Dr Rutger de Zoete

Dr Rutger de Zoete
 Position Lecturer, Physiotherapy
 Org Unit School of Allied Health Science and Practice
 Email rutger.dezoete@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 3034
 Location Floor/Room S4 20 ,  Helen Mayo South ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Dr Rutger de Zoete is a Lecturer and Researcher in Physiotherapy within the School of Allied Health Science and Practice. He joined The University of Adelaide in 2020 after having completed his postdoctoral research fellowship at The University of Queensland, Australia. Rutger has a background in Physiotherapy (BSc) and Human Movement Sciences (MSc), and holds a PhD (Physiotherapy) from The University of Newcastle, Australia. He has a clinical background and his passion for university teaching and research stems from his work as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist.

    Rutger’s research focuses on investigating mechanisms underlying chronic neck pain. With his clinical background and advanced neuroscience knowledge and laboratory skills, he investigates the immunological and neurological mechanisms of neck pain. He aims to improve conservative management options for those with chronic neck pain, and is particularly interested in the role of physiotherapy. Rutger’s research has been published in leading physiotherapy, medical, and rehabilitation journals, demonstrating the clinical relevance of his work. He has established a strong collaborative network with Australian and global pain researchers, emphasising the importance of interdisciplinary work in this field.

    Dr de Zoete is available as supervisor for PhD students.

  • Qualifications

    • Doctor of Philosophy (Physiotherapy), The University of Newcastle, Australia
      Thesis title: Cervical spine sensorimotor control in individuals with chronic idiopathic neck pain.

    • Master of Science (Human Movement Sciences), VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
      Thesis title: Focus on the ball: an in-situ visual attention training study in tennis.

    • Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy), University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, the Netherlands
      Thesis title: Glenohumeral range of motion and shoulder injuries in overhead athletes.

     

  • Awards & Achievements

    Dr de Zoete has received over $80,000 in research funding, including more than $50,000 as Chief Investigator (CI).

     

    • Collaboration Seeding Grant, 2019, The Neurobiological Effects of Physical Exercise in Individuals with Chronic Pain, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, The University of Queensland
    • Travel Grant, 2017, Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research, The University of Newcastle
    • Travel Grant, 2016, Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research, The University of Newcastle
    • Felicity and Michael Thomson Top-Up Scholarship, 2016, Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)
    • Equipment Grant, 2015, School of Health Sciences, The University of Newcastle. CI: A/Prof Suzanne Snodgrass
    • Equipment Grant, 2015, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle. CI: A/Prof Suzanne Snodgrass
    • University of Newcastle International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (UNIPRS), 2014, The University of Newcastle
    • University of Newcastle Research Scholarship Central (UNRSC50:50), 2014, The University of Newcastle

