Stephanie got her master’s degree in pediatric physical therapy from Avans+ Breda, Netherlands in 2012. This was after she did her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy in 2007 at the Hogeschool Arnhem en Nijmegen, Netherlands. By the last quarter of 2015, she passed the pediatric neurology module (part of the master’s degree in pediatric physical therapy) from the University College London (UCL). She is still a member of the quality register of The Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy (KNGF) for pediatric physical therapists in the Netherlands.
Since 2007, Stephanie has worked in several rehabilitation facilities and specialty clinics with children with neurologic, orthopedic, metabolic disorders, autism, and global development delays in the Netherlands before moving to Al Ain in 2014 to work for the Zayed Higher Organization. During her time in Al Ain she was leading a research project and developed assessment methods. From 2017 till 2018 Stephanie worked for Rashid center in Dubai where she gained experience with conductive based therapy. Furthermore, she developed her skills in gait analysis, especially for children with cerebral palsy her Elaine Owens course. In the Netherlands she successfully passed sensory integration course for children with special needs and is qualified to administer the sensory profile.
Besides treating children, Stephanie is also experienced in advising children/parents regarding supportive devices such as orthotics/splints and wheelchairs.