Annelies Maenhout, PhD, PT, works as a visiting professor at the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the Ghent University in Belgium and as a self employed shoulder physiotherapist in a private practice in Ghent. Her expertise in research and teaching, as well as clinical work is shoulder rehabilitation in general and rotator cuff pathology in particular. She finished her PhD under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ann Cools in 2012 on “Intrinsic and extrinsic factors in the etiology of rotator cuff tendionopathy and implications for treatment”. Today she teaches in the Physiotherapy education programme at the university, holds international courses and lectures and is part of the Upper Limb Research Team of Ghent. She founded the blog “shoulderrehabghent”, is active in the scientific committee of EUSSER and member of the Flemish Shoulder Network.