SMHCC Our Staff
Stef Rumeser
Stef Rumeser graduated from the Academy for Physical Therapy in Utrecht (The Netherlands) in 1980. After graduation he worked part-time in a private clinic in Zeist and part-time in the institution "De Sterrenberg" for physically and mentally disabled persons.In 1984 he got an job offer on the island of Curacao where he worked in the General Hospital "St. Elisabeth" and at a clinic specializing in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation. Over the years he attended to many post graduation courses in Sports Rehabilitation because of his particular interest in Sports. In 1986 he moved to another Dutch Antillean island, Sint Maarten, where he started working in a private clinic.In 1988 he decided to start his own Physical Therapy clinic and he became the founder of The St. Maarten Health Care Clinic, a clinic for Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation. He works mainly inside the clinic attending to patients with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. Furthermore he is serving the community of Sint Maarten through volunteer work and is a member of the Sint Maarten Rotary Club.
Debbie Feijen
Debbie Feijen graduated in 1999 from Hogeschool Eindhoven (The Netherlands) with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy. She completed her study for Orthopaedic Manual Therapy in Delft/ Utrecht in the Netherlands in 2003. Because of her particular interest in Sports Therapy she attended to the International Academy for Sport Science in Gennep (The Netherlands) in 2005 and specialized in active rehabilitation of the spine. Furthermore in 2005 she followed the Bobath (SCI-art) basic course in Pforzheim (Germany), which consists of constraint induced movement therapy for neurological patients. Between 1999-2006 she worked as a Physical Therapist/ Orthopaedic Manual Therapist at a private clinic in Mönchengladbach (Germany). She has been working at St. Maarten Health Care Clinic since 2006 where she also occupies the position as Operational Manager. She works mainly in the clinic and St. Maarten Medical Center (hospital). In 2007 she developed an interest in foot and gait analysis. With additional education she decided to create the possibility of making orthotics (insoles) in cooperation with Footmaxx. Due to the development of a cardiology department within St. Maarten Medical Center she specialized herself in cardiac rehabilitation in Papendal in 2013 (The Netherlands). Since 2015 she is also certified for dry needling.
Peter Prinsen
Peter Prinsen graduated in 2001 from Hogeschool Amsterdam (The Netherlands) with a Bachelor's degree in physical therapy. In the last year of his study he went to Livingstone (Zambia) to do an internship in a rehabilitation center. He completed his study for Manual Therapy (SOMT) in Amersfoort (the Netherlands) in 2007. In 2008 he started as a teacher at the International School for Physical Therapy Thim van der Laan. He participated in several courses for shoulder and knee problems. In the Netherlands he worked for 10 years at a private clinic in Hilversum. In September 2011 he started working at Sint Maarten Health Care Clinic. He mainly attends to patients in the clinic with musculo-skeletal disorders (back/ neck complaints etc). Since the beginning of 2015 he also occupies the position of President of the Windward Islands Physical Therapy Association (WIPTA).
Roderick Barbij
Roderick Barbij started his studies in 2004 at ROC Sport and Movement (Sport en Bewegen) school in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) which teaches the ins and outs of sport, from setting up sport equipment, to teaching sports to different groups, to organizing sporting events. In 2009 he received his level 4 degree, "Sport and Movement” coordinator/teacher. In that same year he started his studies for Physical Therapy at the Fontys Hogeschool in Eindhoven (The Netherlands). In 2014 he received his Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy. During this study he also completed a minor in manual therapy. In the beginning of 2015 he returned back home to Sint Maarten where he began working at Sint Maarten Health Care Clinic. He attends to patients in the clinic as well as outside (visiting patients in their own homes) and gives functional movement training to the elderly.
Arlette Raden Moestadjab
Arlette's introduction is coming soon......
Lesley Bizot
Lesley Bizot has worked at St. Maarten Health Care Clinic for the past 20 years as a secretary. This includes making the appointments, dealing with the insurance companies and assisting the patients.
Daris de la Cruz
After graduating from High School in 2003 Daris de la Cruz took an administration course. In 2007 she obtained her associate degree in hospitality management through Penn Foster College International (USA). Through the years she specialized in Windows, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Quick-Book Pro. She worked from 1997-2001 for a computer company as an administrative assistant. In 2011 she started working at Sint Maarten Health Care Clinic as a clerical assistant. This includes making appointments, dealing with the insurance companies, financial administration, declarations and assisting the patients. Daris is bilingual. Besides English she speaks fluent Spanish.