Steven De Coninck

Steven De Coninck, MSc PT

 Continuing education - projects :

1989 : Brussels Free University (B) : licentiaat Motorische Revalidatie en Kinesitherapie
1989 : specific Cyriax training for one month ; Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle (GB)
October 1989 - today : private physiotherapy practice, De Haan (B). With focus on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of soft tissue lesions of the locomotor system.
1989 - 1992 : attended seven times the complete course on "Orthopaedic Medicine Cyriax", ETGOM in Belgium ; one course in London (GB)
December 1992 : 3 day course "Reflex massage of the sole of the foot", Paris (F)
1992-1993 : training for assistant teacher in orthopaedic medicine Cyriax, ETGOM
29-31 january 1993 : course "The maitland Concept", Antwerp (B)
27-30 october 1995 : course "McKenzie : the lumbar spine", Antwerp (B)
6-8 october 1995 : course "McKenzie : the cervical spine", Antwerp (B)
11-13 october 1998 : "McKenzie course, problem solving part C", Antwerp (B)

June 1993 - october 1994 : member of the board of "Unie van Kringen voor ZelfstandigeKinesitherapeuten" (association of self employed PT's)
1993 - 1994 : I acted as a thesis-promotor for a graduate physiotherapy student, H.T.I., Bruges (B)
1998-1999 : idem, H.T.I., Bruges (B)
2002-2003 : idem, K.H.B.O., Bruges (B)
15 june 1999 : co founder and president of the "Global Cyriax Institute" ; author of the quality and contents standards concerning continuing education in orthopaedic medicine Cyriax. Development of the first "Cyriax Assessment Forms".
2003 : creation of the OMConsult back prevention project. Specific lectures for companies on prevention of back problems ; more info on

Lecturer on national and international courses

Since 1993 I taught courses in orthopaedic medicine in about 30 countries for a number of different organization partners :

Brussels, Hasselt, De Haan, Brugge (Belgium), ETGOM
Hamburg (Germany), Fortbildung in Hamburg
Trier (Germany), Zentral Verband für Krankengymnasten
Berlin (Germany), Zentral Verband für Krankengymnasten
Bochum (Germany), Universitätsklinik Bergmannsheil
Weiskirchen (Germany), Academie Weiskirchen, CTG Trier
Ulm (Germany) , UlmKolleg
Utrecht (the Netherlands), ETGOM
Dallas, Texas (USA), Colombia Medical Center of Las Colinas
Vancouver (Canada) ; Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia
Houston (USA ); Texas Physical Therapy Association
Campinas (Brasil) ; Nucleo de estudos em fisioterapia
Moscow, (Russia) Russian University of People's Friendship
Youngstown (USA) ; Youngstown State University, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio (USA) ; Ohio Physical Therapy Association
Bologna (Italy) ; Associazione Italiana Terapisti della Riabilitazione
Barcelona (Spain) ; Isfyes
Hong Kong (China) ; Hong Kong Physical Therapy Association
Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) ; Saudi German Hospital
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) ; Saudi German Hospital
Krakow (Poland) ; Reha+
Seoul (South Korea) , Musculoskeletal Medicine Institute
Milano (Italy) ; Riabilitazione Oggi
Philadelphia (USA), Thomas Jefferson University
Vilnius (Lithuania)
Warren, Ohio (USA), Hillside rehab.
Lovran, Zagreb (Croatia), Croation Association of Physiotherapists
Trebnje (Slovenia), ETGOM
Luxembourg (Association Luxembourgeoise des Kinésithérapeutes)
Buenos Aires, Escobar (Argentina), FLENI
Dhaka (Bangladesh), Eastern Hospital and Medical Resaerch Centre)
Manama (Bahrain), Bahrain Physical Therapy Association
Cairo (Egypt), Primephysio - Cairo University
Bacau (Romenia), Bacau university
Alexandria (Egypt), Primephysio
Dubai (UAE), Edutrack events
Beirut (Lebanon), Primephysio
Bydgoszcz, Warsaw (Poland), Actio
Corfu (Greece), local PT group
Belgrade (Serbia), Serbian PT association
Porto (Portugal), Bwizer
Kuwait City (Kuwait), Public Authority for Youth and Health (GECM) ; Ministry of Health, Administration of Physical Therapy Services
Santiago (Chile), Rehactiva Chile
Cordoba (Argentina), Colegio de kinesiologos
Lima (Peru), Terapia Manual Peru

Since 1992 I also gave several lectures and introduction courses for different local physiotherapy associations in Belgium :

Nationale Federatie van Doctors en Licentiaten in de Kinesitherapie
Unie van Kringen voor Zelfstandige Kinesitherapeuten
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Kine Kring St. Truiden
Aarschotse Kine Kring
Kine Kring Klein Brabant-Vaartland
ZKV Lier
Kinesistenkring Zuiderkempen
Kine Kring Izegem
Waregemse Kinesitherapeuten Vereniging
KZK Wetteren-Laarne-Wichelen
Tiense Kinesitherpeuten Kring
Kine Kring Brugge Oostkust
Tongerse Kine Kring
Instituut Recyclage en specialisatie Kursussen
Gilde van Kinesitherapeuten Arondissement Ieper
Kinesitherapeuten Kring Noorderkempen
Kine Kring Ronse

