For about 20 years, the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences has been dedicated to the academisation of German physiotherapy and has since established numerous study programmes within the department to offer physiotherapists the possibility of an academic degree. In an international comparison, Germany is still one of the few countries that does not have an overall undergraduate academic education for the therapy professions.
In addition to studies, teaching and research, the department places a special focus on internationalisation in order to provide students with an insight into international standards. These international activities are expressed in diverse projects, including on-site study opportunities with international partners, visiting scholars, opportunities to spend time abroad within the study programme, as well as teaching abroad and research projects on an international level.
To ensure a high level of expertise, international lecturers with a wide range of experience in the field of physiotherapy practice and research have been appointed, among others.
Ms. Armijo-Olivo comes from Chile, where she completed her Bachelor of Sciences in physiotherapy at the Pontifical University Catholic of Chile. After moving to Canada, she performed her MScPT and a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Alberta, Canada. She also performed two postdoctoral fellowships: one in evidence-based practice and clinical epidemiology and another in musculoskeletal disorders. She is currently an adjunct Professor in the Faculties of Rehabilitation Medicine and Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. Her major field of research is diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal pain especially temporomandibular disorders and cervical spine disorders along with physical therapy evidence-based practice, knowledge synthesis, and knowledge translation in health research areas. Mrs. Armijo-Olivo has recently been appointed Professor (Sept 2019) at the Hochschule Osnabrück and teaches in the field of clinical reasoning, research methods, statistics, and systematic reviews. She collaborates with international research groups in the area of musculoskeletal disorders and pain and clinical epidemiology from different International Universities and countries. She has strong links with researchers from Canada, UK, Spain, Belgium, Italy, and South America. She is one of the members of the methodological committee of Cochrane Rehabilitation, which provides advice on methodological issues concerning the field of rehabilitation. She regularly welcomes guest researchers from different countries.
Ms Tampin is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist. She completed her basic physiotherapy training in Germany and obtained all further postgraduate qualifications at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. She has lived in Perth since 1992. She works clinically as an Advanced Scope Physiotherapist in a neurosurgical outpatient clinic and has been a professor at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences since 2016. Her clinical and research focus is on the assessment and management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal conditions and neuropathic pain.
Mr von Piekartz comes from the Netherlands. He completed his basic physiotherapy training in Holland and took further courses of study in Belgium and England. He works clinically as a manual therapist in his practice and has been a professor at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences since 2008. His clinical and research interests are in the area of orofascial pain, chronic pain, evidence-based practice in manual therapy and pain in paediatrics. He is also an instructor of IMTA-CH and CRAFTA -D.
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Room: CF 0024
Phone: +49 541 969-3545
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Prof. Dr. Brigitte Tampin
Course coordinator International Physiotherapy
Room: CN 0041
Phone: +49 541 969-3269
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