Anneke has worked in clinical practice since qualifying as a physiotherapist in The Netherlands in 1991, with a caseload of mostly musculo-skeletal problems and sports injuries. 

Due to a curious nature, she also qualified as an orthopaedic manipulative therapist (1999), a Bowen Therapist (2001) and an Emmett Therapist (2008) and has done numerous workshops on a wide variety of healthcare and healthcare related topics. 

She set up The Bowen School for Healthcare Professionals in the UK in 2003. In 2011 she started teaching EmmTech days and is a licensed Emmett Instructor since 2013. 

Having knowledge and experience within the regular as well as the complementary sector of healthcare contributes to bringing these sectors closer together and helps practitioners to become better, more complete therapists. 

Anneke was born in The Netherlands. She has lived and worked in England between 1996 and 2013 when she moved to Lanzarote. In 2015 she returned to England. She currently teaches in Belgium, Croatia, Slovenia, Portugal, Romania and the USA, and also works in The Portland Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic in East Grinstead, where she integrates all modalities within her scope into a patient specific treatment. 

Outside work she loves playing volleyball, walking, preferably in the mountains, reading and writing. 

Her motto in life, in teaching and in treating: 
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” 
Pablo Picasso