Dr. Darja Rugelj

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Head of Biomechanical Laboratory



2006  Ph.D., University of Ljubljana Faculty of Sports, Kinesiology

1995  M.Sc., University of Ljubljana, Medical Faculty, Clinical neurophysiology

1992  B.Sc., University of Maribor, Faculty for Management , Management

1980  Diploma, University of Ljubljana, College of Health Studies, Physiotherapy


  1. Rugelj D., Tomšič M., Sevšek F. (2013), Do fallers and nonfallers equally benefit from balance specific exercise program? A pilot study. BioMed Research International.
    doi: 10.1155/2013/753298.
  2. Rugelj D., Tomšič M., Sevšek F. (2013), Do functionally fit elderly community-dwelling subjects have enough time to safely cross the road? Promet (Zagreb), 25, 1, 55-62.
  3. Rugelj D., Tomšič M., Sevšek F. (2012), Effectiveness of multi-component balance specific training on active community-dwelling elderly. HealthMed,  6, 11, 3856-3865.
  4. Rugelj D. (2010), The effect of functional balance training in frail nursing home residents. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 50, 2, 192-197.
  5. Bašič D., Strojnik V., Rugelj D. (2013), The effect of back muscle fatigue on postural sway. Kinesiologia Slovenica, 19, 2, 5-16.
  6. Puh U., Majcen N., Hlebš S., Rugelj D. (2013), Effects of Wii balance board exercises on balance after posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Knee surgery sports traumatology and arthroscopy, 1-7. doi: 10.1007/s00167-013-2513-0.
  7. Rugelj D., Trontelj J., Strojnik V. (2013), The influence of light hypothenar contact during a reaching movement on the centre of pressure (COP) forward displacement. PloS one, 8,2,1-8. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055360.
  8. Rugelj D., Sevšek F. (2011), The effect of load mass and its placement on postural sway. Applied Ergonomics 42, 6, 860-866. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2011.02.002.
  9. Waschl S., Morrissey M. C., Rugelj D. (2014) The efficacy of ultrasound-facilitated electrical stimulation as an adjunct to exercise in treating chronic neckand shoulder pain. Journal of musculoskeletal pain, 22, 1, 78-88.
  10. Vauhnik R., Morrissey M. C., Pohar Perme M. Sevšek F., Rugelj D. (2014) Inter-rater reliability of the GNRB knee arthrometer. The Knee, 2, 21, 541-543.
  11. Vauhnik R., Pohar Perme M., Barcellona M. G., Rugelj D. Morrissey M. C., Sevšek F. (2013), Robotic knee laxity testing: reliability and normative data. Knee (Oxf.), 20, 4, 250-255.

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