Angela Blasimann

Angela Blasimann
Bern University of Applied Sciences | BFH · Department of Health Professions

BSc Physiotherapy, MPTSc, MSc Physiotherapy candPhD
Head of BSc in Physiotherapy, Researcher, Lecturer

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Introduction
- experienced physiotherapist, well-trained in orthopedics, sports physical therapy and active rehabilitation in different settings - primary research interests: quantitative and clinically oriented assessment of human movement, patient-reported outcome measures and novel technologies for physical therapy - current project: objectively measure deficits of sensorimotor competence by evaluating muscular activity in ACL patients (www.bfh.ch/en/research/research-projects/2018-504-400-558/)
Additional affiliations
January 2019 - July 2023
University of Antwerp
Position
  • PhD student
November 2017 - present
Bern University of Applied Sciences
Position
  • Co-Assessor
Description
  • MSc, Module "Anatomy and Biomechanics"
June 2016 - present
Haute École de la Santé de la Suisse Occidentale HeS-SO
Position
  • External Assessor Bachelor thesis
Education
September 2018 - July 2023
University of Antwerp
Field of study
  • Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy
September 2012 - July 2015
Bern University of Applied Sciences, Bern
Field of study
  • Physiotherapy
October 2005 - October 2008
Maastricht University
Field of study
  • Physiotherapy Sciences

