Centro Terapéutico Javea
Paul Goudriaan Physiotherapist, Physio Pilates Instructor
Paul has been a physiotherapist for more than twenty years. He was educated in The Netherlands, (Bachelor Degree Physiotherapy 1996). After a couple of years of gaining experience in his profession, (most of which in private practices) Paul decided he wanted to learn more about the different aspects of the trade and, combining his love for travelling, learning about other countries and cultures, he left for Aruba, Dutch Caribbean. On Aruba he was working in the local hospital, H.Oduber, doing inpatient care on the ICU, CCU, Neurology, Orthopedic and Paediatric wards, and outpatient care in the Rehabilitation Centre belonging to the hospital.
After four years on Aruba and one on Bonaire, it was time to come back to Europe, Spain this time. In Nerja, on the Costa del Sol, Paul yet again worked in a private clinic treating all sorts of musculoskeletal and neurological ailments. After a short return to The Netherlands, Paul and his family have now settled down in Javea, on the beautiful Costa Blanca, Spain, where they have been since 2011.
In between working, travelling, and family life, Paul has been so fortunate to do a lot of post graduate education, of which the most important and extensive courses have been:
- Neurological Rehabilitation
- Orthopedic specialisation: Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip
Replacement, shoulder injuries
- Paedriatic physiotherapy, 0-2 year old
- Golf Physiotherapy
- Pilates for Physiotherapist (Holland and Spain)
In autumn 2015 Paul has started the 4 years education in Valencia, to become an Osteopath D.O.
Robert Vandevelde Acupuncturist, Practicioner TCM
Robert graduated from Acupuncture Colleges Sydney in 1982 and has been in private practice since. He has been a board member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese medicine Association (AACMA) including 2 terms as national president. In 2001 he and his wife moved to Spain where he set up practice in Javea and Moraira (Alicante) Modalities: Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, manipulative therapy,veterinary Acupuncture. See his blog and complete profile here
Centro Terapéutico Javea is an outpatient rehabilitation and therapy clinic on the beautiful and sunny Costa Blanca in Spain. We believe that there are often many different ways to help heal someone´s ailments, injuries and diseases. That is why we have a wide variety of specialized staff to be able to meet your needs and wishes. But we have one thing in common; we believe in a holistic approach where the client himself/herself should also be involved in the process of recovery. Please see under Service what kind of treatment we can offer.