Movement Laboratory Bern University of Applied Sciences

The Bern University of Applied Sciences is concerned with the Neuromuscular adaptations of the lower extremity due to pathologies (orthopaedic clinical pictures) and interventions (training, therapy, aids, etc.).

They are, for example:

  • Female pelvic floor: Neuromuscular control of the Pelvic floor in functional situations and development of new therapeutic options.
  • Ortho Team: Gait and functional analysis in children with Infantile cerebral palsy (ICP) for the adaptation and optimisation of orthopaedic aids.

Her patients mainly include People with orthopaedic complaints, patients with incontinence, healthy people (recreational athletes, athletes).

The laboratory is run jointly by three partners, the Bern University of Applied Sciences, the Institute for Physiotherapy of the Inselspital in Bern and Ortho-Team AG from Bern. This partnership makes it possible to work on a wide range of interdisciplinary issues. In addition to scientific questions, quality assurance measures and tool developments can be advanced together with the practice.

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Projects 2016

  • Clinical and Biometric Analysis of Different Trunk Orthoses
    Cooperation with the University Hospital Freiburg im Breisgau, Clinic for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery
  • Influence of Stochastic Resonance Therapy on balance, gait and strength in patients after stroke or traumatic brain injury (SNF DORE).
  • «Sensorimotor Knee – reflex activation of the thigh muscles».
    Cooperation with the Lindenhof Group, Sonnenhof, Knee Surgery and Sports Injuries and the University of Rostock, Institute for Sports Science, Funding: Lindenhof Foundation Bern
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence Physiotherapy – SUIP (SNF Abtl. III)
  • The CurePPaC Study analysing non-surgical treatment strategies to Cure Pes Planovalgus associated Complaints (SNF Abtl. III)
  • Development of a Low-Cost 3D motion capture system
  • Development of a novel method of dynamic balance training using a mobile device set consisting of a smartphone and a «Headmounted-Display» (feasibility study) in collaboration with the Bern University of the Arts (HKB), Bern, funding: CTI
  • Examination of the feasibility of a sensor-based therapeutic back trainer Cooperation with the Department of Technology and Computer Science at BFH (Institute for Human Centered Engineering & Centre Technologies in Sport and Medicine), Funding: CTI
  • Pelvic floor muscle displacement and activity during impact activities in continent and incontinent women – An exploratory study
  • Nordic Walking in Psychosomatics: Effectiveness and Economy

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