Curriculum Vitae

Renata Horst

Renata Horst

Physical Therapist, MSc

Renata Horst was born in Hamburg, Germany. At the age of 6 months she sailed across the Atlantic Ocean and grew up in the United States of America. At the age of 18 she returned to Germany, at first to learn the German language. Since her Exam in Koblenz, Germany, she has been working as a Physical Therapist.


1977–1983 High School Diploma, USA
Abitur, Hannover, Germany
Toledo University, USA
1983 - 1985 Physical Therapy Education, Koblenz, Germany
1985 - 1993 Training in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
after M. Knott, USA
1985 - 1999 Training in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (OMT)
after Kaltenborn-Evjenth, Norway
1993 Manipulation course, Holland with D. Lamb, Canada
1993 Instructor Qualification as IPNFA-Instructor
1993–1998 Motor Learning, Schwitzerland with Prof. A. Gentile and
Prof. D. Umphred, USA and Prof. T. Mulder, Netherlands
1999 Exam in OMT
2007 Masters of Science (MSc) in Neurological Rehabilitation, Austria

Professional Career

1986–1991 Teacher at Rehabilitation Clinic Karlsbad-Langensteinbach,
University Clinic, Freiburg
Since 1990 Development of Therapy Concept: N.A.P.®
Since 1993 Instructor in PNF
Since 2001 Teacher for Bachelor's Students, University of Marburg
1991–2005 Practice in Freiburg and Bad Krozingen
Since 2005 Private practice in Ingelheim
Since 1999 Exam as Orthopaedic Manual Therapist (OMT)
Since 1999 Instructor in Motor Strategy Training and N.A.P.®
Since 2001 International Instructor in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Italy, Poland, Greece, Japan, Korea


Since 1996 Diverse articles in Physical Therapy Magazines in Germany and Switzerland
2001 Book chapter: Motorisches Lernen. In: van den Berg F, Angewandte Physiologie für Physiotherapeuten, Bd. III, Thieme
2005 Book: Motorisches Strategietraining und PNF, Thieme
2007 Book chapter: Neuromusculoskeletal Plasticity of the Craniomandibular Region. In: von Piekartz HJM, Elsevier
2009 Book: PNF: Konzepte in der Physiotherapie, Thieme, Stuttgart
2011 Book chapters: PNF und N.A.P. In: Nowak D, Handfunktionsstörungen in der Neurologie, Springer, Berlin-Heidelberg
2011 Book: N.A.P.- Therapieren in der Neuroorthopädie, Thieme, Stuttgart