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Simone Elsig-Heynen

Lecturer UAS
PhD candidate
Education Physiotherapeutin OMT svomp, MSc Physiotherapie

Simone Elsig studied physiotherapy in Leukerbad (1998-2002). Subsequently, in 2010 she received a degree in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (OMT) with the recognition from the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT), followed in 2013 by a Master of Science degree in Physiotherapy from the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH). Since 2017, she is a part time PhD student, working on a project supervised collaboratively by Prof. Lara Allet from the School of Health Sciences HES-SO Valais-Wallis and Profs Rob de Bie and Caroline Bastiaenen from the Department of Epidemiology, Research Line Functioning, Participation (CAPHRI) of the University of Maastricht, Netherlands. She worked as a clinical physiotherapist at the Hospital of Valais in Visp, at  the Swiss Paraplegic Centre in Nottwil, and in private practices. In 2004, she has also completed six month of volunteer work as a physiotherapist in various clinics of neurological rehabilitation in Argentina.

Simone’s research activities are focused mainly on the field of movement control and chronic neck pain as well as their relationship with sensorimotor capacities.

Simone also acts as a board member of the Swiss Association of Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (SVOMP) and a member of the Swiss Association of Physiotherapy (Physioswiss).

Simone Elsig-Heynen