Schmidt Christopher E., Dr.

Chris Schmidt



University of Zurich
Spinal Cord Injury Center, Research
Balgrist University Hospital
Forchstrasse 340, 8008 Zurich
Tel. +41 44 510 72 09


Curriculum vitae

Following a master’s thesis in biomechanics/movement science at the German Sport University in Cologne, Christopher E. Schmidt completed a binational PhD in France and Australia. He focused on the attenuation of structurally caused functional movement inhibition following eccentric damage induction in populations with high incidence, such as mountain ultra-marathoners. Analysis included a multivariate setup examining a battery of parameters of biomechanical, physiological and biochemical nature.

Pursuing an in-depth interest in motion analysis, Dr. Schmidt spent some time investigating gait disorders in children at the Kinderspital St. Gallen before commencing a post-doctoral position in the Balgrist gait lab. His research interests include the coordination of musculoskeletal systems – especially lower limb – and the impact of tissue plasticity on gait.