Dr. med. Walther Koehler, M.D.
- Studied Medicine and Physics at the Georg-August University in Göttingen
- Specialised in motor disfunctions
After successfully passing his state examination in medicine and with an undergraduate degree in physics, Dr. med. Walther Koehler worked at the Centre for Physiology and Neurophysiology at the University of Göttingen. He was involved there in theoretical mathematic modelling and experimental neurophysiological methods of spinal and neural network operating principles. The role of the spinal feedback circuits involving Renshaw inhibition in tremors and other uncontrollable movements was some of the subjects he covered.
Dr. med. Walther Koehler carried out research stays at the Technical University in Haifa, Israel, the University of Arizona in Tucson, USA, and also the University of Calgary in Canada.
Dr. Walther Koehler completed his training as a Neurologist at the Neurological Clinic at the University of Tübingen. He was also a co-subproject manager for the DFG Special Research Area: “Neurobiological Aspects of Behaviour”.
He subsequently worked as Clinical Neurophysiologist in the Department for Clinical Neurophysiology (Prof. Linke) at the Neurosurgical Clinic at the University of Bonn (Prof. Schramm) where he gained invaluable experience working in the intensive care units and Neurosurgery out-patient clinic.
His field of expertise is in the treatment of peripheral and central motor function disorders. Here, he is specialised in illnesses of the spinal motor function, such as ocular movement athetosis found for example in Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke or M. Parkinson.