Graduated in 1976 from the University of Applied Sciences Leiden as a physiotherapist. She worked at a practice in Katwijk from 1976 to 1979. She has been working at Physiotherapy Health Centre Wassenaar since 1979.
From 1979 till 1983 and from 1985 till 1988 she studied Manual Therapy in Eindhoven (without taking the final examination). In 2002 she started studying Manual Therapy again at the SOMT in Amersfoort, where she graduated as a manual therapist in 2006.