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Dr. Karen aus der Fünten, MD, Chiro (UK)

Dr. Karen aus der Fünten, MD, Chiro (UK)
Institute of Sports and Preventive Medicine
Saarland University
Campus, Bldg B8 2, Room 0.03
66123 Saarbrücken
Phone: +49 (0) 681 302 70400
Fax Number: +49 (0) 681 302 4296

Areas of Expertise: Orthopaedic surgeon, chiropractor (MChiro, UK)
Additional medical degrees: Sportsmedicine - Manual therapy
Master of Chiropractic (MChiro, Vollzeitstudium GB, 2005-2008)
Additional chiropractic degrees: International Chiropractic Sport Science Diploma (ICSSD) der Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS)

 

Scientific Areas of Interest

  • Injuries in football
  • Injury prevention in sports

 

Sports Medical Consultancy Positions

  • since 2010 team physician of the U16/17 German national female football teams
  • since 2010 team physician of the 1. FC Saarbrücken - Allianz female football geague (1st German league)
  • since 2010 physician of the German Triathlon Union (DTU)
  • since 2009 Physician at the Olympic County Centre Rheinland-Pfalz/Saarland (GER)
  • 2009 team Physican of the U16 German national football team 
  • 2009 sports chiropractor at the World Games in Kaohsiung (Taiwan)
  • 2008 International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma (ICSSD) of the International Sports Chiropratic Federation (FICS)
  • 2008 tournament physician of Karate NW (Northrine-Westfalia, GER)
  • 2008 observation of the British Indoor Athletics Masters Championships (sports chiropractic)
  • 2007-2008 sports chiropractic Oakmedians Rugby and Football Club, Bournemouth (GB)
  • 2007-2008 sports chiropractic Littledown Harriers Running Club, Bournemouth (GB)
  • 2005 physician at the World Games in Duisburg (GER)
  • 2001-2005 team physician FCR 01 Duisburg - Allianz female football geague (1st German league)
  • 2001-2002 team physician VC Bottrop 99 - 1st League Male Volleyball (GER)
  • 2001-2005 tournament physician Yonex Open - International German Badminton Championship

 

Current Projects

  • Implementing an injury register for the German football (Bundesliga) based on print media (in cooperation with the football magazine "Kicker")

 

Finalized projects

  • Evaluation of a preventive warm-up programme ("FIFA 11+")  to prevent injuries in veteran football players (funded by FIFA and the German Football Federation; DFB)
  • Evaluation of a functional movement screen (FMS®) and its usefulness to predict injuries in veteran football players (funded by the FIFA and the German Football Federation; DFB)
  • Evaluation of a functional movement screen (FMS®) and its usefulness to predict injuries in female football players
  • Repercussions of a shortened winter break on injury incidence in German professional male football (funded by the German Football Federation; DFB and the German Football League; DFL)
  • Survey in veteran football players on preventive effectiveness, cardiovascular disease and injury risk (funded by the German Football Federation; DFB)
  • Evaluation of injury risk in German male professional football based on print media (in cooperation with the football magazine "Kicker")
  • Evaluation of a functional movement screen (FMS®) and its usefulness for injury prediction in indoor volleyball