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Wendy Scholten-Peeters’ main teaching and research interests focus on the effectiveness of physiotherapy/manual therapy in patients with musculoskeletal pain, the accuracy of diagnostic tests in this field and the underlying working mechanisms 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 she 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 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 Safety Commitee of Manual Therapy, NVMT 2020- 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

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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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