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Department

Physical therapy

About our department

Our research

With our research and teaching activities we aim to optimize physical therapy for children and adults, by developing, implementing, and evaluating interventions and valorizing knowledge and innovations. We translate scientific findings into evidence-based practices.

Previous research of the department covers the following topics:

  • Long-term morbidity in children with severe congenital foregut anomalies
  • Physiotherapy Management in Adults with Pompe Disease
  • Anatomical congenital anomalies (long-term effects on exercise capacity and motor function)
  • Optimization and assessment of airway clearance in children with cystic fibrosis
  • Motor Performance following Chemotherapy for Childhood Cancer
  • Partial Weight Bearing: Long-term monitoring of load in patients with a total hip arthroplasty during postoperative recovery

 

Current research of the department covers the following topics:

  • The effects of passive mobilisation on muscle contractures in patients with neurological conditions: a systematic review
  • Validation of an activity monitoring system for postures, movements and step detection in hospital patients (IMPAcT-project)
  • Telefysio - Evaluatie gebruiksvriendelijkheid en daadwerkelijk gebruik (Telefysio-project)

 

Principal Investigators

Dr. L.C.C Duyster – Toussaint

Dr. J.D. de Rooij

Projects

Dissertations

de Rooij J. (2020). Treatments of cervical radicular pain in patients with single-level contained disc herniation.

Promotor/Co-promotor(en): Prof. dr. F.J.P.M. Huygen, Dr. J.G. Groeneweg, Dr. B.S. Harhangi

 

Duyster-Toussaint L.C.C. (2019). Together in Motion. Long-term morbidity in children with congenital foregut anomalies.

Promotor/Co-promotor(en): Prof. dr. D. Tibboel, dr. H IJsselstijn. https://repub.eur.nl/pub/120775

 

Favejee M.M. (2019). Physiotherapy Management in Adults with Pompe Disease.

Promotor/Co-promotor(en): Prof. dr. A.T. van der Ploeg , dr. J.B.J. Bussmann, dr. M.E. Kruijshaar. https://repub.eur.nl/pub/118722

 

van der Cammen M.M.H. (2010). In a Gentle Breeze: anatomical congenital anomalies (long-term effects on exercise capacity and motor function)

Promotor/Co-promotor(en): Prof. dr. D. Tibboel, dr. H. Meijers-IJsselstijn, dr. H.J.G. van den Berg-Emons. https://repub.eur.nl/pub/20886

 

van der Giessen L.J. (2009). Optimisation and assessment of airway clearance in children with cystic fibrosis

Promotor/Co-promotor(en): Prof. dr. H.A.W.M. Tiddens , Prof. dr. H. Gosselink  https://repub.eur.nl/pub/78216

 

Hartman J.E.M. (2009). Motor Performance following Chemotherapy for Childhood Cancer

Promotor/Co-promotor(en): Prof. dr. R. Pieters https://repub.eur.nl/pub/14636

 

Hurkmans H.L.P. (2005). Partial Weight Bearing: Long-term monitoring of load in patients with a total hip arthroplasty during postoperative recovery

Promotor/Co-promotor(en): Prof. dr. H.J. Stam, Prof. dr. J.A.N. Verhaar, dr. J.B.J. Bussmann https://repub.eur.nl/pub/7181

Publications

Publications

For publications see research gate profiles of individual researchers.

de Rooij J.: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Judith_De_Rooij

Duyster-Toussaint L.C.C.: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Leontien_Toussaint-Duyster

Favejee M.M.: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marein_Favejee

Hurkmans H.L.P.: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Henri_Hurkmans

Collaborations

Center for Pain Medicine
Treatments of cervical radicular pain in patients with single-level contained disc herniation

Create4Care
Development of a stabilizer for the Microfet2, a hand-held dynamometer.

 

News, events and awards

Education

PhD students

M. Becker (PhD student), Dept of Orthopaedics, Erasmus MC