Spinal Movement Biomechanics Group

Using state-of-the-art motion capturing and musculoskeletal modeling approaches, we conduct biomechanical research aiming at a better understanding of spinal disorders and to evaluate existing and/or new treatment approaches.



  • Christian Bangerter, PT, MSc (PhD student)
  • Laura Böhringer, PT, BSc (MSc student, BFH)
  • Melanie Liechti, PT, BSc (MSc student, BFH)
  • Lucile Poux, PT, BSc (MSc student, BFH)

  • Michael von Arx, PT, BSc (MSc student, BFH)


  • Mena Suter, PT, MSc
  • Jana Frangi, PT, MSc
  • Luzia Niggli, BSc Health Sciences and Technology (MSc student, ETHZ)
  • Edwige Simonet, PT, MSc
  • Valentin Deiss, PT, BSc (MSc student, BFH)


Current projects

Completed projects


Selected journal publications

Preprints (not published in peer-reviewed journal yet)

Software and Databases