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Exercising may solve a lot, but not everything. In the case of long-term symptoms that do not improve but worsen during movement, it is better to tackle the underlying problem as well. I know the therapists mentioned here personally and I am happy to refer you to one of them.
All these therapists work from a holistic view of the human being and address the fascial network.

Sacha van Rooij

Atlas Profilax therapist

Whiplash, a fall or a blow to the head, or a difficult birth such as a forceps delivery can cause a misalignment of the base of your skull on your atlas. This also causes the deepest fasciae in your body that surround your nervous system to become slightly misaligned. Exercises, manipulation or massage do not help to release this joint fixation because the deep neck muscles remain neurologically tight.
Headaches, a stiff neck, dizziness and nausea during movement, memory problems, fatigue, nerve pain in the oddest places of your body, pelvic tilt... When you have already tried everything to get rid of it, Atlas Profilax-therapist Sacha van Rooij is my secret tip.
Sacha gives a one-time treatment that effectively remedies these kinds of problems, without 'cracking'. Even if the injury was caused a long time ago. The relief when your head can move normally again and the rest of your body is freed from the constraint that causes your head to tilt...priceless.

Contact with Sacha:

Hugo Bertijn


Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine based on principles from anatomy, embryology, neurology and physiology. Hugo examines and treats you from a total approach of your problem, focusing on the movement of connective tissue.
The above-mentioned systems are inseparably connected and continuously influence each other. That is why he never treats only a joint, muscle, tendon or tissue, nor does he only look at the abdomen or skull.
Osteopathy uses gentle grips and techniques on organs, blood vessels, skull and nerves, but also manipulations on joints and specific stretching techniques of the connective tissue, in order to restore the natural balance (homeostasis) of the body.
When pain does not dissolve by moving differently, I refer to Hugo.

Contact with Hugo:

Moniek Homan

Movement scientist and occupational physiotherapist

Moniek uses manual mobilisation techniques, myofascial techniques and Easytape techniques. She is experienced, skilled in guiding, coaching, training and inspiring. When your symptoms are not sufficiently alleviated by movement classes, I refer you to Moniek.  
Contact with Moniek:

Brigitte Abeling


Brigitte specialises in tailbone-related problems. A crooked tailbone can be caused by a fall on your tailbone or during delivery. A fall down the stairs, a fall while skating, skiing or horse riding... All the deeper lying fasciae in your pelvis, but also your entire spine, then become unbalanced. Pain when sitting, crooked sitting, pain or weakness in one leg, pelvic floor problems, etc. can be a signal that your tailbone is no longer aligned.
You cannot correct this by exercises alone. Brigitte will elegantly re-align your tailbone. It does not hurt and you can keep your undies on! Even if the injury has occurred years ago, her treatment can give a lot of relief.
Contact with Brigitte:

Kim Snijders

paediatric physiotherapist and Schroth therapist

Do you have asymmetrical posture and pain?  Do you feel that your sidebendings and rotations are getting worse or are you experiencing pain? Kim works with the Schroth method.
This is a three-dimensional scoliosis therapy. She teaches you to correct your scoliosis from the inside out by means of special exercises and "rotational breathing": by breathing directed to your short side, you can rotate your ribs back inside out, so that the symmetry of your spine improves.

Contact with Kim:

Melinda Hendriks

Fascie therapist

Oedema often occurs after surgery, injury or after cancer therapy. Here, internal and external scar tissue develops, blocking the drainage of lymph. Scar tissue can also restrict movement or make movement less smooth. With fascial techniques, this scar tissue can be loosened. This results in better drainage of oedema and improved movement. When your 'jacket' is too tight because of scar tissue, Melinda loosens the adherent layers and shows you how to maintain it yourself.

Contact with Melinda:

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