Welcome to the Associate Professorship of Conservative and Rehabilitative Orthopaedics

Our work focuses on developing and optimizing non-surgical treatment options for people with pathologies of the musculoskeletal system as well as those aiming to recover functionality after surgery. The aim of our work is to create more effective, faster and more economical courses of therapy while reducing the need for surgical intervention. To that end, we catpure and analyze images of movement and are active in the field of shoe development.

Latest News

The article ‘Fibrosis: Sirtuins at the checkpoints of myofibroblast differentiation and profibrotic activity’ by the authors Alberto Zullo, Francesco Paolo Mancini, Robert Schleip, Scott Wearing and Werner Klingler was published in the Journal "Wound Repair and Regeneration":…

Robert Schleip worked together with a team of researchers from the Heidelberg University. The article ‘Tenderness of the Skin after Chemical Stimulation of Underlying Temporal and Thoracolumbar Fasciae Reveals Somatosensory Crosstalk between Superficial and Deep Tissues’ was…

Robert Schleip joined a team of researchers from Japan. The article ‘The acute mechanism of the self-massage-induced effects of using a foam roller’ was published in the "Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies": https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbmt.2021.02.012 Abstract Introduction…

The article ‘Myofascial Treatment Techniques on the Plantar Surface Influence Functional Performance in the Dorsal Kinetic Chain’ by the authors Anna Gabriel, Andreas Konrad, Anna Roidl, Jennifer Queisser, Robert Schleip, Thomas Horstmann and Torsten Pohl was published in the…

CONNECT 2021 will take place on March, 26th and 27th. This is the third international congress on fascia research in sports medicine and will be hosted by our chair. Experts from all over the world will give presentations on the latest findings on fascia and its integrity in sports,…

The article „Limb movement, coordination and muscle activity during a cross-coordination movement on a stable and unstable surface“ by the authors Torsten Pohl, Torsten Brauner, Scott Wearing and Thomas Horstmann, has been published in the Journal Gait &…

The article „ The Stiffness Comparison Test: A pilot study to determine inter-individual differences in palpatory skill related to gender, age, and occupation-related experience “ by the authors Katja Maria Bartsch, Robert Schleip, Alberto Zullo, Kerstin Hoppe and Werner Klingler,…

On the 26th and 27th March 2021 our Professorship of Conservative and Rehabilitative Orthopedics in cooperation with the Fascia Research Society will host the 3rd CONNECT Congress focusing on the connective tissue in sports medicine. Therefore, we could attract 14 national and…

The article „ Integrating mental imagery and fascial tissue: A conceptualization for research into movement and cognition. “ by the authors Amit Abraham, Eric Franklin, Carla Stecco and Robert Schleip, has been published in the Journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical…

The article „ Do Progressive Sensorimotor Training Devices Produce A Graded Increase in Centre of Mass Displacement During Unipedal Balance Exercises in Athletes“ by the authors Nina Gras, Torsten Brauner, Scott Wearing and Thomas Horstmann, has been published in the Journal Applied…