People & Competencies

Dr. Emanuel Brunner


Dr. Emanuel Brunner
Lehre Fachbereich Gesundheit

+41 71 226 14 61

Rehabilitation in Mental Health Care
Chronic Pain

Peer review:
Emanuel Brunner, Wim Dankaerts, Kieran O’Sullivan, André Meichtry, Christoph Bauer & Michel Probst. (2019). Associations between alliance, physiotherapists’ confidence in managing the patient and patient-reported distress in chronic low back pain practice. European Journal of Physiotherapy, DOI: 10.1080/21679169.2019.1672786
Emanuel Brunner, Wim Dankaerts, André Meichtry, Kieran O’Sullivan & Michel Probst. (2018). Physical Therapists’ Ability to Identify Psychological Factors and Their Self-Reported Competence to Manage Chronic Low Back Pain. Physical Therapy, Volume 98, Issue 6, June 2018, Pages 471–479,
Emanuel Brunner, André Meichtry, Kieran O’Sullivan, Se-Sergio Baldew, Wim Dankaerts & Michel Probst. (2018). Factor structure of the German version of the pain attitudes and beliefs scale for physiotherapists. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 35:10, 995-1003. DOI: 10.1080/09593985.2018.1461285 
Emanuel Brunner, Michel Probst, André Meichtry, Hannu Luomajoki & Wim Dankaerts. (2016). Comparison of clinical vignettes and standardized patients as measures of physiotherapists’ activity and work recommendations in patients with non-specific low back pain. Clinical Rehabilitation, 30(1), 85–94.
Amber De Herdt, Jan Knapen, Davy Vancampfort, Marc De Hert, Emanuel Brunner & Michel Probst. (2013). Social anxiety in physical activity participation in patients with mental illness: a cross sectional multicenter study. Depression & Anxiety, 30: 757-762. doi:10.1002/da.22059
Amber De Herdt, Martien Wampers, Davy Vancampfort, Marc De Hert, Luc Vanhees, Hella Demunter, Ludwina Van Bouwel, Emanuel Brunner & Michel Probst. (2013). Neurocognition in clinical high risk young adults who did or did not convert to a first schizophrenic psychosis: A meta-analysis. Schizophrenia Research, 149(1–3), 48-55,
Emanuel Brunner, Amber De Herdt, Philippe Minguet, Se-Sergio Baldew & Michel Probst. (2013). Can cognitive behavioural therapy based strategies be integrated into physiotherapy for the prevention of chronic low back pain? A systematic review. Disability and Rehabilitation, 35:1, 1-10, DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2012.683848

Akademisches Buch:

Emanuel Brunner & Wim Dankaerts. Physiotherapy for patients with nonspecific chronic low back pain and comorbid mental illnesses. In: Michel Probst & Liv Skjaerven (eds.). Physiotherapy in Mental Health and Psychiatry: a scientific and clinical based approach. Elsevier; 2017,  pages:160-167.

Fachzeitschrift (nicht peer-reviewed):

Emanuel Brunner, Stefan Büchi & Michel Probst. (2018). Physiotherapie und Psychiatrie. Physioactive, 6, 7-12.

Emanuel Brunner, et al. Physiotherapists’ ability to identify and address psychological factors in patients with chronic low back pain (Focused Symposium: Physiotherapy in Mental Health). World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT) Conference 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Emanuel Brunner. Handling of difficult patients. Chiropractic-CE Convention 2019, Brunnen, 07 Sept. 2019
Emanuel Brunner. Integration of psychological perspectives into the treatment of non-specific chronic back pain. 2. Herbstkongress der Schweizer Gesellschaft für Allgemeine Innere Medizin. Montreux, Schweiz, 10 September 2018.
Emanuel Brunner, et al. Common factors perspective in physiotherapy for chronic low back pain. 7th International Conference of Physiotherapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health. Reykjavik, Iceland, 10-12 April 2018.
Emanuel Brunner. Common factor model in non-specific chronic low back pain. 4th European Congress of European Region of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy, in Liverpool, England, UK, 11.-12. November 2017.
Emanuel Brunner, et al. Validity of the German Version of the Pain Attitudes and Beliefs Scale for Physiotherapists (PABS-PT): Results from Exploratory Factor Analysis. 6th International Conference on Physiotherapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health, in Madrid, Spain, 9.-11. March 2016.
Emanuel Brunner, et al. Can cognitive behavioral therapy based strategies be integrated into physiotherapy for the prevention of chronic low back pain? A systematic review. 8th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain, in Dubai, UAE, 27.-31. October 2013.

Kassier International Organization of Physical Therapy in Mental Health (IOPTMH)
Mitglied Schweizer Arbeitsgruppe für Physiotherapie in der Psychosomatik und Psychiatrie (SAG PPP)
Mitglied physioswiss