Martijn Stenneberg - Researcher | PhD candidate @ SOMT University of Physiotherapy

Martijn Stenneberg

Researcher | PhD candidate

  • Manuele Therapie, Cervicale wervelkolom, Nek, Whiplash-Associated Disorders

M.S. Stenneberg MSc

Martijn Stenneberg is coordinator of the Manual Therapy program. His research focuses on neck pain.

Aspecific neck pain is a common health issue in our population, and an important cause of limitations to our daily work and life. In general, 30-50% of adults experiences neck pain in a certain year of their life. A trauma-based origin of neck complaints (WAD) seems to cause more severe complaints and a worse rehabilitation trajectory. Many studies and guidelines make a distinction between WAD patients and those with non-traumatic complaints. However, it is unclear to which extent the clinical differences between both groups can justify this distinction, especially from the perspective of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). In order to develop effective diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in the future, it is first of all essential to develop diagnostically valid methods to gain insight in (the differences in) the clinical aspects of these patient groups. 


Peer reviewed publicaties

  • Stenneberg MS, Busstra H, Eskes M, van Trijffel M, Cattrysse E, Scholten-Peeters G, de Bie R. Concurrent validity and interrater reliability of a new smartphone application to assess 3D active cervical range of motion in patients with neck pain. Muskuloskelet Sci Pract 2018;34:59-65.

  • Stenneberg MS, Rood M, de Bie R, Schmitt MA, Cattrysse E, Scholten-Peeters GG. To What Degree Does Active Cervical Range of Motion Differ Between Patients With Neck Pain, Patients With Whiplash, and Those Without Neck Pain? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2017;98:1407–34.

  • Stenneberg MS, Schmitt MA, van Trijffel E, Schröder CD, Lindeboom R. Validation of a new questionnaire to assess the impact of Whiplash Associated Disorders: The Whiplash Activity and participation List (WAL). Man Ther 2015;20:84–9.

  • Schrama PPM, Stenneberg MS, Lucas C, van Trijffel E. Intraexaminer Reliability of Hand-Held Dynamometry in the Upper Extremity: A Systematic Review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2014;95:2444–69.

  • Schmitt MA, Stenneberg MS, Schrama PPM, van Meeteren NLU, Helders PJM, Schröder CD. Measurement of clinically relevant functional health perceptions in patients with whiplash-associated disorders: the development of the whiplash specific activity and participation list (WAL). Eur Spine J 2013;22:2097–104.

  • Schmitt MA, Schröder CD, Stenneberg MS, van Meeteren NLU, Helders PJM, Pollard B, et al. Content validity of the Dutch version of the Neck Bournemouth Questionnaire. Man Ther 2013;18:386–9.

  • C.J.T. de Goede, M.S. Stenneberg, P.P.M. Schrama, I.A.L. Burgers-Bots, Dr. G. Kwakkel. Effecten van loopsnelheid en oefentherapie op de romprotatie van Parkinsonpatiënten tijdens het lopen op een lopende band: een cross-over trial. Vakblad Nederlandse Vereniging Voor Fysiotherapie in de Geriatrie, Juni 2001.