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Dr. Jaap Swanenburg, PhD

Jaap Swanenburg, PhD
Clinical position
Senior Researcher
Team
Research chiropractic

Honors and awards

  • 2010 Research Award of the Swiss Physiotherapy Society (CHF 2000.-) for the thesis “Maintaining Balance in Elderly Fallers

Grants

  • European Space Agency (ESA) access to ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign (CHF n/a): “The effect of changing gravity on spinal stiffness”
  • PRODEX (Foundation of the European Space Agency) (CHF 200’000.-): “The effect of changing gravity on spinal stiffness”
  • Swiss Space Office, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) CHF 28’000): Change of spinal stiffness in upright and prone position during microgravity induced by parabolic flights”
  • Medical Faculty University Zurich (CHF 5’400): “Gaze and gait behavior during stairs and ramp walking in patients with Vestibular loss”
  • Swiss Hart Foundation (CHF 20’000): “Design of a cognitive motor intervention using a video game to enhance brain activity: A feasibility study including healthy participants and heart patients on the Intensive Care Unit”
  • Aventis Pharma (CHF 28’000) Effects of exercise and nutrition on postural balance and risk of falling in elderly people with decreased bone mineral density
  • Albert Böni Stiftung (CHF 20’000): “Effects of exercise and nutrition on postural balance and risk of falling in elderly people with decreased bone mineral density.”

Scientific projects

  • The effect of changing gravity on spinal stiffness
  • Influence of body position and axial load on spinal stiffness in young healthy adults

Other activities

  • Promoter PhD and Master Students
  • Member of the Commission on Accreditation, European Council on Chiropractic Education