Schwamborn Thomas

Dr. Thomas Schwamborn

Director, Member of the Executive Board
Specialist in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system

The many years of experience that I gained looking after some of the top athletes in a range of different sports has equipped me with the tools to help athletes particularly through difficult times following an injury or illness. I am a “professional for professionals”. Top athletes are always involved in a complex network between their club, association, coaches, sponsors, the press and the public. This requires perfectly coordinated medical care right through to the quickest possible reintegration into the sport at a competitive level.

Focus areas: Areas of expertise: Shoulder and knee surgery, sports medicine, sports traumatology of the musculoskeletal system, treatment strategies for the articular cartilage

Support: Clients: Switzerland’s national beach soccer team, football association for north west Switzerland (Fussballverband Nordwestschweiz), ringside doctor for K1/Muay Thai/MMA, motorsport, crossklinik Tennis Open

Farkas Gerard

Dr. Gérard Farkas

Director, Member of the Executive Board
Specialist in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system

Tendon surgery, capsular ligament reconstruction and axis correction on the knee, ankle and foot are my areas of expertise. I specialise in particular on minimally invasive foot surgery and Achilles tendon surgery. I also have considerable experience in the special surgery technique for collarbone fractures. As a sports physician, I look after the professional volleyball club Sm’Aesch-Pfeffingen, various other clubs and sporting events.

Ahmed Abdulazim

Dr. Ahmed Abdulazim

Specialist in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system

The foot and the ankle joint form a complex system of bones, ligaments and tendons. For many years, the treatment of diseases and injuries of the foot and the ankle joint has been the main focus of my work. This includes primarily hallux valgus or claw toes and hindfoot deformities such as a flexible flatfoot, but also sports injuries such as ligament ruptures or tendon injuries. In many cases, we do not realise the significance of our feet until they are injured. Our main goal is to get you safely back on your feet.

Focus areas: Fore- and hindfoot deformities, fractures and effects of trauma, arthrosis and cartilage surgery, sports injuries, reconstruction of ligaments and tendons

Zappe Bjoern

Dr. Björn Zappe

Member of the Executive Board
Specialist in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system

Optimisation of traditional procedures – establishment of innovations – interdisciplinary treatment in an experienced team: For me, therapy is always centred around the patient and their highly individual knee complaints. My main areas of expertise include arthroscopic meniscus and ligament surgery on the knee, cartilage repair, treatment of patellar instability and corrective osteotomies. After studying in Erlangen, I began my training as an orthopaedic specialist in Switzerland in 2002 and have been part of the team at the crossklinik Basel since 2013.

Focus areas: Areas of expertise: arthroscopic meniscus and ligament surgery on the knee, reconstructive treatment on cartilage, treatment of patella instability, corrective osteotomies, fracture treatment

Csizy Marcel

Dr. Marcel Csizy

Member of the Executive Board
Specialist in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system

Communication and individual therapy selection form the main element of my work. Constant self-reflection in the wide range of treatments defines my choice of surgical technique. My orthopaedic passions include navigated knee prosthetics and surgery of the foot and ankle, and I have patients of all ages. The focus of my decisions are patient safety and a good treatment outcome.

Focus areas: Areas of expertise: Hip and knee joint prosthetics, arthroscopic surgery on the knee and ankle joint, foot and ankle joint surgery, Achilles tendon surgery

Support: Basler Hockey Club BHC, also involved with the International crossklinik Tennis Open Basel

Type of sport: Tennis, cycling, Nordic walking, cross-country skiing

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Dr. Amir Steinitz

Member of the Executive Board
Specialist in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system

Since the beginning of my training as an orthopaedic surgeon, the shoulder joint has been my main interest. I gained a deeper understanding and knowledge of this complex joint during my fellowship programme in Dr. Eduard Buess’ practice for orthopaedic surgery in Bern and as a senior physician at the University Hospital Basel. The aim of every treatment is the full recovery of your achingly impaired shoulder for your daily life and your sportive demands. It is my personal incentive to find an individual solution for every patient’s shoulder.

Focus areas: Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder joint in rotator cuff disorders and shoulder instability. Osteosynthetic treatment of fractures of the shoulder girdle.

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Prof. Dr. med. Marcel Jakob

Member of the Executive Board
Specialist in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system

To me it is important using top medicine and the most recent technologies in your treatment, what makes it possible to offer you solutions even in the case of complex problems and complications. Especially in the field of joint-preserving therapy and the application of stem cells we have developed, in cooperation with the University of Basel, innovative internationally approved treatments, which you can profit from in the therapy of arthrosis and cartilage problems, but also in the case of healing disorder and bone substitutes.

