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Dr. Anke Langenfeld, PhD

Anke Langenfeld, PhD
Clinical position
Research chiropractic

Honors and awards

Scientific Award Poster Presentation

  • Development and validation of a self-administered neck mobility assessment tool (S-ROM-Neck) in chronic neck pain patients
  • 2016: 
The Swiss Association for Manual Therapy (SAMT-SSTM) 


  • Physioswiss, 2014: Translation and validation oft he Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire 3100 CHF

Scientific projects

  • Patient`s perspective on neck pain
  • Outcome measures in neck pain
  • Spinal Stiffness in microgravity

Other activities


  • 1. Poster presentation at WCPT 2017, Cape Town, SA:
    • Development of a self-administered neck mobility assessment tool (S-ROM-Neck) in chronic neck pain patients: A prospective cohort study. Langenfeld A, Bastiaenen C, Sieben J, Swanenburg J,
    • Cervical spine disability in correlation with subjective voice handicap in patients with voice disorders: A cross-sectional study. Langenfeld A, Bohlender JE, Swanenburg J, Brockmann-Bauser M
  • 2. Poster presentation at WIP 2014, Maastricht, NL and oral presentation at the svomp Symposium 2015, Winterthur, CH: Prognostic factors for recurrences in neck pain patients up to 1 year after chiropractic care. Anke Langenfeld, B. Kim Humphreys, Jaap Swanenburg, Cynthia Peterson.
  • 3. Poster presentation at the EFIC 2013, Florence, IT and oral presentation at the svomp Symposium 2013, Winterthur, CH: Validity and reliability of a German Version of the Neck Disability Index (NDI-G) by Jaap Swanenburg, Kim Humphreys, Anke Langenfeld, Florian Brunner, Brigitte Wirth. Manual therapy. 2013
  • 4. Poster presentation at the IFOMPT Congress 2012, Quebec, CA: Low back pain patient`s self-report of pain and disability compared to pressure pain algometry: A pilot study. Langenfeld A and Humphreys BK

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

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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.