About Anne-Gro Salmen

Expertise, experience, and empathy form the foundation for a successful collaboration. This applies to the relationship between clients and therapists, as well as between us and occupational and physical therapists who utilize our course and continuing education offerings.

Porträit von Anne-Gro Salmen

As an experienced physiotherapist specializing in neurorehabilitation, Anne-Gro Salmen never compromises on treatment quality and therapy success. She is a Forced Use Specialist and an instructor for Forced Use Therapy according to Utley/Woll. As a therapist and trainer, she supports her clients on their journey to achieve their goals. The individual concepts of her company, BrainRaise Neurorehabilitation, are anything but conventional. The needs and goals of the clients are at the forefront.

Her training as a physiotherapist in Damp, Northern Germany, marked the beginning of her journey into this complex field. Since 2008, Anne-Gro Salmen has been living and working in Switzerland. With her specialization in neurorehabilitation, she has found her professional focus. She applies her experience and knowledge to assist and accompany individuals with impairments caused by injuries or neurological conditions on their path to recovery. Empathy, a passion for her work, and sensitivity form the basis for collaborative work on therapy goals.

Another focus of Anne-Gro Salmen is training and educating occupational and physiotherapists who wish to further their expertise in neurorehabilitation, particularly in stroke treatment. She conducts courses in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria.


  • 2016-2021 Instructor Training Forced Use Therapy according to Utley/Woll
  • 2019 Hypnosis, Switzerland
  • 2018 Didactics, Switzerland
  • 2017 Dynamic Lower Leg Orthosis Advanced Course, Switzerland
  • 2015 Acquired Brain Injury: Motor and Visual Disorders, Germany
  • 2011-2015 Neurorehabilitation Research M.Sc., Austria
  • 2012-2014, Part-time Training as a Forced Use Specialist, Switzerland
  • 2011 Forced Use Course, Switzerland
  • 2011, Orthotic Fabrication Course, Switzerland
  • 2010 Bobath Advanced Course Upper Extremity, Germany
  • 2010 Bobath Advanced Course Upper Extremity, Germany
  • 2009 Bobath Basic Course, Germany
  • 2009 Bobath Basic Course, Germany
  • 2008 McKenzie (Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy) Level A, B, C, Switzerland
  • 2007 Graduation, State-Recognized Physiotherapist, Germany
  • 005 Functional Bandages, Germany

Previous Positions

  • 2015-2019 Externe Dozentin bei THIM – Die internationale Hochschule für Physiotherapie
  • Since 2014, Self-Employed with my own Company BrainRaise Neurorehabilitation
  • 2014 Self-Employed, Therapy Center Hand in Hand, Zurich
  • 2014 Forum for Movement, Gernet
  • 2010-2014 Segeten Neurorehab, Zurich
  • 2009-2010 Physiotherapy City Center, Dübendorf
  • 2008-2009 Clienia Littenheid, Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy


  • IFUSA International Forced Use Specialist Association (currently the chairperson)
  • IGPTR-N Association for Physiotherapy in Neurorehabilitation
  • Physioswiss


  • German

  • English

Contact us

For an informative and non-binding discussion, please contact us by phone +41 (0) 76 610 51 95 or email info@brainraise.ch.

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