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Das Institut für Therapien und Rehabilitation verfolgt eigene Forschungsschwerpunkte mit jährlichen wissenschaftlichen Publikationen, von der Einzelfallanalyse bis zu randomisierten kontrollierten Studien.


Efficacy of basic body awareness therapy on functional outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Davy Vancampfort, Emanuel Brunner, Tine Van Damme, Brendon Stubbs.
PMID: 36103584 DOI: 10.1002/pri.1975, 2022 Sep 14;e1975. Online ahead of print.

Are psychosocial variables, sleep characteristics or central pain processing prognostic factors for outcome following rotator cuff repair? A protocol for a prospective longitudinal cohort study
Ariane Schwank, Thomas Struyf, Filip Struyf, Paul Blazey, Michel Mertens, David Gisi, Markus Pisan, Mira Meeus.
PMID: 35926993 PMCID: PMC9358941 DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058803, Free PMC article, Published: 4 August 2022

Exercise Therapy Is Effective for Improvement in Range of Motion, Function, and Pain in Patients With Frozen Shoulder: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Michel G. Mertens, Lotte Meert, Filip Struyf, Ariane Schwank, Mira Meeus
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2021.07.806 Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Volume 103, Issue 5, May 2022, Pages 998-1012.e14

2022 Bern Consensus Statement on Shoulder Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Return to Sport for Athletes at All Participation Levels.
Ariane Schwank, Paul Blazey, Martin Asker, Merete Møller, Martin Hägglund, Suzanne Gard, Christopher Skazalski, Stig Haugsbø Andersson, Ian Horsley, Rod Whiteley, Ann M. Cools, Mario Bizzini, Clare L. Ardern.
Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, Published Online: December 31, 2021, Volume 52, Issue 1, Pages 11-28. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2022.10952,

Prehabilitation in patients undergoing colorectal surgery fails to confer reduction in overall morbidity: results of a single-center, blinded, randomized controlled trial
Severin Gloor, Merima Misirlic, Cornelia Frei-Lanter, Pascal Herzog, Phaedra Müller, Judit Schäfli-Thurnherr, Tenzin Lamdark, Dorothee Schregel, Roland Wyss, Ines Unger, David Gisi, Nicola Greco, Giuseppe Mungo, Markus Wirz, Dimitri Aristotle Raptis, Christoph Tschuor & Stefan Breitenstein
Langenbeck’s Archives of Surgery (2022), Published: 27 January 2022


Architectural anatomy of the quadriceps and the relationship with muscle strength: An observational study utilising real-time ultrasound in healthy adults.
Doa El-Ansary, Charlotte J. Marshall, Joshua Farragher, Raquel Annoni, Ariane Schwank, James McFarlane, Adam Bryant, Jia Han, Marilyn Webster, Guy Zito, Selina Parry, Adrian Pranata.
Journal of Anatomy, August 2021, DOI: 10.1111/joa.13497.

One year follow-up of physical performance and quality of life in patients surviving COVID-19: a prospective cohort study.
Martina Betschart, Spencer Rezek, Ines Unger, Natalie Ott, Swantje Beyer, André Böni, David Gisi, Harriet Shannon, Martijn A Spruit, Cornel Sieber.
Swiss Med Wkly. 2021 Oct 28;151:w30072. doi: 10.4414/smw.2021.w30072.

Effect of counselling during pulmonary rehabilitation on self-determined motivation to be physically active for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a pragmatic RCT.
Anne-Kathrin Rausch Osthoff, Swantje Beyer, David Gisi, Spencer Rezek, Ariane Schwank, André Meichtry, Noriane A Sievi, Thomas Hess, Markus Wirz.
BMC Pulm Med. 2021 Oct 12;21(1):317. doi: 10.1186/s12890-021-01685-2.

Exercise Therapy is Effective for Improvement in Range of Motion, Function, and Pain in Patients With Frozen Shoulder: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Michel G Mertens, Lotte Meert, Filip Struyf, Ariane Schwank, Mira Meeus.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Aug 21;S0003-9993(21)01366-6. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2021.07.806.

Lung diffusing capacity for nitric oxide measured by two commercial devices: a randomised crossover comparison in healthy adults.
Radtke T, de Groot Q, Haile SR, et al.
ERJ Open Res 2021; 7: 00193-2021 [DOI: 10.1183/23120541.00193-2021].

