Executive Board and Board of Trustees


Heike Henkel

“Osteopathy has rightly gained more and more popularity in recent years. With more security and recognition, the German Osteopathy Foundation is ensuring that it finds its way out of the corner of so-called alternative medicine. It is a serious form of medicine in its own right that belongs firmly in the German health care system. It is important to me to strengthen the trust in osteopathy and to work hard to establish osteopathy as a further component of health care in Germany.”

Olympic Champion, World Champion, European Champion, Sportswoman of the Year, World Athlete, World Record Holder (2.07m)

Heike Henkel is the only high jumper in the world so far to become European Champion, World Champion and Olympic Champion in three consecutive years. The gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona was the highlight of her unique sports career. With a height of 2.07 m, she held the world indoor record for a long time; no German woman ever jumped higher.

Numerous honors as IAAF World Athlete of the Year, Germany's Sportswoman of the Year, two Bambis for her fight against doping, among others, as well as the Silver Laurel Leaf of the Federal President and the State Cross of Merit (NRW) accompanied the Kiel-born athlete as a sports idol of several generations.

Heike Henkel studied graphic design (TH Cologne) during her active career and works as a trained mental coach (IST) for competitive athletes today. The Rhinelander, by choice, is a book author and a sought-after sports speaker at employee and customer events in companies and at conferences, trade fairs and public events on the subject of health. She is an ambassador for osteoporosis early detection (Osteolabs GmbH) and osteopathy (Verband der Osteopathen Deutschland VOD e.V.). She is socially committed as a patron of the Ronald McDonald House in Aachen, the Ambulant Children's Hospice Service Cologne and the NRW Sports Foundation.

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