Clinical expert physical therapy stroke
Luzerner Kantonsspital, Neurozentrum
Janne Veerbeek is currently working as a clinical expert physical therapy stroke at the Luzerner Kantonsspital (Switzerland).
After obtaining her physical therapy bachelor in Amsterdam (the Netherlands), she started working as a physical therapist in a nursing home. Feeling the urge to contribute to improving the evidence foundation of physical therapy, she did a research master in parallel. During this time, she changed jobs and started working at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, where she combined her clinical work at an acute stroke unit with a PhD supervised by Professor Kwakkel. Thereafter, she worked 4 years as a postdoctoral researcher in the Vascular Neurology and Rehabilitation research group of Professor Luft at the University of Zurich (Switzerland).
The focus of her previous and current research is modelling poststroke recovery by prediction models, technology integration for investigating upper limb recovery, the impact of COVID-19 measures on stroke rehabilitation, early mobilization, and the evidence for physical therapy interventions in motor stroke rehabilitation. She furthermore is first author of the Dutch Clinical practice guideline for physical therapy after stroke.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM ET