Adamantios Arampatzis is the Head of the Department of Training and Movement Sciences at the Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in training and movement sciences as well as in sports medicine in 1995 and got his Habilitation degree in biomechanics in 2002 at the German Sports University Cologne, Germany. From 2000 to 2008, Arampatzis was the Head of the Research Group, with focus on neurobiomechanics of the musculoskeletal system, at Institute of Biomechanics and Orthopaedics of the German Sports University Cologne. His research is focused on the plasticity of the musculoskeletal system after long- and short-term mechanical loading and on the comprehension of the interaction between neuromuscular capacity and motor function during day-to-day and sport activities. The practical areas of his research are the adaption of the muscle-tendon unity, neuromuscular control, locomotor adaptation, prevention of sporting injuries as well as the dynamic stability control of elderly persons, aiming on reducing the risk of falling. Arampatzis is the author and coauthor for more than 90 peer-reviewed publications in the scope of movement science, biomechanics and physiology as well as for more than 200 conference papers and 20 book chapters.
Biography Updated on 29 August 2012