Omar Baritello
Research Associate

University of Potsdam,
Campus Golm,
Am Mühlenberg 9,
building 62 (H-Lab) rm. 223,
14476 Potsdam Golm

office hours:
by arrangement

Professional Career

  • Since 2020 research assistant at the Professorship for Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Potsdam
  • 2016 – 2019 Research assistant at the Professorship for Clinical Exercise Science, University of Potsdam
  • 2015 – 2019 MSc in Clinical Exercise Science, University of Potsdam
  • 2004 – 2010 BA in Sport and Movement science, SUISM – University of Turin (Italy)

Research focus

  • Frailty and assessments in elderly patients in rehabilitation
  • Instability training methods and neuromuscular compensation
  • Sport (training methods) and nutrition



Dobberke J, Baritello O, Hadzic M, Völler H, Eichler S, Salzwedel A. Test-Retest Reliability of Center of Pressure Measures for Postural Control Assessment in Older Cardiac Patients. J. Gaitpost.2021.12.011. In Press, Journal Pre-proof.

Baritello O, Salzwedel A, Sündermann SH, Niebauer J, Völler H. The Pandora’s Box of Frailty Assessments: Which Is the Best for Clinical Purposes in TAVI Patients? A Critical Review. J. Clin. Med. 2021, 10, 4506.


Baritello O, Khajooei M, Engel T, Kopinski S, Quarmby A, Müller S, Mayer F; Neuromuscular shoulder activity during exercises with different combinations of stable and unstable weight mass. BMC Sport Sci Med Rehabil. 2020 Mar. 26; 12: 21. doi: 10.1186/s13102-020-00168-x .


Baritello O, Stoll J, Martinez-Valdes E, Müller S, Mayer F, Müller J. Neuromuscular activity of trunk muscles during side plank exercise and an additional motoric-task perturbation. Dtsch Z Sportmed. 2019; 70: 153-158. doi:10.5960/dzsm.2019.382

Khajooei M, Wochatz M, Baritello O, Mayer F: Effects of shoes on children’s fundamental motor skills performance. Footwear Science  Dec 2019, doi: 10.1080/19424280.2019.1696895.


Mugele H, Plummer A, Baritello O, Towe M, Brecht P, Mayer F; Accuracy of training recommendations based on a treadmill multistage incremental exercise test. PLoS One. 2018 Oct 11;13(10):e0204696. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0204696.


Poster: Mueller J, Baritello O, Stoll J, et al. Effects of additional pertubation on neuromuscular trunk activation pattern during core-specific sensorimotor exercise. Br J Sports Med 2017;51:364.

Source of the photo: Fotozimmer Potsdam

Joint faculty
The University of Potsdam, the Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane and the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg