Steven De Coninck, PT, International Cyriax Lecturer, Chair ETGOM |

Steven De Coninck, PT, International Cyriax Lecturer, Chair ETGOM

Continuing education - projects 


  • 1989 : Brussels Free University (B) : licentiaat Motorische Revalidatie en Kinesitherapie
  • 1989 : specific Cyriax training for one month ; Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle (GB)
  • October 1989 - today : private physiotherapy practice, De Haan (B). With focus on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of soft tissue lesions of the locomotor system.
  • 1989 - 1992 : attended seven times the complete course on "Orthopaedic Medicine Cyriax", ETGOM in Belgium ; one course in London (GB)
  • December 1992 : 3 day course "Reflex massage of the sole of the foot", Paris (F)
  • 1992-1993 : training for assistant teacher in orthopaedic medicine Cyriax, ETGOM
  • 29-31 january 1993 : course "The maitland Concept", Antwerp (B)
  • 27-30 october 1995 : course "McKenzie : the lumbar spine", Antwerp (B)
  • 6-8 october 1995 : course "McKenzie : the cervical spine", Antwerp (B)
  • 11-13 october 1998 : "McKenzie course, problem solving part C", Antwerp (B)
  •  June 1993 - october 1994 : member of the board of "Unie van Kringen voor ZelfstandigeKinesitherapeuten" (association of self employed PT's)
  • 1993 - 1994 : I acted as a thesis-promotor for a graduate physiotherapy student, H.T.I., Bruges (B)
  • 1998-1999 : idem, H.T.I., Bruges (B)
  • 2002-2003 : idem, K.H.B.O., Bruges (B)
  • 15 june 1999 : co founder and president of the "Global Cyriax Institute" ; author of the quality and contents standards concerning continuing education in orthopaedic medicine Cyriax. Development of the first "Cyriax Assessment Forms"
  • 2003 : creation of the OMConsult back prevention project. Specific lectures for companies on prevention of back problems ; more info on

 Lecturer on national and international courses

 Since 1993 I taught courses in orthopaedic medicine in about 30 countries for a number of different organization partners :

  • Brussels, Hasselt, De Haan, Brugge (Belgium), ETGOM
  • Hamburg (Germany), Fortbildung in Hamburg
  • Trier (Germany), Zentral Verband für Krankengymnasten
  • Berlin (Germany), Zentral Verband für Krankengymnasten
  • Bochum (Germany), Universitätsklinik Bergmannsheil
  • Weiskirchen (Germany), Academie Weiskirchen, CTG Trier
  • Ulm (Germany) , UlmKolleg
  • Utrecht (the Netherlands), ETGOM
  • Dallas, Texas (USA), Colombia Medical Center of Las Colinas
  • Vancouver (Canada) ; Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia
  • Houston (USA ); Texas Physical Therapy Association
  • Campinas (Brasil) ; Nucleo de estudos em fisioterapia
  • Sao Paulo (Brasil), Winfisio
  • Moscow, (Russia) Russian University of People's Friendship
  • Youngstown (USA) ; Youngstown State University, Ohio
  • Columbus, Ohio (USA) ; Ohio Physical Therapy Association
  • Bologna (Italy) ; Associazione Italiana Terapisti della Riabilitazione
  • Barcelona (Spain) ; Isfyes
  • Hong Kong (China) ; Hong Kong Physical Therapy Association
  • Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) ; Saudi German Hospital
  • Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) ; Saudi German Hospital
  • Krakow (Poland) ; Reha+
  • Warsaw, Bydgoszcz (Poland), Actio
  • Seoul (South Korea) , Musculoskeletal Medicine Institute
  • Milano (Italy) ; Riabilitazione Oggi
  • Philadelphia (USA), Thomas Jefferson University
  • Vilnius (Lithuania)
  • Warren, Ohio (USA), Hillside rehab.
  • Lovran, Zagreb (Croatia), Croation Association of Physiotherapists
  • Trebnje (Slovenia), ETGOM
  • Luxembourg (Association Luxembourgeoise des Kinésithérapeutes)
  • Buenos Aires, Escobar (Argentina), FLENI
  • Dhaka (Bangladesh), Eastern Hospital and Medical Resaerch Centre)
  • Manama (Bahrain), Bahrain Physical Therapy Association
  • Cairo (Egypt), Primephysio - Cairo University
  • Bacau (Romenia), Bacau university
  • Alexandria (Egypt), Primephysio
  • Dubai (UAE), Edutrack events
  • Beirut (Lebanon), Primephysio
  • Corfu (Greece), local PT group
  • Belgrade (Serbia), Serbian PT association
  • Porto (Portugal), Bwizer
  • Kuwait City (Kuwait), Public Authority for Youth and Health (GECM) ; Ministry of Health, Administration of Physical Therapy Services
  • Santiago (Chile), Rehactiva Chile
  • Cordoba (Argentina), Colegio de kinesiologos
  • Lima (Peru), Terapia Manual Peru
  • Mostar (Bosnia Herzegovina), Physiotherapy Association of BH
  • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Vivae Training
  • Beijing (China), Chinese Academy of Somatic Rehabilitation)
  • Igalo (Montenegro), Montenegro Physiotherapy Association

