Panta Rhei is an agency that organizes postgraduate courses for osteopathy and offers a varied refresher and further training program for osteopaths.
Guest lecturers from the Netherlands and abroad are specially invited for this. This allows us to offer a wide and varied program.
In the past, Panta Rhei organized courses with top teachers from all over the world such as Bernard Minodier, Jean Pierre Barral, Hanneke Nusselein, Pierre Mercier, Alain Abehsera, Michèle Dangreau-Mussat and many others.
Panta Rhei has existed since the beginning of 2000. The courses are aimed at graduated osteopaths. Every year, all facets of osteopathy are included in our course package. Panta Rhei also organizes courses on request. Please contact us for this.
Panta Rhei’s mission is to organize interesting courses in a pleasant atmosphere. We want to connect all osteopaths with each other and thereby contribute to a good future for our profession.
Panta Rhei is led by René & Mayk Zweedijk and Stephanie Zweedijk-Beijers & Jorick Beijers.
René Zweedijk graduated cum laude in 1983 as a physiotherapist at the school for physiotherapy in Vlissingen. In 1984 he started training for osteopathy in Belgium and in 1989 he also graduated cum laude there. René’s interest has always been in the field of neurophysiology. His graduation thesis on the physiotherapy course focused on the role of the autonomic nervous system in pain complaints. His graduation thesis for osteopathy was about the neurophysiology of the digestive system.
Immediately after graduating in Vlissingen, René started teaching the physiotherapy course and after obtaining the osteopathy diploma, he was also asked to teach the basic osteopathy course. In addition to practical subjects, the teaching themes were physiology and neurophysiology. After teaching basic osteopathy for 11 years, René started organizing postgraduate courses in 2000. René is a frequently asked international lecturer. He often speaks at conferences and gives courses and workshops.
Although neurophysiology had and still has his great interest, René is not a theoretician pur sang. It is precisely the combination of theory with practice that is very important in René’s lessons. René is a general osteopath, that is, not an osteopath who focuses on a specific target area. René has a special interest in treating children, especially children with disabilities, but René also worked as an osteopath in the Giro de Italia and the Tour de France for professional cycling team Vacansolei.
René’s vision is that osteopathy belongs in medicine, functional medicine that is. This is clearly reflected in the content of his lessons, which are all based and aimed at the scientific foundation of the profession. The latter with the caveat that osteopathy must remain osteopathy and that no concessions may be made there.
“ Acting in the spirit of Still and Sutherland, but also in the insights that emerge from contemporary science”
Below you will find a number of postgraduate courses that René teaches or has taught:
Osteopathy in general pediatrics
Neuroendocrinoimmunology part 1: the autonomic nervous system
Neuroendocrinoimmunology Part 2: Endocrine System and Immune System
Neuroendocrinoimmunology part 3: allostasis Fluidic osteopathy
New spinal techniques
Osteopathy in urology and gynaecology
Fascial system in osteopathy.