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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
News and media related to Dr. Van Puymbroeck’s research
- Van Puymbroeck named National Academy of Recreational Therapists president, Media Relations, 2013
- Clemson professor named president of national recreational therapy organization, Clemson University Newsstand, 2017
Health Research Expertise Keywords
Disabilities, Neurological Impairments, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Intervention Research, Rehabilitation
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