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Wendy Scholten-Peeters’ main teaching and research interests focus on the effectiveness of physiotherapy in patients with musculoskeletal pain, the accuracy of diagnostic tests in this field and the working mechanism of physiotherapy/manual therapy. Her research mainly consists of clinical studies. She teaches physiotherapy/ manual therapy for bachelor/Master students and clinical professionals in various (inter-)national faculties. Moreover is lecturer and researcher at the SOMT University of Physiotherapy, department of Manual Therapy in Amersfoort and chair of the educational committee of the Dutch Association for Manual Therapy. Before joining the Faculty of HBehavioural and Human Movement Sciences at VU University Amsterdam in 2014, Wendy was senior researcher at the University of Applied Sciences, research groups Diagnostics, Breda, The Netherlands.

Ancillary activities

Chair of the Educational Committee of Manual Therapy, NVMT 2011- present

Elsevier - Manual Therapy (journal) | | Editorial board member Manual Therapy | 2015-01-20 - present

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Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, Physiotherapy, University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht


PhD, Faculty Quality of Care Research, University of Nijmegen


Master, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Manual Therapy, Free University of Brussels (Cum Laude)



  • R Medicine (General)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Manual therapy
  • neck pain
  • musculoskeletal pain
  • working mechanism
  • QP Physiology

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Research Output 2000 2019

Agreement between physical therapists and radiologists of stratifying patients with shoulder pain into new treatment related categories using ultrasound; an exploratory study

Thoomes-de Graaf, M., Ottenheijm, R. P. G., Verhagen, A. P., Duijn, E., Karel, Y. H. J. M., van den Borne, M. P. J., Beumer, A., van Broekhoven, J., Dinant, G. J., Tetteroo, E., Lucas, C., Koes, B. W. & Scholten-Peeters, G. G. M., 1 Apr 2019, In : Musculoskeletal science & practice. 40, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Shoulder Pain
Physical Therapists
Secondary Care
Watchful Waiting

Author Response

Bier, J. D., Scholten-Peeters, W. G. M., Staal, J. B., Pool, J., van Tulder, M. W., Beekman, E., Knoop, J., Meerhoff, G. & Verhagen, A. P., 1 Jan 2019, In : Physical Therapy. 99, 1, p. 120 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalComment / Letter to the editorAcademic

Open Access

Authors' Reply: Confounding and mediation to reveal the true association between systemic inflammation and musculoskeletal pain

Lutke Schipholt, I. J., Scholten-Peeters, G. G. M., Bontkes, H. J. & Coppieters, M. W., 1 Nov 2019, In : Spine Journal. 19, 11, p. 1901 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalLetterAcademicpeer-review

Conservatieve behandeling van patienten met cervicale radiculopathie. Beloop en prognostische modellen.

Sleijser-Koehorst, M. L. S., Coppieters, M., Heymans, M. W., Rooker, S., Verhagen, A. P. & Scholten-Peeters, W. GM., Apr 2019, In : FysioPraxis. 28, 4, p. 8-11

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

Does the outcome of diagnostic ultrasound influence the treatment modalities and recovery in patients with shoulder pain in physiotherapy practice? Results from a prospective cohort study

Karel, Y. H. J. M., Miranda, A., Thoomes-de Graaf, M., Scholten-Peeters, G. GM., Ottenheijm, R. PG., Koes, B. W. & Verhagen, A. P., 1 Jun 2019, In : Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. 41, p. 28-35 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Shoulder Pain
Cohort Studies
Prospective Studies

Activities 2007 2019


Best master thesis of Belgium

Wendy Scholten-Peeters (Recipient), 1996


Validation Studies

Best Poster Presentation

Wendy Scholten-Peeters (Recipient), 2011


Lower Extremity
Wounds and Injuries

Best Poster Prize

Wendy Scholten-Peeters (Recipient), 7 Apr 2018


Musculoskeletal Manipulations
Neck Pain
Articular Range of Motion
Reproducibility of Results

Poster Price

Wendy Scholten-Peeters (Recipient), 2017


Musculoskeletal Manipulations