Association of a prehabilitation program with anxiety and depression before colorectal surgery: a post hoc analysis of the pERACS randomized controlled trial.
Anas Taha, Stephanie Taha-Mehlitz, Victor E Staartjes, Fabian Lunger, Severin Gloor, Ines Unger, Giuseppe Mungo, Christoph Tschuor, Stefan Breitenstein, Christian Gingert.
Langenbeck’s Archives of Surgery. 2021 Aug;406(5):1553-1561. doi: 10.1007/s00423-021-02158-0. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

The Influence of Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Counselling on Perceptions of Physical Activity in Individuals with COPD – A Qualitative Study.
Scheermesser M, Reicherzer L, Beyer S, Gisi D, Rezek S, Hess T, Wirz M, Rausch Osthoff AK.
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. DOI 10.2147/COPD.S315130, 14 August 2021 Volume 2021:16 Pages 2337—2350.

Influence of weekday of admission and level of distress on length of hospital stay in patients with low back pain: a retrospective cohort study.
Emanuel Brunner, André Meichtry, Davy Vancampfort, Reinhard Imoberdorf, David Gisi, Wim Dankaerts, Anita Graf, Stefanie Wipf Rebsamen, Daniela Suter, Lukas Martin Wildi, Stefan Buechi, Cornel Sieber.
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders volume 22. DOI:0.1186/s12891-021-04529-6, Article number: 656 (2021), Published: 05 August 2021.

Bewegung gegen Depression und Angst.
Emanuel Brunner, Maurizio Trippolini, Andreas Daurù, Niklaus Egloff, Roman Schleifer, Davy Vancampfort.
Swiss Medical Forum – Schweizerisches Medizin-Forum 2021;21(9–10):154–156. doi: 10.4414/smf.2021.08672.

Feasibility of an Outpatient Training Program after COVID-19.
Martina Betschart, Spencer Rezek, Ines Unger, Swantje Beyer, David Gisi, Harriet Shannon, Cornel Sieber.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(8), 3978; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18083978.

Construct validity of the Post-COVID-19 Functional Status Scale in adult subjects with COVID-19.
Felipe V. C. Machado, Roy Meys, Jeannet M. Delbressine, Anouk W. Vaes, Yvonne M. J. Goërtz, Maarten van Herck, Sarah Houben-Wilke, Gudula J. A. M. Boon, Stefano Barco, Chris Burtin, Alex van ’t Hul, Rein Posthuma, Frits M. E. Franssen, Yvonne Spies, Herman Vijlbrief, Fabio Pitta, Spencer A. Rezek, Daisy J. A. Janssen, Bob Siegerink, Frederikus A. Klok & Martijn A. Spruit.
Health Qual Life Outcomes 19, 40 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12955-021-01691-2.

Early Physical Therapist Interventions for Patients With COVID-19 in the Acute Care Hospital: A Case Report Series.
Sabrina Eggmann, Angela Kindler, Andrea Perren, Natalie Ott, Frauke Johannes, Rahel Vollenweider, Théophile Balma, Claire Bennett, Ivo Neto Silva, Stephan M. Jakob.
Physical Therapy. 2020. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzaa194.

Validation of the 7-item Knee Replacement Patient Education Questionnaire (KR-PEQ-7) based on the 16-item Knee Osteoarthritis Patient Education Questionnaire (KOPEQ) by comparison of two measures.
Erika Omega Huber, Axel Boger, André Meichtry, Caroline H. Bastiaenen.
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2020. doi: 10.21203/rs.2.18599/v4.

The Post-COVID-19 Functional Status (PCFS) Scale: a tool to measure functional status over time after COVID-19.
F.A. Klok, G.J.A.M. Boon, S. Barco, M. Endres, J.J.M. Geelhoed, S. Knauss, S.A. Rezek, M.A. Spruit, J. Vehreschild, B. Siegerink.
European Respiratory Journal. 2020. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01494-2020.

Effect of a leucine-rich supplement in combination with nutrition and physical exercise in advanced cancer patients: A randomized controlled intervention trial.
Lena J. Storck, Maya Ruehlin, Sabine Gaeumann, David Gisi, Martina Schmocker, Peter J. Meffert, Reinhard Imoberdorf, Miklos Pless, Peter E. Ballmer.
Clinical Nutrition. 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2020.04.008.

