Matthias is a sports physiotherapist. He obtained his Bachelor in physiotherapy in 2008 at Saxion Hogeschool in Enschede (NL) and finished the specialization in sports physiotherapy (M.Sc.) at the German Sport University Cologne (DE) in 2015.As a sports-physio Matthias was part of a professional Dutch Long Track Speed Skating Team in recent years and supported skaters at national and international championships. Currently, Matthias is a PhD student at the VUmc. During his PhD project ‘Skating on thick ice’ he systematically develops an injury prevention program for talented speed skaters in the Netherlands. In his leisure time Matthias is a track and field coach (sprint) and enjoys running.