Peter Prinsen, a Dutchman also speaking English fluently, graduated in 2001 from Hogeschool van Amsterdam with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. He then started working in a private clinic in Hilversum and a year later started to study manual therapy at Stichting Opleiding Manuele Therapie in Amersfoort graduating with a second bachelor’s degree in manual therapy in 2007. The following year, with seven years of professional experience, Peter started teaching physical therapy at the International School for Physical Therapy Thim van der Laan in Nieuwegein.
– Physical Therapy
– Manual Therapy
– Lifestyle Coaching
Qualifications and Memberships:
– Member of the Paramedical Association St. Maarten
– Member of the Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy
– Registered at the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor in St. Maarten; registration number 52018
-Registered at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport in The Netherlands; registration number (BG-register) 39056388504
– Registered in the Dutch KRF-NL (Quality Register Physical Therapy); registration number 71787
In 2011, after working for a period of ten years in a private clinic and teaching for three years in Holland, Peter decided it was time for a change in climate and moved to St. Maarten. For the next eight years he worked at the St. Maarten Health Care Clinic in Cole Bay, where he mainly attended to patients with musculo-skeletal related disorders (back and neck complaints). In 2013, he began visiting St. Eustatius to re-establish physical therapy on the island.
In 2015, Peter was elected, and continues to be, the president of the Windward Islands Physical Therapy Association.
In 2017, he became a member of the Council of Health of St. Maarten.
Annually, Peter organizes at least two courses for the physical therapists in Sint Maarten and is the initiator of the Memorandum of Understanding between the associations of The Netherlands, Aruba, Curacao and St. Maarten. This MoU aims to create closer links between the professional bodies to promote various issues such as quality assurance of paramedical care in the Caribbean.
In 2019, Peter opened his own practice; ProPhysio Prinsen where he continues to offer hands-on therapy for SZV and private patients.
In 2020. Peter became a licensed Lifestyle Coach for the GLI (Gemeenschappelijke Leefstijl Interventie).
Peter and Sebastiaan decided to combine forces and become an institution. Sebastiaan’s clinic, Physical Solutions, merged with ProPhysio in January 2022.