  • Publications

    Peer-reviewed articles

    • Snodgrass, S.J., Croker, C., de Zoete, R.M.J., Yerrapothu, M., Shepherd, S., Stanwell, P., Bolton, P., Elliott, J.I. (2019) Reliability of Cervical Muscle Volume Quantification using Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice.
    • Sterling M., de Zoete R.M.J., Coppieters I., Farrell S.F. (2019). Best Evidence Rehabilitation for Chronic Pain Part 4: Neck Pain. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 2019, 8(8). Published online. doi: 10.3390/jcm8081219
    • de Zoete R.M.J., Osmotherly P.G., Rivett D.A., Snodgrass S.J. (2019) Cervical Sensorimotor Control Does Not Change Over Time and is Not Related to Chronic Idiopathic Neck Pain Characteristics: A Six-Month Longitudinal Case-Control Study. Accepted for publication in Physical Therapy.
    • de Zoete R.M.J., Osmotherly P.G., Rivett D.A., Snodgrass S.J. (2019). No Differences between Individuals with Chronic Idiopathic Neck Pain and Healthy Individuals on Seven Cervical Sensorimotor Control Tests: A Cross-Sectional StudyJournal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.
    • de Zoete R.M.J., Brown L., Oliveira K., Penglaze L., Rex R., Sawtell B., Sullivan T. (2019) The Effectiveness of General Physical Exercise for Individuals with Chronic Neck Pain: A Systematic Review of Randomised Controlled Trials. European Journal of Physiotherapy.
    • Snodgrass, S.J., Oldmeadow, C., Rivett, D., Moghaddas, D., Palazzi, K., Bolton, P., de Zoete, R.M.J., Blyton, S., Edwards, S. (2019) A pilot longitudinal study of three dimensional head and neck kinematics during functional tasks in individuals with chronic idiopathic neck pain either wait-listed or receiving chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy with exercise. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.
    • Moghaddas D., de Zoete R.M.J., Edwards S., Snodgrass S.J. (2019) Differences in the kinematics of the cervical and thoracic spine during functional movement in individuals with or without chronic neck pain: a systematic review. Physiotherapy.
    • de Zoete R.M.J., Osmotherly P.G., Rivett D.A., Snodgrass S.J. (2018). Seven Cervical Sensorimotor Control Tests Measure Different Constructs in Individuals with Chronic Idiopathic Neck Pain. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, 24(1): 69-78. doi: 10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.10.013
    • Young J. L., Rhon D., de Zoete R.M.J., Snodgrass S.J., Cleland J. (2017). The influence of dosing on effect size of exercise therapy for musculoskeletal foot and ankle disorders: a systematic review. Brazilian Journal of Physical TherapyXX:XX-XX.
    • Weerasekara R.M.I.M., Osmotherly P.G., Snodgrass S.J., Marquez J. de Zoete R.M.J., Rivett D. A. (2017).Clinical Benefits of Joint Mobilisation on Ankle Sprains: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 99(7):1395-412. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.07.019.
    • de Zoete R.M.J., Osmotherly P.G., Rivett D.A., Farrell S.F., Snodgrass S.J. (2017). Sensorimotor control in individuals with idiopathic neck pain and healthy individuals: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 98:1257-71. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.09.121
    Conference presentations
    • de Zoete R.M.J., Chen K., Sterling M. (2019, November). A Systematic Review Investigating Central Neurobiological Changes Exerted by Physical Exercise in Individuals with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. Poster and platform presentation at the Brisbane Pain Research Symposium, Brisbane, Australia.
    • de Zoete R.M.J., Chen K., Sterling M. (2019, October). The Central Neurobiological Effects of Physical Exercise in Individuals with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Systematic Review. Platform presentation at the conference of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Adelaide, Australia.
    • de Zoete R.M.J., Osmotherly P.G., Rivett D.A., Snodgrass S.J. (2019, October). The Association between Cervical Sensorimotor Control and Chronic Idiopathic Neck Pain: A Six-Month Longitudinal Study. Platform presentation at the conference of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Adelaide, Australia.
    • Moghaddas D., de Zoete R.M.J., Edwards S., Snodgrass S.J. (2019, October) Differences in the kinematics of the cervical and thoracic spine during functional movement in individuals with or without chronic neck pain. Platform presentation at the conference of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Adelaide, Australia.
    • de Zoete R.M.J., Osmotherly P.G., Rivett D.A., Snodgrass S.J. (2019, May). Seven Cervical Sensorimotor Control Tests Measure Different Skills in Individuals with Chronic Idiopathic Neck Pain. Poster presentation at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Geneva, Switzerland.
    • de Zoete R.M.J., Osmotherly P.G., Rivett D.A., Snodgrass S.J. (2019, May). Cervical Sensorimotor Control is Not Related to Characteristics of Chronic Idiopathic Neck Pain: A Six-Month Longitudinal Study. Platform presentation at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Geneva, Switzerland.
    • de Zoete R.M.J., Osmotherly P.G., Rivett D.A., Snodgrass S.J. (2019, April). Cervical Sensorimotor Control is Not Associated with Chronic Idiopathic Neck Pain: A Six-Month Longitudinal Study. Platform presentation at the Australian Pain Society Conference, Gold Coast, Australia.
    • de Zoete, R.M.J., Brown, L., Oliveira, K., Penglaze, L., Rex, R., Sawtell, B., Sullivan, T. (2019, April). The Effectiveness of Whole-Body Physical Exercise for Individuals with Chronic Neck Pain: A Systematic Review of Randomised Controlled Trials. Poster presentation at the Australian Pain Society Conference, Gold Coast, Australia.
    • de Zoete R.M.J., Osmotherly P.G., Rivett D.A., Snodgrass S.J. (2018, December). The Clinical Utility of Currently Available Cervical Sensorimotor Control Tests in Individuals with Chronic Idiopathic Neck Pain. Poster presentation at the Brisbane Pain Research Symposium, Brisbane, Australia.
    • de Zoete R.M.J., Osmotherly P.G., Rivett D.A., Snodgrass S.J. (2018, April). Cervical Sensorimotor Control is Not Correlated with Neck Pain or Neck Disability in Individuals with Chronic Idiopathic Neck Pain. Poster presentation at the Australian Pain Society/New Zealand Pain Society Conference, Sydney, Australia.
    • de Zoete R.M.J., Osmotherly P.G., Rivett D.A., Snodgrass S.J. (2017, December). No differences in cervical sensorimotor control between individuals with chronic idiopathic neck pain and healthy individuals. Platform presentation presented at the Sensorimotor Control Satellite Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society, Sydney, Australia.
    • de Zoete R.M.J., Osmotherly P.G., Rivett D.A., Snodgrass S.J. (2017, November). Cervical spine sensorimotor control in individuals with chronic idiopathic neck pain. Platform presentation presented at The University of Newcastle Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research conference, Newcastle, Australia.
    • de Zoete R.M.J., Osmotherly P.G., Rivett D.A., Snodgrass S.J. (2017, October). Head Tilt Response: A Novel Method to Test Spatial Orientation in Individuals with Idiopathic Neck Pain. Platform presentation presented at the conference of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Sydney, Australia.
    • Snodgrass S.J., Stanwell P., Edwards, S., Moghaddas, D., Blyton, S.J., Cooper, R.A., de Zoete R.M.J., Oldmeadow, C., Rivett D.A. (2017, October) Relationships Between Brain Biochemistry, Pain and Movement Patterns in Chronic Idiopathic Neck Pain. Rapid-5 presentation presented at the conference of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Sydney, Australia.
    • Snodgrass S.J., Stanwell P., Edwards, S., Moghaddas, D., Blyton, S.J., Cooper, R.A., de Zoete R.M.J., Oldmeadow, C., Rivett D.A. (2017, October) Relationships Between Brain Biochemistry and Neck Kinematics in Chronic Idiopathic Neck Pain. E-poster presentation presented at the conference of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Sydney, Australia.
    • Blyton, S.J., Edwards, S., Moghaddas, D., de Zoete, R.M.J., Palazzi, K., Oldmeadow, C.,  Bolton, P., Rivett, D.A., Snodgrass, S.J. (2017, October) Associations Between Neck Kinematics and Pain in Individuals with Chronic Idiopathic Neck Pain. E-poster presentation presented at the conference of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Sydney, Australia.
    • Weerasekara, R.M.I.M., Osmotherly P.G., Snodgrass S.J., Marquez, J. de Zoete R.M.J., Rivett D. A. (2017, October) A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Clinical Benefits of Passive Joint Mobilisation on Ankle Sprains. Platform presentation presented at the conference of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Sydney, Australia.
    • Weerasekara, R.M.I.M., Osmotherly P.G., Snodgrass S.J., Marquez, J. de Zoete R.M.J., Rivett D. A. (2017, January) Clinical benefits of passive joint mobilisation on ankle sprains. Poster presentation presented at the conference of Sports Medicine Australia, Sydney, Australia.
    • Snodgrass S.J., Cooper R.A., Edwards S., Moghaddas D., Blyton S.J., de Zoete R.M.J., Rivett D.A. (2016, July). Altered movement strategies during functional tasks in individuals with chronic idiopathic neck pain. Poster presentation at the conference of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists, Glasgow, Scotland.
    • Snodgrass S.J., de Zoete R.M.J., Rivett D. A., Stanwell P. (2016, July). Assessment of cerebral biochemistry in individuals with chronic idiopathic neck pain and healthy individuals: Evidence for central changes in the presence of chronic neck pain. Rapid-5 presentation at the conference of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists, Glasgow, Scotland.
    • de Zoete R.M.J., Osmotherly P.G., Rivett D.A., Farrell S.F., Snodgrass S.J. (2016, July). Sensorimotor control in individuals with idiopathic neck pain and healthy individuals: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Platform presentation presented at the conference of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists, Glasgow, Scotland.
    • de Zoete R.M.J., Osmotherly P.G., Rivett D.A., Farrell S.F., Snodgrass S.J. (2015, October). Sensorimotor control in people with insidious onset neck pain and healthy individuals: a systematic review. Platform presentation presented at the conference of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Gold Coast, Australia.

