Prof. Dr. Erwin Böttinger

Sarah Wernicke

Research Assistant, PhD Candidate

Phone: +49-(0)331 5509-4846

Room: G-2.2 12/13

Email: sarah.wernicke(at)hpi.de


2019: PhD student Digital Health Center, Hasso Plattner Institute

2017 – 2018: Work and Travel, New Zealand

2014 – 2017: Research Associate at the Center for Stroke Research, Charité Berlin
I worked in the project “BeMobil": Regional Innovationcluster on “Regain mobility and motoric function in disabled people”. I mainly contributed in the development of adaptive technology systems and new therapeutic treatment approaches for stroke patients.

2011 – 2015: Master of Science, University of Potsdam
Clinical Exercise Science, research-oriented study program, focused on biomechanics
Thesis: "The pain of being misunderstood. Invalidation of pain complaints in chronic low back pain patients”

2008 – 2011: Bachelor of Health Management, German University of Prevention and Health Management, Saarbrücken
Practice-oriented study program with a focus on health, wellbeing and sportsscience
Thesis: "Analyse und Bewertung motivationaler Aspekte sportlicher Handlungen beim gesundheitsorientierten Krafttraining”

Research Topic

Research Interests

  • Rehabilitation
  • Biomechanics
  • Pain Chronification

Publication List


• Schrader, M.; Wernicke, S.; Geßner, A.; Bryl, B. (2017): Anwendungsempfehlungen zum Einsatz von Feedback bei kognitiven Defiziten nach Schlaganfall. In: Neurologie & Rehabilitation, Hippocampusverlag, 23 (4): 293-299.

• Wernicke, S.; de Witt Huberts, J., Wippert, P-M. (2017): The pain of being misunderstood: Invalidation of pain complaints in chronic low back pain patients. In:Journal of Health and Psychology, 2017 Feb;22(2):135-147. doi: 10.1177/1359105315596371. Epub 2015


• Ivanova E.; Freydank,E.; Achner, J.; Klemke, J.; Schrader, M.; Wernicke, S.; Bryl, B.;Schauer,M.; Schmidt, H.; Jöbges, M.; Hesse, S.; Krüger, J. (2015): Anforderungsanalyse für die nutzergerechte Gestaltung eines Bedienkonzepts für robotergestützteTelerehabilitationssysteme in der motorischen Schlaganfallrehabilitation. In: Mensch & Computer Workshopband: 125-131


• Wernicke, S., De Witt Huberts, J. & Wippert, P.-M. (2014).The pain of being misunderstood: The impact of invalidation on pain sensation in chronic back pain patients. Konferenzveröffentlichung Psychosomatic Medicine San Francisco, 76 (3), A-113.

• Wernicke, S.; Carlsohn, A.; Heydenreich, J.; Mayer, F. (2013): Does the copenhagen soccer test induce a repeated bout effect? - a pilot study.  Konferenzveröffentlichung ACSM Indianapolis. In: Medicine and science in sports and exercise: official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 45 (5), 169

• Wernicke, S; Stoll, J.; Cassel, M.; Mayer, F.(2012): Efficiency of eccentric therapy in an elite bobsleigh athlete with chronic patella tendinopathy. Konferenzveröffentlichung EFOST London, sowie veröffentlicht in: Muscles, Ligaments & Tendons Journal (MLTJ). 2012 Supplement, p70-70. 1/3p.