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Pediatric Rehab Research Group

Die Forschungsgruppe ​ist besetzt mit Fachleuten aus Bewegungs- und Neurowissenschaften, Biologie, Physiotherapie, Pflegewissenschaften, Neuropsychologie und Ingenieurswesen.

Ältere Publikationen


  • ​​​​​Benninger DH, Michel J, Waldvogel D, Candia V, Poryazova R, van Hedel HJ, Bassetti CL. REM sleep behavior disorder is not linked to postural instability and gait dysfunction in Parkinson. Mov Disord. 2010; in press.

  • Bolton JE, Humphreys K, van Hedel HJ. Validity of weekly recall ratings of average pain intensity in neck pain patients. JMPT. 2010; in press.

  • Borggraefe I, Klaiber M, Schuler T, Warken B, Schroeder SA, Heinen F, Meyer-Heim A. Safety of robotic-assisted treadmill therapy in children and adolescents with gait impairment: a bi-center survey. Dev Neurorehabil. 2010;13(2):114-9.

  • Borggraefe I, Schaefer JS, Klaiber M, Dabrowski E, Ammann-Reiffer C, Knecht B, Berweck St, Heinen F, Meyer-Heim A. Robotic-assisted treadmill therapy improves walking and standing performance in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2010 Feb 5. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Borggraefe I, Kiwull L, Schaefer J. S. Koerte I, Blaschek A, Meyer-Heim A, Heinen F. Sustainability of motor performance after robotic-assisted treadmill therapy in pediatric patients with central gait disorder. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2010;46:125-31.

  • Brütsch K, Borggraefe I, Meyer-Heim A. Roboter-assistierte Gangtherapie in virtueller Umgebung: neue Perspektiven in der Neurorehabilitation von Kindern. Praxis der Kinder-Reha, Spezial –Themenheft: Praxis Physiotherapie 2010; Mai: 26-30.

  • Brütsch K, Schuler T, Koenig A, Zimmerli L, Mérillat (-Koeneke) S, Lünenburger L, Riener R, Jäncke L, Meyer-Heim A. Virtual Reality Soccer Enhances Walking Performance in Robotic Assisted Gait Training of Children. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2010 Apr 22;7:15.

  • Buesch F, Schlaepfer B, de Bruin ED, Wohlrab G, Ammann-Reiffer C, Meyer-Heim A. Constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT) for children with obstetric brachial plexus palsy – two single case series. 2010 Jun;33(2):187-92.

  • Ellaway PH, Kuppuswamy A, Balasubramaniam A, 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. Development of quantitative and sensitive assessments of physiological and functional outcome during recovery from spinal cord injury: a Clinical Initiative. Brain Res Bull. 2010; in press.

  • Laurens J, Awai L, Bockisch CJ, Hegemann S, van Hedel HJ, Dietz V, Straumann D. Visual contribution to postural stability: interaction between target fixation or tracking and static or dynamic large-field stimulus. Gait Posture. 2010; 31(1): 37-41.

  • Michel JM, Grobet C, Dietz V, van Hedel HJ. Obstacle stepping in children: task acquisition and performance. Gait Posture. 2010; 31(3): 341-346.

  • Schmartz AC, Meyer-Heim A, Müller R, Bolliger M. Measurement of muscle stiffness using robotic assisted gait orthosis in children with cerebral palsy: a proof of concept. Disabil Rehabil: Assistive Technol. 2010 Aug 7. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Steeves JD, Kramer JK, Fawcett JW, Cragg J, Lammertse D, Blight AR, Marino RJ, Ditunno Jr JF, Coleman WP, Geisler FH, Guest J, Jones L, Burns S, and Schubert M, van Hedel HJ, Curt A for the EM-SCI Study Group. Extent of spontaneous motor recovery after traumatic cervical sensorimotor complete spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2010; in press.

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

  • van Hedel HJ, Dietz V. Rehabilitation of locomotion after spinal cord injury. Restor Neurol Neuros. 2010; 28(1): 123-34.

  • van Hedel HJ, Rudhe C. Motor Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury: Assessments, Factors and Mechanisms. Praxis. 2010; 99(16): 963–970.

  • Borggräfe I, Meyer-Heim A, Heinen F. Roboter-gestützte Lokomotionstherapie für Kinder mit Zerebralparese. MMW-Fortschritte der Medizin: 2009;3:123-126.

  • Knecht B, Eugster Büsch F, Meyer-Heim A. Neurorehabilitation im Kindes- und Jugendalter. Ars Medici; Pädiatrie 2009; 1:6-8.

  • Meyer-Heim A, Ammann-Reiffer C, Schmartz A, Schäfer J, Sennhauser FH, Heinen F, Knecht B, Dabrowski E, Borggraefe I. Improvement of walking abilities after robotic-assisted locomotion training in children with cerebral palsy. Arch Dis Child. 2009;94:615-20.

  • Wille D, Eng K, Holper L, Chevrier E, Kiper D, Meyer-Heim A. Virtual reality based paediatric interactive therapy system (PITS) for enhancement of motor learning in children with central motor impairment – a feasibility trial. Dev Neurorehabil 2009;12:44-52.

  • Borggräfe I, Meyer-Heim A, Heinen F. Lokomotionstraining für Kindern mit einer Roboter-gestützten Gangorthese. Pädiat. Prax. 2008, 72:279-284.

  • König A , Wellner M, Koeneke S, Meyer-Heim A, Lünenburger A, Riener R. Virtual Gait Training for Children with Cerebral Palsy using the Lokomat Gait Orthosis. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2008;132:204-9.

  • Meyer-Heim A, Borggraefe I, Reiffer C, Berweck St, Sennhauser FH, Colombo G Knecht B Heinen F. Feasibility of Robotic assisted locomotor training in children with central gait impairment. Dev Med Child Neurol 2007;49:900-6.

  • Rothmaier M, Weder M, Meyer-Heim A, Kesselring J. Design and Performance of Personal Cooling Garments based on Three-Layer Laminates. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2008; 46:825-32.