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Rehabilitation Research

a research group in the field of physiotherapy

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Research group Rehabilitation Research

Being physically autonomous seems very normal for all of us and you only realize the importance of being physically autonomous when you are confronted with the opposite, whether it applies to yourself or to someone in your environment. It applies to the stroke patient who lost his walking ability but also to your 80-year old father who has difficulties in climbing the stairs and which worries you on a daily basis, imagining him lying on the floor during the night, being home alone.

Rehabilitation Research (RERE) is a very dynamic research group, which is recently been formed and consists of 20 members of which 7 Principle Investigators (P.I.). Most P.I.’s have heterogeneous research lines, ranging from neurological to oncological rehabilitation and from pediatric to geriatric rehabilitation. Several RERE members still work as a clinician, which stimulates the transition of clinical questions into research questions and vice versa.

Despite the heterogeneous research fields, all RERE members share one common purpose: we aim to provide the best scientific evidence for rehabilitation strategies to improve one’s quality of life by optimizing physical functioning. We believe that lifelong physical autonomy is achievable. 

Although at present, the rehabilitation strategies, whether or not preventive in nature, have proven effective, we are now as a team, ready to take the next step: we will complement our own insights with those from other disciplines. Hence, we will strongly try to integrate innovative insights from transdisciplinary research.