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Mrs Hedwig Neels
University of Antwerp

ICS 2020

Open Discussion Session 12 ePoster 3 188 Pelvic floor education for new mothers: what do they really want?

ICS 2018

Open Discussion Session 28 Open Discussion ePosters 603 The development and validation of two diagnostic methods for an open vagina

ICS 2017

Podium Short Oral Session 17 Health Services Research 303 Are Female Adolescents Eager to Know More About The Pelvic Floor?

Podium Short Oral Session 24 Female Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms 1 474 Introducing pelvic floor muscle training in weekly training sessions of young adult female athletes: a pilot study.

ICS 2015

Open Discussion Session 8 Open Discussion ePoster 86 Pelvic floor training is not painful in the majority of women shortly after childbirth

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Hedwig Neels

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Hedwig Neels (Master in Physiotherapy 2007, PhD in Medical Sciences 2018) is research assistant at the University of Antwerp, Faculty of Medicine and Health Care, MOVANT. She is master in physiotherapy, specialized in manual therapy, pelvic floor rehabilitation and perinatal physiotherapy and completed her PhD in 2018. She combines scientific research, education in physiotherapy and clinical work at the University of Antwerp and the Antwerp University Hospital. She also is board member of AXXON Belgian Clinical Interest Group Pelvic Rehabilitation and Perinatal Physiotherapy BICAP (Birth Core and Pelvic Therapy) and is Belgian Ambassador in the IUGA Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Special Interest Group. She is was a visiting scholar at Sydney University, Nepean in clinical school in 2019 and is since then using 3D/4D transperineal ultrasound to study and assess pelvic floor functional anatomy.

2007 Physiotherapy Master in Science specialisation in MANUAL THERAPY and PELVIC FLOOR REHABILITATION and perinatal physiotherapy.

2018 Phd in Medical Sciences (title Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Women: Tackling Barriers)