Team

Schwamborn Thomas

Dr. Thomas Schwamborn

Director, Member of the Executive Board
FMH Swiss Medical Association for 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
FMH Swiss Medical Association for 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.

Frank Oliver

Dr. Oliver Frank

Director, Member of the Executive Board
FMH Swiss Medical Association for orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system

As a passionate mountaineer and climber, I understand just how much my patients want to get back to their previous pursuits. When it comes to the hip and knee joint, this requires individually adapted and stage-appropriate therapy. At the crossklinik, we can offer the entire range of therapies from highly specialised, joint-preserving surgery to modern joint replacement.

Focus areas: Areas of expertise: Hip arthroscopy, hip and knee joint prosthetics, kinematic knee replacement

Support: Clients: Swiss Boulder Cup, Boulderhalle B2

Type of sport: Sports: Alpine sports, climbing, bouldering, cycling

Wullschleger Christoph

Dr. Christoph Wullschleger

Director, Member of the Executive Board
FMH Swiss Medical Association for orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system

Pain in the shoulder girdle, upper arm and elbow is common and can affect all age groups. It is often the result of an accident involving injury to bones, cartilage, joints, tendons and ligaments, or due to wear of these structures with increasing impairment of the arm’s normal function. Through my many years of experience in the field of shoulder and elbow surgery, I have honed my expertise in this area and ensure that I remain up to date on the latest medical treatment methods by attending regular training sessions.

Focus areas: All open and arthroscopic procedures involving the shoulder: rotator cuff, shoulder instability, bone fractures to the shoulder girdle, implantation of prostheses in osteoarthritis, revision surgery for loosening of prostheses. All open and arthroscopic procedures involving the elbow, elbow prostheses, treatment for tennis and golfer’s elbow, nerve compression.

Type of sport: Mountaineering, climbing, ski touring, cycling

Zappe Bjoern

Dr. Björn Zappe

Member of the Executive Board
FMH Swiss Medical Association for 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
FMH Swiss Medical Association for 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

Glauser Eva

Dr. Eva Glauser

FMH Swiss Medical Association 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).

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Dr. Amir Steinitz

FMH Swiss Medical Association specialist in orthopaedic surgery

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.

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

Baumann Marcus

Dr. Marcus Baumann

Member of the Executive Board
Manual medicine & sport

High levels of physical strain in sports can cause intact systems to become unbalanced, causing pain. I examine active people and restore functions with targeted manipulation. I practice an interdisciplinary approach to modern medicine that serves as a link to both equipment-based diagnostics and the relevant surgical disciplines

Focus areas: : conservative orthopaedics, manual medicine, osteopathy, sports medicine, interventional pain therapy, infiltration, neural therapy, shock wave therapy

Support: Starwings Basel basketball club, Basel boxing club, EHC Basel ice hockey team, FC Allschwil, FC Therwil

Type of sport: Yoga, Western riding, cycling, motorcycling

Deitmer Gregor

Dr. Gregor Deitmer

Manual medicine & sport

The orthopaedic problems experienced by many athletes are often an expression of very complex disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Often, individual symptoms can only be understood and treated successfully in the context of the whole body and movement. Getting to the bottom of my patients’ complaints and developing individual therapy and prevention concepts on this basis always represents an exciting challenge for me. Good teamwork forms the basis for success.

Focus areas: Orthopaedic sports medicine, manual medicine, performing arts medicine, overuse injuries, muscle dysfunctions and injuries, functional spinal problems

Support: Basel ballet school, individual middle distance athletes

Type of sport: Cycling, running, cross-country skiing

Schmidt Michael

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

Haering Franziska

Franziska 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: Swiss national handball men’s team

Type of sport: Tennis, snowboarding, fitness, wakeboarding

Grossenbacher Robert

Robert Grossenbacher

Efficient and evidence-based training is essential for anyone who enjoys being active and wants to remain free from pain in their day-to-day life. After over 10 years of practising as a physiotherapist in orthopaedics, rheumatology and sports medicine, as well as obtaining a master’s degree in general physiotherapy, I can address your specific complaints and determine the right treatment methods for you.

Focus areas: Postural rehabilitation & functional therapy, manual techniques, clinical reasoning (CR)

Support: jb BRUNEX Felt Team

Type of sport: Cycling, fitness, running

Kuehn Meli

Melanie Kühn

As a dancer, movement teacher and Pilates instructor, body awareness is extremely important to me. Good body awareness is a requirement for physiological and economic movement and thus also prevention of malfunctions. The combination of movement experience, movement analysis and movement learning fascinates me and challenges me again and again.

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

Support: Basel ballet school

Type of sport: classical and contemporary dance

Keller Lei

Lei Keller

As a keen board athlete and badminton player myself, I paid frequent visits to physiotherapists. The healing therapy developed my fascination for human anatomy and the many treatment options available within physiotherapy. I therefore turned my passion into my profession. As a specific and varied therapist, I look forward to guiding you through your rehabilitation and helping you to achieve your goals for everyday life.

