03/07/2018

Rektrutierung von Forschungsprobanden

Für unsere laufenden Forschungsprojekte mit Bewegungsanalyse rekrutieren wir aktuell

  • Personen, die eine Knie- oder Hüftprothese erhalten werden oder erhalten haben
  • Personen mit Rückenschmerzen
  • gesunde Personen zwischen 25 und 75 Jahre

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15/01/2019

New papers now online!

Leumann A., T. Leonard, C. Nüesch, M. Horisberger, A. Mündermann, and W. Herzog (2019) The natural initiation and progression of osteoarthritis in the anterior cruciate ligament deficient feline kneeOsteoarthritis and Cartilage, article in press.


Nüesch C., E. Roos, G. Pagenstert, C. Egloff and A. Mündermann. The effect of different running shoes on treadmill running mechanics and muscle activity assessed using statistical parametric mapping (SPM). Gait and Posture 69(3):1-7, ePub ahead of print Jan 10, 2019.

09/01/2019

New paper on statistical parametric mapping accepted!

Congratulations to Corina, Elena, Geert and Christian for getting our paper on the effect of different running shoes on treadmill running mechanics and muscle activity assessed using statistical parametric mapping (SPM)! Nüesch C., E. Roos, G. Pagenstert, C. Egloff and A. Mündermann. The effect of different running shoes on treadmill running mechanics and muscle activity assessed using statistical parametric mapping (SPM). Gait and Posture, in press.

08/01/2019

Paper on the natural progression of knee osteoarthritis accepted!

Congratulations to André, Corina and Monika and our collaborators at the University of Calgary (Canada) Walter Herzog and Timothy Leonard for getting this interesting study accepted for publication in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage!

Leumann A., T. Leonard, C. Nüesch, M. Horisberger, A. Mündermann, and W. Herzog.. The natural initiation and progression of osteoarthritis in the anterior cruciate ligament deficient feline knee. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, in press.

01/01/2019

Welcome to Petros!

Welcome to Dr. med. Petros Ismailidis, who joined our group for a 1-year research fellowship! He will study the effect of osteoarthritis and total joint replacement on muscle and balance function.

01/1/2019

Paper on load-induced change in COMP now online

Simon's paper is now online in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage!

Herger S., W. Vach, A.-M. Liphardt, C. Egloff, C. Nüesch, and A. Mündermann (2018) Dose-response relationship of in vivo ambulatory load and load-induced changes in COMP in young healthy adultOsteoarthritis and Cartilage 27(1): 106-113.

20/12/2018

New publication on trunk muscle activity for occupational tasks on a dynamic chair

Congratulations to Corina, Erik and Lars for getting this interesting study accepted for publication in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health!

Nüesch C., J.-N. Kreppke, A. Mündermann, and L. Donath. Effects of a dynamic chair on chair seat motion and trunk muscle activity during office tasks and task transitionsInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health15(12), 2723; doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15122723.

13/9/2018

New publication on load induced changes in cartilage biomarkers

Congratulations to Simon for getting his Master Thesis accepted for publication in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage!

Herger S., W. Vach, A.-M. Liphardt, C. Egloff, C. Nüesch, and A. Mündermann. Dose-response relationship of in vivo ambulatory load and load-induced changes in COMP in young healthy adults. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, in press.

22/8/2018

Paper on vibration and itch accepted!

Our paper on itch induction by whole body vibration has been accepted for publication in Experimental Dermatology! Congratulations to Simon, Marilena and all co-authors!

Müller S., M. Fischer, S. Herger, C. Nüesch, C. Egloff, P. Ittin, L. Cajacob, O. Brandt, and A. Mündermann. Good vibrations: itch induction by whole body vibration exercise without the need of a pruritogenExperimental Dermatology, in press.

14/8/2018

New publication on attractor analysis of IMU data

Congratulations to Kim for publishing her Master Thesis:

Inertial Sensor-Based Gait and Attractor Analysis as Clinical Measurement Tool: Functionality and Sensitivity in Healthy Subjects and Patients With Symptomatic Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (2018) S. Kimberly Byrnes, Corina Nüesch, Stefan Loske, Andrea Leuenberger, Stefan Schären, Cordula Netzer and Annegret Mündermann. Frontiers in Physiology 14 August 2018 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2018.01095

25/06/2018

Carolin Aubry and Lisa finish their M.Sc.

Congratulations to Caroline and Lisa for finishing their Master of Science at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences!

Carolin Aubry: "Accelerometry-based physical activity, disability and quality of life before and after lumbar spine surgery from a physiotherapeutic perspective: an observational cohort study"

Lisa Runge: "Inter- and Intrarater Reliability of a Hip Examination Test for determining the Position of the Femur within the Acetabulum in middle-aged People"

25/06/2018

Simon Herger wins Department Award

Simon Herger has been awarded the Best Master Thesis in Movement and Exercise Science Award by the Department of Health and Exercise Science of the University of Basel for his thesis on Dose-Response Relationship of Ambulatory Load and Cartilage – Pilot Study". Congratulations!

05/11/2018

Paper on retrospective evaluation of changes in gait patterns in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy after multilevel surgery

Our paper on retrospective evaluation of changes in gait patterns in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy after multilevel surgery will be published in the June issue of Journal of Child Neurology. Congratulations to all co-authors!

04/20/2018

Paper on gait function after decompression surgery in patients with symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis accepted for publication

Our paper on gait function after decompression surgery in patients with symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis has been accepted for publication in the top ranked orthopedic spine journal, The Spine Journal. Congratulations to all co-authors but in particular to Stefan Loske on reaching this major milestone towards his goal of obtaining an MD!

03/14/2018

Functional Biomechanics Group presenting at World Congress of Biomechanics and Congress of the Swiss Society of Surgeons

Our team will present our recent research at Congress of the Swiss Society of Surgeons in May in Basel and the World Congress of Biomechanics in Dublin in July:

Mündermann A., S. Herger, W.Vach, A.-M. Liphardt, G. Pagenstert, and C. Nüesch. Dose-response relationship between ambulatory load magnitude and load-induced changes in COMP in young healthy adults. In: Proceedings of the 105th Congress of the Swiss Society of Surgeons (SGC), May 2018, Basel, Switzerland.

Loske S., C. Nüesch, K. Byrnes, O. Fiebig, S. Schären, C. Netzer, and A. Mündermann. Decompression surgery improves gait quality in patients with symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis. In: Proceedings of the 105th Congress of the Swiss Society of Surgeons (SGC), May 2018, Basel, Switzerland.

Mündermann A., S. Herger, W.Vach, A.-M. Liphardt, G. Pagenstert, and C. Nüesch. Dose-response relationship between ambulatory load magnitude and load-induced changes in COMP in young healthy adults. In: Proceedings of the 8th World Congress of Biomechanics, July 2018, Dublin, Ireland.

Nüesch C., S. Herger, G. Pagenstert, and A. Mündermann. Gait patterns in different loading and unloading conditions during treadmill walking. In: Proceedings of the 8th World Congress of Biomechanics, July 2018, Dublin, Ireland.

 

03/14/2018

Article on reliability of spatial, temporal and kinetic parameters assessed using an instrumented treadmill for different ambulatory speeds now online

Our article on Reliability of spatial, temporal and kinetic parameters assessed using an instrumented treadmill for different ambulatory speeds is now online in Gait and Posture:

Nüesch C., J.-A. Overberg, H. Schwameder, G. Pagenstert, and A. Mündermann (2018) Reliability of spatial, temporal and kinetic parameters assessed using an instrumented treadmill for different ambulatory speeds. Gait & Posture 62: 117–123.

03/06/2018

Article on reliability of spatial, temporal and kinetic parameters assessed using an instrumented treadmill for different ambulatory speeds accepted

Our article on Reliability of spatial, temporal and kinetic parameters assessed using an instrumented treadmill for different ambulatory speeds has been accepted for publication in Gait and Posture:

Nüesch C., J.-A. Overberg, H. Schwameder, G. Pagenstert, and A. Mündermann (2018) Reliability of spatial, temporal and kinetic parameters assessed using an instrumented treadmill for different ambulatory speeds. Accepted for publication in Gait & Posture.

02/28/2018

Installation of Kistler force plates

Today, Prophysics AG installed our new walkway with two embedded Kistler force plates. This installation complements our current equipment to facilitate instrumented overground and treadmill gait analysis and balance testing.

02/26/2018

Abstract on Load-induced changes in COMP depend on ambulatory load magnitude in young healthy adults

Simon's abstract on load-induced changes in COMP depend on ambulatory load magnitude in young healthy adults has been accepted for presentation at the German Olympic Sports Physician Congress in Hamburg in May - congratulations!

02/26/2018

Article on changes in gait patterns in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy after multilevel surgery accepted

Our article on  changes in gait patterns in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy after multilevel surgery has been accepted for publication in Journal of Child Neurology:

Steppacher R., D. North, C. Künzle, H. Lengnick, H. Klima, A. Mündermann, and R. Wegener (2018). Retrospective evaluation of changes in gait patterns in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy after multilevel surgery. Accepted for publication in Journal of Child Neurology.

