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Dr. Schirin Akhbari Ziegler

Dr. Schirin Akhbari Ziegler

Dr. Schirin Akhbari Ziegler

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

+41 (0) 58 934 69 87

Personal profile

Management role

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

Position at the ZHAW

Head of Master Programme for Paediatric Physiotherapy

Professional development teaching

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



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Book parts, peer-reviewed
  • Rosenbaum, Peter; Novak-Pavlic, Monika; Akhbari Ziegler, Schirin; Hadders-Algra, Mijna,


    Early intervention : what about the family?



    Hadders-Algra, Mijna, ed.,

    Early Detection and Early Intervention in Developmental Motor Disorders.


    Mac Keith Press.

    pp. 173-184.

Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Oral conference contributions and abstracts