Associations between alliance, physiotherapists’ confidence in managing the patient and patientreported distress in chronic low back pain practice.
Brunner E, Dankaerts W, O’Sullivan K, Meichtry A, Bauer Ch, Probst M.
European Journal of Physiotherapy, DOI: 10.1080/21679169.2019.1672786.

Exergame-Driven High-Intensity Interval Training in Untrained Community Dwelling Older Adults: A Formative One Group Quasi- Experimental Feasibility Trial.
Rebsamen S, Knols R, Baschung Pfister P, De Bruin E.
Front Physiol. 2019; 10: 1019.

Effects of nutrition and physical exercise intervention in palliative cancer patients: A randomized controlled trial. 
Uster A, Ruehlin M, Mey S, Gisi D, Knols R, Imoberdorf R, Pless M, Ballmer PE.
Clin Nutr. 2018 Aug;37(4):1202–1209.

Physical Therapists’ Ability to Identify Psychological Factors and Their Self-Reported Competence to Manage Chronic Low Back Pain.
Brunner E, Dankaerts W, Meichtry A, O’Sullivan K, Probst M (2018).
Physical Therapy, 1;98(6):471–479.

Factor structure of the German version of the Pain Attitudes and Beliefs Scale for Physiotherapists.
Brunner E, Dankaerts W, Meichtry A, O’Sullivan K, Baldew SS, Probst M (2018).
Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 1–9.

Mobilization of Mechanically Ventilated Patients in Switzerland.
Sibilla A, Nydahl P, Greco N, Mungo G, Ott N, Unger I, Rezek S, Gemperle S, Needham DM, Kudchadkar SR.
J Intensive Care Med. 2017 Jan 1.

Assessing the Value of Prehabilitation in Patients Undergoing Colorectal Surgery According to the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS). Pathway for the Improvement of Postoperative Outcomes: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial.
Merki-Künzli C, Kerstan-Huber M, Switalla D, Gisi D, Raptis DA, Greco N, Mungo G, Wirz M, Gloor S, Misirlic M, Breitenstein S, Tschuor C.
JMIR Res Protoc. 2017 Oct 27;6(10):e199.

Health-Related Quality of Life and Oropharyngeal Dysphagia: A Systematic Review.
Jones E, Speyer R, Kertscher B, Denman D, Swan K, Cordier R.
Dysphagia. 2017 Sep 2.

Effect of counselling during pulmonary rehabilitation on self-determined motivation towards physical activity in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – protocol of a mixed methods study.
Rausch-Osthoff AK, Greco N, Schwank A, Beyer S, Gisi D, Scheermesser M, Meichtry A, Sievi N, Hess T, Wirz M.
BMC Pulm Med. 2017 Aug 17;17(1):115.

Gesundheitswirksame Bewegung – Risiken minimieren und Chancen erkennen!
Unger I, Boger A.
Therapeutische Umschau (2017), 73, pp. 641-650.

Effects of nutrition and physical exercise intervention in palliative cancer patients: A randomized controlled trial.
Uster A, Ruehlin M, Mey S, Gisi D, Knols R, Imoberdorf R, Pless M, Ballmer PE.
Clin Nutr. 2017 Jun 8. pii: S0261-5614(17)30201-7.

Physiotherapy for Patients with nonspecific chronic low back pain and comorbid mental illnesses.
In: Probst M, Skjaerven LH, eds. Physiotherapy in Mental Health and Psychiatry, a scientific and clinical based approach.
Brunner E, Dankaerts W.
1 ed.: Elsevier; 2017, 160-167.

Laufende Forschungsprojekte




External validation of prediction models for gait and upper limb function in individuals post-stroke; a prospective study based on observational data

Betschart M, Eberhard B, Kühne S, Göbel A, Rodic B


Quality of life and physical performance in individuals after Covid19 induced hospitalization and the impact of a standard care follow-up program: A prospective longitudinal cohort study

Betschart M, Rezek S, Unger I, Ott N, Mungo G, Beyer S, Hofer M, Karrer U, Gisi D, Sieber C


The impact of pulmonary rehabilitation and a follow-up PR programme on physical activity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a prospective longitudinal cohort study

Rezek S, Beyer S, Gisi D, Shannon H


Central Pain Processing, Psychosocial and Lifestyle Factors as potential
Moderators for Outcome after Rotator Cuff Repair: A Study Design for a Prospective Longitudinal Cohort Study

Schwank A, Gisi A, Pisan M, Meeus M, Struyf F