The Team

Renate Strijbos

After being graduated as a physiotherapist Renate has successfully passed the Manual therapy course at SOMT in 1995. In 2014 she has completed the Master Manual therapy at SOMT.
From 2001 onwards Renate is co-owner of the Group Practice.

She is also a member of the ‘Shoulder Network Amsterdam’ and the ‘BackPainNetwork’.
Next to the education mentioned above, her interests have developed into communicative and motivational interviewing. For these disciplines she has done various courses.

Renate is passionate about finding a solution to the patient’s request for help. She does this with whole-hearted committment, energy and expertise. She also works a lot with the elderly in the practician or at home. She deals with the physical problems associated with aging and thinks along with you about how you can remain as independent as possible in old age.

Elies Zwager

In 2002 Elies started working in the Group Practice and has become co-owner since 2012. Her specializations are Dry Needling and Manual therapy (Msc. degree at SOMT, 2008). She is a member of the ‘Shoulder network Amsterdam’, TraumaFysioNet (AMC) and the ‘BackPainNetwork’.

Elies has been accredited in the treatment of posture related complaints, rehabilitation after surgery, sports related complaints and many orthopedic disorders and build up a strong track record in these disciplines.

Her treatments are intended to give the patient insight into the causes of the complaints to prevent recurrences in addition to a good recovery.

Jacomien Snel

Jacomien helps the patient to determine the cause of the (chronic) complaint or injury. Her work as a physiotherapist and manual therapist is to stimulate your natural recovery. Getting an insight in your habits, posture and movements she helps you to avoid setbacks and chronic injuries.

Treatment can include exercises, mobilizing muscles and joints, massage techniques and lots of talking. As a member of the TraumaFysioNet (Amsterdam UMC) and BackPijnNetwerk Jacomien has a lot of experience both with treating acute injuries as well as longterm chronic physical complaints.

Since 2008 Jacomien has been working as a physiotherapist and in 2012 she became co-owner of the Groepspraktijk. In 2019 she hopes to finalize her education as a specialized physiotherapist to treat lymphedema.

Refke Homma

Since 2012 Refke Homma has been working as a psychosomatic physical therapist.
She is specialized in the treatment of tension, anxiety and chronic pain.

In addition to adults, she also treats young people in the age category of 8 – 16 years, who often are suffering from insufficiently explained physical symptoms.

Her methods are based on assessing reactions of the body to experiences and thereby improving the connection between the body and inner feelings in order to restore confidence in one’s own capabilities.

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