Research Associate Dr. Nicola Casartelli, PhD

Dr. Nicola Casartelli Spezialist Forschung

Funktion und Fachbereich

Research Associate Human Performance Lab

Beruflicher Werdegang

since 09/2016

Research Fellow, Laboratory of Exercise and Health, ETH Zurich
(Prof. Dr. Katrien de Bock)

since 2014

Research Associate, Human Performance Lab, Schulthess Klinik
(Dr. Nicola Maffiuletti)

2009–2014

Research Assistant, Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Schulthess Klinik
(Dr. Nicola Maffiuletti)

Aus- und Weiterbildung

2011–2014

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physiology & Biomechanics
INSERM U1093 - Cognition, Action and Sensory Plasticity,
University of Burgundy, Dijon, France (March 27th, 2014)
Hip neuromuscular function in patients with symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement 

Main supervisor: Prof. Dr. Romuald Lepers, Co-supervisor: Dr. Nicola Maffiuletti

2007–2009

Master of Science (MSc) in Human Movement Sciences
Department of Biology, ETH Zurich

2003–2006

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Human Movement Sciences
Department of Biology, ETH Zurich

Wissenschaftliche Tätigkeiten

Lecturing at Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich, since 2013

Supervision of graduate students, Department of Health Science and Technology, ETH Zurich and Institute of Physiotherapy, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur, 2012–2017

Reviewer for

  • British Journal of Sports Medicine 
  • Sports Medicine
  • Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
  • Arthritis Care & Research
  • Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 
  • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
  • Journal of Orthopaedic Research
  • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • BioMed Research International
  • Gait & Posture
  • Journal of Applied Biomechanics
  • Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
  • Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine

Mitgliedschaften in Fachgesellschaften

Member of the Swiss Society of Sports Medicine (2015–2016)

Forschungsbeiträge und Stipendien

Vald Performance Early Career Research Grant, 2018. Gender-specific patterns of hip muscle weakness in patients with hip osteoarthritis and femoroacetabular impingement syndrome, and associations with underlying hip morphology. AU$ 10’000.

Schulthess Klinik Stiftung, 2016. Associations between gluteus minimus fatty infiltration and structural, functional and molecular hip abductor alterations in hip osteoarthritis patients: a pilot study. CHF 17’000.

Publikationen

Ventura A, Muendle B, Friesenbichler B, Casartelli NC, Kramers I, Maffiuletti NA. Deficits in rate of torque development are accompanied by activation failure in patients with knee osteoarthritis. J Electromyogr Kinesiol 2018. Accepted for publication.

Brunner R, Friesenbichler B, Casartelli NC, Bizzini M, Maffiuletti NA, Niedermann K. The effectiveness of multicomponent lower extremity injury prevention programs in team-sport athletes: an umbrella review. Br J Sports Med 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2017-098944 [Epub ahead of print]. (IF: 7.9)

Casartelli NC, Bizzini M, Maffiuletti NA, Sutter R, Pfirrmann CW, Leunig M, Naal FD. Exercise therapy for the management of femoroacetabular impingement syndrome: preliminary results of clinical responsiveness. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acr.23728 [Epub ahead of print]. (IF: 4.1)

Friesenbichler B, Item-Glatthorn JF, Wellauer V, von Knoch F, Casartelli NC, Maffiuletti NA. Short-term functional advantages after medial unicompartmental versus total knee arthroplasty. The Knee 2018;25:638-43. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.knee.2018.04.009 (IF: 1.9)

Casartelli NC, Maffiuletti NA, Brunner B, Büchi M, Sutter R, Pfirrmann CW, Naal FD, Leunig M, Bizzini M. Clinical rating of movement pattern quality in patients with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome: a methodological study. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2018;48:260-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2018.7840. (IF: 3.1)

Casartelli NC, Bizzini M, Kemp JL, Naal FD, Leunig M, Maffiuletti NA. What treatment options exist for patients with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome but without surgical indication? Br J Sports Med 2018;52:552-3. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2017-098059. (IF: 7.9)

Casartelli NC, Brunner R, Maffiuletti NA, Bizzini M, Leunig M, Pfirrmann CW, Sutter R. The FADIR test accuracy for screening cam and pincer morphology in youth ice hockey players. J Sci Med Sport 2018;21:134-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2017.06.011. (IF: 3.9)

