Mr Rutger De Zoete

Mr Rutger De Zoete

Casual Academic

School of Health Sciences

Career Summary

Biography

Rutger de Zoete holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy and a Master of Science degree in Human Movement Sciences. In the Netherlands, Rutger set up his own private practice in which he worked as a musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapist. After several years, he decided to pursue his dream of researching motor control, for which he obtained a PhD scholarship with some of the leading physiotherapy researchers in Australia.

Rutger’s research aims to gain a better understanding of neck pain, a condition that affects approximately 70% of the global population. More specifically, Rutger focuses on the role of sensorimotor control in individuals with idiopathic (non-specific) neck pain. For his project, Rutger has established research collaborations with three different Universities all over the world (Uruguay, Iceland, and Queensland, Australia) in order to ensure the best available equipment and research methods for his project.

Rutger has (co-)authored publications coming from a variety of research projects, primarily addressing musculoskeletal problems. He has also presented his research at (inter)national conferences and Physiotherapy seminars organised by The University of Newcastle.

Rutger was awarded a top-up scholarship by Felicity and Michael Thomson through the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) in 2016 and has been awarded several Travel Grants for both national and international conference travel.

In addition to his PhD research, Rutger enjoys teaching and he has been delivering first- and second year Physiotherapy courses for the past two years.


Qualifications

  • Master of Science, University of Amsterdam - Netherlands
  • Bachelor of Health, University of Amsterdam - Netherlands

Keywords

  • Cervical spine
  • Human movement sciences
  • Motor control
  • Physiotherapy

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110317 Physiotherapy 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2017 Travel Grant ($1,000)
Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health | The University of Newcastle
2016 Top-Up Scholarship ($20,000)
Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)
2016 Travel Grant ($1,000)
Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health | The University of Newcastle

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
PHTY1040 Introduction to Physiotherapy
University of Newcastle - School of Health Sciences
Tutor 1/02/2016 - 15/07/2017
PHTY2010 Physiotherapy III
University of Newcastle - School of Health Sciences
Tutor 1/02/2016 - 15/07/2017
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Weerasekara I, Osmotherly P, Snodgrass S, Marquez J, de Zoete R, Rivett DA, 'Clinical Benefits of Joint Mobilization on Ankle Sprains: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.', Arch Phys Med Rehabil, (2017)
DOI 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.07.019
Co-authors Darren Rivett, Ishankamadhurangani Rajapakshamudiyanselage Uon, Jodie Marquez, Peter Osmotherly, Suzanne Snodgrass
2017 de Zoete R, Osmotherly PG, Rivett DA, Farrell SF, Snodgrass SJ, 'Sensorimotor control in individuals with idiopathic neck pain and healthy individuals. A systematic review and meta-analysis', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 98 1257-1271 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.09.121
Co-authors Suzanne Snodgrass, Peter Osmotherly, Darren Rivett

Conference (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Snodgrass S, Cooper R, Edwards S, Moghaddas D, Blyton S, de Zoete R, Rivett D, 'Altered movement strategies during functional tasks in individuals with chronic idiopathic neck pain', MANUAL THERAPY (2016)
DOI 10.1016/j.math.2016.05.107
Co-authors Suzanne Snodgrass, Darren Rivett, Suzi Edwards
2016 Weerasekara I, Osmotherly P, Snodgrass S, de Zoete R, Rivett D, 'Clinical Benefits of Passive Joint Mobilisation on Ankle Sprains', Melbourne (2016)
Co-authors Peter Osmotherly, Ishankamadhurangani Rajapakshamudiyanselage Uon, Darren Rivett, Suzanne Snodgrass
2016 de Zoete R, Osmotherly PG, Rivett DA, Farrell SF, Snodgrass SJ, 'Sensorimotor control in individuals with idiopathic neck pain and healthy individuals. A systematic review and meta-analysis', Proceedings of International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists conference, Glasgow, United Kingdom (2016)
2015 de Zoete RMJ, Osmotherly PG, Rivett DA, Farrell SF, Snodgrass SJ, 'Sensorimotor control in people with insidious onset neck pain and healthy individuals: a systematic review', Connect Physiotherapy Conference 2015: Conference E-book and Program, Gold Coast, Qld. (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Darren Rivett, Peter Osmotherly, Suzanne Snodgrass
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Mr Rutger De Zoete

Positions

Casual Academic
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Casual Research Assistant
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Casual Academic
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email rutger.dezoete@newcastle.edu.au
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