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Silvia Careddu

Silvia Careddu

Silvia Careddu

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

+41 (0) 58 934 42 81

Work at ZHAW

Management role

Head, MAS in interprofessional Pain Management

Position at the ZHAW

Head of MAS in interprofessional Pain Management
Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy


Education and Continuing education

Expertise and research interests

Musculoskeletal Problems, especially patients affected by Low Back Pain
Acute/chronic pain
Interdisciplinary Treatment in patients suffering from chronic pain

Professional milestones

Lecturer Biomechanics - Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Bachelor of Science Medical Engineering, Horw (CH)

Physiotherapist at Centre of Pain Medicine, Swiss Paraplegic-Centre, Nottwil (CH)

Physiotherapist and scientific collaborator, Physio & Sport Luzern GmbH, Luzern (CH)

Educational background

2018 Master of Science in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, OMT svomp®, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur (CH)

2012 Bachelor in Physiotherapy, college of higher education Claudiana/University of Ferrara, Bozen/Ferrara (I)

Membership of networks

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Careddu, S., Ljutow, A. & Reichmuth, N. Effektivität einer individualisierten, multimodalen Behandlung bei chronischen Schmerzpatienten. Schmerz 36, 30–38 (2022).

Luomajoki, H.A., Bonet Beltran,M.B., Careddu, S. & Bauer, C.M. Effectiveness of movement control exercise on patients with non-specific low back pain and movement control impairment: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 36, 1-11 (2018)

Other publications

World Confederation for Physical Therapy congress 2019, Mai 2019,
Präsentation Masterarbeit: "The Lumbar Spine Instability Questionnaire: Translation into German, Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Reliability Assessment"