The Programme


The programme commences with an extensive interview (anamnesis). A broad range of issues will be discussed, such as the nature of the current symptoms and complaints, the cause of the disability (whether it has been a breaking point in the health perception or whether the complaints slowly developed over time) and which conditions worsen and affect the symptoms and complaints. Furthermore, we look at (medical) history, education, type of work, hobbies, social life and how complaints are limiting all of the aforementioned. Guidance will be offered by the clinical neuropsychologist and will be aimed at providing insight. Adjustments will be taught and exercise / rest schedules will be discussed. The progress of each patient is discussed daily and programmes will be continually adapted to this feedback.


The goal of the programme is to provide intensive sessions to achieve progress, within a short period of time. We recommend involving partners or close family / friends if possible to experience this progress together.

The Programme takes place in Roses (Spain)


Clients can apply for the program throughout the whole year. For more detailed information about the exact dates, please contact our organization. The maximum group size is 1 to 4  people. The main goal of keeping the groups small is building a personal relationship with each participant in the programme to keep the focus on individual processes.



 The environment of Rosas in the north of Spain  is chosen very carefully to optimize both process and progress. We believe that without the limiting factors of everyday life in combination with the right stimuli, clients have the chance to experience the freedom in thinking that is needed to make progress. Only in this way will clients have a chance to optimize the recovery process.

The Team

Dr. Erik Matser

Dr. Erik Matser, Medical docter

Dr. Matser graduated as a clinical neuropsychologist and has 30 years of experience in clinical neuropsychology. He worked at St. Anna Hospital in the Netherlands for 15 years and was an associate professor of the department of neuroanatomy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Dr. Matser obtained his PhD in 2000 on the topic 'brain injuries in sports' and proved that typical residual symptoms such as fatigue, decreased performance / cognition and emotional instability can be caused by an accumulation of impacts to the head. Dr. Matser has conducted studies in New York at the Cornell University to gain more insight into residual symptoms of brain injury.  Some of those ideas have been implemented in the current Fifa protocol on how to treat players who sustain a concussion during the game. This protocol has already successfully been applied for several years all over the world.


The main focus of his work within the cognitive lab is diagnosis and treatment of cognitive impairment. For example concussion, brain contusion, cerebro vascular disorder, ADHD, early detection of dementia, Parkinson, MS and burn-out.

Maarten van Berlo - physical and cognitive trainer

Maarten van Berlo,  Sports physiotherapist (MSc.)

In our physical therapy and physical & cognitive training practice we see that many people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury/burnout, are no longer able to function as before. Sufficient rest and targeted training of the cognitive functions are both equally important in order to achieve overall recovery. If you are one of these people, in addition to experiencing low energy, you will also find that it takes a lot of effort to keep your attention focused and a double task may seem impossible. When before, a response was automatic, it could now require effort to execute. Also the information processing speed is disrupted which causes your memory to fail you more often than not. If this is the case, you have a problem regarding sensory integration. This can result in a number of complaints that many clients describe as 'brain fog'. It is important that you are given the right exercises to improve your concentration, the ability to perform double tasks, the speed of information processing and the storage of this information. In our practice we have the right people, the right training resources and a lot of experience. Our motive is to take the first steps forward together with you on your road to recovery, so that you can recover and take part in daily life again. We also have a lot of experience with "return to play" programmes for (top) athletes when they are affected by brain injury or overtraining. 

Montse Giró i Pagès - Nurse and physiotherapist

Montse Giró i Pagès, Nurse and physiotherapist

Montse is nurse since 1995 and physiotherapist since 2008.  She  is specialized in aquatic physiotherapy, watsu, craniosacral therapy, traditional chinese medicine and acupuncture. In 2014 she opened her Zenit'salut physiotherapy and wellness clinic in Roses, in the north of Spain.


According to her words: "we only have one body, take care of it, one health, respect it and one life, live it".

She beliefs that a holistic approach is successful in treating a number of complaints after traumatic brain injury or a burnout. Maximum respect should be given to the whole human system (cognition, emotions, motivation, energy) to overcome the physical dysfunctions.


Montse is starting (tune your day) and closing the days (stretching) of our intensive rehabilitation programme in Roses. In addition our clients can follow (physiotherapy) treatment with her when needed.


Every month the programme starts on a Thursday and ends the next week Wednesday.  The individual talks and group lectures will be done by Dr Erik Matser, clinical neuropsychologist. The Tune your days and Stretching parts will be done by Montse, physiotherapist; Zenit Salut Rosas.



Departure: Flight Eindhoven – Gerona

Arrival: Hotel 1935 Roses

Avinguda del Salatar, 16, 17480 Roses, Girona, Spain

+34 972 45 99 60


5.00 – 6.00 pm: Stretching

6.00 – 7.00 pm: Group Lecture: TBI and Fatigue



9.00 – 10.00 am: Tune your day; yoga

From 10.00: Individual talks


8.00 – 9.00   pm: Stretching

9.00 – 10.00 pm: Group Lecture: TBI and Plasticity


From 10.00 am: Individual Talks

Afternoon: Boat trip


From 10.00 am: Individual Talks

Afternoon: Hike


9.00 – 10.00 am: Tune your day: yoga

From 10.00: Individual Talks


6.00 – 7.00 pm: Stretching

7.00 – 9.00 pm: Group Lecture: TBI and Perfectionism


9.00 – 10.00 am: Tune your day: yoga

From 10.00: Individual Talks


6.00 – 7.00 pm: Stretching

7.00 – 8.00 pm: TBI and The Rhythm of Great Performance.


Departure: Gerona – Eindhoven

End of Programme.


The Spanish Part of the programme: 1950,- euro (not covered by Dutch insurance companies)

Excluded: the costs of hotel stay in Hotel 1935 (approximately 480,- euro) and flight ticket.

The Dutch Part of the programme is mostly covered by most of the Dutch insurance companies; approximately 1000, euro