Graduated in 2005 from the University of Applied Sciences Leiden as a physiotherapist. From 2005 to 2010 he worked at Nursing home Pniël in Rotterdam (geriatric rehabilitation). In 2011 he started working at the policlinic of the Sophia Rehabilitation in The Hague. He treats patients with neurological disorders (cerebral hemorrhages, MS, Parkinson). He is also schooled in Medical Taping and is connected to the ParkinsonNet.
Since 2014 Elmer has been working at Physiotherapy Health Centre Wassenaar next to his job at Sophia Rehabilitation as a general physiotherapist specializing in rehabilitation, multi pathologies and Parkinson.