manuelletherapie 2010; 14(5): 184-192
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1245907

© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Erkennen deutsche Physiotherapeuten anhand von Fallbeispielen Risikofaktoren (Red Flags) für die Behandlung?[1]

Do German Physiotherapists Recognise Risk Factors (Red Flags) by Means of Case Studies?C. Beyerlein1 , A. Stieger2 , J. von. Wietersheim3
  • 1physiotherapie beyerlein, Ulm
  • 2Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Institut für Physikalische Therapie, Prävention und Rehabilitation
  • 3Medizinische Fakultät, Klinik für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie, Universität Ulm
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Publication History

Manuskript eingetroffen: 14.6.2010

Manuskript akzeptiert: 23.8.2010

Publication Date:
10 January 2011 (online)


Im Rahmen der Diskussionen zum Erstzugang in der Physiotherapie in Deutschland kommen zunehmend größere Herausforderungen auf alle Physiotherapeuten zu. Im Zuge dessen von Physio-/Manualtherapeuten erwartete Kompetenzen sind das Erkennen von Risikofaktoren für die Behandlung.

Ziel dieser Arbeit ist herauszufinden, inwieweit Physiotherapeuten in Deutschland Red Flags erkennen und anhand von ausgewählten Fallbeispielen (Fallvignetten) die richtige Entscheidung im Management ihrer Patienten treffen.


Within the scope of the discussion about direct access to physiotherapy in Germany all physiotherapists are increasingly confronted with growing challenges. As a consequence physiotherapists/manual therapists are expected to be able to recognise therapeutical risk factors.

Through the use of selected case studies this article aims to find out to what extent physiotherapists in Germany recognize red flags and come to a relevant decision in patient management.

1 Die Arbeit entstand im Rahmen der Dissertation des Erstautors zum Doktor in Humanbiologie (Dr. biol. hum.) an der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Ulm.


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1 Die Arbeit entstand im Rahmen der Dissertation des Erstautors zum Doktor in Humanbiologie (Dr. biol. hum.) an der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Ulm.

Dr. biol. hum. Claus Beyerlein,

PT/OMT-DVMT MManipTh (Curtin University/Australien), physiotherapie beyerlein

Michel-Erhart-Weg 10

89081 Ulm