Working in our podiatric practice is a team of experienced and qualified podiatrists who have attended the 4-year course in podiatry at the Fontys Hogeschool in Eindhoven. At 3D-VCN, through the use of the latest 3-dimensional scanning equipment, we strive to relate the foot shape used in orthopaedic insoles to the podiatric corrective elements, while the functionality and low tolerance level of the podiatric soles remain guaranteed. The (foot) complaints that a Podiatrist treats can vary from the child that is underperforming during Phys Ed, the (active) athlete who would like to continue to achieve optimal performance, or the 80-year-old who would like to be able to walk for an hour without any complaints. It may also concern complaints arising from the proper or not functioning of the feet, e.g. knee, hip, and/or back problems and overload due to lots of standing and walking.
Direct access podiatry
As of August 1, 2011 you no longer need to be referred to the podiatrist. Of course, you may still make a previous appointment with the GP. But in principle this is no longer necessary. Which has advantages. It means you may ‘directly’ consult the feet specialist. So that you may ‘directly’ start working towards your recovery. The GP remains central in the coordination of your care. The podiatrist will continue to inform the GP, unless you indicate that you do not want this. If you decide to go straight to the podiatrist he will first perform a so-called screening. This means that he he will first ascertain whether you have come to the right place at the podiatrist. If not, then he may for example, send you to your GP. If you can be treated by the podiatrist, he, or one of his colleagues, will go to work in consultation with you. And that’s good to know. After all, the sooner you can be treated, the faster you will recover.
Hi, I’m Jeroen, I’m a podiatrist and I work at all three locations of 3D-VCN in Eindhoven. I’ve always had a passion for medicine and after my training as a microbiological laboratory technician, I eventually became a podiatrist. In particular because I get a lot of satisfaction from helping people. What really makes the work interesting and varied is all the different people. I find it all the more fun if I have to speak a different language. I have travelled often and widely and as a result I speak fluent English. Furthermore, I have attended many courses including for example, medical taping and manual therapy for the foot. Through these courses I can provide people with the best possible therapy from the widest possible view. Through my past as a boxer I also have great affinity with sports. Mr Jeroen Koch AGB-code = 26000593 member number NVvP = 10833
Since 2013 I’ve been working as a podiatrist with 3D-VCN at the locations Amstelveen, Berghem, and Eindhoven. I also work in our own workshop in the production of podiatric (sport) soles. Podiatry is the perfect job for me since I like to work with people and I can help people through my knowledge of their complaint(s). In addition to my work as a podiatrist, I have great affinity with football players, runners, and hikers. Together with two physical therapists, I take care of a 1st-division football team, and I work in one of the largest Dutch running and walking specialty stores, where I provide runners and walkers with the right footwear, (e.g. in combination with their hiking or sports soles).Over the next few years I’d like to develop myself further as a (sports) podiatrist, so as to add as much as possible to the knowledge I’ve gained in recent years. Mrs K.B.M. Kris Seuren AGB-code = 26050482
I’m Lars, since 2012 I’ve been working at 3D-VCN at the locations Zoetermeer and Amstelveen, as well as in the workshop. My work combines theory and practice and allows me to use both my hands and my brain, which I like very much. I like working together with my clients to look for the best solution. For that reason I like to engage you in the research and I try to explain everything as simply and understandably as possible, so that you know why and what I plan to do. Through our 3D scanning and milling techniques, I literally and figuratively have an extra information dimension at my disposal when designing a sole therapy, so that I can make it more accurate and better fitting to precisely address complaints. Also, I’m often able to help people overcome more complaints than they initially expected, because the functioning of the feet directly affects the knees, hips, and lower back. So perhaps until soon. Mr L. Lars van Rijckevorsel AGB-code = 26000723 member number NVvP = 10953
Hi, I’m Martin, from 1999 I worked in an orthopaedic workshop. Working with materials and the creation of ”something” out of “nothing” to be able to help people and see their happy faces gave me a lot of satisfaction. Shortly after I started looking for other things and eventually I found the podiatry course. Then in 2003 I started working as a podiatrist at all locations and I’m now active at the locations Oss and Zoetermeer. Also, I continue to find working in our own workshop in the production of the podiatric (sports) soles very interesting and in this way I also contribute to the production. In the meantime, a lot has changed in all these years and I am glad that nowadays we use the finest technique there is, the 3D CAD/CAM technique. The mapping of the feet by means of the 3D scan technique and then developing this with regard to the patient’s complaints and of course their feet, so that it can then be milled with the utmost precision, is simply the best way possible. Because I’m also very active in sports and in particular football, I wanted to take this a bit further a few years ago, and as a result I now may officially call myself a sports podiatrist since a number of years. Sport continues to fascinate me tremendously because it is a very wide area and you can help sports people in a wide variety of ways through podiatry.Each human being is unique, each complaint is therefore unique, and therefore it will remain unique to see each patient walk out with a satisfied smile. Mr. M.H.M. Martin Konings AGB-code = 26000384 member number NVvP = 10536
Hi, I’m Olaf, I am the workshop manager and responsible for the overall production of podiatric (sports) soles. After years of working in orthopaedics, I also started working in podiatry and with great pleasure! The way of working here, using extreme precision with the 3D scan technology and our own milling machine, makes our work nice, interesting and continuous. My broad experience in orthopaedics allows me to offer a useful addition on different aspects of the processing and adjusting of the soles and our customized slippers, sandals, and house shoes. As a former orthopaedic technician, I sometimes jokingly call myself the “podologist”** in the company, this because it’s not a regulated profession and I’m not a podiatrist. I enjoy working in a relaxed environment and I like a joke, but the quality of our soles comes first! I am driven in what I do and even though I don’t see the people who walk on our soles, I feel a connection because I have handled every sole and have made them all with the same professional passion.
Hi, I’m Jaap, I’m have been working as a (sports) podiatrist since 2002 at the locations Eindhoven and Zoetermeer, and since 2006 I also help people in Oss to get rid of foot-related complaints. I also work in our own workshop in the production of podiatric (sports) soles. My goal is to get the best possible image of the biomechanical background of the foot-related complaints, in order to base my thinking as much as possible on the cause and less on symptom relief. I will never just look at the feet, but also at the gait and at the position of the ankles, knees, hip, and back because they are all connected. What matters is the overall picture. I find the intake as relevant as the research, and the fusion of knowledge and the latest techniques will in many cases eventually lead to the best overall solution. I particularly find the more complex (sports) complaints the most challenging. Since I have in recent years been able to examine many feet, this allows me to best apply my skills. And because from the moment the 3D CAD-CAM technology was introduced in the podiatric area I have been following this development closely and been a part of it, I have meanwhile acquired a reasonable understanding of what is possible dong the designing and milling in our workshop of our 3D-measured and designed podiatric (sports) soles. I also consider it a challenge to choose the best combination of construction and cover materials from the available materials, which results in optimization of the podiatric (sports) soles with regard to the circumstances in which these will be applied therapeutically.Through regular meetings I then strive for all podiatrists at 3D Foot Centre Netherlands to use as much as possible the same method, without them having to limit themselves in their personal growth and development. Mr H.J.E.M. Jaap den Doop AGB-code = 26000383 member number NVvP = 10429