11+ poster

11+ Injury prevention programme

11+ is a complete warm-up programme to reduce injuries among male and female football players aged 14 years and older.

The programme was developed by an international group of experts and its effectiveness has been proven in a scientific study. Teams that performed the 11+ at least twice a week had 30-50% less injured players.

The programme should be performed, as a standard warm-up, at the start of each training session at least twice a week and takes around 20 minutes to complete. Prior to matches only the running exercises (parts 1 and 3) should be performed.

For all exercises, correct performance is of great importance. Therefore, the coach should supervise the programme and correct the players if necessary.


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JOSPT & Swiss Sports Physiotherapy Association

The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) is since 2 years one of the official journals of the Swiss Sports Physiotherapy Association (SSPA). SSPA members benefit fron free online access to JOSPT.

Schulthess Klinik


  • Ausbildungsklinik "A" in orthopädischer Chirurgie, "B" in Handchirurgie
  • Swiss Olympic Medical Center
  • FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Center (F-MARC)
  • FIFA Medical Center
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BJSM & Swiss Sports Physiotherapy

Since 01/01/2011 the British Medical Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) and the Swiss Sports Physiotherapy Association (SSPA) has a partnership, which makes the BJSM one of the official journals of SSPA. SSPA members benefit from free online access to BJSM.

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NRL @ Schulthess Klinik

The Neuromuscular Research Laboratory (NRL) was established as an independent unit of the Lower Extremity and Research departments at the Schulthess Clinic in September 2006. The original co-founders are Nicola Maffiuletti (Research department), Mario Bizzini (Research and FIFA F-MARC departments) and Urs Munzinger.

The principal activity of the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory is the evaluation of neuromuscular function in orthopaedic patients (e.g., hip and knee arthroplasty) and in sportsmen, with special emphasis on the plasticity of neural and muscular structures in relation to disuse, immobilisation, rehabilitation and physical training.

Internal as well as external funds (collaborative research grants and private companies/individuals) support the activities of the Laboratory.  The Neuromuscular Research Laboratory has extensive collaborative projects with numerous groups throughout the world.