Member Profile

Dr. Merel Timmer

Merel Timmer has a MSc in Human Movement Sciences and in Clinical Epidemiology and a BSc in Physiotherapy. In 2013 she started working at the van Creveldkliniek as a physiotherapist for children and adults with haemophilia and in 2018 she finished her PhD titled: “joints, functioning and movement behavior in haemophilia”. Currently, she supervises 2 PhD students as a co-promotor in the field of physiotherapy and ultrasound for patients with haemophilia. In addition, she works as a lecturer in the MSc clinical health sciences, particularly in the graduation track Physiotherapy Science. She is a past member of the science board of the Royal Dutch Association of Physical Therapy and a current member of the EAHAD physiotherapy committee.

Key Publications

1. Coordinating physiotherapy care for persons with haemophilia. Timmer MA, Blokzijl J, Schutgens REG, Veenhof C, Pisters MF. Haemophilia 2021, 27 (6)

2. A blended physiotherapy intervention for persons with hemophilic arthropathy: development study. Timmer MA, Kloek CJJ, de Kleijn P, Kuijlaars IAR, Schutgens REG, Veenhof C, Pisters MF. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2020, 22 (6) Movement behaviour patterns in adults with haemophilia. Timmer MA, Veenhof C, de Kleijn P, de Bie RA, Schutgens REG, Pisters MF. Therapeutic Advances in Hematology. 2020, Vol. 11: 1–9

3. Movement behaviour in adults with haemophilia compared to healthy adults. Timmer MA, Pisters MF, de Kleijn P, de Bie RA, Schutgens REG, Veenhof C. Haemophilia 2018

4. Measuring activities and participation in persons with haemophilia: A systematic review of commonly used instruments. Timmer MA, Gouw SC, Feldman BM, Zwagemaker A, de Kleijn P, Pisters MF, Schutgens REG, Blanchette V, Srivastava A, David JA, Fischer K, van der Net J. Haemophilia 2017

Current Positions/Chairs:

  • Physiotherapist
    van Creveldkliniek, University Medical Center Utrecht
  • Post-doctoral researcher
    van Creveldkliniek, University Medical Center Utrecht
  • Lecturer
    MSc Clinical Health Sciences, Utrecht University
  • Member
    EAHAD physiotherapy committee

Research Interests

  • Haemophilia
  • Physiotherapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Outcome assessment