Research in Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy focuses on physiotherapeutic diagnostics and treatment as well as physiotherapy in the context of healthcare. Our research priorities are physical activity, supply and implementation research, analysis in our movement laboratory, new technologies as well as research and educational research. The team consists of specialists in Physiotherapy, Movement Science and Sports Science, Psychology and Social Science, who have broad experience in practice and research at home and abroad to the benefit of our students in Physiotherapy and Movement Science, who are involved in projects while working on their master thesis or as student apprentices in a research team. Our clients and partners include public institutions, hospitals, practices and companies. We maintain cooperation with various ZHAW institutes, other Swiss universities of applied sciences as well as national and international universities.
- New technologies
Development, implementation and evaluation of new technologies in physiotherapy
Evaluation and implementation of treatment concepts in the physiotherapeutic context
Evaluation and implementation of standardised clinical test instruments
- Healthcare provision
Development and evaluation of care models in the physiotherapeutic context
What we offer
Our research team offers the following services to clients and practice partners:
- Effectiveness of physiotherapeutic methods and interventions
- Examinations in the Movement Laboratory
- Professional and educational research in physiotherapy
- Surveys and data evaluations in a social science and psychology setting
- Scientific support of projects
The Physiotherapy Science Research Unit focuses on physiotherapeutic diagnostics and treatment as well as physiotherapy in the context of healthcare. Our research priorities are physical activity, supply and implementation research, analysis in our movement laboratory, new technologies as well as research and educational research. All of the Physiotherapy Science Research Unit’s projects and publications are listed according to their start date and publication date in the ZHAW project and publication database.
We develop offers that are tailored to the needs and questions of our practice partners and clients. For this purpose, a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research methods and other tools are available to us.
We offer a modern infrastructure and a wide range of competencies, supplemented by interdisciplinary networking within ZHAW as well as by our close cooperation with international experts in various subject areas.
In interdisciplinary projects we work together with the Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Physiotherapy and Health Sciences research groups at the School of Health Professions.