The health centre also has access to physical therapy. Our Physical Therapist Rachelle Steur is available in the centre from Monday to Friday.
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.
Rachelle is available from Monday to Friday. You can schedule an appointment at 020-3081777 (the assistant doctor). If you want to ask the Physical Therapist a question, you can do so by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 2018”. This does not concern all chronic disorders.
|Individual session of regular physical therapy||€ 28,50|
|Screening, intake and examination||€ 28,50|
|Intake and examination after referral||€ 28,50|
|Long session for a number of specific disorders||€ 39,75|
|One-time physical therapy examination||€ 47,50|
|Treatment at home (only if requested by physician)||€ 36,00|
|Treatment in an institute (only if requested by physician)||€ 36,00|
|No-show for appointment/ did not call more than|
24 hours beforehand
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.
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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.