Stichting Academie Instituut Fysiotherapie PLUS


Homeruslaan 59A, 3581 MD Utrecht
030-2515596 (option 1)



The Academie Instituut voor Fysiotherapie PLUS (Academic Institute for Physical Therapy PLUS, also called ‘AI’) is a well-known institute that was founded in 1974 as one of the first physical therapy practices in the Netherlands and is located in a former bathhouse at the eastside of Utrecht. Besides a wide range of physical therapy specialties, the AI offers various paramedic disciplines. The short lines make it possible to cooperate closely together to resolve your problems as well and as quickly as possible. The AI is affiliated to major network organizations and we meet the strict quality requirements of health care insurance companies.

The Academy Institute is also a training institute. It accommodates students from the HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht among others, provides education for physical therapists and is closely involved in scientific research in the field of physical therapy and kinesiology. The staff are trained to a master’s degree and follow PhD programmes.

The three pillars ‘education’, ‘scientific research’ and ‘good health care’ form the basis of the Academy Institute.




Basia Verwey

Physical therapists

Anton de Wijer – manual therapist

Nick van der Horst – orthopedics and ultrasound

Dr. Maarten van der Worp – sports physical therapist

Holger Drechsler – sports physical therapist and ultrasound

Ron Verweel – manual therapist and neurology/elderly

Maud Eeuwen – orofacial physical therapist, psychosomatic physical therapist, neurology/elderly

Simone Gouw – orofacial physical therapist, psychosomatic physical therapist, gnathologist

Geiske Pronk – pelvic physical therapist

Sam Beenhakker – physical therapist


Ria Mouthaan

Anna Ruighaver

Jacqueline Utenhove


Health care insurance:

Since January 1, 2006, the DTF (Direct Access Physical Therapy) is applicable, allowing the patient to go to a physical therapist without a referral.

It is important that the patient has a supplementary healthcare insurance. Physical therapy is not always reimbursed from the basic healthcare insurance. There are major differences in the number of treatments that will be reimbursed between different insurance companies. If you do not have a supplementary healthcare insurance, you must pay the treatments yourself. For the price list of the Academy Institute, see ‘Het AI’ → ‘Zorgverzekering’.


Physical Therapy:

The Academy Institute offers different physical therapy specializations. For more information or to make an appointment with one of our therapists you can contact us at 030-2515596 (select option 1), info@academieinstituut.nl or via the online contact form under ‘Contact’.



  • Expertise Centre for Complaints of the Lower Extremities/Leg (BEC)
  • Pelvic Physical Therapy
  • Intermittent Claudication
  • Ultrasound and Shockwave Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Manual Therapy
  • Neurology and Elderly
  • Oncology
  • Orofacial Physical Therapy (physical therapy of the jaw)
  • Programme: Neurofit (exercise group for neurological patients)
  • Programme: Pregnancyfit (exercise group for pregnant women)
  • Psychosomatic Physical Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy


Other paramedics:

Alongside physical therapists the Academic Institute offers several other paramedic disciplines. For more information or to make an appointment with one of the paramedics, please contact the relevant contact.


  • Fysiofitness Bèta-Move

(contact: Holger Drechsler, 030-2515596 select option 2 or info@academieinstituut.nl)

  • Acupuncture

(contact: Bas van Dijk, 030-6703942 or 06-11014978 or acupunctuurbasvandijk@gmail.com)

  • Buurtteams

(contact: 030-7400509 or oost@buurtteamsutrecht.nl)

  • Occupational Therapy

(contact: Bastiënne de Regt, 06-10325348 or 030-2322431 or info@mensinbedrijf.nl)

  • Speech Therapy

(contact: Hanneke Bax, 06-18018761 of info@bestemming-bereikt.com)

  • Massage Therapy

(contact: Diana de Rijk, 06-42481064)

  • Mensendieck Therapy

(contact: Eveline Egeler, 030-2523568 or 06-21206072 or info@utrechtoefentherapie.nl)

  • Podiatry

(contact: Jacqueline Montrée,  06-13808330 or jackymontree@podoservice.info)

  • Psychology

(contact: Poly Papageorgiou , 06-28542307)