Fysioteam Nieuwmarkt is a physiotherapy practice where experienced, specialised physiotherapists work together. The combined expertise of Gertrud Pijnenburg and Tanja Lith allows us to offer a broad range of solutions for your physical problems.
Gertrud Pijnenburg has a master’s in geriatric physiotherapy. Geriatrics is the medical specialism dealing with the challenges of growing old. This goes beyond care for vulnerable people at the end of their lives; a great deal of attention is also paid to the prevention of age-related problems. This prevention focuses on helping patients continue to function independently. As such, geriatric physiotherapy focuses on staying active and covers physical, mental and social well-being.
Gertrud has a special interest in Parkinson’s Disease. She participates in the specialist ParkinsonNet network.
She also treats people with “intermittent claudication” (claudicatio intermittens, or Peripheral Arterial Disease) and the chronic condition “osteoporosis”.
Since the arrival of COVID-19, she has studied extensively the rehabilitation of people who have suffered from the disease, particularly its long-term, poorly understood symptoms. This is known as Long COVID Syndrome, as the symptoms can last for long periods and have physical, mental, cognitive and social consequences.
“Although I have more than 40 years of experience, I still have plenty to learn. I enjoy attending national and international conferences. The knowledge I accumulate will benefit you. I am inspired by our team of younger and older staff. I love sound clinical reasoning, and all my colleagues contribute to this every day. This makes my work very enjoyable.”
Participation: ParkinsonNet, Chronisch ZorgNet, Movement Disorder Society, European Geriatric Medicine Society, KNGF and NVFG.
50+ Fit: 50+ Fit workout at Sportcity Waterlooplein.
Present: Monday, Thursday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
BIG number: 39034706604
Over the years, Tanja has specialised in various fields within physiotherapy, including McKenzie therapy for back problems, neck/shoulder/arm complaints (often experienced by musicians), knee disorders. She is a member of ParkinsonNet and CVA-netwerk Amsterdam. Besides that, she teaches “In Balans” and “Otago” fall prevention courses in various community centers in Amsterdam, including buurtcentrum the “Boomsspijker” and various residential care homes for the elderly.
“I am an enthusiastic and creative physiotherapist. I enjoy working together with you and my colleagues to achieve a good result. I love the challenge of developing the right treatment plan for you: what suits you, what is the best solution for you, who should we work with? I really enjoy and relish the challenge of being good at this.
Continuous professional training throughout your career is important, I believe, and fits with my passion for the profession.”
Participation: ParkinsonNet, CVA-netwerk Amsterdam,-Falls Prevention programs GGD Amsterdam (Veiligheid.nl),
Member: ParkinsonNet, KNGF.
Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
BIG number: 19034369004