In 2015, Tessa De Vrieze graduated magna cum laude as Master in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy (specialization in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) at the University of Antwerp (UAntwerpen) and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. In June 2016, she graduated magna cum laude as Master in Manual Therapy at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Meanwhile, in February 2016, she started as a doctoral researcher at the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the Research Group for Rehabilitation in Internal Disorders at KU Leuven, and at the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy in the Research Group MOVANT at UAntwerpen, under coordination of prof. dr. Nele Devoogdt (KU Leuven), prof. dr. Nick Gebruers (UA) and prof. dr. Ines Nevelsteen (KU Leuven). In this doctoral project, the main focus was based on investigation of the effectiveness of fluoroscopy-guided manual lymph drainage in the treatment of breast cancer-related lymphedema. She followed the interuniversity course “Edema Therapy” organized by the interuniversity educational and research group ‘OEDEMA’ (KU Leuven, UAntwerpen, UGent), as well as the course ‘Educational Professionalization (ECHO)’ at UAntwerpen. Currently she is working as a postdoctoral fellow at KU Leuven. Besides the research she is involved in teaching activities within the Bachelor program of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy at KU Leuven, and within the interuniversity group ‘OEDEMA’.
> Institute: Department of Rehabilitation sciences, KU Leuven
> Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Researcher-ID: Q-6034-2017
> ORCID: 0000-0002-5719-6169
> Expertise: secondary edema, cancer populations, manual lymphatic drainage, compression therapt, exercise therapy, activity management, edema, upper limb function, physical activity, near-infrared fluorescence imaging