We wish to thank Dr. Soenen for being a champion of data-driven musculoskeletal care

David Health’s CEO and Founder, Arno Parviainen, participated in Dr. Marc Soenen’s retirement symposium organized at the St. Lucas Hospital in Bruges, Belgium.

We wish to thank Dr. Soenen for being a champion of data-driven musculoskeletal care

Dr. Soenen and Mr. Parviainen met for the first time 25 years ago and that is when their collaboration started and continues to this day.

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Mr. Parviainen was one among six speakers in symposium with a topic “How Big Data can help to optimize musculoskeletal care”.

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Other speakers included Professor Koen Peers from the University of Leuven, Dr. Soenen’s colleagues and fellow students. Professor Peers’ speech was very much in line with the issues David Health has been promoting: “it is all about function”.

We want to wish Dr. Soenen a happy retirement, praise him for his notable work as Belgium’s pioneer in developing the insurance-backed spine rehabilitation program, and thank him for the many years of innovative collaboration with DAVID.

We also wish all of the best for the new chief of the rehabilitation department Dr. Thomas Carpentier, MD and look forward to many years of further collaboration with the St. Lucas Hospital. Dr. Carpentier is currently Head of the Back and Neck clinic.


Interested to know more about Dr. Soenen’s noteworthy contribution to medical exercise rehabilitation in Belgium? Read our inspirational blog articles!

This article details Dr. Soenen’s work as a pioneer for the device-based back rehabilitation program. Learn how the program is available for every Belgian citizen and is even backed by the Federal government. Click on the link below for the full story.

Dr. Soenen's success story

The second article shares how data-driven rehabilitation with the DAVID technology works at the St. Lucas Hospital. Learn how this improves productivity and outcomes at the hospital.

St. Lucas Hospital's data-driven rehabilitation program


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