder and CEO, Evalua International (www.evalua.fi)

1994 – Today            Medical Director, DBC International (www.dbc.fi)

work related public positions

President, Finnish Spine Research Society, 2000-2002

Member of the Board, Finnish Spine Research Society, 2000-2008

Member of the Board and Secretary in the Subsection of Sports Medicine in Finnish Medical Association 1993-1994

Scientific reviewer

Spine; Member of the Advisory Editorial Board

Reviewer for 16 different international medical journals

publications and presentations

120 publications in international peer-reviewed medical journals listed in the PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=pubmed&cmd=DetailsSearch&term=taimela+s

>20 publications in Finnish medical journals

Editor of the Finnish textbook for Exercise Medicine

Dozens of keynote presentations in national and international professional meetings and congresses

>100 congress abstracts in international medical congresses