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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.

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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., 11 Jan 2019, In : Musculoskeletal science & practice. 40, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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

Research output: Contribution to JournalComment / Letter to the editorAcademic

Clinical course and prognostic models for the conservative management of cervical radiculopathy: a prospective cohort study

Sleijser-Koehorst, M. L. S., Coppieters, M. W., Heymans, M. W., Rooker, S., Verhagen, A. P. & Scholten-Peeters, G. G. M., Nov 2018, In : European Spine Journal. 27, 11, p. 2710-2719 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Cohort Studies
Prospective Studies
Neck Pain

Clinical Practice Guideline for Physical Therapy Assessment and Treatment in Patients With Nonspecific Neck Pain

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 Mar 2018, In : Physical Therapy. 98, 3, p. 162-171 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Neck Pain
Practice Guidelines
Physical Therapists

Concurrent validity and interrater reliability of a new smartphone application to assess 3D active cervical range of motion in patients with neck pain

Stenneberg, M. S., Busstra, H., Eskes, M., van Trijffel, E., Cattrysse, E., Scholten-Peeters, G. G. M. & de Bie, R. A., Apr 2018, In : Musculoskeletal science & practice. 34, April, p. 59-65 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Neck Pain
Articular Range of Motion
Reproducibility of Results
Equipment and Supplies
Electromagnetic Phenomena

Activities 2007 2018

Invited speaker: Recente inzichten voor veilige zorg. VASTUS

Scholten-Peeters, G. G. M. (Speaker)
22 Nov 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

Measuring fear of movement, coping, self-efficacy and catastrophizing in patients with musculoskeletal pain – A modified Delphi study.

Marije L S Sleijser-Koehorst (Speaker), Bijker, L. (Speaker), Cuijpers, W. J. M. J. (Speaker), Scholten-Peeters, G. G. M. (Speaker), Coppieters, M. W. J. (Speaker)
7 Apr 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

Member of the examination board,

Scholten-Peeters, G. G. M. (Examiner)
14 Dec 2018

Activity: PhD thesis ExaminationPhD thesis examination


Best master thesis of Belgium

G.G.M. Scholten-Peeters (Recipient), 1996

Prize: Prize / AwardAcademic

Validation Studies

Best Poster Presentation

G.G.M. Scholten-Peeters (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize / AwardSocietal

Lower Extremity
Wounds and Injuries

Best Poster Prize

G.G.M. Scholten-Peeters (Recipient), 7 Apr 2018

Prize: Prize / AwardAcademic

Musculoskeletal Manipulations

Poster Price

G.G.M. Scholten-Peeters (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize / AwardSocietal

Musculoskeletal Manipulations

Public Poster Price

G.G.M. Scholten-Peeters (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize / AwardSocietal

Primary Health Care
Orthopedic Surgeons