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dr. M.F. (Martijn) Pisters

Assistant Professor

  • Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy Science & Sport

dr. M.F. (Martijn) Pisters

Research Programs

Biography

Martijn F. Pisters, PhD, PT is Associate Professor Physiotherapy Science at the UMC Utrecht Brain Center – Utrecht University and program coordinator of the educational master of science program Physiotherapy Science, Clinical Health Sciences at Utrecht University.

His research aims to contribute to empowering patients towards sustainable movement behavioural change.

His  research focuses on:

(1)     Movement behavioural patterns, exercise behaviour and adherence in relation to patients functioning and health;

(2)     Health behaviour coaching, eCoaching and monitoring technology to stimulate sustainable health and movement behavioural change;

(3)     Innovative integrated primary care models to improve self-management, long-term effectiveness and more personalized care, proactive prevention and integrated care.

Martijn Pisters is program leader and founder of the Center for Physiotherapy Research & Innovation in Primary Care (NL: Academische Werkplaats eerstelijns Fysiotherapie, www.awf.lrjg.nl), a collaboration in research, innovation and education between Fontys University of Applied Sciences, University Medical Center Utrecht, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, and the Leidsche Rijn Julius Health Care Centers.

Furthermore, he is professor (lector) Empowering Healthy Behaviour, at the department Health Innovation and Technology, at Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Eindhoven and has extensive teaching experience in clinical research, methodology, statistics, and physiotherapy.

He currently supervises ten PhD students and coordinates several large studies, e.g. RISE cohort study on sedentary behaviour in stroke survivors (NWO); PARASOL study: proactive, integrated and blended primary care to prevent chronic medically unexplained physical symptoms (NWO); e-Exercise Low back Pain: blended physiotherapy in patients with low back pain (NWO); RISE intervention study on Feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of the RISE intervention to reduce and interrupt sedentary behaviour in community dwelling sedentary people after stroke (NWO); e-Exercise haemophilia: blended physiotherapy in primary care on to improve joint health, physical functioning and movement behaviour (Pfiser). Several research projects are conducted in international collaboration (e.g. Boston University, USA; New Castle University, Australia; Keele University, UK; KU Leuven, Belgium)

Martijn F. Pisters, PhD, PT graduated as Physiotherapist BSc (2002), Physiotherapy Scientist MSc (2006) and Clinical Epidemiologist MSc (2009). Besides working as a physiotherapist in primary care, he started in 2006 a PhD project at the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (NIVEL) and VU University Amsterdam. In 2010, he completed his PhD thesis on exercise adherence and long term effectiveness of exercise therapy in patients with osteoarthritis. As a post-doc researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (NIVEL) he studied the course of physical functioning in elderly with osteoarthritis and primary care Cardiovascular Risk Management.  

 

Research Output (68)

Movement behaviour patterns in patients with hip and/or knee osteoarthritis in the physical therapy setting:a cross-sectional study

de Hoop Anne Maria Sjoerdtje, Kloek Corelien Jacoba Johanna, Pisters Martijn Frits, Veenhof Cindy 6 okt 2020, In: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 21 , p. 651

Demographic and health-related factors associated with reduced work functioning in people with moderate medically unexplained physical symptoms:a cross-sectional study

van Tilburg Mark L, van Westrienen Paula Elisabeth, Pisters Martijn F 31 aug 2020, In: BMC Public Health. 20 , p. 1316

A Blended Physiotherapy Intervention for Persons With Hemophilic Arthropathy:Development Study

Timmer Merel A, Kloek Corelien J J, de Kleijn Piet, Kuijlaars Isolde A R, Schutgens Roger E G, Veenhof Cindy, Pisters Martijn F 19 jun 2020, In: Journal of Medical Internet Research. 22 , p. e16631

General lifestyle interventions on their own seem insufficient to improve the level of physical activity after stroke or TIA:a systematic review

Hendrickx Wendy, Vlietstra Lara, Valkenet Karin, Wondergem Roderick, Veenhof Cindy, English Coralie, Pisters Martijn Frits 1 mei 2020, In: BMC Neurology. 20 , p. 168

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of stratified blended physiotherapy in patients with non-specific low back pain:Study protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial

Koppenaal Tjarco, Arensman Remco M., Van Dongen Johanna M., Ostelo Raymond W.J.G., Veenhof Cindy, Kloek Corelien J.J., Pisters Martijn F. 22 apr 2020, In: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 21 , p. 265

Translation, cross-cultural and construct validity of the Dutch-Flemish PROMIS (R) upper extremity item bank v2.0

Haan Erik Jan A., Terwee Caroline B., Van Wier Marieke F., Willigenburg Nienke W., Van Deurzen Derek F.P., Pisters Martijn F., Kaat Aaron J., Roorda Leo D. 1 apr 2020, In: Quality of Life Research. 29 , p. 1123-1135 13 p.

Movement behaviour patterns in adults with haemophilia

Timmer Merel A, Veenhof Cindy, de Kleijn Piet, de Bie Rob A, Schutgens Roger E G, Pisters Martijn F mrt 2020, In: Therapeutic advances in hematology. 11 9 p.

Quality of life in primary care patients with moderate medically unexplained physical symptoms

Van Westrienen P. E., Pisters M. F., Toonders S. A. J., Gerrits M., De Wit N. J., Veenhof C. mrt 2020, In: Quality of Life Research. 29 , p. 693-703 11 p.

Movement behavior remains stable in stroke survivors within the first two months after returning home

Wondergem Roderick, Pisters Martijn F, Heijmans Martijn W, Wouters Eveline J M, de Bie Rob A, Veenhof Cindy, Visser-Meily Johanna M A 2020, In: PLoS ONE. 15 , p. e0229587

Movement Behavior Patterns in People With First-Ever Stroke

Wondergem Roderick, Veenhof Cindy, Wouters Eveline M.J., de Bie Rob A., Visser-Meily Johanna M.A., Pisters Martijn F. 1 dec 2019, In: Stroke. 50 , p. 3553-3560 8 p.

All Research Output (68)