Barbara Wondrasch PT, PhD.


is lecturer and researcher at the University of Applied Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and the Institute for Sciences and Services in Health. She is responsible for the smooth cooperation between the Medical University of Vienna, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescence Medicine, and for the development, implementation and monitoring of the exercise programme. Her clinical experience with patients with knee osteoarthritis and her current Phd studies in Oslo under the supervision of Prof. May-Arna Risberg enable her to provide the clinical background for this project. Barbara Wondrasch gave numerous talks at national and international conferences related to the topic of knee osteoarthritis and cartilage injuries. Furthermore she was invited speaker and chairmen at national and international conferences and is accepted as an international expert in the field of rehabilitation and cartilage injuries.




  • Sperl, A., Neubauer, M., & Wondrasch, B. (2019). Aktuelle Evidenz physiotherapeutischer Maßnahmen bei Hüftarthrose. manuelletherapie, 23(3), 135–146.


  • Hirschmüller, A., Schoch, W., Baur, H., Wondrasch, B., Konstantinidis, L., Südkamp, N. P., & Niemeyer, P. (2018). Rehabilitation before regenerative cartilage knee surgery: a new prehabilitation guideline based on the best available evidence. Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery.


  • Horsak, B., Pobatschnig, B., Baca, A., Greber-Platzer, S., Kreissl, A., Nehrer, S., Wondrasch, B., Crevenna, R., Keilani, M., & Kranzl, A. (2017). Within-assessor reliability and minimal detectable change of gait kinematics in a young obese demographic. Gait & Posture, 54.
  • Clemens, C., Schwab, C., Kranzl, A., Wondrasch, B., Baca, A., Greber-Platzer, S., Crevenna, R., Kreissl, A., Keilani, M., & Horsak, B. (2017). Hip joint center estimation methods do not affect test-retest reliability of kinematic measurements in young obese participants [Poster]. 10th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Biomechanics (DGfB), Hannover, Germany.


  • Wondrasch, B. (2016). Nach Verletzungen der unteren Extremität zurück zum Sport – wir sind noch lange nicht am Ziel. manuelletherapie, 20(01), 11–15.
  • Wondrasch, B. (2016). Articular cartilage defects in the knee - postoperative rehabilitation. Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal, 5(2).
  • Wondrasch, B. (2016). Rückkehr zum Sport nach Eingriffen am Gelenkknorpel im Kniegelenk. Arthroskopie, 29(2), 108–115.
  • Horsak, B., Pobatschnig, B., Artner, D., Kranzl, A., Baca, A., Greber-Platzer, S., Kreissl, A., Crevenna, R., Keilani, M., & Wondrasch, B. (2016). Intra-tester reliability of three-dimensional kinematics in obese children and adolescents. Gait & Posture, 49, 99.


  • Artner, D., Wondrasch, B., Baca, A., Pobatschnig, B., Greber-Platzer, S., Nehrer, S., & Horsak, B. (2015). Trial Protokoll: Biomechanische Belastungsanalyse der Kniegelenke bei Alltagsbewegungen von adipösen Kindern und Jugendlichen: eine randomisiert kontrollierte Studie. In Konferenzband - 22. Sportwissenschaftliche Hochschultag der Deutschen Vereinigung für Sportwissenschaft (dvs). Mainz, Deutschland: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
  • Horsak, B., Artner, D., Baca, A., Pobatschnig, B., Greber-Platzer, S., Nehrer, S., & Wondrasch, B. (2015). The effects of a strength and neuromuscular exercise programme for the lower extremity on knee load, pain and function in obese children and adolescents: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 16, 586.
  • Wondrasch, B., Risberg, M.-A., Zak, L., Marlovits, S., & Aldrian, S. (2015). Effect of Accelerated Weightbearing After Matrix-Associated Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation on the Femoral Condyle: A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Study Presenting MRI-Based and Clinical Outcomes After 5 Years. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 43(1), 146–153.


  • Aldrian, S., Zak, L., Wondrasch, B., Albrecht, C., Stelzeneder, B., Binder, H., Kovar, F., Trattnig, S., & Marlovits, S. (2014). Clinical and Radiological Long-term Outcomes After Matrix-Induced Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation A Prospective Follow-up at a Minimum of 10 Years. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 0363546514548160.
  • Horsak, B., Hochhauser, M., Bruckner, J., Brauneis, W., Wondrasch, B., & Figl-Hertlein, A. (2014). Lower Extremity Muscle Activity during Squatting with Unstable Shoes. Journal of Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine, 1(3), 3–16.
  • Zak, L., Albrecht, C., Wondrasch, B., Widhalm, H., Vekszler, G., Trattnig, S., Marlovits, S., & Aldrian, S. (2014). Results 2 Years After Matrix-Associated Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation Using the Novocart 3D Scaffold: An Analysis of Clinical and Radiological Data. The American Journal of Sports Medicine.


  • Wondrasch, B., & Aldrian, S. (2013). Vertiefung - Konservative Therapie für Sportler mit Knorpelschaden. Sportphysio, 1(1), 1–46.
  • Horsak, B. (2013). Unstable Shoe Construction Changes Lower Extremity Muscle Activation During Three Different Squat Exercises. Proceedings 19th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics. 19th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, Patras, Greece.
  • Wondrasch, B., Arøen, A., Røtterud, J. H., Høysveen, T., Bølstad, K., & Risberg, M. A. (2013). The feasibility of a 3-month active rehabilitation program for patients with knee full-thickness articular cartilage lesions: the oslo cartilage active rehabilitation and education study. The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 43(5), 310–324.


  • Marlovits, S., Aldrian, S., Wondrasch, B., Zak, L., Albrecht, C., Welsch, G., & Tratting, S. (2012). Clinical and radiological outcomes 5 years after matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte im-plantation in patients with symptomatic, traumatic chondral defects. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2273–2280.
  • Zak, L., Aldrian, S., Wondrasch, B., Albrecht, C., & Marlovits, S. (2012). Ability to return to sports 5 years after matrix-associated autologous chondrocyte transplantation in an average population of active patients. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 40(12), 2815–2821.


  • Thomeé, R., Kaplan, Y., Kvist, J., Myklebust, G., Risberg, M. A., Theisen, D., Tsepis, E., Werner, S., Wondrasch, B., & Witvrouw, E. (2011). Muscle strength and hop performance criteria prior to return to sports after ACL reconstruction. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 19(11), 1798–1805.


  • Welsch, G., Trattnig, S., Tichy, B., Mamisch, T., Wondrasch, B., & Marlovits, S. (2009). Tibial cartilage hypertrophy due to matrix-associated autologous chondrocyte transplantation of the medial femoral condyle. A case report. Journal of Bone Joint Sugery, 91, 1996–2001.
  • Wondrasch, B., Zak, L., Welsch, G., & Marlovits, S. (2009). Effect of accelerated weightbearing after matrix-associated autologous chondrocyte implanta-tion on the femoral condyle on radiographic and clinical outcome after 2 years: a prospective, randomized controlled pilot study. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 37, 88–96.


  • Wondrasch, B. (n.d.). NAch Verletzungen. Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal, 5(2).
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