I was born in 1958 in Osnabrueck, Germany. I studied
Sport at the German Sport University Cologne, Germany. Upon completion of my
Sport Teachers Diploma I spent six years as a Training Representative at the Institute for Rehabilitation and Disabled Sport at German
Sport University Cologne and as a teacher at Weiden High School in Cologne.
Osnabrueck, specializing in Internal Medicine, in the Surgery at Marien-Hospital in Erftstadt and in the orthopaedic department at the District
Hospital Mechernich, an academic training hospital of the University of Bonn. On top of the specialist training as an Orthopaedist I have
specific training in General Medicine and experience in Acupuncture, Chirotherapy, Social Medicine, Physical Therapy, Natural Welfare,
Osteopathy and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Physician. Afterwards I moved to the Rehabilitation Hospital Prof. Volhard Klinik in Masserberg, Thueringen as a Head Physician.
Upon receiving an offer to take over a larger Orthopaedic department with a broader technical spectrum I accepted the offer as Head
Physician in the Klinikum Passauer Wolf in Bad Griesbach (East Bavaria,
orthopaedic department included support and treatment of patients after their operations on shoulders, hips, knee joints and spinal discs
after accidents and chronic degenerative illnesses from the rheumatic areas. A special group of patients were fire-injured who required
and extra specialized in Social Medicine and Physical Therapy (full education authorization). In Bad Griesbach I had additionally an
Orthopaedic Private Outpatients Clinic and treated predominantly patients with chronic pain by using Osteopathy and techniques of the
Traditional Chinese Medicine such as Acupuncture, special diagnostics of scars and Qi Gong.
Insurance, and held specialized lectures, congresses and conferences. After training as a Quality Manager I introduced established
Doctors Quality Management Systems in rehabilitations clinics. During consultations of practices I can use my knowledge from my extra
diploma studies as Health Economist.
Volleyball National Team, which I also accompanied to international matches and the Paralympics. With the Summer-Paralympics
taking place in Beijing 2008, the Winter-Paralympics taking place in Vancouver 2010, the Summer-Paralympics taking place in
London 2012, and the Summer Paralympics taking place in Rio de Janeiro 2016 I had the responsibility as Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
of the German crew with physicians and physiotherapists. In 2017 I resigned from my functions for personal reasons.
In 2021 my book “Orthopädie verstehen!” was published.
In it, I explain important relationships in orthopedics in an easy-to-understand way for medical laypeople on 546 pages,
which should also be of interest to therapists.
The book contains 10 tests for self-analysis and 17 exercises that can help with acute complaints as well as preventive measures.
Over 850 keywords make it easier to search for topics, and by referring to 107 verified links
further information can be found on the Internet on request.
Table of contents, excerpts, index and information on ordering options under www.orthopaedie-verstehen.de