Jorvik Physiotherapy is run by fully-qualified Chartered Physiotherapist Jeroen Suur and wife Janet.
Jeroen studied in Arnhem, The Netherlands, where in 1994 he gained a BSc degree in Physiotherapy. He has been working as a physiotherapist in the UK for 20 years, the last 10 of them based in York. His experience includes work in NHS hospitals, army medical centres, and private practice. He was also involved in a motion analysis project at a research institute within University College, London.
In 2000, Jeroen gained an MSc Degree in Human Physiology. Completing this course has helped Jeroen to develop a better understanding of the way our bodies respond to injury and painful disorders. Part of his role as a physiotherapist is to convey that information to others to enable them to manage their particular condition. At Jorvik Physiotherapy we believe that education is crucial to self-management and Jeroen will spend time to ensure that, in the long-term, as few appointments as possible are required.
Jeroen has an interest in sports injuries and, as a keen swimmer and squash player, he understands the frustrations often experienced by sports enthusiasts held back by injury.
As a general handyman, Jeroen has spent many, many hours on home improvements. In his spare time, he can be found in his garage and garden enjoying his woodwork and chainsaw carving. In so doing, he can appreciate how painful conditions, injury and loss of function can affect gardeners, DIY enthusiasts and professionals alike. He will be able to use his knowledge and own experience to suggest adaptations to minimise such effect.
Janet studied Maths at Bangor University, where she gained a degree in 1988, and followed this up with a degree in Physiotherapy from Brunel University in 1995. She has worked as a physiotherapist within the NHS and as an IT programmer in the finance sector. Janet has helped with the practice since it started in 2007 and has recently taken the decision to manage it full-time. She enjoys cycling and suggesting home improvements.
Jeroen is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice (Physiofirst).