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Dr. Brigitte Wirth

Dr. Brigitte Wirth

ZHAW School of Management and Law
Versorgungsforschung
Gertrudstrasse 15
8401 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 69 17
brigitte.wirth@zhaw.ch

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https//www.zhaw.ch/de/sml/institute-zentren/wig/

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Public Health Schweiz

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Publications

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

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Knecht C, Hartnack S, Sick B, Riner F, Schweinhardt P, Wirth B (2020) A prospective observational study on trajectories and prognostic factors of mid back pain. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 17;21:554

Schweinhardt P, Wirth B (2019) Response to the comment by Lo et al. on our manuscript “Neurophysiological effects of high velocity and low amplitude spinal manipulation in symptomatic and asymptomatic humans”. Spine 44:1

Wirth B, Gassner A, de Bruin ED, Axén I, Swanenburg J, Humphreys BK, Schweinhardt P (2019) Neurophysiological effects of high velocity and low amplitude spinal manipulation in symptomatic and asymptomatic humans: a systematic literature review. Spine 44:E914-E926

Wirth B, Riner F, Peterson C, Humphreys BK, Farshad M, Becker S, Schweinhardt P (2019) An observational study on trajectories and outcomes of chronic low back pain patients referred from a spine surgery division for chiropractic treatment. Chir Man Ther 27:6

Hofstetter L, Häusler L, Wirth B, Swanenburg J (2018) Instrumented Measurement of Spinal Stiffness: A Systematic Literature Review of Reliability. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics J Manipulative Physiol Ther 41:704-711

Wirth B, Potthoff T, Rosser S, Humphreys BK, de Bruin ED (2018) Physical risk factors for adolescent neck and mid back pain: a systematic review. Chir Man Ther 24:26-36

Vrana A, Scholkmann F, Wirth B, Flueck M, Humphreys BK (2018) Changes in spinal muscle oxygenation and perfusion duringthe Biering-Sorensen test: preliminary results of a study employing NIRS-based muscle oximetry. Adv Exp Med Biol 1072:103-109

Potthoff T, de Bruin ED, Rosser S, Humphreys K, Wirth B (2018) A systematic review on quantifiable physical risk factors for non-specific adolescent low back pain. J Pediatr Rehabil Med 11:79-94

Kobelt M, Wirth B, Schuster-Amft C (2018). Muscle activation during grasping with and without motor imagery in healthy volunteers and patients after stroke or with Parkinson’s disease. Frontiers Psychology 9:597

McCaskey M, Wirth B, Schuster-Amft C, de Bruin ED (2018) Dynamic multi-segmental postural control in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain compared to pain-free controls: A cross-sectional study PLOS ONE 2018 Apr 10;13(4):e0194512

McCaskey M, Wirth B, Schuster-Amft C, de Bruin ED (2018) Postural sensorimotor training versus sham exercise in physiotherapy of patients with chronic non-specific low back pain: An exploratory randomised controlled trial, PLOS ONE 2018 Mar 9;13(3):e0193358

Meier ML, Vrana A, Stämpfli P, Swanenburg J, Wirth B, Humphreys BK, Seifritz E, Schweinhardt P (2017) Chronischer Rückenschmerz - Erforschung struktureller und funktioneller Veränderungen im Gehirn. Info Neurologie & Psychiatrie:15(3)

Knecht C, Humphreys BK, Wirth B (2017) An observational study on recurrences of low back pain during the first twelve months after chiropractic treatment. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 40:427-433

Wirth B, Ehrler M, Humphreys K (2017) First episode of acute low back pain – an exploratory cluster analysis approach for early detection of unfavorable recovery. Disabil Rehabil 39:2559-2565

Wirth B, Duarte Ferreira T, Mittelholzer M, Humphreys BK, Boutellier U (2016) Respiratory muscle endurance training reduces chronic neck pain – A pilot study. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil 29:825–834

Wirth B, Humphreys BK, Peterson C (2016) Importance of psychological factors for the recovery from a first episode of acute non-specific neck pain - A longitudinal observational study. Chir Man Ther 24:9

McCaskey M, Schuster C, Wirth B, de Bruin ED (2015) Effects of postural specific sensorimotor training in patients with chronic low back pain: study protocol for randomised controlled trial. Trials 16:571

Wirth B, Humphreys K (2015) Pain characteristics of adolescent spinal pain. BMC Pediatrics 15:42

Swanenburg J, Gruber C, Brunner F, Wirth B (2015) Patients’ and therapists’ perception of change following physiotherapy in an orthopaedic hospital’s outpatient clinic. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 31:293-298

McCaskey M, Schuster C, Wirth B, de Bruin E (2014) Effects of proprioceptive exercises on pain and function in chronic neck- and low back pain rehabilitation: A systematic literature review. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 15:382

Wirth B, Amstalden M, Perk M, Boutellier U, Humphreys K (2014) Respiratory dysfunction in patients with chronic neck pain – influence of thoracic spine and chest mobility. Manual Therapy 19:440-444

