Ellen Martens received her master’s degree in physical therapy in Belgium in 2002. She worked with human patients for seven years while she trained in manual therapy, animal physiotherapy (the Netherlands) and animal osteopathy. Ellen worked with both humans and animals until she founded Het Waterhof Animal Rehabilitation Center in 2009. Since then she has worked full-time with animals.
Ellen is the founder and president of the Belgian Association for Certified Animal Physical Therapy and has been the physical therapist for the Belgian agility team since 2008. She teaches canine rehabilitation at the University of Ghent and lectures nationally and internationally. Ellen completed her certification at Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2009. Ellen is an instructor for Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (renamed Clinical Skillsstarting in 2020), Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, and Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation.