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Scientists receive funding for BISp-Project

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Federal Institute for Sports Science supports project for the development of therapeutic measures to reduce back pain


The Center for Sports Science and Sports Medicine Berlin (CSSB), together with the participating institutes Julius Wolff Institute of the Charité and the Institute for Sports Science of the Humboldt University of Berlin, receives funding for the realization of three subprojects for the diagnosis, prevention and therapy of back pain. A first kick-off meeting was held in Potsdam on 7 and 8 November.

Das Bundesinstitut für Sportwissenschaft (BISp) had announced the three-and-a-half-year project with a total funding amount of 5.3 million Euros. The aim is to develop scientifically based therapeutic measures that reduce the risk and symptoms of back pain. To this end, the BISp also relies on top-level sports research, the results of which are to benefit the general public. The functional diagnostic, prevention and therapy concepts used in top-level sports research, which focus on sport and exercise, form the basis of the project.

The CSSB is taking on partial studies in the project, in which, among other things, effective muscle forces are to be calculated with the aid of mathematical models. These muscle forces are then transferred to a finite element model in order to make concrete predictions about the spinal column load. Furthermore, the CSSB will determine the influence of disturbances on the distribution of forces and examine the neuromuscular control of trunk stabilization.

Under the project management of the University of Potsdam, a nationwide research network of sports medicine, orthopaedics, biomechanics, medical psychology, sport psychology, sport and health sociology and training science was established by the project. This interdisciplinary scientific networking is intended to facilitate rapid knowledge acquisition and the rapid transfer of research results into top-level sport and into everyday clinical practice.


Julius Wolff Institute
Phone: +49 30 450 559 048
E-Mail: jwi(at)
Augustenburger Platz 
113353 Berlin

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