Elly Hengeveld - Epimofosis
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Elly Hengeveld

Elly Hengeveld  MSc, B.PT, PT OMTsvomp® Ausb. BKS, Senior IMTA Teacher

Elly completed her Bachelor in Physiotherapy at the Akademie voor Fysiotherapie in Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 1980. After working in private practice in the Netherlands for a short time she moved to Switzerland in the same year where she has since practised in various hospitals and in private practice. She attained her OMT qualification with the Schweizer Verband für Orthopädische Manuelle Therapie (SVOMP) in 1990 and the teaching qualification „Ausbildnerin Berner Kaderschule“ in 1992. In 2000 she graduated from the University of East London, UK with a Masters of Science.

Elly has published numerous articles and book contributions. She is co-author of the 6th edition of Maitland’s Vertebral Manipulation and published together with Kevin Banks the latest edition of Maitland’s Peripheral Manipulation (2005) and Maitland’s Clinical Companion (2009).
After qualifying as a teacher with the International Maitland Teachers Association (IMTA) in 1992 she became Senior Teacher in 2003. She was secretary of the IMTA from 1992 until 1994 and Chairperson from 1995 until 2001. Elly is a previous executive committee member of the SVMP (Schweizerischer Verband Manipulativer Physiotherapie)
Currently Elly is a member of the educational committee of the Schweizerischer Verband Orthopaedischer Manipulativer Physiotherapie (SVOMP). She works in private practice and teaches on pre- and postgraduate courses. Her special interests include the treatment of patients with chronic pain, movement-paradigms as the specific basis for the body-of-knowledge of physiotherapists, paradigms of illness experience and salutogenetic perspectives, clinical reasoning processes, especially narrative reasoning in clinical practice, the psychosocial dimensions of physiotherapy and manual therapy and qualitative research methods within physiotherapy research.