Publications

Publications (58)
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Background: Fast dynamic stretching has a positive effect on rate of force development in ice hockey players. The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the influence of fast dynamic stretching (FDS) of the gluteus maximus muscle on rate of force development. Subjects/methods: This study included 12 healthy ice hockey players. The intervention...
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Background Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture has direct effect on passive and active knee stability and, specifically, stretch-reflex excitability. Purpose/Hypothesis The purpose of this study was to investigate neuromuscular activity in patients with an acute ACL deficit (ACL-D group) compared with a matched control group with an intact AC...
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Background Adequate neuromuscular control of the knee could be one element to prevent secondary injuries after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. To assess neuromuscular control in terms of time, amplitude and activity, electromyography (EMG) is used. However, it is unclear which assessments using EMG could be used for a safe return to spo...
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Background Women have a higher injury rate for anterior cruciate ligament ruptures than men. Various indicators for this gender-specific difference are controversially dis­cussed. Objective To find out if there is a gender-specific difference in neuromuscular activation of the knee stabilizing muscles in adult female and male subjects measured wit...
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Background Adequate neuromuscular control of the knee could be one element to prevent secondary injuries after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. However, it is unclear which measurements should be used to assess neuromuscular control of the knee for a safe return to sports (RTS). Objective To summarize assessments for neuromuscular contr...
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Background The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture can lead to impaired knee function. Reconstruction decreases the mechanical instability but might not have an impact on sensorimotor alterations. Objective Evaluation of the sensorimotor function measured with the active joint position sense (JPS) test in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reco...
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Background The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture can lead to impaired knee function. Reconstruction decreases the mechanical instability but might not have an impact on sensorimotor alterations. Objective Evaluation of the sensorimotor function measured with the active joint position sense (JPS) test in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) recon...
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Background Adequate neuromuscular control of the knee could be one element to prevent secondary injuries after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. However, it is unclear which measurements should be used for a safe return to sports (RTS). Therefore, we aimed to summarize assessments for neuromuscular control of the knee after an ACL injury...
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Background: Studies showed altered kinematics and kinetics in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) deficient participants, attributed to an altered sensorimotor control. However, literature on neuromuscular deficits is limited, thus the objective was to investigate the neuromuscular activity during stair ascent in patients with acute ACL rupture. Mater...
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Background: The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is a severe knee injury. Altered kinematics and kinetics in ACL reconstructed (ACL-R) patients compared to healthy participants (ACL-I) are known and attributed to an altered sensorimotor control. However, studies on neuromuscular control often lack homogeneous patient cohorts. The objective...
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Background The validity of predicting foot pronation occurring mainly at the midfoot by surrogate measures from the rearfoot, like eversion excursion, is limited. The dynamic navicular mobility in terms of vertical navicular drop (dNDrop) and medial navicular drift (dNDrift) may be regarded as meaningful clinical indicators to represent overall foo...
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Introduction Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) has direct impact on passive and active knee stability and specifically stretch reflex excitability, associated with “giving-way” episodes. Moreover, strength and functional performance are reported to be altered up to several years post-injury. This pilot study aimed to gain more insight...
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Introduction: Overweight is a growing, serious and widespread health problem. Possible conservative therapy strategies include changes in nutrition, movement and behavior. Fitness or activity trackers, which are a growing market nowadays, are one possibility to support behavior change in the above-mentioned areas. This systematic literature review...
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Surface electromyography is often used to assess muscle activity and muscle function. A wavelet approach provides information about the intensity of muscle activity and motor unit recruitment strategies at every time point of the gait cycle. The aim was to review papers that employed wavelet analyses to investigate electromyograms of lower extremit...
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AIM To investigate the acute effects of sinusoidal and stochastic resonance partial-body vibration in sitting position, including muscle activity, heart rate variability, balance and flexibility. METHODS Fifty healthy participants were assigned randomly to two training conditions: A sinusoidal partial-body vibration (SIN, 8 Hz) or a stochastic res...
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Background: The lack of reliable parameters to evaluate dynamic foot function, emphasizes the need for a deeper insight in foot biomechanics. The aims were to investigate the reliability of a new parameter (dynamic navicular rise dNR), and its relationship with the dynamic navicular drop (dND). Methods: Twenty healthy participants (mean age 30.2 ±...
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Busch A, Henle P, Boesch L, Blasimann Schwarz A, Baur H. Neuromuscular control in patients with acute ACL injury during stair ascent – a pilot study. Deut Z Sportmed 2018;68(5):159.
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Zusammenfassung Hintergrund Fußball gilt als hochintensive Sportart mit einer erhöhten Verletzungsrate. Erwachsene Männer zeigen dabei die größte Verletzungsrate. Aktuell stellt die Kräftigung des Rumpfes einen wichtigen Bestandteil verschiedener Präventionsprogramme dar, wie beispielsweise beim „FIFA 11 +“. Das Ziel dieser Übersichtsarbeit bestand...
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Introduction La sclérose en plaques est une maladie auto-immune du système nerveux qui progresse de manière chronique. Parmi d’autres critères, une bonne stabilité du tronc constitue une condition importante afin de rester autonome et mobile aussi longtemps que possible. L’amélioration de la position du corps et la stabilité du tronc tiennent une p...