Friesenbichler B, Item-Glatthorn JF, Neunstocklin F, Casartelli NC, Guilhem G, Maffiuletti NA. Differences in trunk and thigh muscle strength, endurance and thickness between elite sailors and non-sailors. Sports Biomech 2017:1-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14763141.2016.1271008. (IF: 2.0)

Friesenbichler B, Casartelli NC, Wellauer V, Item-Glatthorn JF, Ferguson SJ, Leunig M, Maffiuletti NA. Explosive and maximal strength before and 6 months after total hip arthroplasty. J Orthop Res 2018;36:425-31. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jor.23626. (IF: 3.4)

Kierkegaard S, Langeskov-Christensen M, Lund B, Naal FD, Mechlenburg I, Dalgas U, Casartelli NC. Time course of patient-reported outcomes after hip arthroscopy in patients with femoroacetabular impingement: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med 2017;51:572-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2016-096618. (IF: 7.9)

Casartelli NC, Item-Glatthorn JF, Maffiuletti NA. Reproducibility of gait parameters at different surface inclinations and speeds using an instrumented treadmill system. Gait Posture 2016;44:259-64. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.12.037. (IF: 2.3)

Casartelli NC, Maffiuletti NA, Bizzini M, Kelly BT, Naal FD, Leunig M. The management of symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement: what is the rationale for non-surgical treatment? Br J Sports Med 2016;50:511-2. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2015-095722. (IF: 7.9)

Brunner R, Maffiuletti NA, Casartelli NC, Bizzini M, Sutter R, Pfirrmann CW, Leunig M. Prevalence and functional consequences of femoroacetabular impingement in young male ice hockey players. Am J Sports Med 2016;44:46-53. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0363546515607000. (IF: 6.1)

Casartelli NC, Leunig M, Maffiuletti NA, Bizzini M. Return to sport after hip surgery for femoroacetabular impingement: a systematic review. Br J Sports Med 2015;49:819-24. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2014-094414. (IF: 7.9)

Morf C, Wellauer V, Casartelli NC, Maffiuletti NA. Acute effects of multipath electrical stimulation in patients with total knee arthroplasty. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2015;96:498-504. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2014.10.011. (IF: 3.1)

Casartelli NC, Bizzini M, Maffiuletti NA, Lepers R, Leunig M. Rehabilitation and return to sport after bilateral open surgery for femoroacetabular impingement in a professional ice hockey player: a case report. Phys Ther Sport 2015;16:193-201. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2014.08.002. (IF: 1.9)

Casartelli NC, Bolszak S, Impellizzeri FM, Maffiuletti NA. Reproducibility and validity of the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE) questionnaire in patients after total hip arthroplasty. Phys Ther 2015;95:86-94. http://dx.doi.org/10.2522/ptj.20130557. (IF: 2.6)

Fröhlich-Zwahlen A, Casartelli NC, Item-Glatthorn JF, Maffiuletti NA. Validity of resting myotonometric assessment of lower extremity muscles at rest in chronic stroke patients: a preliminary study. J Electromyogr Kinesiol 2014;24:762-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2014.06.007. (IF: 1.6)

Casartelli NC, Maffiuletti NA, Item-Glatthorn JF, Impellizzeri FM, Leunig M. Hip muscle strength recovery after hip arthroscopy in a series of patients with symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement. Hip Int 2014;24:387-93. http://dx.doi.org/10.5301/hipint.5000131. (IF: 1.3)

Casartelli NC, Lepers R, Maffiuletti NA. Assessment of the rate of force development scaling factor for the hip muscles. Muscle Nerve 2014;50:932-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mus.24229. (IF: 2.5)

Bolszak S, Casartelli NC, Impellizzeri FM, Maffiuletti NA. Validity and reproducibility of the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE) questionnaire for the measurement of the physical activity level in patients after total knee arthroplasty. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2014;15:46. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2474-15-46. (IF: 2.0)

Lauermann SP, Lienhard K, Item-Glatthorn JF, Casartelli NC, Maffiuletti NA. Assessment of quadriceps muscle weakness in patients after total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty: methodological issues. J Electromyogr Kinesiol 2013;24:285-91. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2013.10.018. (IF: 1.6)

Lienhard K, Lauermann SP, Schneider D, Item-Glatthorn JF, Casartelli NC, Maffiuletti NA. Validity and reliability of isometric, isokinetic and isoinertial modalities for the assessment of quadriceps muscle strength in patients with total knee arthroplasty. J Electromyogr Kinesiol 2013;23:1283-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2013.09.004. (IF: 1.6)

