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Wendy Scholten-Peeters is Associate Professor of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her research focuses mainly on the underlying mechanisms of pain and treatment, pain modulation and measurement, effectiveness and safety of physiotherapy and manual therapy interventions in patients with musculoskeletal pain. She is supervising PhD and master students. Wendy has been involved in the development of several evidence-based guidelines in the field of back and neck pain, (co)authored more than 75 scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals, is chair of the educational and safety committee of the Dutch Association for Manual Therapy, and speaks frequently at (inter)national scientific conferences. Wendy teaches physiotherapy/ manual therapy for Bachelor, Master and clinical professionals in varies (international) faculties. She is also chair of the MSG Science network Physiotherapy and member of the Program Board ‘Musculoskeletal Health, Amsterdam Movement Sciences. Before joining the Faculty of Behavioural 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

Chair of the MSG Science network Physiotherapy, VU, 2017- present

Chair of the Safety Committee of Manual Therapy, NVMT 2020- present

Member of the Examination Committee, Department of Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2018- present

Member of the Program Board ‘Musculoskeletal Health, Amsterdam Movement Sciences, 2019- present

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

Ancillary activities

  • SOMT University of Physiotherapy | Amersfoort | Medewerker | 2020-12-01 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

Academic qualification

Bachelor, Physiotherapy, University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht


Award Date: 4 Jun 1993

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 mechanisms
  • QP Physiology


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