Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Scherr
Stay healthy with prevention and exercise
The University Center for Prevention and Sports Medicine combines various aspects of Sports Medicine under one roof. Thanks to its university character, it’s work dovetails with the latest musculoskeletal research.
Removal of the mask requirement as of May 30, 2022
From May 30, 2022, patients, visitors and employees will no longer have to wear masks in Zurich hospitals. This has been decided by the Health Department of the Canton of Zurich.
For further questions please visit our page "Information about the Coronavirus" or contact us.
All about movement
We treat everyone with movement-related disorders and offer advice after accidents and surgery, covering conditions affecting the limbs, headaches, shortness of breath, or chest pain. As one of our patients, you will benefit from the specialist expertise of the entire hospital and will be treated in line with the highest quality guidelines of a Medical Center accredited by Swiss Olympic.
Opening hours Reception
Monday to Thursday
7 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Monday to Friday
6.45 a.m.–8.30 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
Monday until Friday
7 a.m.–8.30 p.m.
7 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday / Sunday / holiday
8.30 a.m.–3 p.m.
At a glance
Musculoskeletal system and sport
- We place particular emphasis on determining the cause of joint complaints.
- Targeted treatment of the symptoms
- Structured build-up of therapy to restore and maintain function
Back and sacroiliac joint complaints
- Analysis of the stability of your back using specific tests
- Identifying the cause of pain using diagnostic imaging (X-rays, MRI, CT)
- Structured build-up of therapy to restore and maintain as much function as possible
Sprains, strains, and muscle tears
It’s sometimes very difficult to judge for yourself whether a muscle is merely overstretched, partially torn, or even completely torn. Imaging techniques help us with the diagnosis. Our specialized physiotherapy will help you reduce the symptoms of sprains, strains or tears and accelerate the healing process.
Internal medicine and sport
Prehabilitation aims to improve the patient’s physical strength prior to a planned operation (see article).
We can help you to maintain or lose weight.
Is intended for patents who have undergone cardiac surgery or had a heart attack, as well as for those who have cardiovascular disease.
Is intended for patients with chronic lung conditions (such as COPD or asthma) and acute lung diseases, as well as before and after surgery on the lungs. Our rehabilitation is also designed as prevention therapy. We offer appropriate ambulatory programs.
Outpatient program "Exercise and Sport in Cancer" for oncological diseases
The program is aimed at patients who would like to better cope with their cancer disease and therapy through exercise and sport, or to alleviate or prevent the consequences and side effects of the therapy.
An interdisciplinary team of specialists from various fields of sports medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, sports therapy and sports science put together a personalized training and therapy program based on the latest scientific findings. The personalized exercise program is adapted to your current performance level, also in coordination with other supportive therapy options as well as in close exchange with the respective oncological specialist discipline.
Thanks to the close collaboration with the physiotherapy and occupational therapy departments of the University Hospital Zurich under the umbrella of the Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich (CCCZ), patients of all disease stages and performance levels can receive optimal multidisciplinary coordination and care.
Women and sport
Sports during and after pregnancy: why physical exercise and activity make sense and what women should be aware of
Working together with the Department of Obstetrics at the Zurich University Hospital (Head of Department: Prof. Dr. R. Zimmermann; Contact person at USZ: Dr. N. Kimmich), we are the go-to place for expertise related to all questions of pregnancy and sport or exercise. It covers the whole range from the possibility of using sport/exercise as therapy to questions of sport from amateur and professional athletes.
Treatment of hormonal disorders (including RED-S and ‘female athlete triad’)
Working together with the Department of Reproductive Endocrinology (Head of Department: Prof. Dr. B. Imthurn), we can answer all questions related to hormonal imbalance in athletes and contraception, at the highest level.
Sex-specific mechanisms of injury
Knowledge and findings from research in elite sports can be translated to the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries in any sportswoman.
Use of sport as therapy in gynecologic cancers
Following our credo of ‘Sport as Therapy’, movement training helps patients to better tolerate chemotherapy, radiation therapy and hormone therapy, both physically and mentally. In addition, it promotes healing and lowers the risk of recurrence. Cooperation with the Department of Gynecology at the USZ (Head of Department: Prof. Dr. D. Fink) and resident colleagues, we are the go-to place for expertise related to all questions on cancer and sport. In addition, our individual cancer rehabilitation program offers the possibility of structured training to obtain optimal results.
Pelvic floor examination and treatment (Flyer)
Children and sport
Special aspects of sport for children and adolescents
The specific risks of injury depend on age and the developmental phase.
Caring for young competitive athletes
The sports medicine assessment is intended for children and adolescents of different ages covering various types of activities in both recreational and competitive sports.
Children and adolescents with chronic diseases
In cooperation with various departments at the Zurich University Children’s Hospital, we provide care for children and adolescents with chronic diseases. Working together with our colleagues in Cardiology, Pulmonology, and the Center for Adolescents we cover a wide range of conditions including obesity, asthma and congenital heart diseases. Children and adolescents can avail themselves of Sports Medicine assessments and personalized advice on sport and exercise. Outpatient exercise programs are in development for those who are overweight or have congenital heart disease.
Our services in detail
What our customers say
Swiss ultramarathon runner
"Thanks to sports medicine I am well prepared for the Atlantic Challenge!"
Swiss Skier, World and Olympic Champion
"Thanks to the great support I was back on the slopes quickly."
Swiss triathlete, Olympic Champion and World Champion
"I feel very well looked after – many thanks to the entire team!"
Swiss slalom specialist, Olympic Champion
"I am happy to be back in the Ski World Cup with a healthy hand!"
Our cooperation associations
Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Scherr
Dr. med. Stefan Fröhlich
Dr. med. Nora Wieloch
Dr. med. Friederike Wippermann
Dr. med. Michael Schindler
Dr. med. Florian Schaub