prof. dr. F.J.G. Backx

Full Professor
prof. dr. F.J.G. Backx
  • Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy Science & Sport

Research Programs




1972-'79  Studie Geneeskunde, Universiteit Utrecht

1979-'81  Orthopedische AIOS-schap, Militair Hospitaal Utrecht

1981-'82  Huisartsgeneeskunde AIOS-schap, Vianen/HuisartsenInstituut Utrecht

1982-'83  Medische Fysiologie AIOS-schap, Universiteit Utrecht

1982-'83  Epidemiologie (Radboud Univ. Nijmegen)

1983-'84  Cardiologie AIOS-schap, Ziekenhuis Hilversum

1984-'85  Sportgeneeskunde AIOS-schap, KNVB en NSF, Zeist resp. Papendal

1985-2002 NOC*NSF (voorheen NISGZ en NISG), Nederland

1996-1998 AZU-afd. Heelkunde/sportspreekuur, Utrecht

1998-2002 Meander Medisch Centrum (voorheen De Lichtenberg), Amersfoort

2001-heden Consultancybureau Backxbone (0.2 fte)

2002-heden UMC Utrecht (0.8 fte)

2020-heden Artrose Instituut Nederland (0.2 fte)

Side Activities

  • Voorzitter Vereniging van Sportgeneeskunde VSG (2018-2020)
  • Voorzitter Wetenschappelijke Congrescommissie VSG (2005-2015)
  • Voorzitter Wetenschappelijke AdviesRaad VSG (2015- heden)
  • Voorzitter Medische Commissie KNKV (2001-heden)
  • Voorzitter Medische Commissie KNZB (2003-2020)
  • Lid Landelijk Overlegplatform Sport- en gezondheidsonderzoek LOSO (2003-heden)
  • Lid Adviesraad Nea International, Maastricht (1999-heden)
  • Directeur Backxbone, Maarssen (2001-heden) 
  • Lid van Raad van Commissarissen Rabobank Professionele Wielren Team, Utrecht (2008-2013)
  • Lid Adviesraad MyDailyLifestyle, Maarssen (2008-heden)
  • Lid Programmaraad en Executive Board Sport& Society (2013-2018)
  • Lid werkgroep Beweegrichtlijnen van de GezondheidsRaad (2016- 2017)
  • Lid Raad van Toezicht Kenniscentrum Sport & Bewegen (2020-heden)

Fellowship and Awards

Mgr. Boymans Medal (Dutch Catholic Sports federation); 1991

Member of Merits KNKV (Royal Netherlands Korfball Association): 2001

Member of Merits VSG ((Dutch Association of Sports Medicine); 2015

Honorary member VSG (Dutch Association of Sports Medicine); 2020

Federal sign KNZB (Royal Netherlands Swimming Federation); 2020

Research Output (217)

Determinants of physical activity in young wheelchair-users with spina bifida

Bloemen Manon A T, Takken Tim, de Groot Janke F, Kruitwagen Cas L J J, Rooks Rosanne A, van den Berg-Emons Rita H J G, Backx Frank J G 17 aug 2020, In: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 52 , p. 1-7

6-Minute Push Test in Youth Who Have Spina Bifida and Who Self-Propel a Wheelchair:Reliability and Physiologic Response

Damen Karlijn M S, Takken Tim, de Groot Janke F, Backx Frank J G, Radder Bob, Roos Irene C P M, Bloemen Manon A T 14 jul 2020, In: Physical Therapy. 100 , p. 1852-1861 10 p.

Socio-ecological correlates of physical activity in breast and colon cancer survivors 4 years after participation in a randomized controlled exercise trial (PACT study)

Hiensch Anouk E, Peeters Petra H M, Jansen Marijke, van der Wall Elsken, Backx Frank J G, Velthuis Miranda J, May Anne M apr 2020, In: PLoS ONE. 15

Sports participation related to injuries and illnesses among ambulatory youth with chronic diseases:results of the health in adapted youth sports study

Lankhorst Kristel, de Groot Janke, Takken Tim, Backx Frank, 16 dec 2019, In: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation. 11 12 p.

The Effects of Lower-Extremity Plyometric Training on Soccer-Specific Outcomes in Adult Male Soccer Players:A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

van de Hoef Peter A, Brauers Jur J, van Smeden Maarten, Backx Frank J G, Brink Michel S 4 dec 2019, In: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 15 , p. 3-17 15 p.

In training for a marathon:Runners and running-related injury prevention

Hofstede H, Franke T P C, van Eijk R P A, Backx F J G, Kemler E, Huisstede B M A 15 nov 2019, In: Physical Therapy in Sport. 41 , p. 80-86 7 p.

Challenges of developing sports medicine in the Netherlands ... work in progress!

Hartgens Fred, Backx Frank J. G. 1 nov 2019, In: British Journal of Sports Medicine. 53 , p. 1325-1326 2 p.

Running Themselves Into the Ground?:Incidence, Prevalence, and Impact of Injury and Illness in Runners Preparing for a Half or Full Marathon

Franke Thierry P C, Backx Frank J G, Huisstede Bionka M A jul 2019, In: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 49 , p. 518-528 11 p.

Does a bounding exercise program prevent hamstring injuries in adult male soccer players? – A cluster-RCT

van de Hoef Peter Alexander, Brink Michel S., Huisstede Bionka M.A., van Smeden Maarten, de Vries Niels, Goedhart Edwin A., Gouttebarge Vincent, Backx Frank J.G. 1 apr 2019, In: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 29 , p. 515-523 9 p.

Physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in schizophrenia and the associations with mental and physical health

Cahn W., Scheewe T., Jorg F., Takken T., Deenik J., Vancampfort D., Backx F. apr 2019, In: European Psychiatry. 56 , p. S622-S623

All research output

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