Since 1992 I also gave several lectures and introduction courses for different local physiotherapy associations in Belgium :

  • Nationale Federatie van Doctors en Licentiaten in de Kinesitherapie
  • Unie van Kringen voor Zelfstandige Kinesitherapeuten
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Kine Kring St. Truiden
  • Aarschotse Kine Kring
  • Kine Kring Klein Brabant-Vaartland
  • ZKV Lier
  • Kinesistenkring Zuiderkempen
  • Kine Kring Izegem
  • Waregemse Kinesitherapeuten Vereniging
  • KZK Wetteren-Laarne-Wichelen
  • Tiense Kinesitherpeuten Kring
  • Kine Kring Brugge Oostkust
  • Tongerse Kine Kring
  • Instituut Recyclage en specialisatie Kursussen
  • Gilde van Kinesitherapeuten Arondissement Ieper
  • Kinesitherapeuten Kring Noorderkempen
  • Kine Kring Ronse

 Lecturer on international conferences

  • 25 may 1996 : key note speaker on the convention of the "Associazione Italiana Terapisti della Reabilitazione", Bologna (I)
  • 30 march - 1 april 1998 : speaker on the "Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Annual Conference"(USA)
  • 27-29 august 1999 : McKenzie International Conference, poster presentation "Using the assessment form in a differential diagnosis purpose", Maastricht (NL)
  • 23 november 2002 : speaker on the "Convegno : Approccio, Valutazione e trattamento del paziente con algia vertebrale lombare : metodi a confronto" ; Milano, Italy
  • 8 november 2003 : speaker on the "First Congress of Phsyiotherapy" in Lovran, Croatia
  • 5 may 2005 : speaker on the "Physiokongress" in Aachen, Germany
  • 15-17 june 2006 : speaker on the "Physiokongress" in Aachen, Germany
  • 17-18 april 2009, key note speaker on the World Conference on Manual Therapy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 25 june 2010 : speaker on the annual conference of the International Society of Medical Shock Wave Treatment, Chicago, USA
  • 23 october 2010 : speaker on the "Schmerzkongress 1 Thema 5 Meinungen" in Hamburg, Germany


