• 2006-2010 PhD, University of Oslo, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, Oslo Sports Trauma and Research Center
  • 2000-2001 Master of Science (MSc), Orthopaedics and Sports Physiotherapy, University of Pittsburgh (USA)
  • 1984-1988 Physiotherapy School, Leukerbad, Switzerland
  • 1979-1982 High School (Matura C), Bellinzona, Switzerland

Professional positions

  • 2015 – Head of Rehabilitation & Training, Swiss Concussion Center, Zürich
  • 2002 – Research Associate, Human Performance Lab, Schulthess Clinic, Zürich
  • 2002-2016 Research Associate, FIFA- Medical Assessment & Research Centre (F-MARC), Zürich
  • 1994-2000 Physiotherapist, Orthopedics, Schulthess Clinic, Zürich
  • 1992-1993 Head Physiotherapist, Rheumaklinik, Leukerbad
  • 1990-1992 Physiotherapist, Schulthess Klinik, Zürich
  • 1989 Physiotherapist, Balgrist University Clinic, Zürich


  • 2000-2001 Research fellow, Physical Therapy Department, UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
  • 7/92-8/92 Visiting fellow: Center for Sports Medicine Pittsburgh, Cincinnati Sports Medicine Center, Indianapolis Sports Medicine Center, Steadman-Hawkins, Clinic Vail (USA)


  • International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
  • European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery, and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy (IFSPT)
  • Swiss Sports Physiotherapy Association (SSPA)
  • Swiss Society of Sportmedicine (SGSM-SSMS)
  • Swiss Physiotherapy Association (SPV)

Society Boards / Editorial Boards / Review Commissions

  • Boards: SSPA Committee Member (2002- ), SSPA Vice-President (2015 – )
  • IFSPT Executive Board Member (2009-2017)
  • Deputy Editor of British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM)
  • Editorial Board: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, International Journal of Science and Medicine in Football, Sportphysio
  • Journal reviewer for: British Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Physical Therapy in Sports, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, The Open Sports Medicine Journal, International Journal of Science and Medicine in Football, Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy


  • 2003 First Poster Award, 3rd Basel International Knee Congress
  • 1998 Research Award of the Swiss Society of Sportmedicine

Main research areas

  • Hip/knee in Orthopedics and Sports: neuromuscular research, outcome studies
  • Injury prevention: epidemiology and intervention studies (football/soccer)
  • Refereeing (football/soccer)

Research interests

  • Evidence-based rehabilitation after hip and knee surgery
  • Sports specific rehabilitation and training (ice hockey, football/soccer)
  • Injury prevention in sports
  • Concussion in sports