Applied clinical research
At the Swiss Paraplegic Centre (SPC), we conduct applied clinical research to make improvements to the acute care and rehabilitation of people with paraplegia and other conditions associated with spinal cord injuries.
As a company, the goal of the SPC is to develop its research. SPC Director Hans-Peter Gmünder, M.D., sums it up nicely: “Without clinical research, there’s no such thing as clinical excellence.” Such an attitude highlights the importance of applied clinical research in the SPC’s ability to provide the best possible medical and therapeutic care to its patients. Clinical research is carried out by various departments within the SPC on an interdisciplinary basis, and in direct contact with patients.
Each year, around 15–20 new clinical research projects get underway at the SPC, while 50–60 scientific papers are published by or in conjunction with SPC employees.
Latest scientific publicationsPDF download of new SPC open-access publications
Scientific prizes and distinctionsPrizes and awards received by SPC employees or departments
Spinal Cord Award 'The best original Research Paper for 2018':
The paper 'Gait training after Spinal cord Injury: safety, feasibility and gait function following 8 weeks of training with the exoskeletons from EKSO Bionics' (Spinal Cord 2018;56:106-116) with Co-Authorship of Angela Frotzler and Anne Katrin Brust from the SPZ has been awarded as 'The best original Research Paper for 2018' from the Journal'Spinal Cord'