Focus areas: Orthopaedic and sports rehabilitation

Type of sport: Snowboarding, skateboarding, badminton, Ultimate Frisbee

Gertsch Fabian

Fabian Gertsch

It fascinates me how every patient has their individual story. The collaboration between patients and therapists takes a crucial role in the process of rehabilitation and is very important to me. I focus on active rehabilitation linked with profound knowledge of the human anatomy and the various treatment options. It is my personal goal to make you regain your full physical potential for your sports or your daily life.

Focus areas: Active and functional therapy, taping, rehabilitation orthopaedics and sports

Type of sport: Handball, snowboarding

Hamer Jochen

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

Support: Sm’Aesch Pfeffingen volleyball (women, National League A)

Type of sport: : Fitness, snowboarding

Nodler Giggi

Christine Nodler

Even as a child who was always on the go, I was fascinated by how people with physical problems can be supported on their road to recovery with physiotherapy. I like working in orthopaedics and traumatology. It gives me great pleasure to support my patients on their way to achieving their full performance capability in day-to-day life and sport.

Focus areas: Orthopaedic rehabilitation and traumatology, functional kinetics according to Klein-Vogelbach, sensorimotor training, lymph drainage, medical taping

Type of sport: Skiing, fitness, previously tennis and volleyball

Schatz Tanja

Tanja Schatz

As a dancer, movement and posture have always been very important for me. After studying sports, I soon realised that I wanted direct contact with people and to learn manual therapeutic skills, and I became a physiotherapist. I find helping people to reach their goals following an injury both challenging and rewarding.

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

Support: Sm’Aesch Pfeffingen volleyball (women, National League A)

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

Schulte Yann

Yann Schulte

Returning to exercise capacity following an injury requires good all-round care. In addition to therapy on the treatment bench, “help to help oneself” has always been very important to me as an athlete, coach and physiotherapist. And preventative measures can be employed very effectively so that people do not sustain injuries in the first place.

Focus areas: Manual lymph drainage, cross+

Support: Sm’Aesch Pfeffingen volleyball (women, National League A)

Type of sport: Cycling, running, cross-country skiing

Wyss Samuel

Samuel Wyss

Consider each person as a whole. Discuss with him or her the causes of problems, pain, weaknesses, restrictions of movement. Develop individual strategies for these with the aim of achieving a better quality of life. These attitudes to my work accompany and motivate me daily.

Focus areas: Sports physiotherapy, postural rehabilitation, dry needling & trigger point therapy, Fascial Distortion Model, medical taping, TRX training.

Support: FC Basel junior squad

Type of sport: Football, squash & tennis

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Charlotte

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Chris Kötting

Im Alter von 10 Jahren wusste ich bereits, dass ich Physiotherapeut werden möchte. Es ist die Faszination, den menschlichen Körper in seiner Individualität zu verstehen, die mich motiviert und auch leitet. In der Therapie liegt mir alles daran, die unterschiedlichen Methoden einzusetzen um die bestmögliche Behandlung für den Patienten zu erreichen.

Focus areas: Manuelle Therapie nach Maitland, Myofasziales Taping

Support: EHC Freiburg (Eishockey DEL2)

Type of sport: Skifahren, Rennrad, Bouldern

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Nelson Fernandes

Um eine erfolgreiche Rehabilitation zu erzielen sind für mich folgende Therapieschwerpunkte zentral und unabdingbar: Aktive Bewegung, Eigenmotivation und körperliche Selbstwahrnehmung. Eine zielführende Begleitung zeichnet sich durch eine gute Zusammenarbeit zwischen Patienten und Therapeuten aus.

Focus areas: Spiraldynamik, Fitness Instruktor, Kinesio-Taping, Manuelle Lymphdrainage

Support: KikoChristina Dance Projects (Internationale Tänzer)

Type of sport: Fussball, Südamerikanische Tänze

Ziegler Kathrin

Kathrin Ziegler

Sport and movement interest me in my free time and as a sports scientist. I try to understand the needs and problems faced by athletes and help them to achieve more. Interdisciplinary cooperation and personal goals are always at the forefront and make my work varied and challenging.

Focus areas: Performance diagnostics, running analyses, bike fitting, training planning.

Support: various teams, individual athletes.

Type of sport: Athletics, mountain biking, alpine sports

Walitzek Susanne

Susanne Walitzek

I have always enjoyed all kinds of sport and exercise, and it was clear to me from an early age that I wanted to work in the field of sport. It gives me great pleasure to accompany athletes on their way and help them to improve their performance while at the same time preventing injury. The variety in my profession makes my day-to-day work diverse and exciting.

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

Support: Various teams, individual athletes

Type of sport: Bouldering, mountain biking, skiing, among others

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Sladjana Andric

Member of the Executive Board
Head of Administration

Schudel Kurt

Kurt Schudel

Crossklinik Tennis Open, sport & business events

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.