Erik van Wensen
Since 2005 I have been working as a neurologist in Gelre Hospitals in Apeldoorn. My specialization is “Movement Disorders” and in particular those in Sports. These are called the “Task-Specific Dystonia’s” in Sports (TSD-S) and are quite unknown to (para-)medics and the general public. Since 3 years it has become my PhD-topic under the guidance of professor Marina de Koning. My PhD-topic is called “The Dutch Yips Studies” and I am working together with the Center of Expertise Movement Disorders of the University Medical Centre of Groningen and Radboud UMC Nijmegen and also in collaboration with the Dutch Golf Federation and the Royal & Ancient Medical & Scientific Team. Since January 2020 I work three days as a neurologist and two days as a PhD-student at the Sports Dystonia Centre in Apeldoorn. In the near future I hope to become an expert on the TSD in Sports to help athletes wherever I can if they are affected by this extremely annoying movement disorder. One of my strengths is that I know what it is to be struck by a Task-Specific Dystonia in 2 sports (Golf &Tennis) for more than 15 years and I love sports and the brain, so I am highly motivated.