Hoek PhysioManualtherapy has been located in Noordwijk since January 2020.
With over 13 years of experience I provide you first class treatments that suits you!
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PhysioManualTherapy Hoek is located in Noordwijk
Losplaatsweg 28-C, 2201 CV Noordwijk
Tel. 06 82938190
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Available every day.
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I can help you with:
Advice regarding the workplace
Exercises for relaxation or variety
Explanation of massage techniques, for example that a roommate can help you.
Explanation how to apply medical tape if you have it at home.
Self-applied techniques for loosening joints.
My name is Petra Hoek,
I have 11 years of experience as a physiotherapist and 7 years as a manual therapist.
After 10 years of working in a colleague's practice it was my ambition to run my own practice.
I opened my physiotherapy practice on January 1, 2020.
In 2009 I graduated as a physiotherapist. After that I started studying Manual Therapy. I
completed this study in 2013. In addition to that, I also followed a master’s degree (MSc) to
improve my clinical reasoning which I completed in 2017.
Besides my work I have many interests and enjoy doing a lot of things. Riding on the
motorbike, diving on holidays, horseback riding, fitness or just with a book on the couch. I all
enjoy it. The nice thing about my work as a physiotherapist/manual therapist is contact with
others and hearing stories about what people are experiencing.
The Master Specialization Manual Therapy gives me extra skills, knowledge and insight to be
able to treat even more difficult complaints. I like to treat headaches, neck and back
complaints, among other things. In the treatments I combine my knowledge with the wishes
of the patient and the experiences I have gained in practice.
Common complaints that manual therapist treats
Head, neck and shoulder complaints with pain radiating into the arms
Complaints high in the back with rib and chest pain
Low back pain, possibly with pain radiating to the legs
Certain dizziness induced by movement of the neck
Jaw complaints, possibly combined with neck complaints, such as snapping/cracking
jaw joint and jaw clenching and/or teeth grinding
Ringing in the ears
Complaints to the back, hips, knees, feet and hands
Joints can also have too much mobility. This can lead to instability and complaints. The
manual therapist can teach the patient, with specific training advice, by making the joints and
muscles more stable.
I followed my training as a manual therapist at the School for Manual Therapy in
Utrecht. Therapists trained in this method treat in a gentle and subtle way called the eggshell
Manual therapy ES® is a treatment method that, taking into account individual differences
and asymmetries in shape and function, tries to obtain and maintain an optimal movement
function. It does this by moving all the joints of the body in a very subtle, usually painless
way, after an accurate individual movement analysis. The method is called 'eggshell method'
(ES®), because an eggshell would not break due to the force used in the treatment. (source
In addition to Manual therapy, I also use Mulligan, McKenzie and exercise therapy. Exercise
therapy is an important part of the treatment to allow you to function independently again and
to prevent recurrence.
I kindly would like to help you on the way to recovery.
Common complaints that the manual therapist treats:
o Head, neck and shoulder complaints with pain radiating into the arms
o Complaints high in the back with rib and chest pain
o Low back pain, possibly with pain radiating to the legs
o Certain dizziness induced by movement of the neck
o Jaw complaints, possibly combined with neck complaints, such as snapping /
cracking jaw joint and jaw clenching and/or teeth grinding
o Ringing in the ears
o Headache complaints
o Complaints to the back, hips, knees, feet and hands
Joints can also have too much mobility. This can lead to instability and
complaints. With specific training advice, the manual therapist can teach the patient,
with specific training advice, by making the joints and muscles more stable.
What does a physiotherapist do
The physiotherapist is the expert in body posture and body movement. It helps you
prevent, remedy or reduce your physical complaints and ensures that you can move
optimally again. The care of a physiotherapist suits your personal situation and is
aimed at the goal you want to achieve. Sometimes you only get advice, sometimes
you also receive treatment.
The first appointment:
At the first appointment the physiotherapist wants to know exactly what your physical
complaints are.This way he/she can determine whether you would benefit from
physiotherapy or whether you should see your general practioner (GP) first. Such an
extensive consultation is not necessary if you have been referred to a physiotherapist
by your general practitioner or medical specialist.
If it is clear that physiotherapy can help you, you and your physiotherapist look for the
possible causes of your complaints. He/she also wants to know what your personal
goals are. What do you hope to achieve with the treatment? What do you want to be
able to do (again)?
The physiotherapist also examines the part of the body that is bothering you and
looks at how your complaint or condition affects your posture and the way you move
Once the physiotherapist has made a diagnosis, he/she will discuss the treatment
plan with you. Physiotherapy treatment suits your personal situation and is aimed at
the goal you want to achieve.
Mulligan is a fast effective method to solve problems in the musculoskeletal system
faster. By applying the concept, a Mulligan-trained physiotherapist can arrive at a
diagnosis in the field of dysfunction faster and better through clinical reasoning and
resolve it quickly and effectively. The patient experiences an immediate effect.
Back pain often gets worse when you make certain movements. In some cases, there
is even a pain radiating to other parts of the body, such as arms and legs. With
McKenzie therapy, a clear picture of the mechanical complaint is sketched on the
basis of an extensive movement investigation.The aim of this therapy is to make
complaints disappear as quickly as possible, but also to ensure that they recur as
little as possible in the future.
For which complaints can McKenzie therapy be used?
McKenzie therapy is an effective treatment method for people with low back, neck
and shoulder complaints. McKenzie therapy is therefore mainly effective for
complaints related to the spine.
How does the treatment work?
During the McKenzie therapy, the physiotherapist looks for movements that worsen or
reduce the complaint. Typical for this research are the frequent repetitions of different
directions of movement. The physiotherapist also looks for radiating pain. The
physiotherapist tries to centralize this pain by means of active movements of the
patient. Centralizing means that the pain in the arms or legs decreases and the pain
retreats to, for example, the back. After a clear mechanical diagnosis, treatment
begins aimed at the patient's self-reliance. You will learn to improve your complaints
yourself with just a few simple exercises in order to recover as quickly as possible. In
addition, attention will be given to the body postures and movements in daily life. The
physiotherapist may supplement the therapy with other manual techniques, such as
mobilizations or manipulations.
Who is it for and what can you expect?
The McKenzie therapy is suitable for anyone with low back, shoulder or neck
complaints and possible pain radiating to the arms or legs. The physiotherapist will
design exercises to be performed at home on a frequent basis. The physiotherapist
will tell you how often and when these exercises can best be performed.