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Stefan Podar, M.App.Sc.



Master of Musculoskeletal&Sportsphysiotherapy

Physiotherapist, Manual- & Sportsphysiotherapist



Phone: 0650 673 95 24

Mail: podar@top-physio.at

(Please call to make an appointment!)





Being a physiotherapist has allowed me for many years to combine two of my greatest passions: While sports has always been a big part of my life – since I’ve been playing judo for 22 years now – I discovered my fascination of medicine and the human body during the compulsory civil service when I was working as a paramedic.

After finishing my bachelor degree in physiotherapy I started working and participated in numerous professional development courses, to enhance both my clinical and theoretical skills. My growing interest in manual therapy and sports brought me to the University of South Australia, which is offering one of the world’s most renowned Master programs in this field.







Master of Musculoskeletal & Sportphysiotherapy -

University of South Australia (6.7 of 7.0 General Point Average)


Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy with distinction

(highest marks on thesis and final exams) – AKH Vienna

2001 High school degree, Vienna
further training: Real-Time Ultrasound courses in Adelaide (Australia), London (UK), Bavaria and Vienna
  Kinesiotaping, Vienna

Non-operative orthopaedic medicine and manual therapy at the

International Organisation of Orthopaedic Medicine (IAOM), Vienna


FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine




Myofascial Triggerpoints

  Participation in various conferences both national and international
memberships: Physio Austria
  University of South Australia Alumni



professional experience


since 2021

physiotherapist of the Austrian National Football Team – ÖFB

2015-2021 physiotherapist of the Austrian Ice Hockey Team – ÖEHV
since 2014 adjunct lecturer in the Physiotherapy program of the University of Applied Sciences of Vienna 
since 2012 lecturer and course instructor for ‘realtime-ultrasound’ and ‘groin pain’
2012-2013 Physiotherapist of the under 17 ÖFB – national football team

Physiotherapist at GAZA – Australian Rules Football Club, South Australia


Rehabilitation of Volleyball players of

SVS Post – Schwechat (European Volleyball Champions League)

since 2006 self-employed
2006 – 2008

Handball West Wien (Austrian Handball Premier League),

prevention, game coverage and rehabilitation in private practice

2006 – 2008 Vienna Private Clinic part-time employment
2006 Physiotherapist of the Austrian Swimming Team during the European Championships in Helsinki
since 2006 Physiotherapist of Yama-Arashi Vienna Judoclub
  working with a number of elite athletes (soccer, judo, triathlon, athletics)




born 1983 in Vienna


those who are fighting might lose, but those who aren’t, have already lost

(B. Brecht)

favourite food: steak & sides
favourite music: everything is a taste of music!
favourite writers: Hermann Hesse, Martin Suter
sports: judo, surfing, kite-surfing, running, snowboarding, beach-volleyball





— peer-reviewed journals




Jaap Switters, Stefan Podar, Luke Perraton, Zuzana Machotka (2019): Is visceral manipulation beneficial for patients with low back pain? A systematic review of the literature. In: International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, September 2019 


Herwig Pokorny, Christoph Resinger, Ines Fischer, Veit Lorenz, Helge Noske, Stefan Podar, Friedrich Längle and Rudolf Schrittwieser (2017): Fast Early Recovery After Transabdominal Preperitoneal Repair in Athletes with Sportsman’s Groin: A Prospective Clinical Cohort Study. In: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Vol. 27, No. 3, Mar 2017.


Herwig Pokorny, Ines Fischer, Christoph Resinger, Veit Lorenz, Stefan Podar, Friedrich Längle (2015): Tapp Repair in Athletes with “Pubic Inguinal Pain Syndrome” (PIPS): A Prospective Clinical Cohort Study. In: Hernia, 20015, Suppl. No. 2, p.173-174.



— non peer-reviewed journals


Stefan Podar (2020): Eishockeyspieler in der Therapie. Das Kreuz mit dem Kreuz.  In: PT Zeitschrift für Physiotherapeuten, 2020, Heft 12. 


Stefan Podar, Christoph Tauber-Huber (2019): Rehabilitation bei adduktorenbezogenem Leistenschmerz. In: PT_Praxis, 2019, Heft 4.


Stefan Podar (2017): Verletzungen der Hamstrings vermeiden. In: PT_Praxis, 2017, Heft 7.


Stefan Podar (2016): Sprint – Haken – Schuss – Schmerz! Physiotherapie bei Fußballern mit einer Leistenproblematik. In: PT_Praxis, 2016, Heft 4.


Stefan Podar (2015): Schluss mit den Oberflächlickeiten! Echtzeit-Ultraschall in der Physiotherapie. In: PT_Praxis, 2015, Heft 6.


Stefan Podar (2012): Echtzeit-Ultraschall in der Physiotherapie. In: physioinform, 2012, No. 1.


 — newspaper coverage


 Bleib am Ball, Moritz! Article on Real-Time Ultrasound (RTUS), in: “Kronen Zeitung”, 15.6.2013

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