Ron Clijsen


My name is Ron Clijsen I was born and raised in the south of the Netherlands but I have been living and working in Switzerland for more than 20 years.

Sport has played an important role in my life ever since I was very young. It was through sport that I developed an increasing interest in the understanding of human physiology and anatomy. After finishing my Bachelor in physiotherapy in the beginning of the nineties, I stared my professional career as a physiotherapist.

The daily work with patients encouraged me to improve my skills and optimize my treatment strategies and that is what motivated me to enroll in a post graduate Master’s degree in Physical Therapy Science.

The opportunity to lecture in microscopic and macroscopic anatomy has contributed greatly to my academic career. Over the years my interest in evidence based medicine and rehabilitation science has grown. I started questioning and investigating the effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions and under the supervision of Professor P. Clarys, Professor J.P. Baeyens and Professor emeritus André Barel I graduated with a PhD. at the free university of Brussels.

Since 2005 I have lectured in the under graduate and post graduate physiotherapy programs and have disseminated my research at international congresses. A desire to further understand the complex mechanisms between anatomical structure, human performance and aspects of health motivates me to continue to pursue my activities in this field of study.

Since 2011 I have worked as the head of research and senior lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland and “Thim” University of Applied Sciences in Landquart, Switzerland. Since 2009 I have been privileged to be a member of the „Morphologicum Team” supervising young osteopaths and physiotherapists in their functional musculoskeletal anatomy studies.

Beside my passion for anatomy, body composition, and physiology, my research focusses on transdermal drug applications, kinanthropometry and the relationship between body composition, health and performance

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