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Spine Center and Rehabilitation


was established in 2001 by Dr. Mallwitz and Dr. Müller together with Michael Stich, former Wimbledon champion.

The practice and rehabilitation facilities occupy 16,500 sq.ft. of modern and well designed space directly at Hamburg’s famous St. Michael’s dome. 35 members of staff from different fields are specialized in the prevention, diagnostics and conservative treatment of all acute and chronic problems of the musculoskeletal system, especially of spinal disorders and back and neck pain.


Rückenzentrum am Michel
Ludwig-Erhard-Strasse 18
20459 Hamburg

Phone: +49 800 14 14 14 - 3

E-Mail: rueckenzentrum@mediplex-hamburg.de

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Empfang Rückenzentrum Mediplex


born in 1961, Hamburg
Specialist for orthopedics, chirotherapy, sports medicine, and physiotherapy
1986–1992 Degree in Medicine, University of Hamburg
1992 Doctor’s Degree, University of Hamburg
1997–1998 Chirotherapy, German Society for Manual Medicine (DGMM/FAC), Boppard, and Sports Medicine, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
1992–2000 Orthopedics residency program, General Hospital Barmbek, Hamburg
2000 Certification Orthopedics
Since 2001 Head of the Spine Center RÜCKENZENTRUM AM MICHEL, Hamburg
Instructor for chirotherapy, German Society for Manual Medicine (DGMM/FAC)


born 1973 in Kiel
1993-2000 Studied medicine, University of Lübeck
2002-2008 Training to become a specialist at Neustadt Hospital in surgical orthopaedics, surgery and accident surgery and the Department of Spinal Surgery with Scoliosis Centre.
2006 Additional qualification in chiropractics
2007 Expertise in radiation protection, skeletal radiography
2003 Specialist in orthopaedics
Since 2011 Rückenzentrum Am Michel (spine centre)

Dr. med. Kay Niemier


  • Diagnostics by manual medicine and osteopathy
  • Interdisciplinary evaluation of chronic pain syndromes
  • X-ray, fluoroscope, ultrasound
  • Fluoroscopic guided diagnostic infiltrations
  • Computer-assisted evaluation of back and neck muscle function


  • Manual medicine and osteopathy
  • Pain management
  • Epidural injections, root blocks
  • Multidisciplinary treatment of chronic pain syndromes
  • Functional restoration
  • Perioperative treatment and rehabilitation


  • Computerized analysis of muscle function
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Individual exercise planning and guidance
  • Check-ups


  • Manual Therapy (J. Maitland, McKenzie)
  • Osteopathy, craniosacral therapy
  • Segmental stabilisation techniques for the spine (Richardson, Jull)
  • Neural mobilisation (Butler)
  • PNF, Brügger
  • Sports physiotherapy, Massage


  • Psychological diagnostics and pain management
  • Symptom-oriented behavioral therapy
  • Coping strategies
  • Relaxation techniques and stress management


  • Personal training
  • Industrial health management



    Spine Center 2 Spine Center 3


    born 1956 in Braunschweig
    1979 – 1986 Studied medicine at the University of Hamburg
    1986 – 1990 Registrar at the medical-geriatric centre, Albertinen Hospital Hamburg
    1990 – 1996 Head of department at the Silvasana Rehabilitation Hospital Höchenschwand (centre for respiratory, skin and eye disorders, allergology, sarcoidosis)
    1996 Specialist in physical and rehabilitative medicine
    1996 Additional qualification in allergology
    1997 – 1998 Head of department at Norddeich Hospital (orthopaedics, respiratory and skin diseases, allergology)
    1998 – 2007 Senior physician at Schenefeld outpatient rehab centre (orthopaedics)
    2000 Additional qualification in chiropractics
    2001 – 2007 Director of the Schenefeld and Pinneberg rehab centre
    2003 – 2007 Head of department at Pinneberg outpatient rehab centre (orthopaedics)
    Since 1.1.2008 Rückenzentrum Am Michel (spine centre) with own practice (health insurance and private patients)


