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Profielfoto Koen Dekkers

K.J.F.M. (Koen) Dekkers, PhD


  • Department
  • Physical therapy



I’m working both as a pediatric physical therapist and as a researcher at the department of Orthopedics & Sports medicine – Unit Physical Therapy at the Erasmus MC.

Field(s) of expertise

  • Children with neurological and/or orthopedic dysfunction
  • Gait analysis


Education and career

After obtaining my bachelor degree in physiotherapy in 2001, I start working as a pediatric physical therapy in a large rehabilitation center in Breda. In 2007 I officially graduated as a pediatric physical therapist.  In 2020 I obtained my PhD degree at the Maastricht University Rotterdam (Thesis: Measuring upper extremity muscle strength in children with Unilateral Spastic Cerebral Palsy — Maastricht University


“For an up to date list of my peer-reviewed publications, please go to  PubMed  or ResearchGate. For reprints of my publications, please contact me using my researchgate profile.” [ResearchGate]

Teaching activities

I am a lecturer at the study; Master Pediatric Physical Therapy, at Avans+, Breda

Other positions

  • Pediatric Physcial Therapist
  • Coordinator of the department pediatric physcial therapy