Our team

Maarten Melief, MSc

Maarten Melief, MSc

Maarten Melief is a physiotherapist , manual therapist and movement scientist . In addition, he has obtained Mckenzie A and B certificates at the Mckenzie Institute Benelux . He mainly treats people with spine-related complaints and shoulder complaints .

Maarten has specialized in this in order to be able to treat people with scoliosis better. He has been registered since 2016 Schroth Best Practice therapist , an enormous addition to the treatment of (idiopathic) scoliosis . Maarten is on the board of Back Pain Network Amsterdam, this network provides better care for people with spine related pain .

Thanks to an active sports history, he has a great affinity with the rehabilitation of athletes.

Robert Vlek, MSc

Robert Vlek, MSc

Robert Vlek is a physiotherapist and manual therapist (MSc). He is specialized in spine related complaints and (postoperative) shoulder complaints . He is also a dry needling specialist .

Robert also treats patients with scoliosis . For this he has specialized in the so-called Schroth method. Through intensive collaboration with the OLVG, among others, Robert can help people with scoliosis in a targeted manner.

Robert works as a manual therapist on Wednesday mornings at the Cancer Care Center at the location at the Bosbaan . Here he mainly treats (former) cancer patients.

Bouke Hepkema, MSc

Bouke Hepkema, MSc

Bouke Hepkema is a physiotherapist , manual therapist and movement scientist . During his studies in movement sciences, he specialized in exercise physiology.

He also works at the VUmc (Amsterdam UMC) hospital within the orthopedics , traumatology and vascular surgery team. As a result, he has extensive experience in post-operative and post-traumatic rehabilitation and is affiliated with Traumanet .

Sanne Elstgeest

Sanne Elstgeest

Sanne graduated in 2007 as a general & nbsp; physiotherapist . She then specialized as a geriatric physiotherapist . In recent years, Sanne has gained a lot of experience in & nbsp; geriatric rehabilitation . This includes rehabilitation after a stroke, amputation, a new knee or hip, fractures or general malaise.

Sanne is affiliated with lung rehabilitation network LoRNA and is therefore the specialist within the practice for the treatment of people with & nbsp; COPD . In addition, Sanne is affiliated with CVA network Amsterdam and is highly experienced and skilled in the treatment of people with a stroke. By collaborating with other disciplines such as general practitioners, home care, occupational therapy and speech therapy, a multidisciplinary assessment can be made if necessary.

In addition to the treatments at the practice (location Gelderlandplein and location Fitness Zuidas), Sanne comes for treatment at home if you are unable to come to the practice.

Lieneke Eeken

Lieneke Eeken

Lieneke Eeken is a passionate physiotherapist with knowledge and experience in the field of chronic conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and CVA (stroke) . She is affiliated with the Claudcation network . This is a group of specialized physiotherapists in the field of vascular disease . If people are unable to come to the practice, Lieneke also treats at home . Lieneke is doing the master Geriatrics Physiotherapy and teaches fall prevention classes.

She is also very involved in the treatment of back complaints . This is done by setting up a personal training program. The program focuses on a complete and as fast as possible recovery and the prevention of recurring complaints.

In addition to her work at our practice, Lieneke works in a geriatric rehabilitation center within orthopedics and neurology.

Rachèl Ozinga

Rachèl Ozinga

Rachèl Ozinga is a physiotherapist who stands for an active approach.

After a year of traveling and working in Australia and New Zealand, she joined our practice. In addition to a deepening in the field of children’s physiotherapy, she has experience within both private and hospital.

Within our practice she works as an all-round physiotherapist who has an affinity with training and rehabilitation.

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Caitlin van Essen

Caitlin van Essen

Caitlin graduated as a physiotherapist in 2017.

In recent years she has built up work experience with different target groups in primary care; people with intellectual and physical disabilities, psychosomatics and the elderly.

Within the practice she is an all-round physiotherapist and will mainly focus on general physiotherapy and treating the elderly at home.

Odile Gerver

Odile Gerver

Odile has been an administrative assistant of the practice since 2015. She is the face behind the desk at the Medisch Centrum Gelderlandplein location, where she is present daily from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.

She is responsible for the planning and agenda, making it indispensable for our team and the point of contact for all your questions!

Cindy Nieuwenhuijs

Cindy Nieuwenhuijs

Cindy is an administrative assistant and is present every Tuesday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.

Mirte van Dijk

Mirte van Dijk

Mirte van Dijk is a specialist in the examination and treatment of foot-related disorders . By means of a foot type and posture examination, it can be properly estimated whether an abnormal foot position can be the cause of those annoying pain complaints in your body.

Saskia Dorhout Mees

Saskia Dorhout Mees

Saskia Dorhout Mees is an independently established dietician ( Salu dietician ) and works at various locations, including at the Medisch Centrum Gelderlandplein.

She also specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy for dietitians and positive psychology . She looks further than just nutrition and makes tailor-made nutritional and lifestyle advice for you.

You can contact Saskia for appropriate advice for the following conditions: Diabetes Mellitus, high blood pressure (hypertension), stomach and intestinal complaints, underweight, overweight (also for children), sleep apnea, eating problems, vegetarian nutrition, allergies or intolerances, pregnancy and high cholesterol (hypercholesterolaemia).

Sophie Hartel

Sophie Hartel

Barbara Bruckwilder

Barbara Bruckwilder

Wineke Koolstra

Wineke Koolstra

Mariella Beverhoud

Mariella Beverhoud