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NEWS! News Release. For Immediate Release; May 23, 1999

The ERGYS at Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Vrije University, Amsterdam - ERGYS therapy is now available at the Revalidatiecentrum in   Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The program is headed by Thomas Janssen, Ph.D., FACSM, who has written extensively on improving the health of spinal cord injured individuals. Dr. Janssen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and also the Research Coordinator at the Rehabilitation Center.

The ERGYS in Amsterdam will be used in both research and rehabilitation. Dr. Janssen also expects to collaborate with Dr. Maria Hopman at the University of Nijmegen, which also has an ERGYS program.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dr. Thomas Janssen was the Associate Director of the Institute for Rehabilitation Research and Medicine (IRRM) at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, from 1994 through 1998. Among his many works during this period was the seminal "Clinical Efficacy of Electrical Stimulation Exercise Training: Effects on Health, Fitness, and Function," as published in the Winter 1998 Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation (Stephen Figoni, issue editor). At the IRRM, Dr. Janssen served under the expert tutelage of the late Dr. Roger Glaser, an authority in the field of rehabilitation medicine. Dr. Glaser lost his life on April 9, 1998, after a long bout with cancer. At the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Seattle, Washington, Dr. Janssen and his research peers and friends, George Brooks, Mike Sawka, Glen Davis, Michael Kjaer, and Maria Hopman, organized a symposium, "Exercise after spinal cord injury," in memory of  Dr. Glaser.

Among Dr. Thomas Janssen's numerous hobbies is his love for baseball. He has a real appreciation and understanding of the subtleties of the game. James Schorey, president of Therapeutic Alliances, is looking forward to Thomas' next visit to Dayton, Ohio, when the two of them can sit in the stands at a Cincinnati Reds game and revel in America's pastime.

For Further Information

Thomas W. J. Janssen, Ph.D., FACSM
Vrije Universiteit
Faculty of Human Movement Sciences
Van der Boechorststraat 9
1081 BT Amsterdam
The Netherlands
tel: +31-20-444-8478

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