    Invited presentations
    • de Zoete R.M.J., Neuroimaging in chronic pain. Invited by A/Prof Katie McMahon. MRI Symposium, RECOVER Injury Research Centre, The University of Queensland, July 2019.
    • de Zoete R.M.J., Osmotherly P.G., Rivett D.A., Snodgrass S.J. Head tilt response: a novel method to test spatial orientation in individuals with idiopathic neck pain. Invited by Prof Darren Rivett. Physiotherapy Seminar Series, School of Health Sciences, The University of Newcastle, Australia, October 2017
    • de Zoete R.M.J., Osmotherly P.G., Rivett D.A., Snodgrass S.J. Cervical spine sensorimotor control in individuals with idiopathic neck pain. Invited by Prof Michele Sterling. Physiotherapy Department, Griffith University, Australia, February 2017.
    • de Zoete R.M.J., Osmotherly P.G., Rivett D.A., Farrell S.F., Snodgrass S.J. Cervical spine sensorimotor control in individuals with idiopathic neck pain. Invited by Prof Darren Rivett. Physiotherapy Seminar Series, School of Health Sciences, The University of Newcastle, Australia, August 2016.
    • de Zoete R.M.J., Osmotherly P.G., Rivett D.A., Farrell S.F., Snodgrass S.J. Sensorimotor control in people with insidious onset neck pain and healthy individuals: a systematic review. Invited by Prof Darren Rivett. Physiotherapy Seminar Series, School of Health Sciences, The University of Newcastle, Australia, September 2015.

  • Professional Associations

    • Australian Physiotherapy Association
    • Australian Pain Society

     

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