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Faculty Scholar Marieke Van Puymbroeck, Ph.D., CTRS, FDRT at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Marieke Van Puymbroeck, Ph.D., CTRS, FDRT

Professor of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Recreational Therapy Coordinator
College of Health, Education and Human Development

Contact: 864-656-1189 or mvp@clemson.edu


Who is Dr. Van Puymbroeck?

Marieke Van Puymbroeck is a Roy Distinguished Professor of Health Innovation Research and coordinator of the Recreational Therapy program at Clemson University. She has served two years as president of the National Academy of Recreational Therapists. Dr. Van Puymbroeck serves as the President of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association.

For more information, see her Department Profile.

How Dr. Van Puymbroeck’s research is transforming health care

Marieke’s research focuses on yoga as a therapeutic intervention for individuals with chronic disease and disability, including individuals with chronic stroke, breast cancer survivors, individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, individuals with chronic pain, and older adults with a fear of falling. She is currently working on a project to infuse fall prevention into Oconee Memorial Hospital, as well as a NIH-funded study on the use of yoga for individuals with chronic pain and their caregivers.

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Health Research Expertise Keywords

Disabilities, Neurological Impairments, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Intervention Research, Rehabilitation