  • April 1994 - september 1994 : Kineflash : "Een wandeling door het bijscholingsbos, deel I, II, III" (a series on the organisation of continuing education, Belgian PT Association newsletter)
  • June 1995 : author "Handboek Orthopedische Geneeskunde Cyriax", Etgom (course hand out ETGOM course)
  • September 1995 : producer video Orthopaedic Medicine Cyriax, Part I : "A practical overview of 106 deep transverse massage techniques and manipulations", ETGOM production, 80' ; English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish and Portuguese language version
  • 1997 : producer video Orthopaedic Medicine Cyriax, Part II : "Functional examination of the spine and the extremities", ETGOM production, 38' ; English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish and Portuguese language version
  • 1999 : author 2 books : "Orthopedische Geneeskunde Cyriax in Theorie en Praktijk", Publisher SATAS, Brussels Volume I : "Onderzoek en diagnose", 225p ; Volume II : "Behandeling d.m.v. diepe dwarse frictie, manipulatie en tractie", 103p
  • 2000 : co-author book : "Orthopedische Geneeskunde Cyriax in Theorie en Praktijk", Publisher SATAS, Brussels Volume III : "Behandeling d.m.v. infiltratie en injectie", 158p
  • 2000 : various articles in German and Belgian PT magazines
  • Krankengymnastik, Zeitschrift für Physiotherapeuten, 08/2000 : "Klinische Untersuchung der Schulter : sprechen Therapeuten die gleiche Sprache ?", p1358-1364
  • Krankengymnastik, Zeitschrift für Physiotherapeuten, 09/2000 : co-author "Der freie Gelenkkörper im arthrotischen Gelenk", p1474-1482
  • 2000: author of the updated Cyriax Assessment Forms (extremities and spine)
  • 2003 : producer of the new DVD's and VHS's : "Orthopaedic Medicine Part I and II" Part I : "Basic and accessory functional examination procedures of the extremities and the spine", ETGOM production, 30' ; Part II : "A practical illustration of all deep transverse massage, mobilization and manipulation techniques (extremities and spine) and spinal traction procedures", ETGOM production, 81'
  • 2003 : author of 2 books : "Orthopaedic Medicine Cyriax, updated value in daily practice".Part I : "Clinical examination and diagnosis", publisher OPTP, USA, 283p ; Part II : "Treatment by deep transverse massage, mobilization, manipulation and traction", publisher OPTP, USA, 77p
  • 2005 : author of the book : "Cyriax Compact : updated untersuchen und behandeln", Thieme Verlag Stuttgart, 339p
  • 2005 : author of the book : "Clinical Reasoning in Orthopaedic Medicine" : a practical guide based on the Cyriax Assessment Forms", ETGOM production, 112p
  • 2007 : producer of 3 DVD's : "Orthopaedic Medicine" ; Part I : "Functional examination and treatment procedures of the upper extremity", 31'15'' ; Part II : "Functional examination and treatment procedures of the lower extremity", 38'48'' ; Part III : "Functional examination and treatment procedures of the spine and the SI-joint", 39'26''
  • 2007 : producer of DVD on prevention of back problems (Dutch version) : "Ontdek je rug, zelfbehandeling en preventie van rugklachten", OMConsult, 39'
  • 2008 : producer of DVD on prevention of back problems (German version) : "Fit und sexy, nur mit gesundem Rücken", OMConsult, 42'
  • 2009 : co-producer of DVD : "Orthopaedic Medicine, infiltrations and injections in orthopaedic and sports medicine", ETGOM production, 61'
  • September 2010 : producer of 4 new DVD productions on examination and treatment techniques in orthopaedic medicine and radial shock wave therapy in orthopaedic medicine.
  • August 2010 : The back pain prevention project for patients, which has been created by Steven, in combination with the DVD production "Ontdek je rug" has been officially certified with a Qfor certificate. This is an international quality label for consulting and training activities (see
  • October 2011 : creation of the ETGOM Orthopaedic USB stick - 7.36 GB film production on orthopaedic medicine examination and treatment techniques.
  • March 2012 : main author of the book "Clinical reasoning in modern orthopaedic medicine, a practical diagnostic guide by using a standardized assessment form", ETGOM-OMConsult publications, 160p
  • September 2014 : author of the Back Instruction Card : release of the Polish and French version
  • December 2014 : author and producer of the "MasterClass in Orthopaedic Medicine", a film series on diagnosis of soft tissue lesions.
  • January 2017 : co-author "Handbuch Physiotherapie, Umfassend aktuell evenidenzbasiert praxisnah", KVM Der Medizinverlag, Berlin

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