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Prof. Dr. Schirin Akhbari Ziegler

Prof. Dr. Schirin Akhbari Ziegler

Prof. Dr. Schirin Akhbari Ziegler

ZHAW School of Health Sciences
Institute of Physiotherapy
Katharina-Sulzer-Platz 9
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 69 87

Personal profile

Management role

Head, Head of Master Programme for peadiatric Physiotherapy ad int.

Position at the ZHAW

Head of Master Programme for Paediatric Physiotherapy

Professional development teaching

COPCA® - hybrid

Expertise and research interests

Paediatric Physiotherapy
Developmental Paediatrics
Evidence based Paediatric Physiotherapy
Assessments Motor Developmenz
Early Intervention in paediatric physiotherapy

Educational background

School for Physiotherapy Zurich University Hospital 1986-1990
Instructor Sensory Integration (A.J. Ayres)
Supervisor/Coach 2004
MSc Neurorehabilitation Donau-University Krems 2010
PhD (Implementation of COPCA, a family-centred early intervention programme in infant physiotherapy), University of Groningen 2020

Professional milestones

1990 - 1991 Physiotherapist at Zurich University Hospital
1991 - 2002 Physiotherapist for children, Foundation RGZ, Rapperswil
since 2005 Physiotherapist for children, Stäfa
since 2009 Lecturer at University of Applied Sciences (School of Health Professions)
since 2012 Head of Master Programme for Paediatric Physiotherapy

Membership of networks

Kantonalverband Zürich + Glarus
Schweizerischer Physiotherapieverband
Physiotherapia Paediatrica
Swiss Academy of Childhood Disability
European Academy of Childhood Disability



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Book parts, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Oral conference contributions and abstracts