Wendy Scholten-Peeters is Associate Professor of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She also holds a position as senior researcher/ lecturer at the SOMT University of Physiotherapy, department of Manual Therapy, Amersfoort, The Netherlands. Wendy has a background in physiotherapy and received her Master degree in Manual Therapy (cum laude) at the free University of Brussels, Belgium in 1996. She did her PhD in 2004 on ‘Whiplash and its management’ at the Centre for Quality of Care Research, University Medical Centre, Catholic University of Nijmegen. From 1996 till 2008, she was lecturer ‘Theory and Practice Manual Therapy’ at the Free University of Brussels, and guest lecturer at the University of Genua, Italy. In that time, she also worked as a manual physiotherapist at the ‘Spine and Rehabilitation Centre’ Uden, The Netherlands. From 2009 till 2014, she worked as senior researcher at the University of Applied Sciences, research group diagnostics, Breda, and the Erasmus MC-University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Since 2014 she is studying patients with musculoskeletal pain, mainly focusing on underlying mechanisms of manual therapy, effectiveness studies, and safety of manual therapy interventions at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her teaching focuses mainly on research methodology and physiotherapeutic diagnostics and management for Master and PhD students. Wendy has been involved in the development of various evidence-based guidelines in the field of back and neck pain, is chair of the educational committee of the Dutch Association for Manual Therapy and (co)authored about 40 scientific publications in international peer reviewed journals.