Andy Vleeming

Andry Vleeming founded the research group “musculoskeletal system” at the Medical Faculty, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1990.  His research was focused on understanding chronic lumbo pelvic pain and developing evidence-based rehabilitation for chronic pain patients.

Together with the late Prof. Vert Mooney of the orthopedic surgery department of UCSD, he founded the Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain.  In 1995 he founded, in cooperation with the Dutch government, the first specialized rehabilitation hospital for severe chronic lumbar and pelvic pain patients. For his work, he was honored a knighthood by the Queen of the Netherlands. He later became the chairman of the European Institution for Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) for the development of a European pelvic girdle pain guideline, which was published in 2008.

Andry has adapted the scientific research of this team into an evidence-based clinical model for assessment and treatment of lumbopelvic dysfunction. He has published more than 67 peer reviewed articles in leading musculoskeletal journals, authored 15 books and has been editor of over 35 Chapters.  Throughout his career he has been teaching clinical anatomy internationally, emphasizing its role in influencing a better outcome of treating spinal and pelvic patients.