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Lea Ettlin

Lea Ettlin

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

lea.ettlin@zhaw.ch

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

PhD candidate

http://www.gesundheit.zhaw.ch

Expertise and research interests

2015 Physiotherapy at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western
Switzerland in Leukerbad, Switzerland Position: Volunteer research assistant
Conducting Measurements and Supervision for the participants during the
intervention in the Pilot „Home-based Program "T&E" for Fall Prevention and QoL
in Elderly: a Randomised Control Pilot-study ("T&E" elderly)“
2012-2015 Improved inter-professional work collaboration with nurses, occupational
therapists, speech therapists, GPs (patient-centred care) Implemented a project of
the ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich): Cognitive-motor
intervention – Stepmania
2013 Elaborated and implemented a fall-prevention concept: “Physiotherapy intervention
to reduce falls and the risk of fracture in elderly people with osteopenia/-porosis
relating to fear of falling“

Educational background

Education
2010 – 2013 Master of Science in Physiotherapy Zurich University of Applied Sciences,
Switzerland. Thesis "Reliability and validity of the OptoGait system for
quantification of gait parameters - and its practicability"
2006 - 2010 Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy Zurich University of Applied
Sciences, Switzerland. Thesis "Transkulturelle Kommunikation in der
Physiotherapie: am Beispiel des Wochenbettes"

Further Education
2012 Internship mentor, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
2015 Summer School, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
2015 Lymphological physiotherapy, KSW Winterthur, Switzerland
2016 Taping Course, Cape Town, South Africa

Professional milestones

Work Experience

since 2017 Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Research Assistant, PhD candidate
2016-2017 KZU Competence Centre for Nursing and Health, Bassersdorf, Switzerland
(special-care home and out-patient facility) Position: Clinical Physiotherapist,
MSc Working in gerontology in a nursing home and mainly home-based therapy, in
the physiotherapy fields of: neurology, lymphatic, musculoskeletal, respiratory,
chronic pain. Supervision for BSc students in internship
2015-2016 S.A.R.D.A. (South African Riding for the Disabled Association), Constantia,
South Africa
Position: Volunteer assistant for children from townships in hippotherapy
The Art Shop on Hiddingh Campus, Cape Town, South Africa
Position: Shop assistant and sales manager for the Art Show 2015
2012-2015 KZU Competence Centre for Nursing and Health, Bassersdorf, Switzerland
(special-care home and out-patient facility) Position: Clinical Physiotherapist, MSc
(leading a team of six employees) Working in gerontology in a nursing home and
mainly home-based therapy, in the physiotherapy fields of: neurology, lymphatic,
musculoskeletal, respiratory, chronic pain. Supervision for BSc students in
internship
2010-2012 PhysioSeen, Out-patient facility Position:
Clinical Physiotherapist, BSc, Working with out-patients in the field of: neurology,
musculoskeletal, gerontology, respiratory, chronic pain and home-based therapy

Projects

Publications

Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications