Research topics

We select the topics we research from everyday physiotherapy practice. Physiotherapy services must be effective, appropriate and economical: the effectiveness of physiotherapeutic measures, in particular, must be scientifically proven. For this reason, we analyse past therapeutic approaches and help develop new evidence-based concepts for findings and treatments.

Lower Extremity Neuromuscular Control

Group head: Heiner Baur, PhD

The lower extremity is involved in all movements of daily life and physical activity. We focus on the influence of internal (age, gender, etc.) and external factors like training parameters, orthotic devices or pathology on dynamic movement patterns. The general methodological paradigm combines the pure biomechanical view with a focus on the organization and adaptation of the neuromuscular system.

Spinal Movement Biomechanics

Group head: Stefan Schmid, PT, PhD

The «Spinal Movement Biomechanics Group» uses state-of-the-art motion capturing and musculoskeletal modeling approaches to better understand spinal disorders and to evaluate existing and/or new treatment approaches

Pelvic Floor and Incontinence

Group head: Lorenz Radlinger, PhD

The «Pelvic Floor and Incontinence Group» focuses on the neuromechanical analysis of the pelvic floor.