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Research Chiropractic

The Integrative Spinal Research (ISR Group) was founded in 2016 and is the research arm of the department of Chiropractic Medicine at Balgrist University Hospital.

The ISR group integrates different approaches to investigate the mechanisms underlying acute and chronic back pain: from genetic mechanisms and biomechanical aspects to cortical representation of the spine and its alteration in recurrent pain.

A second research focus deals with the clinical course of patients treated in the chiropractic outpatient clinic and possible mechanisms of chiropractic treatment methods. In an interdisciplinary approach, the ISR Group combines different disciplines

  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Physiotherapy
  • Movement and neurosciences


Chiropractic Medicine
Interdisciplinary Spinal Research (ISR)

Balgrist Campus
Lengghalde 5
CH-8008 Zürich
+41 44 386 57 11

Outpatient chiropractic clinic
+41 44 386 57 06

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Research projects

The research laboratory develops new treatment methods for acute and chronic back pain and works on basic research.


The intensive cooperation with our partner institutions forms an important component for the development of our research projects.


Our researchers constantly publish their latest findings in various specialist journals. Under the following link you will find an overview of our publications.