dr. C.M. (Caroline) Speksnijder

Associate Professor
dr. C.M. (Caroline) Speksnijder
  • Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Prosthodontics and Special Dental Care
  • Department of Head and Neck Oncology
  • Julius Center Research Program Cancer

Research Programs

Strategic Program Cancer



In 1998 Caroline Speksnijder obtained her degree in Physical Therapy at Rotterdam University, her MSc degree of Human Movement Sciences as well as Epidemiology at Maastricht University in 2002, and her MMPT degree of Orofacial Physical Therapy in 2008. In May 2011 Caroline obtained her PhD on her thesis ‘Function after oral oncological intervention, reconstruction and rehabilitation’ at the University of Utrecht (UU). From that time she works as a senior researcher at UMC Utrecht and Radboudumc Nijmegen.

The focus of her research is on head and neck cancer, functioning of head and neck, and physical therapy. She develops a new augmented reality training to study orofacial motor control and is leader of international development of Patient Reported Outcome Measurements in the Head and Neck area. Caroline’s teaching experience includes courses in epidemiology as well as physical therapy.

Research Output (53)

Mandibular range of motion in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis with and without clinically established temporomandibular joint involvement and in healthy children: a cross-sectional study

de Sonnaville Willemijn F C, Speksnijder Caroline M, Zuithoff Nicolaas P A, Verkouteren Daan R C, Wulffraat Nico W, Steenks Michel H, Rosenberg Antoine J W P 3 jul 2021, In: Pediatric Rheumatology. 19

Maximum bite force in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis with and without clinical established temporomandibular joint involvement and in healthy children: a cross-sectional study

de Sonnaville Willemijn, Speksnijder Caroline, Zuithoff NPA, Verkouteren Daan, Wulffraat Nico M., Steenks MH, Rosenberg AJWP 29 mrt 2021, In: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. 48 , p. 774-784

Effects of physical therapy for temporomandibular disorders on headache pain intensity:A systematic review

van der Meer Hedwig A, Calixtre Leticia B, Engelbert Raoul H H, Visscher Corine M, Nijhuis-van der Sanden Maria Wg, Speksnijder Caroline M dec 2020, In: Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. 50

A pilot study of masticatory function after maxillectomy comparing rehabilitation with an obturator prosthesis and reconstruction with a digitally planned, prefabricated, free, vascularized fibula flap

de Groot Reilly J, Rieger Jana M, Rosenberg Antoine J W P, Merkx Matthias A W, Speksnijder Caroline M nov 2020, In: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. 124 , p. 616-622 7 p.

Mastication in maxillectomy patients:A comparison between reconstructed maxillae and implant supported obturators: A cross-sectional study

Buurman Doke J M, Speksnijder Caroline M, de Groot Reilly J, Kessler Peter, Rieger Jana M 1 sep 2020, In: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. 47 , p. 1171-1177 7 p.

Reproducibility of measurements on physical performance in head and neck cancer survivors; measurements on maximum mouth opening, shoulder and neck function, upper and lower body strength, level of physical mobility, and walking ability

van Hinte Gerben, Leijendekkers Ruud A, Te Molder Bram, Jansen Lizzy, Bol Corinda, Merkx Matthias A W, Takes Robert, Nijhuis-van der Sanden Maria W G, Speksnijder Caroline M sep 2020, In: PLoS ONE. 15 , p. 1-16

Reliability and Agreement of 3D Anthropometric Measurements in Facial Palsy Patients Using a Low-Cost 4D Imaging System

Harkel Timen C Ten, Vinayahalingam Shankeeth, Ingels Koen J A O, Berge Stefaan J, Maal Thomas J J, Speksnijder Caroline M aug 2020, In: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. 28 , p. 1817-1824 8 p.

Reliability of the mixing ability test testing masticatory performance in patients with head and neck cancer and healthy controls

Vermaire Jorine A, Weinberg Florine M, Raaijmakers Cornelis P J, Verdonck-de Leeuw Irma M, Terhaard Chris H J, Speksnijder Caroline M aug 2020, In: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. 47 , p. 961-966 6 p.

Upper body motor function and swallowing impairments and its association in survivors of head and neck cancer:A cross-sectional study

Ortiz-Comino Lucía, Fernández-Lao Carolina, Speksnijder Caroline M, Lozano-Lozano Mario, Tovar-Martín Isabel, Arroyo-Morales Manuel, Martín-Martín Lydia jun 2020, In: PLoS ONE. 15

International consensus on the most useful assessments used by physical therapists to evaluate patients with temporomandibular disorders:A Delphi study

von Piekartz Harry, Schwiddessen Julius, Reineke Lukas, Armijo-Olivio Susan, Bevilaqua-Grossi Débora, Biasotto Gonzalez Daniela A, Carvalho Gabriela, Chaput Eve, Cox Erin, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas Cesar, Gadotti Inae Caroline, Gil Martínez Alfonso, Gross Anita, Hall Toby, Hoffmann Marisa, Julsvoll Elisabeth Heggem, Karegeannes Micheal, La Touche Roy, Mannheimer Jeffrey, Pitance Laurent, Rocabado Mariano, Strickland Mark, Stelzenmüller Wolfgang, Speksnijder Caroline, van der Meer Hedwig Aleida, Luedke Kerstin, Ballenberger Nicolaus jun 2020, In: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. 47 , p. 685-702 18 p.

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