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Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Schmitz holds the Chair II at the Anatomical Institute of Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich. He serves as a scientific advisor for the Sportärztezeitung and is the scientific director of the advanced training series "Shockwave Therapy & Complementary Procedures".

Alongside his research on changes in the brains of patients with schizophrenia and autism, Prof. Schmitz is deeply engaged in investigating the treatment of various musculoskeletal conditions using extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and, more recently, endogenous stem cells. The primary focus of this research is to uncover the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms of action, as well as its practical application. Prof. Schmitz has collaborated extensively with colleagues from around the world, resulting in nearly 200 publications currently indexed in PubMed. Notably, two of his publications on ESWT for plantar fasciitis and knee joint osteoarthritis achieved the highest rating ever recorded for ESWT studies in the PEDro database, receiving 9 out of 10 possible points.


Anatomische Anstalt der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Anatomie Altbau, II. Stock, Zi. Nr. A230, Pettenkoferstraße 11
80336 München, Germany

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