Casartelli NC, Item-Glatthorn JF, Bizzini M, Leunig M, Maffiuletti NA. Differences in gait characteristics between total hip, knee, and ankle arthroplasty patients: a six-month postoperative comparison. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2013;14:176. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2474-14-176. (IF: 2.0)

Item-Glatthorn JF, Casartelli NC, Petrich-Munzinger J, Munzinger UK, Maffiuletti NA. Validity of the Intelligent Device for Energy Expenditure and Activity accelerometry system for quantitative gait analysis in patients with hip osteoarthritis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2012;93:2090-3. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2012.06.018. (IF: 3.1)

Casartelli NC, Leunig M, Item-Glatthorn JF, Lepers R, Maffiuletti NA. Hip flexor muscle fatigue in patients with symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement. Int Orthop 2012;36:967-73. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00264-011-1385-5. (IF: 2.4)

Casartelli NC, Maffiuletti NA, Glatthorn-Item JF, Staehli S, Bizzini M, Impellizzeri FM, Leunig M. Hip muscle weakness in patients with symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2011;19:816-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2011.04.001. (IF: 5.4)

Staehli S, Glatthorn JF, Casartelli N, Maffiuletti NA. Test-retest reliability of quadriceps muscle function outcomes in patients with knee osteoarthritis. J Electromyogr Kinesiol 2010;20:1058-65. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2010.07.006. (IF: 1.6)

Place N, Casartelli N, Glatthorn JF, Maffiuletti NA. Comparison of quadriceps inactivation between nerve and muscle stimulation. Muscle Nerve 2010;42:894-900. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mus.21776. (IF: 2.5)

Casartelli N, Müller R, Maffiuletti NA. Validity and reliability of the Myotest accelerometric system for the assessment of vertical jump height. J Strength Cond Res 2010;24:3186-93. http://dx.doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181d8595c. (IF: 2.3)

Presentations

Exercise therapy for the non-surgical management of femoroacetabular impingement syndrome: preliminary results of clinical responsiveness. 1st Sportfisio & Swiss Sports Med Conference, November 2018, Berne, Switzerland. Poster presentation.

Exercise therapy for the non-surgical management of femoroacetabular impingement syndrome: preliminary results of clinical effectiveness and imaging predictors. 78th Annual Congress Swiss Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, June 2018, Montreux, Switzerland. Poster presentation.

Pain, activities of daily living and sport function at different time points after hip arthroscopy in patients with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome. 77th Annual Congress Swiss Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, June 2017, St. Gallen, Switzerland. Poster presentation.

The FADIR test accuracy for screening cam and pincer morphology in youth ice hockey players. 77th Annual Congress Swiss Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, June 2017, St. Gallen, Switzerland. Poster presentation.

Return to sport after hip surgery for femoroacetabular impingement: a systematic review. 75th Annual Congress Swiss Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, June 2015, Basel, Switzerland. Oral presentation.

The reproducibility and validity of the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE) questionnaire in patients after total hip arthroplasty. Annual Congress Swiss Society of Sports Medicine, October 2013, St. Gallen, Switzerland. Poster presentation.

Recovery of hip muscle strength after hip arthroscopy in patients with symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement. 73rd Annual Congress Swiss Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, June 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland. Oral presentation.

Hip muscle strength recovery after hip arthroscopy for symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement: a case series. Annual Congress Swiss Society of Sports Medicine, October 2012, Interlaken, Switzerland. Poster presentation.

Hip muscle function in patients with a symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement. Young Researcher Forum, September 2012, Besançon, France. Oral presentation.

Gait disability in patients after total ankle, knee and hip arthroplasty: a six-month postoperative cross-sectional study. 15th Congress European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy, May 2012, Geneva, Switzerland. Oral presentation.

Hip muscle strength and fatigability in patients with symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement. Annual Congress Swiss Society of Sports Medicine, October 2011, Lausanne, Switzerland. Oral presentation.

Hip muscle weakness in patients with symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement. 1st Annual Schulthess Clinic Research Symposium, April 2011, Zurich, Switzerland. Oral presentation.

Hip muscle function in femoroacetabular impingement patients. 70th Annual Congress Swiss Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, June 2010, St. Gallen, Switzerland. Poster presentation.

Validity and reliability of the Myotest measurement system assessing vertical jump performance. 1st Annual Meeting Swiss Society of Sport Sciences, February 2009, Bern, Switzerland. Poster presentation.

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