Asterweg 6 1031 HN Amsterdam Overhoeks - Buiksloterham020 - 3081777Ma: 08:00 - 19:00, Di - Vrij: 08:00 - 17:00 /

Physical therapy

Our doctors
Working Schedule

Click here for the Dutch website of Asterweg MC- Physical Therapy. Unfortunately we don’t have the website in English. Please read the information below instead.


Physical therapy in the health centre

Our Physical Therapist Rachelle Steur has years of experience in top sport in water polo: she represented the Netherlands at international tournaments and European Youth Championships. She had also been included in the national women’s selection. Rachelle is currently playing in the highest women’s team of z.v. De Ham in Krommenie.

As a Physical Therapist, she is a true all-rounder who would love to assist you in the most common ailments of your musculoskeletal system. In addition to regular physical therapy, she also applies physical therapy through dry needling systems. We will explain this further at the bottom of this page.

Schedule an appointment

Rachelle is available from Monday to Friday. You can schedule an appointment by sending an email to Mention your name, date of birth, phone number and BSN number. You can also call  020-3081777 (press 3; the docters assistent) to make an appointment. If you want to ask the Physical Therapist a question, you can do so by sending an e-mail to

Physical therapy fees and rates for 2020

Physical therapy is mostly only reimbursed by supplemental insurance. Depending on the supplemental package, physical therapy is either reimbursed completely, partially or not at all. You can check this in the health insurance policy. If the care is not covered by your supplemental insurance, you will have to pay for the treatment costs yourself. See the price list on this page for more details. If the costs are covered by the supplemental insurance, or you pay for the costs yourself, this will not get deducted from the deductible excess.

Chronic disorders

Are you eligible for a chronic authorisation? If so, the first 20 treatments are covered by the supplemental insurance, or are yours to pay. Afterwards, the treatments are covered by the basic insurance. However, the deductible excess is used!

Please note: you only get a chronic authorisation when the pathology is on the “Chronic List”. This does not concern all chronic disorders.

Physical therapy rate list 2020

Individual session of regular physical therapy€ 31,00
Screening, intake and examination€ 36,00
Intake and after referral€ 36,00
Treatment at home (only if requested by physician)€38,50
Treatment in an institute (only if requested by physician)€38,50
No-show for appointment/ did not call more than

24 hours beforehand

€ 15,00

Dry Needling

Dry needling focuses on treatment of mostly muscular complaints that have existed for some time. Muscle hardening is a spot that feels hard (‘knot’) in a muscle which, in addition to local tenderness, can often cause pain in other locations of the body. Dry needling relaxes the muscle hardening (‘myofascial trigger points’) by pricking these with a thin acupuncture needle.

Complaints can be expressed through:

  • Localised pain in a muscle with or without radiation.
  • Restricted movements and/or stiffness.
  • Decreased strength when tensioning the muscle.
  • Complaints of pain and pain-evasive behaviour.
  • Sometimes also reactions such as sweating, dizziness, light-headedness, blurry vision, shivering or cold hands.

Dry needling is not the same as acupuncture. Acupuncture is based on an energetic concept where the needles often stay in the body for a while. As for dry needling, we look for hardened muscles and mostly use one sterile needle for a short while. The treatment of it is based on physiological and biochemical processes.

The name ‘dry needling’ means that nothing is injected during this treatment. In other words, no substances enter the body through the needle.

The Physical Therapist examines if there is a relation between your complaints and the muscle problems that is eligible for dry needling. This often involves multiple muscles.

You do not or hardly feel in the insertion of the needle. The muscle will tension briefly if a hardened muscle is pricked. This may be painful for a short time. If you feel the familiar pain when pricking the muscle, chances are that this will have a positive effect.

Mw Carina Bijman

Praesent lacinia porta est, ac euismod ex lacinia et. Morbi dictum ac tellus tempor mollis. Integer tincidunt purus et justo…

Drs Leo Bijman

Praesent lacinia porta est, ac euismod ex lacinia et. Morbi dictum ac tellus tempor mollis. Integer tincidunt purus et justo…