Maarten Thysen is MSc. Physical Education and MSc. Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, with a specialisation in Sports Physiotherapy and Manual Therapy. As a Senior Sports Physiotherapist at UZ-KULeuven he has developed extensive expertise in the field of prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries.
Since 2003 Maarten guides both national and international top athletes and works with various sport federations and international teams. As a member of the BMC-Vifit pro triathlon team since 2010, he is responsible for S&C training and injury prevention. For the OPQS pro cycling team he provided the off-bike training sessions during 3 seasons.
Maarten was team physio for the Belgian Olympic Team at the Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics. He also took part in the Sochi 2014 and Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics with the speed skating team around pro-athlete Bart Swings.
At this moment there is an intensive preparation of the athletes on the Road To Tokyo 2020.