Podcast available for Dr. Janne Veerbeek’s Guest Lecture

28.02.2020 Evidence-based Upper Limb Rehabilitation after Stroke. Dr. Janne Veerbeek’s talk presented on February 20th, 2020 at a Guest Lecture of the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) is now available as podcast.

Upper limb motor impairments after stroke are common and eye-catching – not only in the acute phase, but also on the long term. They negatively influence the patient’s ability to perform daily life activities and quality of life. Over the last 50 years, various rehabilitation interventions have been developed for treating upper limb motor impairments. However, not every intervention is effective and when an intervention is effective; this mostly applies to only a subgroup of patients.

During this lecture, the state-of-the-art for upper limb motor rehabilitation interventions after stroke will be critically reviewed, taking into account the heterogeneity of poststroke recovery. At the end of the session, attendants will know what kind of rehabilitation intervention they could (or: should not) offer to which type of stroke patient.


Janne Veerbeek

Dr. Janne Veerbeek, PT

Janne Veerbeek is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in stroke rehabilitation at the University of Zurich and University Hospital Zurich.

After obtaining her physical therapy bachelor in Amsterdam (the Netherlands), she started working as a physical therapist in a nursing home. Feeling the urge to contribute to improving the evidence foundation of physical therapy, she did a research master in parallel. During this time, she switched job and started working at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, where she combined her clinical work at an acute stroke unit with a PhD. The focus of her previous and current research is modeling poststroke recovery by prediction models and the evidence for physical therapy interventions in motor stroke rehabilitation. She furthermore is first author of the Dutch Clinical practice guideline for physical therapy after stroke.

Fachgebiet: Gesundheit
Rubrik: Forschung, Weiterbildung