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Ramon Ottenheijm

Trainer General Physicians

Next to being a general physician, Ramon has a specialization in the musculoskeletal system, is general physician educator, PhD promoter and spends lots of time on the topic of healthcare innovation.

As general physician he participates in the RNFM (Research Network Family Medicine) registration network. Due to his MSK system specialization, Ramon works in an extended scope center, a workplace he started. His scientific research is dedicated to these types of healthcare innovations. As a teacher, Ramon educates medicine students on the MSK system.
Within SonoSkills he’s responsible for the musculoskeletal ultrasound courses specifically for general physicians. This way the connects his work as doctor, innovator, researcher and teacher.

Because of his expertise, Ramon works together both regional as nationwide with general physician associations such as Meditta, Huisartsen OZL, Medical Coordination Center Omnes and NHG. Trough these activities Ramon regularly meets inspiring colleagues, which boosts his energy and motivation. All in all, a dynamic life with a wide variety of challenges.

Next to his job, he finds relaxation in sports. His biggest passion are ball sports, but due to various injuries, he became an avid cycler. His biggest accomplishments was participating in the Alpe d’HuZes event.


Agreement between physical therapists and radiologists of stratifying patients with shoulder pain into new treatment related categories using ultrasound; an exploratory study.
Thoomes-de Graaf M, Ottenheijm RPG, Verhagen AP, Duijn E, Karel YHJM, van den Borne MPJ, Beumer A, van Broekhoven J, Dinant GJ, Tetteroo E, Lucas C, Koes BW, Scholten-Peeters GGM.

Ultrasound imaging to tailor the treatment of acute shoulder pain: a randomised controlled trial in general practice.
Ottenheijm RP, Cals JW, Winkens B, Weijers RE, de Bie RA, Dinant GJ.

Development of a Prognostic Model for Patients With Shoulder Complaints in Physical Therapist Practice.
Karel YHJM, Verhagen AP, Thoomes-de Graaf M, Duijn E, van den Borne MPJ, Beumer A, Ottenheijm RPG, Dinant GJ, Koes BW, Scholten-Peeters GGM.

Ultrasound imaging for tailored treatment of patients with acute shoulder pain.
Ottenheijm RP, Cals JW, Weijers R, Vanderdood K, de Bie RA, Dinant GJ.

Ultrasound-diagnosed disorders in shoulder patients in daily general practice: a retrospective observational study.
Ottenheijm RP, van't Klooster IG, Starmans LM, Vanderdood K, de Bie RA, Dinant GJ, Cals JW.

Inter-professional agreement of ultrasound-based diagnoses in patients with shoulder pain between physical therapists and radiologists in the Netherlands.
Thoomes-de Graaf M, Scholten-Peeters GG, Duijn E, Karel YH, van den Borne MP, Beumer A, Ottenheijm RP, Dinant GJ, Tetteroo E, Lucas C, Koes BW, Verhagen AP.

GPs' perspectives on the diagnostic work-up in patients with shoulder pain: a qualitative study.
Ottenheijm RP, Hesselmans NJ, Kemper A, Moser A, de Bie RA, Dinant GJ, Cals JW.

Current management and prognostic factors in physiotherapy practice for patients with shoulder pain: design of a prospective cohort study.
Karel YH, Scholten-Peeters WG, Thoomes-de Graaf M, Duijn E, Ottenheijm RP, van den Borne MP, Koes BW, Verhagen AP; ShoCoDiP (Shoulder Complaints and using Diagnostic ultrasound in Physiotherapy practice) study group, Dinant GJ, Tetteroo E, Beumer A, van Broekhoven JB, Heijmans M.

The Maastricht Ultrasound Shoulder pain trial (MUST): ultrasound imaging as a diagnostic triage tool to improve management of patients with non-chronic shoulder pain in primary care.
Ottenheijm RP, Joore MA, Walenkamp GH, Weijers RE, Winkens B, Cals JW, de Bie RA, Dinant GJ.

Accuracy of diagnostic ultrasound in patients with suspected subacromial disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Ottenheijm RP, Jansen MJ, Staal JB, van den Bruel A, Weijers RE, de Bie RA, Dinant GJ.