12/30/2017

Article on crutch cuffs available online

Our article on novel crutch cuffs in Assistive Technology is now available online:

Molteni P, Hügle T, Hügle M, Nüesch C, Mündermann A. Reduction in ulnar pressure distribution when walking with forearm crutches with a novel cuff design: Cross-sectional intervention study on the biomechanical efficacy of an ulnar recess. Assist Technol. 2018;30(1):34-38. doi: 10.1080/10400435.2016.1236045. Epub 2016 Oct 27.

11/19/2017

Bed rest study published

Based on our long collaboration with Dr. Anna-Maria Liphardt, our original article on the sensitivity of cartilage biomarkers to 21-day bed rest has now been published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research:

Liphardt AM, Mündermann A, Andriacchi TP, Achtzehn S, Heer M, Mester J. Sensitivity of serum concentration of cartilage biomarkers to 21-days of bed rest. J Orthop Res. 2017 Oct 27. doi: 10.1002/jor.23786. [Epub ahead of print].

11/06/2017

New Laboratory Assistant

Welcome to Kimberly Byrnes, who has joined the team as laboratory assistant.

10/16/2017

Data collection completed

Congratulations to Jan-Niklas Kreppke and Simon Herger on completing data collection on their projects

  • Kinematische und elektromyographische Analyse eines dynamischen Sitzsystems bei gesunden Erwachsenen
  • Dose-response relationship of ambulatory load and cartilage - a pilot study
10/16/2017

New Lab members

Welcome to our new lab members

  • Anna Schmid, MD candidate
  • Lea Hegglin, PT intern
  • Madeleine Salathe, PT intern
  • Angela Boutellier, PT intern
10/16/2017

Article on bed rest studies accepted by Journal of Orthopaedic Research

Our work with Dr. Anna-Maria Liphardt on the effect of bed rest on cartilage biomarkers has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research.

7/11/2017

New Vicon system installed

Today, prophysics installed our new 8-camera Vicon system (Vicon Vero 2.2 with Nexus 2) and the unloading system airwalk 50. These systems facilitate our planned projects on foot biomechanics in clinical populations and on in vivo mechanosensitivity of articular cartilage

6/27/2017

Article on the Trans Europe Foot Race published

Our paper on changes in cartilage biomarkers during a transcontinental multistage footrace over 4486 km in now online at the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Mündermann A., Klenk C., Billich C., Nüesch C., Pagenstert G., Schmidt-Trucksäss A., Schütz U. Changes in Cartilage Biomarker Levels During a Transcontinental Multistage Footrace Over 4486 km. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, First published date: June-26-2017, 10.1177/0363546517712945​.

 

6/26/2017

Finalist for the Young Investigator Award – Ottobock of the GOTS

Stefan Loske presented his project "Gait asymmetry during a 6-minute walking test in patients with symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis treated by decompression surgery: 3-month follow up" as finalist of the Young Investigator Award – Ottobock of the Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology in Sports in Berlin in June. Congratulations!

3/15/2017

Finalist for the Best Poster Award of the DGfB

Corina Nüesch will present our poster on "Effects of novel running shoe design on landing mechanics and muscle activity during treadmill running" as finalist for the Best Poster Award of the German Society of Biomechanics in Hannover!

3/15/2017

New article on comparison between an inertial sensor and camera based gait analysis systems

Congratulations to all co-authors on the acceptance of this nice paper!

Nüesch C., E. Roos, G. Pagenstert, and A. Mündermann. Measuring joint kinematics of treadmill walking and running: comparison between an inertial sensor based system and a camera-based system. Journal of Biomechanics.

2/27/2017

Installation of new Vicon system

The installation of the new 8-camera Vicon system is anticipated for April 2017.

2/27/2017

New article on clinical evaluation of novel crutch design

Congratulations to all co-authors on acceptance of this article!

Hügle T., A. Arnieri, M. Bünter, S. Schären, and A. Mündermann. Prospective clinical evaluation of a novel anatomic cuff for forearm crutches in patients with osteoarthritis. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.

2/20/2017

18th EFORT Congress in Vienna

We are pleased that Stefan Loske will present his project 'Changes In Gait Patterns And Gait Asymmetry During A Six Minute Walking Test In Patients With Symptomatic Lumbar Spinal Stenosis' at the 18th EFORT Congress in May in Vienna. Congratulations to all co-authors.

2/19/2017

32. Jahreskongress der Gesellschaft für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin im Juni 2017 in Berlin

We are pleased to present our research projects on ultramarathon running at the annual meeting of the German Society for orthopedic-traumatologic sports medicine in Munich in June 2017. Thanks to all co-authors!