Manon Bloemen is a pediatric physical therapist and a clinical health scientist. She has extensive work experience in the field of pediatric rehabilitation. Manon finished her PhD in 2017 about physical fitness testing in wheelchair-using youth with spina bifida and physical activity in children with physical disabilities. Currently, she works as a senior researcher at the research group Lifestyle and Health, Research center Healthy and Sustainable Living at the HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. Within the research program Child and Motion, she focuses at research in children with disabilities and participation in physical activities, including physical fitness and behavioral change. Current projects include f.e. activity monitoring, inclusive outside play, integrating behavioral change in pediatric physical therapy. In addition, she is the chair of the expertise group pediatric physical therapy of the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, lecturer at the Master Program Physical Therapy, specialization Pediatric Physical Therapy (Institute of Human Movement Studies), board member of the Dutch Association of Pediatric Physical Therapists, member of the WCPT IOPTP Research Committee and chair of the Workgroup Pediatric Physical Therapist Mid-Netherlands. She loves to connect the trias of research, clincial practice and education in the field of pediatric physical therapy.