Helping you to take control over your injury
Sports and performing arts
I am a passionate sportsman, and my interest in physiotherapy has arisen from my passion for a wide range of sports and activities. I have always tried to combine my physiotherapy work with my personal interest in performing arts, including working with circus artists, dancers and musicians.
As a keen and dedicated flying trapeze performer myself, I fully understand the passion and desire all athletes and performers have for a speedy return to fitness after an injury, as well as their commitment to stay in peak physical performance.
I am passionate about helping people experiencing health problems to achieve their potential. For me, the end goal of every treatment should be that the patient can move freely, effortlessly and without pain. I believe in a scientific, reasoned and honest approach to treatment.
I am constantly looking for ways to improve my treatments using evidence-based strategies, and I particularly believe in the positive effects of movement and monitoring physical activity for prevention and to allow recovery.
Gratuated from King's College London: a leading university in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy
I graduated top of my class in my Masters degree in Physiotherapy in 2012 at ISEK (Brussels). I then took a two-year specialization course in Orthopedic Manual Therapy at the University Catholique of Louvain. This was an opportunity to learn many diagnosis and advanced treatment techniques such as vertebral manipulation. As I feel strongly that it is important to learn about the latest knowledge in the field, I did a Masters in Advance Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal Physiotherapy at King’s College London, a leading program in the field of physiotherapy. This allowed me to develop the knowledge, research understanding, clinical, analytical and reasoning skills required for advanced physiotherapy assessment and management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
I consider myself a lifelong student. This lead me to frequently learn new skills. This includes, for example, cognitivo-functional therapy, neuro-dynamic techniques and motivational interviewing.
My professional memberships:
- Member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP)
- Member of Mathera (Belgian association of Manual Therapy)
- Member of the International Association of Dance Medicine
- Member of the Society for Back Pain Research
Combining research skills and clinical experience
I started my career as a freelance physiotherapist in the Health and Care Medical Centre and in Ixelles Hospital. This gave me the opportunity to treat patients with a variety of complaints, from sport related injuries to cancer-related issues and post-operative care and rehabilitation.
In London I worked in Perform Health, a company specialized in the treatment of performing artists affiliated to the National Centre for Circus Arts, specializing in sports and performing artists.
Since coming back to Belgium I have been working at TFTM with a team of highly skilled physiotherapists, specializing in musculoskeletal problems for diverse group of patients. I am still involved with the treatment of professional performing artists through my work with circus schools and local clubs.
I have written several theses and published works on the subject of circus arts medicine. In parallel, I have started a PhD at the Université Catholique de Louvain, with the aim to better understand chronic pain. More particularly, I am trying to understand how pain is influenced by biological, social and psychological factors. I am keen to be involved in pragmatic research that can be applied in clinical practice.
I am also part of the teaching staff at the Université Catholique de Louvain. This involves teaching to undergraduate students, postgraduates and professional physiotherapists specializing in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. I am also the interpreter for many international experts in the field of physiotherapy.