Physical and occupational therapy research at USZ is incorporated in the Directorate of Research and Education (Director Prof. Dr. Gabriela Senti).
Our research focuses on (Early-) Rehabilitation, therapeutic exercise training and applied movement sciences (kinesiology) in patients with acute and chronic disease (e.g.: tablet computer based training programs as well as training programs with technical (gaming) applications. In addition, our methodological studies investigate the properties of measuring instruments.
There is a close collaboration with Prof. Dr. Eling D. de Bruin (Karolinska Institute, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Physiotherapy & ETH Zurich, D-HEST, Institute of Movement Sciences and Sports), as well as with Prof. Dr. Rob A. de Bie (Maastricht University, Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht NL.
Ruud Knols, PhD, PT
Head PT OT Research Center
Tel. +41 44 255 88 09