Meet the bloggers of “Shoulder rehab Ghent”.
Ann Cools (PhD, PT) is a physiotherapist, working as an associate professor at the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy at the Ghent University, Belgium, and as senior researcher at the Dept of Occupational and Physical Therapy and the Institute of Sports Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Her topic of research and teaching expertise, as well as her clinical work is shoulder rehabilitation in general, and sport specific approach and scapular involvement in particular. She finished her PhD in 2003, debating scapular involvement in sports related shoulder pain in the overhead athlete, and she has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed international journals, wrote contributions and chapters in several international recognized books, and gives several courses on a national and international level. She was head of the Physical Therapy Education at the Ghent University 2008-2016, and founding member and president of the European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation (EUSSER) 2008-2012. In 2017, she started with her fellow Flemish shoulder specialist colleagues the Flemish Shoulder Network, in which she is board member. She is currently a member of the Board of the International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists, responsible for the 3-annual world congress of shoulder rehabilitation.
Annelies Maenhout (PhD, PT, MT) works as a shoulder physiotherapist in private practice (www.teamhit.be) and lectures at Ghent University at the Rehabilitation Sciences department in Ghent, Belgium. She obtained her PhD in 2012 from the University of Ghent on the topic of rotator cuff tendinopathy etiology and implications for rehabilitation. She continued her scientific research in a postdoctoral project until 2015 on the effectiveness of physical therapy in patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy. She published papers in peer-reviewed international journals, wrote contributions for books and teaches postgraduate shoulder rehabilitation courses. She is active member of the scientific committee of EUSSER and member of the Flemish shoulder network.
Dorien Borms (PhD, PT, MT) is a physiotherapist working as a post-doctoral research assistant at Ghent University. She obtained her PhD in 2019 from the University of Ghent on the topic of assessment and rehabilitation of the overhead athlete. More specifically, research was focussed on biceps related pathology, functional testing and throwing related shoulder pain. She has published several papers in peer-reviewed international journals, teaches practical skills to physiotherapy students and teaches postgraduate shoulder rehabilitation courses. She also works as a physiotherapist in a private practice specialized in shoulder rehabilitation and is a board member and member of the research committee of the Flemish Shoulder Network.