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Introduction La rupture du ligament croisé antérieur (LCA) est fréquente chez les gens actifs. Elle entraîne une altération des schémas cinétiques et cinématiques. Ces modifications renvoient aux adaptations neuromusculaires du fait d’un contrôle sensorimoteur modifié. Cependant il existe peu de preuves d’altérations neuromusculaires. Le but de cet...
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Introduction La rupture du ligament croisé antérieur (LCA) est l’une des lésions les plus graves du genou. Plusieurs études ont montré des cinétiques et des cinématiques altérées chez les patients atteints d’une lésion du LCA comparés aux personnes en bonne santé. Ces altérations sont le plus souvent attribuées aux adaptations de l’activité neuromu...
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Introduction Bien que les modèles de pieds à plusieurs segments offrent des approches dédiées pour détecter des cinématiques intrinsèques au pied, ils manquent d’applicabilité clinique du fait de leur complexité et du temps de préparation. Nous proposons donc de mesurer des paramètres intuitifs de mobilité naviculaire pour évaluer la fonction dynam...
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Introduction L’approche par ondelettes de l’électromyographie permet de fournir des informations de durée, de fréquence et d’intensité simultanément. Ces informations sont nécessaires pour une meilleure compréhension des schémas d’activité des muscles. Le but de cette étude était de trouver des approches par ondelettes extraites des muscles des ext...
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Background: Pelvic floor muscles (PFM) must be able to contract reflexively given that sneezing and coughing provoke an expeditious intra-abdominal increase in pressure, whereupon PFM must react. Furthermore, reflex activity is also needed during whole body movements with a high impact load such as running or jumping. Consequently, a better underst...
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Purpose Surgical nurses’ work is physically and mentally demanding, possibly leading to work–family conflict (WFC). The current study tests WFC to be a risk factor for neck and lower back pain (LBP). Job influence and social support are tested as resources that could buffer the detrimental impact of WFC. Methods Forty–eight surgical nurses from two...
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Introduction Le mouvement de l’articulation talo-naviculaire est probablement le meilleur indicateur clinique pour représenter le fonctionnement global du pied. Il peut être évalué en mesurant l’abaissement ou la dérive du scaphoïde [1]. Il a été montré que des facteurs autres que la posture statique du pied jouent un rôle dans la mobilité dynamiqu...
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Contexte Le pied plat acquis de l’adulte est un problème fréquent ; sa prévalence est de 19 % [1]. La quantification de l’abaissement du scaphoïde du tarse (AST) au moyen de systèmes de capture de mouvement en trois dimensions est un procédé de laboratoire établi [2]. L’élévation du scaphoïde du tarse a déjà été décrite auparavant [3], mais n’est p...
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Background: Functional ankle instability is the result of sensorimotor or structural deficits. The commonly used kinesio tape (KT) is supposed to have a positive influence on sensorimotor functions. Methods: Eight women and two men (mean ± SD, age 24.4 ± 3.3 years) with functional ankle instability with recurrent ankle sprains ran downhill on a...
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A. Blasimann Jordan RW, Smith NA, Chahal GS et al. Physiotherapy 2014; 100: 305 – 312 Zusammenfassung Ziel Die vorliegende systematische Literatur-übersicht evaluierte, ob präoperative Phy-siotherapie und Patientenschulung im Ver-gleich zur Standardbehandlung die von Patienten berichteten subjektiven Ergeb-nisse nach einer Kniegelenkersatz-Operatio...
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BACKGROUND: Functional ankle instability is the result of sensorimotor or structural deficits. The commonly used kinesio tape (KT) is supposed to have a positive influence on sensorimotor functions. METHODS: Eight women and two men (mean +/- SD, age 24.4 +/- 3.3 years) with functional ankle instability with recurrent ankle sprains ran downhill on a...
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Symptoms associated with pes planovalgus or flatfeet occur frequently, even though some people with a flatfoot deformity remain asymptomatic. Pes planovalgus is proposed to be associated with foot/ankle pain and poor function. Concurrently, the multifactorial weakness of the tibialis posterior muscle and its tendon can lead to a flattening of the l...
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Study design: Clinical measurement. Objectives: To translate and cross-culturally adapt the Hip disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (HOOS) from English into German, and to study its psychometric properties in patients after hip surgery. Background: There is no specific hip questionnaire in German that not only measures symptoms and fun...
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Objectives: Stochastic resonance whole body vibrations (SR-WBV) may reduce and prevent musculoskeletal problems (MSP). The aim of this study was to evaluate how activities of the lumbar erector spinae (ES) and of the ascending and descending trapezius (TA, TD) change in upright standing position during SR-WBV. Methods: Nineteen female subjects c...
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Der im Physiotherapiealltag erhobene Finger-Boden-Abstand (FBA) dient häufig als Parameter zur Diagnose oder Verlaufskontrolle. Die vorliegende Studie untersuchte den FBA im Tagesverlauf bei jungen gesunden Frauen. Die Beweglichkeit bei den ausgeführten Testbewegungen nahm zwischen allen Messzeitpunkten signifikant zu. Der größte mittlere Unterschi...
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Background: Good core strength is seen as a condition for high performance in sports. In general, especially maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) and strength endurance (SE) measurements of the core muscles are used. In addition, a few studies can be found that examine the core muscles in terms of MVC, rate of force development (RFD) and SE. Primar...
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To investigate the acute effects of stochastic resonance whole body vibration (SR-WBV) training to identify possible explanations for preventive effects against musculoskeletal disorders. Twenty-three healthy, female students participated in this quasi-experimental pilot study. Acute physiological and psychological effects of SR-WBV training were e...
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Zusammenfassung Der im Physiotherapiealltag erhobene Finger-Boden-Abstand (FBA) dient häufig als Parameter zur Diagnose oder Verlaufskontrolle. Die vorliegende Studie untersuchte den FBA im Tagesverlauf bei jungen gesunden Frauen. Die Beweglichkeit bei den ausgeführten Testbewegungen nahm zwischen allen Messzeitpunkten signifikant zu. Der größte mi...

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