“I wanted to learn how to perform research and to interpret information and at the same time improve my knowledge about sports performance. The problem-based learning method was a key factor in my decision to come to Maastricht.
I have two bachelor’s degrees, the first in physiotherapy and a second in psychology. Osteopathy is another specialisation. The interaction between the physical and the psychological aspects in physiotherapy in general and in a sports environment in particular is very interesting. I’m a keen basketball player myself, but I also love body building and playing football. After my bachelor’s degrees, I wanted to dive deeper into the research aspects of sports physiotherapy. I want to improve as a professional and treat my patients from a more scientific background, while also applying all my knowledge about the psychological aspects. In my view that’s the best approach a patient can possibly get.
I’m also a great believer in the use of social media. Health professionals should use this more to spread the word. It brings you more into contact with patients and you can use a tool like YouTube to explain things. If you want to reach more people, these are the things you need to do.
I love living in Maastricht, it’s so easy-going. I’m really learning a lot because the programme is very interactive which allows me to develop my soft skills as well as improve my English.
My dream is to work as a sports physiotherapist, applying all the knowledge I have gained through my degrees in ‘both worlds’.”
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