Panta Rhei

Panta Rhei is an agency that deals with the organization of postgraduate courses for osteopathy and offers a varied follow-up and refresher program for the osteopath.

Special guest teachers from the Netherlands and abroad are invited for this. This way we can 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 been in existence since the beginning of 2000. The courses are aimed at graduated osteopaths. Every year, all facets of osteopathy are reflected in our course package.
Panta Rhei also organizes courses on request. Please contact us for this.

The mission of Panta Rhei 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 and Stephanie Zweedijk.

René Zweedijk DO

René Zweedijk graduated cum laude in 1983 as a physiotherapist at the school for physiotherapy in Vlissingen. In 1984 he started the training for osteopathy in Belgium and in 1989 he graduated cum laude. 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 the training for osteopathy was about the neurophysiology of the digestive system.

Immediately after graduating in Vlissingen, René started teaching physiotherapy and, after obtaining the osteopathy diploma, he was asked to teach basic osteopathy. The teaching themes were in addition to practical subjects, physiology and neurophysiology. After 11 years of teaching at the basic osteopathy, René started organizing postgraduate courses in 2000. René is a frequently asked international teacher. He often speaks at conferences and gives courses and workshops.

Although neurophysiology has, and has, great interest, René is not a theoretician at all. It is precisely the combination of theory with practice that is very important in René’s lessons. René is a general osteopath, that is to say, 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, that is, to understand functional medicine. This is clearly reflected in the content of his lessons that are all based on the scientific basis of the course. The latter with this note, that the osteopathy osteopathy must remain and that no concessions may be made.

“Acting in the spirit of Still and Sutherland but also the insights that come from contemporary science”

Below you will find a number of postgraduate courses that René gives or has given:

  • Osteopathy in general pediatrics
  • Neuroendocrinoimmunology part 1: the autonomic nervous system
  • Neuroendocrinoimmunology part 2: endocrine system and immune system
  • Neuroendocrinoimmunology part 3: allostasis
  • Fluid osteopathy
  • The brain
  • New techniques for the spine
  • Osteopathy in urology and gynecology
  • Visceral osteopathy
  • Fascial system in osteopathy