Focus areas: Joint-preserving cartilage surgery, hip and knee joint prosthetics including complex replacement of protheses, treatment of painful hip and knee protheses and complications after prosthesis procedures, treatment of patients after an accident and recovery of impairments caused by an accident, pelvis surgery.

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Dr. Sonia Salha

Specialist in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system

"Do I need surgery?" This is one of the most frequent questions patients ask me. However, in the course of many years, I have learned to treat patients instead of radiographs. Conservative treatment offers numerous possibilities. Individual therapy can reduce physical complaints, increase your mobility and improve the quality of your daily life. I have been a senior physician at the University Hospital Basel for many years and offer a broad range of orthopaedic treatments, including conservative and surgical treatments of bone fractures.

Focus areas: Conservative and surgical treatment of arthrosis in the knee and hip joints, sports injuries, conservative treatment of spinal diseases, pain treatment of degenerative (consumptive) spinal diseases with image-guided joint infiltrations, conservative and surgical treatment of the effects of traumas

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Dr. Eva Glauser

Specialist in hand surgery and surgery

The hands are a complex part of the body. We use them to grasp and hold objects as well as to touch and feel things. But we also use our hands to express our feelings and they have an aesthetic function. We use our hands all the time, be it at work, in our leisure time or in everyday life. It is only when we suffer from an injury or disorder that we realise how important and valuable well-functioning fingers and hands are.

Focus areas: Inflammation of the tendon sheaths, nerve compression syndromes (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome), painful snapping of the fingers, wear and tear on the joints (e.g. rhizarthrosis), ganglion cysts, hand injuries and nerve surgery and decompression surgery on the lower limbs in patients suffering from pain following an operation, accident or with nerve entrapment, supported by the extremely experienced Prof. Dr. med. N. Lüscher (consultant).

Evelin Soleman

Dr. Evelin Soleman

Specialist for hand surgery

The human hand has always fascinated me, functionally it is a marvel of nature. A hand consists of 27 bones, different joints, and multiple tendons and ligaments. We often only realize how important the hand is when it is diseased or injured. For me, the focus is on restoring good hand function that is as pain-free as possible so that my patients can quickly reintegrate into their everyday and professional life.

Focus areas: acute injuries (fractured bones, injuries of the capsules, ligaments, or tendons), consequences of injuries (reconstructions), peripheral nerve surgery (carpal tunnel syndrome, sulcus ulnaris syndrome, nerve injuries), degenerative diseases (osteoarthritis), soft tissue diseases (tendinitis, snapping finger, ganglion, tumors, M. Dupuytren)

Goesele Andreas

Dr. Andreas Goesele

Director, Member of the Executive Board
Head of the Swiss Olympic Medical Center

Through sport and medicine, I have succeeded in combining my hobby with my profession. I love not just watching the Olympic Games, the World Cup and world championships held in some of the biggest arenas in the world on television, but actually being involved in them. Experiencing first-hand how athletes achieve peak performance or even break records, and in some cases also feeling a little proud because some of these athletes were with me in treatment just a few weeks previously.

Focus areas: Chronic compartment syndrome, sports injuries (lower extremities), damage due to overuse, performance diagnostics, cycling medicine, biomechanics

Support: Multi-time Olympic doctor for Switzerland (Sydney, Athens, Turin, Beijing, Vancouver, London), team doctor for the Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling Team, Swiss Racing Academy, Swiss Athletics, Swiss Cycling

Type of sport: Cycling, alpine skiing

Deitmer Gregor

Dr. Gregor Deitmer

Specialist orthopedic sports medicine and osteopathic manual medicine

The orthopedic problems experienced by athletes are regularly an expression of very complex disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Often, individual symptoms can only be understood and successfully treated in the context of body statics and movement. I, therefore, focus on getting to the root of my patients' complaints. Developing individual holistic therapy and prevention concepts are my teams' basis for success.

Focus areas: Sports trauma and overuse injuries of the entire musculoskeletal system, functional spine problems, pediatric and adolescent sports orthopedics, performing arts medicine.

Support: OCOG Rio2016, national and international athletics and cycling events (including Giro d'Italia 2019 and 20), ballet companies Zurich and Basel, individual athletes of different disciplines.

Type of sport: cycling, swimming, padel tennis, cross-country skiing


Michael Schmidt

Head of Physiotherapy

Setting goals together, optimising the treatment plan and techniques to suit the patient’s needs, willingness to be proactive, providing information about the course of treatment and the structures involved. For me, all of these form the basic criteria for a successful partnership between therapist and patient.

Focus areas: Sports physiotherapy, manual therapy using the Kaltenborn and McKenzie approaches, dry needling

Support: Sm’Aesch Pfeffingen volleyball (women, National League A), jb BRUNEX Felt Team

Type of sport: Western riding, swimming

Franziska Haering

Franziska Strübin (Häring)

Deputy Head of Physiotherapy

Our work focuses on the rehabilitation of athletes. As a physiotherapist, I am the link between the injured person, the doctors and the sports scientists, and facilitate personalised and holistic treatment.

Focus areas: Sports physiotherapy, manual therapy, manual lymph drainage, dry needling, medical flossing, taping, SpartaNova expert, Compex, extracorporeal shock wave therapy

Support: Bob Team Vogt, External Assistant of BFH Manual Therapy (CAS, MSc)

Type of sport: Tennis, snowboarding, fitness, wakeboarding

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Lea Bock

I earned my Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in California, USA, and am passionate about using a holistic and evidence-based treatment approach to help my patients achieve their goals. My experience in sports and orthopaedics includes supporting NCAA Division I athletes (American football, track & field, gymnastics) and working at the professional soccer training facility of the Seattle Sounders FC. I enjoy working together with my patients to promote, maintain, and restore their health and independence.

Focus areas: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), sports physiotherapy, manual therapy, taping

Type of sport: Running, volleyball, lacrosse, skiing, yoga

Fabian Boehme

Fabian Böhme

The broadness of this profession made it interesting to me. Whether back to sports or to everyday life, I support my patients from the beginning to the end of therapy. This does not only include the treatment of the symptoms, but together with the patient, I try to find the cause and to eliminate it.

Focus areas: Sports physiotherapy, manual therapy, osteopath in training, medical flossing

Type of sport: Volleyball, beach volleyball, snowboarding

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Tanja Caviezel

The patients' motivation and intensive training accompanied by the therapists' manual and mental support are crucial factors for successful therapy. In addition, I consider the identification of the causes of the disorders and close collaboration to be indispensable to attaining personal goals. With great pleasure, I meet the daily challenge to support people individually by helping and accompanying them during their therapy.

Focus areas: Manual therapy, trigger point treatment, medical taping, Compex

Support: SmˈAesch Pfeffingen Volleyball (women, National league A)

Type of sport: Dance (jazz & modern), snowboarding, fitness

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Stephanie Dusch

My therapy is based on a holistic conception of self-regulation and the interdependence of structure and function. A person forms a unity consisting of body, spirit, and soul, with the capacity to regulate and heal itself and sustain its health. As an osteopath and physiotherapist, I see my role in supporting people on their way.

Focus areas: Osteopathy, manual therapy, manual lymphatic drainage, taping

Type of sport: Ballet, Irish Dance

Nelson Fernandes

Nelson Fernandes

In order to achieve a successful rehabilitation, the following main areas of therapy are central and indispensable for me: active movement, self-motivation and physical self-perception. Constructive support is characterised by good cooperation between a patient and their therapist.

Focus areas: Spiraldynamik, fitness instructor, Kinesio taping, manual lymph drainage

Support: KikoChristina dance projects (international dancers)

Type of sport: Football, South American dance


Jochen Hamer

As a young adult, I took up athletic sports and martial arts. This developed my interest in physiotherapy. When treating my patients, I try to pass on my own experience of changing the body in a positive way through muscle training. I would be happy to help you define your therapy goals and work on achieving these together.

Focus areas: Manual therapy, taping, manual lymph drainage

Type of sport: Fitness, snowboarding


Denise Hofmann

It makes it very special to me every day to regain the pleasure of movement together with people, to optimize their sport performance and to bring them back to their maximum performance. Furthermore, it is important to me to fully inform and motivate the patients in therapy, so that they understand what they are able to achieve for their health using their own strength.

Focus areas: Musculoskeletal rehabilitation, Orthopedic Manual Therapy (specialist OMT), sports physiotherapy, Dry Needling, Pilates

Type of sport: Beach volleyball, snowboarding

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Joana Hoverter-Facchini

My principal motivation is to help people with a personalised and holistic approach, enabling them to pursue their favourite activities and to live their lives as pain-free and pleasant as possible. Everyone should be able to enjoy physical movement – I like helping my patients to achieve this.

Focus areas: Musculoskeletal rehabilitation, sports physiotherapy, manual therapy, manual lymphatic drainage

Type of sport: Jogging, fitness


Charlotte de Keyzer

Supporting and motivating people following an injury to help them get back to their everyday life or return to sport gives me great satisfaction. The patient and therapist need to work in close cooperation if the goal is to be achieved together. As I myself am an active person, active rehabilitation is my priority.

