Martijn Stuiver

Lector Functioneel Herstel bij Kanker at Hogeschool van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Martijn Stuiver (12-01-1973) graduated as a physical therapist at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in 1997. Since the same year, he has been employed by the Netherlands Cancer Institute. After working as a physical therapist for some years, he started combining clinical care with research, and currently he is a full time researcher in rehabilitation.

From 2003 until 2006 he developed and taught the first post-graduate Oncology physical therapy course (currently offered as a post-initial master program) for Avans+ in Breda, Netherlands.

Between 2005 and 2007 Martijn studied evidence based practice in healthcare, an MSc program at the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, from which he graduated with distinction.  He has been university lecturer within this program since 2009. Combining clinical care with teaching and clinical research, Martijn Stuiver obtained his PhD from the University of Amsterdam in 2014, with a dissertation on the topic of morbidity after lymph node dissection in cancer patients.

Als a board member of the Onconet foundation (www.onconet.nu) Stuiver strives for improvement of quality and accessibility of physical therapy for people who want to maintain or regain their physical fitness during or after cancer treatment.  To this end, Onconet registers physical therapists who comply with specific criteria for continuous education in oncology. Onconet also contributes to the content of the education, through collaboration with the Dutch Institute of Allied Healthcare.

Martijn Stuiver’s conducts clinical epidemiological studies on the prevalence and impact of cancer related impairments, and the effectiveness of interventions in oncology rehabilitation

Fysieke fitheid in het continuum van zorg bij kanker;  de noodzaak van transmurale zorg.

Aandacht voor fitheid is belangrijk in alle fasen van de zorg rondom kanker, van pre-behandeling tot palliatieve zorg. Welke belemmeringen zijn er om dit goed te implementeren en hoe zorgen we ervoor dat de juiste beweegzorg op het juiste moment bij de juiste patient komt?

Quote: Prehabilitatie is een beloftevolle ontwikkeling, maar om met Elschot te spreken: “tussen droom en daad staan wetten in de weg/ en praktische bezwaren”

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