Rick Berends, Master in Sports Physical therapy, Ironman certified coach
Rick has been working as a physical therapits since 2006. In 2011 he graduated as a master in Sports Physical therapy from the University of applied sciences in Utrecht. During the years, he acquired and developed different treatment methods that combine scientific evidence with practice experience. With a lot of expertice in running and cycling he has helped a lot of clients to start running/cycling, improve the technique or improve the fitness levels!
“The first step to prevent injuries is an adequate screening. You want to know which factors could be an issue in your running skills. Training improper technique or treating the wrong imbalances can cause injuries, so you want to know in detail what your individual weak spots are.
After the screening you want a personal program to adjust biomechanics (e.g. Running technique), treat the structural imbalances or get advice for your training program.
With different training and coaching programs we can offer you exactly what you need, for both beginner and advanced athletes. It is really useful to screen and train the risk factors to prevent injuries. Overuse injuries could be almost halved with adequate strength training. We want you to reach your own goal without any physical frustration. ”
Consultations are possible in English, Dutch or German.
Dominika Bezakova, Master in Sports Physiotherapy
Dominika is a Physiotherapist and Sports medicine practitioner with clinical experience from private London clinic and Prague Centre of Movement Medicine, where she was working with clients with miscellaneous diagnoses as well as professional athletes from Czech National Olympic team. She integrates her knowledge gained from her academic base (Kings College London, University College London) and clinical experience and collaboration with experts from Prague School of Rehabilitation.
Her approach is comprising of detailed analysis of gait and running pattern, movement, equipment and coordination level since she believes every runner had hers or his unique needs. These are addressed with an appropriate and individualized motor control, endurance, strengthening and explosive training in order to improve the functionality of running and output of an athlete.
Consultations are possible in English, Slovak and Czech.
Nadia Giampelligrini, Physiotherapist
Nadia Giampellegrini graduated in Luxembourg in 2012 and started then a four-year physiotherapy program in The Netherlands, Eindhoven. After her graduation in July 2016, she joined the team of the Paramedical Centre Luxembourg. During her studies, she covered the theory and skills for general physiotherapy although she had the chance to accumulate knowledge about sport physiotherapy and taping. Nadia is responsible for the sports massage session. She is combining different massage technique with stretching and other interventions to stimulate the regeneration of the body.
Consultations in French, English, German, Luxembourgisch and Italian.