I grew up in The Netherlands where I completed my Physiotherapy education. I have been working as a physiotherapist since 2003, practicing in the Netherlands and working in different settings including professional sports, hospital rehabilitation, elderly care, and private practice.
Since moving to Canada in 2014 my caseload has primarily focused on chronic and complex pain. Making a positive change in patients' lives and helping them feel the difference is very rewarding.
When working with patients I enjoy the challenge and "puzzle" of figuring out what is driving pain. The primary focus in my treatments is treating the cause of the problem instead of the symptoms.
I use a combination of manual therapy and dry needling within the ConnectTherapy™ and Thoracic Ring Approach™ (Dr. LJ Lee) and I have found this very effective, rewarding, and inspiring.
-FCAMPT (Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists).
-Masters in Manual Therapy (SOMT Amersfoort, The Netherlands) 2009-2012.
-Bachelor in Physiotherapy (HVA Amsterdam, The Netherlands) 1999-2003.
-Cyriax Orthopaedic Medicine 2003-2006.
-ConnectTherapy™ Series Levels 1-4 2015-2016.
-Chan Gunn IMS UBC 2015.
-Junior Teaching Assistant Connect Therapy™ Series 2017.
-Junior Teaching Assistant The Sports Thorax 2018.