I was born in 1965 in the north of the Netherlands, in the pretty little town of Franeker.
With the sea breeze in my nose I spent the first two and a half years there. Then my parents moved with us three brothers inland to Huissen, a small town near Arnhem. There I grew up, went to school, learned to swim and ride my bike, discovered sports and kissed my first girlfriend. At school, my favourite subjects were mathematics and chemistry.
Soon I had to learn that life is not always that easy. Doing sports I injured myself and so I came in touch with a physiotherapist for the first time. And immediately I realized: this profession interests me.
After school (VWO / Gymnasium) I decided to study “Fysiotherapy” at the University of Applied Sciences in Arnhem (NL).
Why I became a physical therapist:
- Because I like working with other people
- Because I like to help other people
- Because I find the body in all its complexity very interesting
- Because it gives me new inspiration every day.
Today together with my family I live in Basel-Stadt near the river Rhine. I love to swim in the Rhine, I like to stay on the bank, enjoy the constantly changing colours and feel connected to my homeland through the Rhine.
Opening practice “physio-az” in the group practice “Deine Mitte” – Gerbergasse in Basel
2001 – jetzt
Takeover of the practice “Physiotherapy Ziegelei” in Allschwil-BL
1997 – 2001
Kantonsspital Baselland Location Bruderholz
1993 – 1997
Practice Physiotherapy Spillmann – Rheinsprung – Basel
1991 – 1992
Rehabilitation centre Kliniken Valens CH
1990 – 1991
Medical Centre Bad Ragaz CH
1988 – 1990
Military service denied, compulsory civil service as physiotherapist in Revalidatie Centrum Amsterdam – NL
1983 – 1988
Study of “Fysiotherapy” at the University of Applied Sciences in Arnhem (NL).
Regular medical and practical advanced training is very important to me.