Research Group and Scientific Advisory Board of CRAFTA®

Research 150The CRAFTA® research group and the scientific advisory board consist of a group of highly motivated researchers and practitioners with a wide range of interests and specializations. Through this a thorough research in the field of TMJ-/Head- and cervical pain is possible.

The current and planned activities and aims of the group are:

  • To stimulate research projects in the field of TMJ-/Head- and cervical pain and supervision of these projects
  • To evaluate and give recommendations to  the CRAFTA® course and educational program and schedule, especially to ensure evidence based practice
  • To establish consensus in internationally accepted terminology and to implement the results in the CRAFTA® course and educational program
  • Supervision of current and future research projects organized and supported by CRAFTA®
  • Presentation of research results at national and international congresses
  • Facilitation of cooperation of recognized universities and research facilities worldwide with the scientific focus on TMJ-/Head- and cervical pain
  • Providing CAPs („critically appraised papers“) for certified CRAFTA®-therapists for quality assurance in daily practice and to overcome the “theory-practice-gap”
  • Facilitation of publications in the research field of TMJ-/Head- and cervical pain



Marisa Hofmann,  MSc PT , MT (OMT) - @

Prof. Dr. N. Ballenberger

Dr. Nikolaus Ballenberger holds the position as Professor..

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Dr. Ina Diener

Dr. Ina Diener was born and bred in South Africa..

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Dr. Jan Dommerholt

Dr. Jan Dommerholt is a Dutch-trained physiotherapist

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Dr. Daniel Hellmann

Dr. Daniel Hellmann works since many years as researcher..

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Dr. Jules R. Hesse

DR Jules Hesse is Graduated with a Cum Laude PT exam and..

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Dr. Toby Hall

Toby Hall is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist..

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Marisa Hoffmann, M.Sc. PT

Marisa Hoffmann graduated from the Universtiy of Applied Sciences..

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Dr. César Fernández

Dr. César Fernández de las Peñas currently works in the Department of Physical Therapy..

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Prof. H.J.M. von Piekartz

Harry J.M. von Piekartz finished his studies in Physiotherapy at the University..

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Prof. Dr. Mariano Rocabado

Professor Rocabado, Doctor Physical Therapy, Certified OMT..

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Prof. Dr. Harald C. Traue

Professor Dr. Traue is the research director of the Rehabilitation Centre..

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Prof. Dr. S. Armijo-Olivo

Prof. Dr. Susan Armijo-Olivo has a Bsc in Physical therapy..

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