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Research Associate Dr. Mario Bizzini, PhD, PT

Dr. Mario Bizzini Spezialist Forschung

Position and faculty

Research Associate Human Performance Lab


Sports physiotherapy

Rehabilitation hip/knee

Prevention of sports injuries


Human Performance Lab (HPL)


since 2015

Head Rehabilitation & Training, Swiss Concussion Center, Zürich

since 2002

Research Associate, Human Performance Lab, Schulthess Klinik


Research Associate, FIFA- Medical Assessment & Research Centre (F-MARC)

since 1994

Physiotherapist, Schulthess Klinik


Head Physiotherapist, Rheumaklinik, Leukerbad


Physiotherapist, Schulthess Klinik


Physiotherapist, Balgrist University Clinic, Zürich

Education and training


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Oslo, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, Oslo Sports Trauma and Research Center


Master of Science (MSc), Orthopaedic and Sports Physiotherapy, University of Pittsburgh (USA)


Research fellow, Physical Therapy Department, UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh (USA)


Visiting fellow: Center for Sports Medicine Pittsburgh, Cincinnati Sports Medicine Center, Indianapolis Sports Medicine Center, Steadman-Hawkins Clinic Vail (USA)


Physiotherapy School, Leukerbad, Switzerland


High School (Matura C), Bellinzona, Switzerland

Scientific activities

Deputy Editor of British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM)

Editorial Board

  • International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
  • International Journal of Science and Medicine in Football

Journal reviewer for

  • British Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
  • BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
  • Physical Therapy in Sports
  • Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports
  • Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
  • International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
  • The Open Sports Medicine Journal
  • International Journal of Science and Medicine in Football
  • Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy
  • Sports Health
  • American Journal of Sports Medicine


Swiss Sports Physiotherapy Association SSPA (Committee Member since 2002, Vice-President since 2015)

International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy IFSPT (2009–2017 Executive Board Member)

Awards and honours

2017 Services Award of the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy

2011 Acknowledgement Award of the Tokyo College of Medical Sports

2003 First Poster Award, 3rd Basel International Knee Congress

1998 Research Award of the Swiss Society of Sports Medicine