Focus areas: Sports physiotherapy, manual therapy, myofascial release, taping, Dry Needling

Support: Football (Swiss 2. Liga interregional FC Liestal)

Type of sport: Unihockey, football, skiing

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Luzius Knöll

"When you don't give up, you cannot fail." Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings As an active American Football player, I know from my own experience what it means as an athlete to suffer setbacks due to injuries. However, I consider every setback to be also a new start. Even though the path may be rocky and difficult, I support my patients in pursuing it with my knowledge, motivation and patience.

Focus areas: Z-Health Neurocentric Education, SART (Swiss working group for rehabilitation training) sports coach, taping in sport

Type of sport: American Football NLA, athletics, skiing, snowboarding

Melanie Kuehn

Melanie Kühn

As a dancer, movement teacher and Pilates coach, body consciousness and body perception have always been of great importance to me. A good body perception is the precondition for physiological and economic movement and therefore acts as prevention of dysfunctions. I am fascinated and challenged over and over again by the combination of movement experience, movement analysis and movement learning.

Focus areas: Manual therapy, Dry Needling, taping, lymph drainage, Pilates

Type of sport: Classical and contemporary dance

Lukas Lange

Lukas Lange

During my time as a professional ski racer, I had already become aware of how important the preservation and improvement of suppleness, strength, coordination and endurance to the human body is. This is the reason why I have chosen the profession of physiotherapy. With many years of experience in this profession, I would like to support my patients at best with an optimal and individual therapy to achieve their goal.

Focus areas: Master in physiotherapy, sports physiotherapy, structural osteopathy and soft chiropractic according to Dr. Ackermann, manual therapy, manual lymph drainage, Kinesio taping

Type of sport: Skiing, climbing, fitness

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Uwe Schellhammer

Helping people by releasing them from pain in their daily and recreational activities is at the centre of my work, supporting both professional athletes and recreational sporting enthusiasts in achieving and improving their optimal performance. To this end, it is essential to see the body in its entirety and treat it accordingly. An engaged interaction between patient and therapist is the decisive factor for successful therapy.

Focus areas: Sports physiotherapy, manual therapy, acupuncture massage, taping

Type of sport: Soccer, fitness

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Inna Schmidke

Active exercises as well as the support of independent exercise practice are an essential part of my therapy. That helps to strengthen the sensitivity of the own body consciousness, to compensate dysbalances as well as deficits in the muscular area and to regenerate injuries. I am happy to pass on my knowledge and experience of the musculoskeletal system to you, with the aim of providing my patients with the best possible support. Together we work on restoring the health and well-being of the body in the long term.

Focus areas: Kinesio-Taping, Postnatal Training

Support: Soccer (2. Liga interregional FC Liestal)

Type of sport: Fitness, Workouts, Gymnastics, Pilates

Alon Steinhorn

Alon Steinhorn

There are various reasons why I like my profession as a physiotherapist so much. I am fascinated by the human body and how techniques of therapy are continuously improved. In therapy I give my best to support my patients to recover from their injuries as fast as possible. To reach this goal I use a combination of active rehabilitation and manual techniques. It is important to me to meet my patients' personal needs and goals and to find the optimal way of treatment together.

Focus areas: Sports physiotherapy, Dry Needling, taping, manual therapy, trigger point therapy, Compex, extracorporeal shock wave therapy.

Type of sport: Basketball, athletics, volleyball, tennis

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Miguel Zimmermann

Mir wurde schon früh bewusst, dass ich Physiotherapeut werden möchte, da für mich Bewegung und Gesundheit in Kombination schon immer spannend war. Der Mensch ist für die Bewegung gemacht und ich möchte meinen Patienten helfen, gemeinsam mit ihnen ihr persönliches Ziel zu erreichen. Sie als Patient sind der Experte ihres eigenen Körpers und ich helfe ihnen, ihr Ziel schnellstmöglich zu erreichen.

Focus areas: Kinesio-Taping, Nordic Walking

Type of sport: Tennis, Fitness, Fussball, Skifahren

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Jennifer Eymann

As a sports scientist I set as my goal to instruct athletes to exploit their maximum performance potential and to support them in their athletic development. During this process, the trainig physiology of movement and sports is a priority to me. I gives me great pleasure to work together with different groups of patients and athletes in a setting of sports medicine.

Focus areas: Performance diagnostics, running analysis, prevention, training planning

Support: Various teams, individual athletes

Type of sport: Acrobatics, dance, climbing, skiing

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Sladjana Andric

Member of the Executive Board
Head of Administration

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Saga Spörri


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Cedric Kaderli


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Kurt Schudel

Crossklinik Tennis Open

The best solution approaches often emerge during personal conversations. We are happy to take the time to discuss your personal concerns and develop an individual plan to enable you to achieve your goals.