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Research Group Training sciences


Ao. Univ.-Prof. Ing. Dr. Christian Raschner


Ass.-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Mag. Lisa Steidl-Müller, PhD

Liegestütze machen
  • Applied research in the field of training science in elite and popular sports

  • Development of training equipment and test systems

  • Talent development and talent selection

  • Injury prevention in ski racing

  • Female athlete triad - special features in the training of female athletes

Prevention and Health Aspects
  • Evaluation of sports motor characteristics of junior to elite athletes for performance development and injury prevention

  • Development and evaluation of testing and training equipment - from childhood to senior age, from amateur to elite sport

  • Optimization of measures for talent development and talent selection as well as avoidance of drop-out situations in junior competitive sports

  • Identification of risk factors for injuries and overuse in selected sports

  • Injury prevention and optimization of rehabilitation measures (back in action) in elite and popular sports

Lifespan Perspective
  • Interdisciplinary support/supervision of young athletes up to elite age

  • Development and evaluation of sports motor testing and training equipment for all target and age groups

  • Measures to improve talent development (from childhood to adulthood)

  • Analysis of injury risks in selected sports for junior and elite athletes

Externally Funded Projects
  • Projekt Olympiazentrum zur interdisziplinären Betreuung von Nachwuchs- und Eliteathleten*innen (Fördergeber Land Tirol, Stadt Innsbruck, Sportministerium & Österreichisches Olympisches Comité) – jährlich ca. € 500.000.-

  • Training load and sleep in the context of injury and illness risk in youth ski racing (Förderkreis 1669) - € 10.000.-

  • Talentdevelopement and Injury Prevention in Alpine Ski Racing (Tiroler Wissenschaftsfonds) - € 10.570.- (abgeschlossen)

Publication Highlights
  • Haslinger W, Müller L, Sarabon N, Raschner C, Kern H, Löfler S. A Novel Device to Preserve Physical Activities of Daily Living in Healthy Older People. J Aging Phys Act. 2015 Oct;23(4):569-79. doi: 10.1123/japa.2013-0262. Epub 2014 Dec 23. PMID: 25536517.

  • Haslinger W, Müller L, Mildner E, Löfler S, Kern H, Raschner C. Assessment of a newly developed, active pneumatic-driven, sensorimotor test and training device. Sensors (Basel). 2014 Dec 15;14(12):24174-87. doi: 10.3390/s141224174. PMID: 25517695; PMCID: PMC4299105.

  • Gstoettner M, Raschner C, Dirnberger E, Leimser H, Krismer M. Preoperative proprioceptive training in patients with total knee arthroplasty. Knee. 2011 Aug;18(4):265-70. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2010.05.012. Epub 2010 Aug 30. PMID: 20801047.

  • Raschner C, Platzer HP, Patterson C, Werner I, Huber R, Hildebrandt C. The relationship between ACL injuries and physical fitness in young competitive ski racers: a 10-year longitudinal study. Br J Sports Med. 2012 Dec;46(15):1065-71. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2012-091050. Epub 2012 Sep 11. PMID: 22968156.

  • Steidl-Müller L, Hildebrandt C, Müller E, Fink C, Raschner C. Limb symmetry index in competitive alpine ski racers: Reference values and injury risk identification according to age-related performance levels. J Sport Health Sci. 2018 Oct;7(4):405-415. doi: 10.1016/j.jshs.2018.09.002. Epub 2018 Sep 8. PMID: 30450248; PMCID: PMC6230217.

  • Steidl-Müller L, Hildebrandt C, Ebenbichler C, Luchner R, Patterson C, Müller E, Gonaus C, Raschner C. (2020). Changes in Anthropometric and Fitness Characteristics Over a Decade of Young Elite Alpine Ski Racers. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, doi: 10.1123/ijspp.2019-0889. 

  • Steidl-Müller L, Hildebrandt C, Niedermeier M, Müller E, Romann M, Javet M, Bruhin B, Raschner C. (2020). Biological Maturity Status, Anthropometric Percentiles, and Core Flextion to Extension Strength Ratio as Possible Traumatic and Overuse Injury Risk Factors in Youth Alpine Ski Racers: A Four-Year Prospective Study. Applied Sciences, 10, 7623.

  • Steidl-Müller L, Hildebrandt C, Müller E, Raschner C. (2020). Relationship of Changes in Physical Fitness and Anthropometric Characteristics over One Season, Biological Maturity Status and Injury Risk in Elite Youth Ski Racers: A Prospective Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 364. 

  • Steidl-Müller L, Hildebrandt C, Raschner C, Müller E. (2019). Challenges of talent development in alpine ski racing: A narrative review. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37(6), 601-612.

  • Müller L, Hildebrandt C, Müller E, Fink C, Raschner C. (2017). Long-Term Athletic Development in Youth Alpine Ski Racing: The Effect of Physical Fitness, Ski Racing Technique, Anthropometrics and Biological Maturity Status on Injuries. Frontiers in Physiology, 8, 656.

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