Liesbeth Raymakers

Liesbeth Raymakers has been working as a Physiotherapist since 1998, mainly in hospital based care, ICU and intensive rehab. Originally from the Netherlands, she is now based in South Africa, (Pietermaritzburg). After obtaining a Masters degree in Human Movement Sciences at VU Amsterdam, she studied Physiotherapy and ultimately specialized in cardiac rehab and oncology. Her academic curiosity about movement systems, medical physiology and human behavior translated into joining A&P. She is very lucky to live in the mountain bike capital of Africa, and enjoys long rides and runs with her dogs in this beautiful part of the world.

Prehabilitation before surgery 23 Jan 2019 Various
Effectiveness of smartphone apps for lifestyle improvement 02 Nov 2018 Aging
Pre-op breathing exercise training prevents complications 08 Oct 2018 Various
The impact of exercise on immune function 17 Sep 2018 Aging
Axillary web syndrome following breast cancer surgery. 15 Jun 2018 Circulatory
Rehab opportunities in radiation fibrosis syndrome 23 May 2018 Aging
Airway clearance techniques in neuromuscular disorders 07 May 2018 Neurological
Red Flags in metastatic spinal cord compression 13 Apr 2018 Aging
Exercise = medicine in breast cancer rehab 17 Feb 2018 Aging
Sarcopenia and physical activity 19 Jan 2018 Aging
Palliative care: multimodal physiotherapy reduces fatigue 01 Dec 2017 Aging
Attenuating frailty in elderly using exercise and nutrition 24 May 2017 Aging
Changes in adipose tissue in secondary lymphedema 12 Apr 2017 Aging
Taping in cerebral palsy 15 Mar 2017 Neurological
Effectiveness of Physiotherapy after breast cancer 28 Feb 2017 Shoulder
Physiotherapy interventions in Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) 16 Jan 2017 Articles
Breathing exercises can be helpful for people with asthma 20 Oct 2016 Various
High intensity exercise optimizes chemotherapy completion 29 Sep 2016 Various
Trigger points and Myofascial Pain Syndrome 13 Jul 2016 Musculoskeletal
Pain following cancer treatment 16 Jun 2016 Pain
Early detection and treatment of lymphedema: recommendations 29 Mar 2016 Various
Managing obesity: do physiotherapists have a role? 10 Mar 2016 Various
Whole body vibration helpful in peripheral neuropathy? 26 Feb 2016 Aging
Rehabilitation for patients with spinal cord injuries 05 Feb 2016 Various
Review of the Epley maneuver for BPPV 19 Jan 2016 Cervical
Scientific basis for postoperative respiratory care 08 Jan 2016 Various
Understanding of spasticity: implications for practice 24 Dec 2015 Neurological
Limited joint mobility in diabetes 11 Dec 2015 Aging
Dry needling: a review with impact on clinical practice 18 Nov 2015 Musculoskeletal
A reduction in pulmonary exacerbations in CF with PEP device 04 Nov 2015 Various
Effectiveness of early mobilization in a trauma ICU 14 Oct 2015 Various
Multidisciplinary rehabilitation and chronic fatigue in MS 15 Sep 2015 Aging
Head Matters: a self help program for head and neck cancer 02 Sep 2015 Various
Pain Exposure Physical Therapy (PEPT) in CRPS 24 Jul 2015 Pain
Pulmonary function in ankylosing spondylitis 14 Jul 2015 Rib cage
Aging of skeletal muscle fibers 25 Jun 2015 Aging
Graft-versus-host disease and the effects of exercise. 08 Jun 2015 Various
Pulmonary rehab with minimal equipment: effective? 02 Jun 2015 Aging
Physiotherapy for stress urinary continence: a guideline. 28 Apr 2015 Various
Preventing upper-limb lymphoedema after breast cancer 14 Apr 2015 Circulatory
Management of spasticity in children with brain disorders 17 Mar 2015 Various
Recommendations for rehab for adults living with HIV 03 Mar 2015 Aging
Do fitness apps do what they promise to obtain? 24 Feb 2015 Aging
Is weekend inpatient rehabilitation value for money? 03 Feb 2015 Aging
Cardiac rehabilitation in chronic heart failure: a guideline 27 Jan 2015 Circulatory
Time to adapt exercise training regimens in pulmonary rehab 02 Dec 2014 Aging
Exercise programs for people with dementia 11 Nov 2014 Aging
Early rehabilitation during hospital admission for COPD 28 Oct 2014 Various
Daily intermittent hypoxia improves walking in chronic SCI 14 Oct 2014 Neurological
Evidence Based Medicine: a movement in crisis? 03 Oct 2014 Various
What is the evidence for physical therapy post stroke? 16 Sep 2014 Neurological
Merits of exercise therapy before and after major surgery 29 Jul 2014 Various
Management of spasticity revisited 08 Jul 2014 Neurological
Oxygen cost of walking in persons with Multiple Sclerosis 24 Jun 2014 Neurological
Effect of physical activity on bone strength and body composition in breast cancer premenopausal women during endocrine therapy 10 Jun 2014 Various
The role of exergaming in Parkinson's disease rehabilitation: a systematic review of the evidence 27 May 2014 Neurological
AARC clinical practice guideline: effectiveness of nonpharmacologic airway clearance therapies in hospitalized patients 13 May 2014 Various
The effect of exercise on neuropathic symptoms, nerve function, and cutaneous innervation in people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy 29 Apr 2014 Aging
Training to achieve over ground walking after spinal cord injury: A review of who, what, when, and how 15 Apr 2014 Various
Training to achieve over ground walking after spinal cord injury: A review of who, what, when, and how 15 Apr 2014 Various
Infection, inflammation and exercise in cystic fibrosis 01 Apr 2014 Various
Feasibility and safety of early combined cognitive and physical therapy for critically ill medical and surgical patients: the Activity and Cognitive Therapy in ICU (ACT-ICU) trial 18 Mar 2014 Various
Effect of total-body prehabilitation on postoperative outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis 18 Feb 2014 Various
The importance of components of pulmonary rehabilitation, other than exercise training, in COPD 21 Jan 2014 Aging
Effect of resistance training on physical performance and fear of falling in elderly with different levels of physical well-being 24 Dec 2013 Aging
A framework for fibromyalgia management for primary care providers. 10 Dec 2013 Various
Age-related effects of exercise training on diastolic function in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: the Leipzig Exercise Intervention in Chronic Heart Failure and Aging (LEICA) Diastolic Dysfunction Study. 26 Nov 2013 Circulatory
Efficacy of cardiorespiratory aerobic exercise in rheumatoid arthritis: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. 12 Nov 2013 Various