Lecturer on international conferences

25 may 1996 : key note speaker on the convention of the "Associazione Italiana Terapisti della Reabilitazione", Bologna (I)
30 march - 1 april 1998 : speaker on the "Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Annual Conference"(USA)
27-29 august 1999 : McKenzie International Conference, poster presentation "Using the assessment form in a differential diagnosis purpose", Maastricht (NL)
23 november 2002 : speaker on the "Convegno : Approccio, Valutazione e trattamento del paziente con algia vertebrale lombare : metodi a confronto" ; Milano, Italy
8 november 2003 : speaker on the "First Congress of Phsyiotherapy" in Lovran, Croatia
5 may 2005 : speaker on the "Physiokongress" in Aachen, Germany
15-17 june 2006 : speaker on the "Physiokongress" in Aachen, Germany
17-18 april 2009, key note speaker on the World Conference on Manual Therapy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
25 june 2010 : speaker on the annual conference of the International Society of Medical Shock Wave Treatment, Chicago, USA
23 october 2010 : speaker on the "Schmerzkongress 1 Thema 5 Meinungen" in Hamburg, Germany


April 1994 - september 1994 : Kineflash : "Een wandeling door het bijscholingsbos, deel I, II, III" (a series on the organisation of continuing education, Belgian PT Association newsletter)
June 1995 : author "Handboek Orthopedische Geneeskunde Cyriax", Etgom (course hand out ETGOM course)
September 1995 : producer video Orthopaedic Medicine Cyriax, Part I : "A practical overview of 106 deep transverse massage techniques and manipulations", ETGOM production, 80' ; English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish and Portuguese language version
1997 : producer video Orthopaedic Medicine Cyriax, Part II : "Functional examination of the spine and the extremities", ETGOM production, 38' ; English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish and Portuguese language version
1999 : author 2 books : "Orthopedische Geneeskunde Cyriax in Theorie en Praktijk", Publisher SATAS, Brussels
Volume I : "Onderzoek en diagnose", 225p
Volume II : "Behandeling d.m.v. diepe dwarse frictie, manipulatie en tractie", 103p
2000 : co-author book : "Orthopedische Geneeskunde Cyriax in Theorie en Praktijk", Publisher SATAS, Brussels
Volume III : "Behandeling d.m.v. infiltratie en injectie", 158p
2000 : various articles in German and Belgian PT magazines
Krankengymnastik, Zeitschrift für Physiotherapeuten, 08/2000 : "Klinische Untersuchung der Schulter : sprechen Therapeuten die gleiche Sprache ?", p1358-1364
Krankengymnastik, Zeitschrift für Physiotherapeuten, 09/2000 : co-author "Der freie Gelenkkörper im arthrotischen Gelenk", p1474-1482
2000: author of the updated Cyriax Assessment Forms (extremities and spine)
2003 : producer of the new DVD's and VHS's : "Orthopaedic Medicine Part I and II"
Part I : "Basic and accessory functional examination procedures of the extremities and the spine", ETGOM production, 30'
Part II : "A practical illustration of all deep transverse massage, mobilization and manipulation techniques (extremities and spine) and spinal traction procedures", ETGOM production, 81'
2003 : author of 2 books : "Orthopaedic Medicine Cyriax, updated value in daily practice".
Part I : "Clinical examination and diagnosis", publisher OPTP, USA, 283p
Part II : "Treatment by deep transverse massage, mobilization, manipulation and traction", publisher OPTP, USA, 77p
2005 : author of the book : "Cyriax Compact : updated untersuchen und behandeln", Thieme Verlag Stuttgart, 339p
2005 : author of the book : "Clinical Reasoning in Orthopaedic Medicine" : a practical guide based on the Cyriax Assessment Forms", ETGOM production, 112p
2007 : producer of 3 DVD's : "Orthopaedic Medicine"
Part I : "Functional examination and treatment procedures of the upper extremity", 31'15''
Part II : "Functional examination and treatment procedures of the lower extremity", 38'48''
Part III : "Functional examination and treatment procedures of the spine and the SI-joint", 39'26''
2007 : producer of DVD on prevention of back problems (Dutch version) : "Ontdek je rug, zelfbehandeling en preventie van rugklachten", OMConsult, 39'
2008 : producer of DVD on prevention of back problems (German version) : "Fit und sexy, nur mit gesundem Rücken", OMConsult, 42'
2009 : co-producer of DVD : "Orthopaedic Medicine, infiltrations and injections in orthopaedic and sports medicine", ETGOM production, 61'

September 2010 : producer of 4 new DVD productions on examination and treatment techniques in orthopaedic medicine and radial shock wave therapy in orthopaedic medicine.

August 2010 : The back pain prevention project for patients, which has been created by Steven, in combination with the DVD production "Ontdek je rug" has been officially certified with a Qfor certificate. This is an international quality label for consulting and training activities (see

October 2011 : creation of the ETGOM Orthopaedic USB stick - 7.36 GB film production on orthopaedic medicine examination and treatment techniques.

March 2012 : main author of the book "Clinical reasoning in modern orthopaedic medicine, a practical diagnostic guide by using a standardized assessment form", ETGOM-OMConsult publications, 160p