Med Exams REfs

PCMA FIFA Women’s Referees 2011

F-MARC organized and performed a Pre-Competion Medical Assessment (PCMA) of all selected women's referees and assistant referees prior to the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011.

The medical examinations took place at the Referee's Headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany (June 17-19 ).

The Medical Team was composed by: Mario Bizzini, F-MARC (Head Medical Team), Dr. Dagmar Keller (cardiologist, University Hospital Zürich) and Nina Feddermann (University Hospital Zürich). Monika Keller (FIFA Medical Office)

Sportphysiotherapie 2011

Sports Physiotherapy Book

A new Sports Physical Therapy book (in German) edited by THIEME VERLAG in May 2011 !

My contribution: a case report ... and the picture on the front cover - with a big THANKS to my friend VICTOR STANCESCU, captain of the KLOTEN FLYERS!

Here a presentation taken from the thieme website:

Sportphysiotherapie verstehen und anwenden!

Vom Breitensportler bis zum Profi:

Alle Physiotherapeuten, die Sportler behandeln, benötigen ein umfassendes Wissen über sportphysiotherapeutische Maßnahmen. Erstmalig wird dieses Wissen in einem Fachbuch von zahlreichen Autoren umfangreich zusammengetragen.

Das Buch besteht aus 2 Teilen:
1 Theoretischer Teil mit allen für den Sportphysiotherapeuten wichtigen Inhalten, z. B. Doping, Sportpsychologie, aber auch Schnelldiagnostik auf dem Spielfeld und sportphysiotherapeutische Maßnahmen.

2 Praxis-Teil, in dem sich Experten "über die Schulter blicken lassen" und einen Fall in einer spezifischen Sportart beschreiben, z. B. im Fußball, Handball, Eishockey, Basketball, Kunstturnen, in der Leichtathletik, im Ski Alpin und mehr.


Visit @ CBF, Rio de Janeiro

On the 17th May we visited the headquarters of the "Confederacao Brasileira de Futbol", CBF, home of the 5 times World Cup winners.

Our friend Joao Gomide, CBF, introduced us to the history of the Selecao.

Wilk-Bizzini-Rio 2011

Sports Rehab Course @ ISAKOS 2011

The 8th International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) congress was held in Rio de Janeiro-Brazil May 15-19 2011.Read more


11+ workshop @ FLAMENGO, Rio de Janerio

On Friday 13th May 2011 F-MARC and myself were invited by "Clube de Regatas do Flamengo", better know as FLAMENGO, to held a workshop on the 11+ injury prevention programme for all physical trainers, coaches and physical therapist of all  different teams of the FLAMENGO organization.

Dr. Runco and Dr. Tannure (medical doctors of the club and of the Brazilian National team) organized this unforgettable event with one of  the most famous football club worldwide.


FLYERS invited to the prestigious SPENGLER CUP 2011 (85th edition!), an international ice hockey tournament played between Christmas and New Year in Davos, Switzerland! (Media release 10/5/11)


11+ workshop FC Barcelona Organization

We were invited (6/5/11) by Dr. L.Til / Dr. Yanguas / A.Altarriba (heads of the medical team) of FC Barcelona to conduct a couple of 11+ workshops for coaches and physiotherapists of all FC Barcelona football teams (males /females). Location was at the training fields of the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper (named after the Swiss founder and first president of FCB) in Barcelona.



11+ workshop, Buzios, Brazil

About 30 sports physiotherapists (from some of the famous brazilian clubs) participated in the first 11+ workshop in Brazil, organized by CBF under the lead of Joao Gomide. The course (29/4/11) took place in Buzios, a touristic village about 2 hours out of Rio de Janeiro.



11+ at University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

A research project on 11+ is currently ongoing at the University of Calgary, under the lead of Dr.C.Emery and Dr.K.Steffen (OSTRC). The study will focus on different types of implementing the 11+ programme among women’s football teams around Calgary. We contributed in organizing 2 workshops for the coaches of the participating teams (25-27/4/11).


Tony Meola

11+ F-MARC team in Los Angeles, California, USA

Together with Cony von Grebel, we spent one week in LA, working with our friends Ms. Holly Silvers and Dr. Bert Mandelbaum of the Santa Monica Sports Medicine Foundation. We’re cooperating for a planned 11+ RCT on male soccer NCAA players, and we collected promotional material for this project with the following stars:  Tony Meola (former US national goalkeeper), Ante Razov (former MLS and US international player), Brune Arena (former US coach, and currently coach of LA Galaxy), and Landon Donovan (nr.10 of US national team and currently LA Galaxy).


11+ promo

Filming 11+ promo clip with Pagliuca and Signori

With my friend Cony von Grebel, and thanks to the organization of Claudio Carlotti (Rehab & Fitness coach at ISOKINETIC) we were able to collect promotional material for the planned 11+ documentary. Former „azzurri“ international goalkeeper Gianluca Pagliuca and left winger Giuseppe Signori gave us interviews and showed again some of their great football skills on a training field at ISOKINETIC, Via Casteldebole, Bologna, Italy (11/4/11).

Two national players of the Italian women’s national team (Daniela Tavalazzi and Cristina Cassanelli) also participated to the filming with us in Bologna.


PLayoffs Swiss Ice Hockey

PLAYOFF FINALS 2011: Superb FLYERS, but HCD wins …

Swiss Ice Hockey Championship - April 12: we lost 2:3 in game 6 at home, and the series of the finals (2:4) against our classical rivals of Davos. The FLYERS played some great hockey in these playoffs, but at the end the HCD had something more to win...