Ellen received her master’s degree in physical therapy in Belgium in 2002. She worked with human patients for seven years while she trained in manual therapy, animal physiotherapy (The Netherlands) and animal osteopathy.
Ellen has worked with humans, dogs and horses since 2003 until she founded Het Waterhof Animal Rehabilitation Center in 2009. Since then, she has worked full-time with animals.
Ellen is the founder and president of the Belgian Association for Certified Animal Physical Therapy and has been the physical therapist for the Belgian agility team since 2008. She teaches canine and equine rehabilitation at the University of Ghent and lectures nationally and internationally. Ellen completed her certification at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (USA) in 2009. She is an instructor for CRI in The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist and Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist.