prof. dr. R. (Rienk) Dekker

Consultant in Rehabilitation / Head Outpatient department / Associate Professor



Research interests

active lifestyle, physical activity, sports and rehabilitation (medicine)

Physical Fitness in rehabilitation populations: being more fit enhances chances on better and faster recovery and rehabilitation


  1. Effectiveness of Mechanical Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis: A Systematic Review

    Schuitema, D., Greve, C., Postema, K., Dekker, R. & Hijmans, J. M., 2019, In : Journal of sport rehabilitation. p. 1-18 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

  2. The implementation of a physical activity counseling program in rehabilitation care: findings from the ReSpAct study

    ReSpAct-Grp, Hoekstra, F., Hoekstra, T., van der Schans, C. P., Hettinga, F. J., van der Woude, L. H. V. & Dekker, R., 17-Oct-2019, In : Disability and Rehabilitation. p. 1-12 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  3. Biomechanical effects of rocker shoes on plantar aponeurosis strain in patients with plantar fasciitis and healthy controls

    Greve, C., Schuitema, D., Otten, B., van Kouwenhove, L., Verhaar, E., Postema, K., Dekker, R. & Hijmans, J. M., 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 10, 15 p., e0222388.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  4. Daily Physical Activity 6 Years Beyond Clinical Rehabilitation: Protocol of the ReSpAct 2.0 Study

    Brandenbarg, P., Hoekstra, F., Seves, B., Hoekstra, T., Hettinga, F., Krops, L., Dekker, R. & van der Woude, L. H. V., Sep-2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

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  1. Exercise is Medicine in Europe EIEIM

    Hans Zwerver (Invited speaker), willem van mechelen (Invited speaker), Rienk Dekker (Invited speaker), Lucas Woude, van der (Invited speaker)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising an eventAcademic

  2. PIE=M; Physicians Implement Exercise = Medicine (External organisation)

    Leonie Krops (Member), Adriane Bouma (Member), Rienk Dekker (Chair), L. H. V. van der Woude (Member), Hidde van der Ploeg (Member), Femke van Nassau (Member), Joske Nauta (Member)

    Activity: MembershipMembership of networkAcademic

  3. European Disabled Golf Association (EDGA) (External organisation)

    Hans Arendzen (Member), Lucas Woude, van der (Member), Rienk Dekker (Member), Willem Eisma (Member), Helco van Keeken (Member)

    Activity: MembershipMembership of networkAcademic

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Press / Media
  1. Exercise is Medicine

    Rienk Dekker


    1 item of Media coverage, 1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: ResearchAcademic

  2. Visit Politician

    Rienk Dekker


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: OtherPopular

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