Fysioteam Nieuwmarkt is a physiotherapy practice where experienced, specialised physiotherapists work together. The combined expertise of Gertrud Pijnenburg, Tanja Lith, Maaike Butter and Inge Ruys 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).
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.
VitaalFit: the VitaalFit course at Sportcity Waterlooplein with my colleague, Inge.
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) and knee disorders. She is a member of ParkinsonNet and teaches the “In Balans” and “Otago” fall prevention courses. Together with her colleague Maaike, she teaches fall prevention courses in various community centres in Amsterdam, including ‘De Boomsspijker’, and various residential care homes for the elderly.
She is a member of ParkinsonNet and is Instructor Fall Prevention. Along with collegue Maaike she provides fall prevention courses, in “Buurtcentrum de Boomsspijker” and in various centers 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, Falls Prevention programs GGD Amsterdam (Veiligheid.nl)
Available: Thursday, Wednesday, Friday
BIG number: 19034369004
Inge Ruys is a regular locum physiotherapist. She has accumulated broad, general experience at many physiotherapy practices, and outside physiotherapy too. She has studied dry needling, deep tissue massage, medical taping, Pilates, sport physiotherapy, ergonomics, haptonomy and physiotherapy for oncology patients and patients with heart failure. Her approach is both holistic and practical. She also teaches fitness for senior citizens.
“To me, exercise and taking good care of your body are important for everyone, for me and for you. I have been a physiotherapist for many years, but I haven’t lost my inquiring mind, I want to keep learning and I am still developing. I believe in working together with you towards a goal. While we can’t eliminate all your complaints, we can achieve a great deal together, which will help you to feel much better and stay mobile. Corona has made us more aware than ever of how important that is.”
Participation: Fall prevention programme In Balance
Available: every friday
Phone: 06-12808376 or 020-6225477
BIG number: 99034896804
Maaike Butter has worked at our practice since April 2018. She focuses on general, neurological and sport-related complaints. Maaike is a member of the CVA (Cerebrovasculair Accident) network and is currently studying towards a master’s in manual therapy. She is also a certified trainer for the “Otago” fall prevention group course, which she and Tanja Lith teach in ‘De Boomsspijker’ community centre.
“I’m an enthusiastic young entrepreneur in the physiotherapy profession. I am athletic too and love to learn, and I also hope to pass on my enthusiasm for physical fitness to my patients. I enjoy working as part of a team, so Fysioteam Nieuwmarkt suits me well. My goal in the team is to ensure that patients receive the most comprehensive care possible. Listening carefully to the patient and working together towards a satisfactory result are also very important to me.”
Participation: Otago valpreventieprogramma
Present: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and every second Monday.
BIG number: 49924011104