    born 1976 in Gronau/Westphalia.
    1999 State-certified physiotherapist at University Hospital of Münster/Westphalia.
    1999-2003 Worked as a physiotherapist at home and abroad
    2003-2009 Employed at physiotherapy facilities in Bremen, Hamburg, Lübeck
    2003-2005 Part-time course in physiotherapy at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. Degree: Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy
    2005 Certificate: Chiropractor of the IFK (Association of Self-Employed Physiotherapists).
    2006-2009 Part-time course in physiotherapy at the Danube University Krems, Austria; Degree: Master of Science in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
    2009 International certificate: OMT (Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapist) of OEGOMT (Austrian Association of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy)
    Since 2009 Head of physiotherapy, Am Michel in Hamburg
    Since 2009 Scientific advisory board of DFOMT (German Section for Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy)
    Since 2009 Clinical supervisor and in clinical practice at the Danube University Krems, HS 21 and European School of Physiotherapy
    Since 2009 Lecturer at the Academy for Health Professions in cooperation with the Danube University Krems
    Since 2010 Head of physiotherapy and administration at the Rückenzentrum Am Michel (spine centre) in Hamburg

    DFOMT e.V.
    DAfPT, ZVK e.V.
    SCIPOS study group


    born 1973 in Bremerhaven
    1997-2000 Trained as a certified physiotherapist at the German Red Cross education centre in Langen/Debstedt
    2000-2003 Physiotherapist at the Rheumatology Hospital Bad Bramstedt
    2003-2008 Physiotherapist at the Rückenzentrum Am Michel (spine centre) Hamburg
    Since 2008 Senior physiotherapist at the Rückenzentrum Am Michel Hamburg
    Since 2010 Administrator at the Rückenzentrum Am Michel Hamburg
    2010 Began course in health economics at the Apollon University of Health Management

    Scholarship from the SBB (foundation sponsoring gifted students in vocational training), funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research.

    Additional qualification and main treatment areas:
    Manual therapy (Maitland concept)
    Manual trigger point therapy IMTT
    Medical training therapy
    Segmental stabilisation (Richardson method)



    Born 1968 in Hamburg
    1989–1991 Paramedic in Harburg and Munich
    1991-1997 Study of medicine in Hamburg, Lautoka (Fiji Islands), Exeter (England), Indianapolis (USA) and Yale (USA)
    1994-1999 Awarded doctorate at the Institute for Biochemistry, Hamburg
    1997-1999 Surgery and trauma surgery under the supervision of Prof. Schumpelick, University Hospital Aachen
    1999-2002 Orthopaedic and trauma surgery under the supervision of Dr. Stahl in Flensburg
    2002-2004 Spine surgery under the supervision of Prof. Halm and orthopaedic surgery under the supervision of Prof. Dufek
    in Neustadt i.H.
    2004 Orthopaedist
    2008 Trauma surgeon
    Since 2004 Managing physician at the Centre for Spinal Injuries Berlin
    Since 2008 Research associate at Charité University Hospital Berlin


    Rückenzentrum Am Markgrafenpark
    Markgrafenstr. 19
    10969 Berlin
    Tel. 030 - 258 99 500
    Fax. 030 - 258 99 499
    E-Mail: berlin@ruecken-zentrum.de
    Internet: www.ruecken-zentrum.de
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    born 1951 in Soest
    1971-1977 Studied medicine at the Free University of Berlin and the RWTH Aachen
    1977 Licensed to practise medicine
    1978-1983 Trained as an anaesthetist at the Moabit Hospital, Berlin (Dr M. Richter)
    1983-1985 Specialist
    1985-2005 Head of the Department of Anaesthesia and Operative Intensive Care Medicine at the Humboldt Hospital (Dr U. Machinek, since 2003 Vivantes Humboldt Hospital); development and management of pain therapy with postoperative/posttraumatic acute pain treatment, pain therapy counselling and an outpatient pain clinic with health fund approval
    Since 2005 Rückenzentrum Berlin (spine centre)
    Additional qualification in specific pain therapy
    Additional training in acupuncture (Academy of Chinese Acupuncture, Dr Radha Thambirajah, London/Sri Lanka); psychosomatic primary care

    Therapeutic procedures: withdrawal treatment for drug dependency, differentiated pharmacotherapy, therapeutic local and conduction anaesthesia, neuroaxial opioid administration, sympathetic blockades, plexus and neuroaxial anaesthesia including catheter techniques, stimulation techniques (TENS, acupuncture).