ruijgrok josephus maria

Josephus Maria Ruijgrok

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Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine


Spasticity treatment, incl. BTX and intrathecal baclofen

Chronic pain

Somatoform disorders

Beruflicher Werdegang

since 2022
Senior Consultant in Spinal Cord Medicine, Outpatient Care Unit, Swiss Paraplegic Centre
Consultant in Spinal Cord Medicine, Outpatient Care Unit, Swiss Paraplegic Centre
Insurance Medicine, Regional Medical Service, IV Bern
Consultant, Clinic for Rehabilitation/Acute Geriatrics, HFR Meyriez-Murten and Tafers
Consultant, Bethesda Neuro Rehabilitation Clinic, Tschugg
Consultant, Bernese Rehabilitation Centre, Heiligenschwendi
Consultant, Rehabilitation Clinic, Bad Zurzach
Chief Consultant/Head of the Rehabilitation Department, Maastricht University Medical Centre

Aus- und Weiterbildungen

Focus area Sports Medicine (SEMS)
Specialist in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Conferment of title of doctor PhD
Degree in Human Medicine, Leiden University (NL)

Mitgliedschaft in Fachgesellschaften

  • Swiss Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (SGPMR)
  • Vereniging voor Revalidatieartsen (NL)
  • Swiss Society for Sports Medicine (SGSM)


IM Kanera, CM van Laake-Geelen, JM Ruijgrok, MJB Goossens, JR de Jong, JA Verbunt, M Geerts, RJEM Smeets, HPJ Kindermans, Living with painful diabetic neuropathy: insights from focus groups into fears and coping strategies, Psychology and Health 2019, 34, (1) 84-105.

M den Hollander, M Goossens, J de Jong, JM Ruijgrok, J Oosterhof, P Onghena, R Smeets, JWS Vlaeyen. Expose or protect? A randomized controlled trial of exposure in vivo vs pain-contingent treatment as usual in patients with complex regional pain syndrome type 1. Pain 157 (2016) 2318–2329.

MJB. Goossens, RJA de Kinderen, M Leeuw, JR de Jong, JM Ruijgrok, SMAA Evers and JW S Vlaeyen. Is exposure in vivo cost-effective for chronic low back pain? A trial-based economic evaluation. BMC Health Serv Res 2015 Dec 14; 15: 549,

MRC HENDRIKS, MHC BLEIJLEVENS: JCM HAASTREGT, HFJM CREBOLDER JPM DIEDERIKS, SMAA EVERS, GIJM KEMPEN, VAN ROSSUM E, JM RUIJGROK, PA STALENHOEF, WJ MULDER, VAN EIJK JTHM: Lack of effectiveness of a multidisciplinary fall prevention program in elderly people at risk: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2008; 56(8):1390-7,

MRC HENDRIKS, MHC BLEIJLEVENS: JCM HAASTREGT, HFJM CREBOLDER, JPM DIEDERIKS: WJ MULDER, GIJM KEMPEN, E VAN ROSSUM, JM RUIGROK, WITH PA STALENHOEF, JTHM EIJKENAAR: A multidisciplinary fall prevention program for elderly person: a feasibility study. Geriatric Nursing, 2008, 29(3): 186-96,

MPJ VAN BOXTEL, K SLEGERSSTRAAT, J JOLLES, JM RUIJGROK: Risk of upper limb complaints due to computer use in older persons: a randomized study. BMC Geriatr. 2007 Aug 16; 7 (1): 21,

JR DE JONG, JWS VLAEYEN, P ONGHENA, C CUYPERS, M DEN HOLLANDER, JM RUIJGROK: Reduction of pain-related fear in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome type I: The application of graded exposure in vivo. Pain 116 (2005): 264-275,

JG BLOEMSAAT, JM, RUIJGROK, GP VAN GALEN: Patients suffering from a specific Work-Related Upper Extremity Disorder (WRUED) exhibit inefficient movement strategies. Acta Psychologica 2004 Jan, 115 (1): 17-33,

JG BLOEMSAAT, GP VAN GALEN, JM RUIJGROK, MDF EIJSDEN BESSELING, RM TIMMERS: Effects of cognitive load on forearm EMG response activity in individuals suffering from work related upper extremity disorder. 4th International Scientific Conference on Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (pp 160), Amsterdam 2001,

NJ VARDAXIS, ME BOON, JM RUIJGROK: Calcification of cross-linked collagen-elastin membrane implants in vivo and their proposed use in bone regeneration. Biomaterials, 17 (1996) 1489-1497,

ME BOON, JM RUIJGROK MJ VARDAXIS: Collagen implants remain supple not allowing fibroblast ingrowth. Biomaterials, 16 (1995) 1089-1093,

NJ VARDAXIS, JM RUIJGROK, DC RIETVELD, EM MARRES AND ME BOON: Chemical and physical properties of collagen implants influence their fate in vivo as Evaluated by light and confocal microscopy. J Biomed Mat Res 1994, 28: 1013-1025,

JM RUIJGROK, JR DE WIJN, ME BOON: Glutaraldehyde cross-linking of collagen: Effects of time, temperature and concentration as measured by shrinkage temperature. Clinical Materials 17 (1994) 23-27,

JM RUIJGROK, JR DE WIJN, ME BOON: Optimizing glutaraldehyde cross-linking of collagen: effects of time, temperature and concentration as measured by shrinkage temperature. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 5 (1994), 80-87,

ME BOON, LP COOK, JR DE WIJN, JM RUIJGROK: Microwave-stimulated fixation for electron microscopy is a balancing act. Karlsson G (ed). Extended abstracts of the 45th annual meeting of the Scandinavian Society for Electron Microscopy SCANDEM 93, Lund, Sweden, 1994: 3-4,

JM RUIJGROK, ME BOON, HKP FEIRABEND, S PLOEGER: Does microwave irradiation have other then thermal effects on glutaraldehyde cross-linking of collagen? Eur J Morph, 31, 4, December 1993,

JM RUIJGROK, JR DE WIJN, ME BOON: A model to determine microwave-stimulated cross-linking of collagen using diluted glutaraldehyde solutions. Scanning 15, 110-114 (1993),

JM RUIJGROK: A simple and cheap solution to the problem of uneven temperature rise within fluids during microwave irradiation. Microwave newsletter 3, May 1990,

JM RUIJGROK, JR DE WIJN, ME BOON.The effect of heating by microwave irradiation and by conventional heating on the aldehyde concentration in aqueous glutaraldehyde solutions. Histochemical Journal 22, 389-393, 1990,

GA KERKHOF, HAM MIDDELKOOP, AE LUNSINGH TONCKENS, EP TAMMELING, IP SCHIPPER, JM RUIJGROK, F VD SLUYS, R VD HOEVE: Circadian effects of a geriatric preparation in the Elderly.XVIII International Conference on Chronobiology, Leiden, July 1987. (Abstract J Chronobiology, 1988).

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