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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

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

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

Shoulder Pain
Cohort Studies
Prospective Studies

Preferred self-administered questionnaires to assess fear of movement, coping, self-efficacy and catastrophizing in patients with musculoskeletal pain: A modified Delphi study

Sleijser-Koehorst, M. L. S., Bijker, L., Cuijpers, P., Scholten-Peeters, W. & Coppieters, M., 1 Mar 2019, In : Pain. 160, 3, p. 600-606 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Delphi Technique
Musculoskeletal Pain
Self Efficacy

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., 1 Nov 2018, In : European Spine Journal. 27, 11, p. 2710-2719 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Cohort Studies
Prospective Studies
Neck Pain

Activities 2007 2019

Pijnkennis voor Fysiotherapeuten: van neuro-immuun processen tot psychosociale dimensies

Wendy Scholten-Peeters (Participant)
21 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

Dutch Association for Manual Therapy (NVMT) (External organisation)

Wendy Scholten-Peeters (Member)
2018 → …

Activity: MembershipSocietal

It is time to embrace the neuroimmune system in persistent musculoskeletal pain

Wendy Scholten-Peeters (Speaker)
7 Apr 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

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

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

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional


Best master thesis of Belgium

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


Validation Studies

Best Poster Presentation

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


Lower Extremity
Wounds and Injuries

Best Poster Prize

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


Musculoskeletal Manipulations
Neck Pain
Articular Range of Motion
Reproducibility of Results

Poster Price

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


Musculoskeletal Manipulations

Public Poster Price

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


Primary Health Care
Orthopedic Surgeons