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J.D. (Judith) de Rooij, PhD

Physical therapist/Researcher

  • Department
  • Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - physical Therapy



I work both as a physical therapist and as a researcher at the department of Orthopedics & Sports medicine – Unit Physical Therapy at the Erasmus MC and at the department of Anesthesiology – Center for Pain Medicine.

Field(s) of expertise

  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pain Medicine

Education and career

After obtaining my bachelor degree in physiotherapy at the Hogeschool Rotterdam in 1999, I started with studying Movement Sciences and Epidemiology at the Maastricht University, in which I graduated in 2002. Aside these studies I also worked as a physiotherapist in a private physiotherapy practice in Maastricht. In 2002 I started as a clinical physiotherapist at the Erasmus MC. In addition to my work as a clinical physiotherapist, I also do research and hope to complete my PhD-thesis next year.


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.” 


Teaching activities

I am a lecturer at the Dutch Society of Anesthesiology.

Other positions

Editor of FysioPraxis: Journal of the Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy (KNGF)