Exercise Therapy: healthy movement in the patient's context

Exercise therapist supporting employee

The VWS report 'The Right Care in the Right Place' emphasizes the importance of care and functioning in one's own living environment. This project aims to develop strategies for exercise therapists to teach patients to move and function optimally in their own context, regardless of their condition.

Objective

To increase and further develop the knowledge regarding exercise therapeutic treatment strategies (motor learning, self-management, behavioural change). In this way, patients can be successfully coached in self-regulating their movement behaviour within their own context.

Results

  • Insight into barriers and facilitators of motor learning and behavioural change from a patient and therapist perspective
  • Insight into used elements of exercise therapy
  • Toolbox for patients and therapists
  • Exercise therapy research network

Duration

01 December 2021 - 01 December 2025

Approach

  • Literature study
  • Interviews with chronic pain patients
  • Focus groups and Delphi rounds with exercise therapists
  • Toolbox prototyping from paper to online

HU researchers involved in the research

  • Matthijs Tuijt | Researcher
    Matthijs Tuijt
    • Teacher-researcher
    • Research groups: Innovation of Movement Care
  • Cindy Veenhof | Professor | Research group Innovation of Movement Care
    Cindy Veenhof
    • Professor
    • Research groups: Innovation of Movement Care

Related research groups

Collaboration with knowledge partners

We are collaborating with Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and several patient's organisations.

Our research themes

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Matthijs Tuijt | Researcher

Matthijs Tuijt

  • Teacher-researcher
  • Research group: Innovation of Movement Care