Swanenburg J, Koch P, Meier N, Wirth B (2014) Function and activity in patients with knee arthroplasty: validity and reliability of a German version of the Lysholm Score and the Tegner Activity Scale. Swiss Medical Weekly 144:w13976

Swanenburg J, Humphreys K, Langenfeld A, Brunner F, Wirth B (2014) Validity and reliability of a German Version of the Neck Disability Index (NDI-G). Manual Therapy 19:52-58

Wirth B, Knecht C, Humphreys K (2013) Spine Day 2012: Spinal pain in Swiss school children – epidemiology and risk factors. BMC Pediatrics 13:159

Wirth B, Meier N, Koch P, Swanenburg J (2013) Entwicklung und Evaluation einer deutschen Version der Tegner Aktivitätsskala zur Erfassung der Funktion nach einer Verletzung des vorderen Kreuzbands. Sportverl Sportsch 27:21-27

Steiger F, Wirth B, de Bruin ED, Mannion AF (2012) Answer to the letter to the editor of J.Steele et al. concerning manuscript «Is a positive clinical outcome after exercise therapy for chronic non-specific low back pain contingent upon a corresponding improvement in the targeted aspect(s) of performance? A systematic review.” Eur Spine J 21: 575-598 by F. Steiger, B. Wirth, E.D. de Bruin, A.F. Mannion (2012). Eur Spine J 21: 1888-1889

Schuster C, Lussi A, Wirth B, Ettlin Th (2012) Two assessments to evaluate imagery ability: translation, test-retest reliability and concurrent validity of the German KVIQ and IMAPRAX. BMC Medical Research Methodology 12:127

Wilms B, Frick J, Ernst B; Mueller R, Wirth B, Schultes B (2012) Whole body vibration training in obese women. Int J Sports Med 33:740-743

Steiger F, Wirth B, de Bruin ED, Mannion A (2012) Is a positive clinical outcome after exercise therapy for chronic non-specific low back pain contingent upon a corresponding improvement in the targeted aspect(s) of performance? A systematic review. Eur Spine J 21: 575-598

Wirth B, Hauser F, Müller R (2011) Back and neck muscle activity in healthy adults during barefoot walking and walking in conventional and flexible shoes. Footwear Science 3:159-167

Starrost K, Greitemann G, Rickli B, Wirth B (2011) Motorische Fähigkeiten in der postprimären Neurorehabilitation: Die motorische Domäne im Assessment der Kliniken Schmieder (AKS/C). physioscience 3:99-111

Wirth B, Zurfluh S, Müller R (2011) Acute effects of whole-body vibration on trunk muscles in young healthy adults. J Electromyogr Kinesiol 21:450-457

Wirth B, Liffert F, de Bruin ED (2011) Entwicklung und Evaluation einer deutschen Version des Lysholm-Scores zur Erfassung der Funktion nach einer Verletzung des vorderen Kreuzbands. Sportverl Sportsch 25:37-43

Ellaway PH, Kuppuswamy A, Balasubramaniam AV, Maksimovic R, Gall A, Craggs MD, Mathias CJ, Bacon M, Prochazka A, Kowalczewski J, Conway BA, Galen S, Catton CJ, Allan DB, Curt A, Wirth B, van Hedel HJ. (2011) Development of quantitative and during recovery from spinal cord injury: a Clinical Initiative. BRB 84:343-357

Müller R, Strässle K, Wirth B (2010) Isometric back muscle endurance: an EMG study on the criterion validity of the Ito test. J Electromyogr Kinesiol 20:845-850

Van Hedel HJ, Wirth B, Curt A (2010) Ankle motor skill is intact in spinal cord injury unlike stroke: implications for rehabilitation. Neurology 74:1271-1278

Wirth B, van Hedel HJ, Curt A (2008) Ankle dexterity remains intact in patients with incomplete spinal cord injury in contrast to stroke patients. Exp Brain Res 191:353-361

Wirth B, van Hedel HJ, Curt A (2008) Ankle paresis in incomplete spinal cord injury: Relation to corticospinal conductivity and ambulatory capacity. Clin Neurophysiol 25:210-217

Wirth B, van Hedel HJ, Curt A (2008) Changes in cortico-spinal function and ankle motor control during recovery from incomplete spinal cord injury. J Neurotrauma 25:467-478

Wirth B, van Hedel HJ, Curt A (2008) Ankle dexterity is less impaired than muscle strength in incomplete spinal cord lesion. J Neurol 255:273-279

Wirth B, van Hedel HJ, Curt A (2008) Foot control in incomplete SCI: distinction between paresis and dexterity. Neurol Res 30:52-60

Wirth B, van Hedel HJ, Kometer B, Dietz V, Curt A (2008) Changes in activity after a complete spinal cord injury as measured by the Spinal Cord Independence Measure II (SCIM II). Neurorehabil Neural Repair 22:145-153

Van Hedel HJ, Wirth B, Dietz V (2005) Limits of locomotor ability in subjects with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord 43:593-603