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Aindrea McHugh is a physiotherapist and a registered kinesiologist working in Canada with a passion for lower extremity rehabilitation. With a Master of Education from Auburn University Montgomery and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto, Aindrea is well qualified to teach post-operative rehabilitation guidelines following total knee arthroplasty. Aindrea has experience working in both hospital and clinical settings and maintains a focus on functional rehabilitation.
Alaa Kora is an Assistant Lecturer in the Faculty of Physical Therapy at Sinai University, Egypt. She is a Senior Paediatric Physical Therapist with 9 years of experience at Cairo University, Ain Shams University as well as working in private practice. Alaa has numerous journal publications in the field of paediatrics and presents at International Conferences. She is currently in the final stages of her Ph.D. program in pediatric rehabilitation.
Alison Grimaldi is an Australian Sports Physiotherapist, the principal of Physiotec Physiotherapy Clinic in Tarragindi (Queensland, Australia) and an Adjunct Research Fellow for the University of Queensland School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences. Her clinical and research specialty is the management of hip pain.
Andrea has been practicing physiotherapy since 2005 and is the founder of Freiraum Physiotherapy in Austria. The focus of her work is neurology for children and adults but she also practices clinically in the home care setting with severely impaired clients of all ages. She has a Master of Education from Inter-University of Graz and is currently researching on professional ethics in Physiotherapy for her PhD in Education Sciences. She has also a special interest in Mental Health.
Andrew has extensive experience as a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and is an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner at Connect health in the UK. His specialism is in the management of upper limb conditions, especially complex shoulder presentations. Andrew is a member of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society and is on the Committee for the European Society of Shoulder & Elbow Rehabilitation.
The Animal Physiotherapy Group of South Africa has been the leading provider of animal physiotherapy services in South Africa since its inception in 1986. As a founding member of the International Association of Physical Therapists in Animal Therapy, the APGSA continues to play an active role in the implementation of translational physiotherapy across species. The APGSA prides itself on high standards of evidence-based physiotherapy practice in the field of animal healthcare, and advocates for the physical rehabilitation of animals in a One Health context. As physiotherapists with a foundation in human medicine, APGSA members understand that domesticated animals and humans function within a shared context, and successful management of animal pain and dysfunction requires an approach that addresses the bioethological function of each human-animal dyad. The APGSA provides continuing education and support to its members through training, workshops and conferences.
Anna Lowe is Programme Manager at the National Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine in Sheffield, UK. She is a physiotherapist with a clinical background in musculoskeletal care. She has experience of working in strategic roles at NHS England, Public Health England and in higher education. Anna has a particular interest in whole system approaches to physical activity and leads the Physical Activity Strategy for Sheffield.
Ansi van der Walt is a Senior Veterinary Physiotherapist with extensive hands-on experience with small animal, canine and equine rehabilitation and conditioning. Along with running her own practice in South Africa since 2004, Ansi is also the President of the International Association of Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (IAPTAP), a sub-group of World Physiotherapy (WCPT). She is also a Managing Member of PetFit Canine Fitness and of course she also enjoys spending time with her own four-legged companions!
Ari Kaplan is a Physical Therapist with an undergraduate degree in Biomechanics and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Delaware University. Following his passions with endless energy, Ari has completed several residencies and is a board-certified Sports Specialist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Mechanical Diagnosis Therapist from the McKenzie Institute as well as holds several certifications in manual therapy and dry needling. Ari is also the co-founder of the Association of Clinical Excellence (ACE), which prides itself on promoting leadership, personal mastery and clinical skills. Ari has a deeply rooted passion for treating patients and contributing to the growth of the physical therapy profession.
The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE) is a Professional Network of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. The group was founded in 1947. Registered members of ACPOHE are physiotherapists who have demonstrated specialist competency in the fields of occupational health or ergonomics. Simply we are Physios for Work and Health. We work to improve the health and wellbeing of workers so that they can do their jobs efficiently and effectively. We improve work design through ergonomics, to make work tasks comfortable and safe.
Atara Taragin is a highly skilled Paediatric Physiotherapist from Israel, with training from Stern College and Columbia University in the U.S.A. She is presently a Senior PT at the Meshi Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Israel, where she helps children of all ages with neuromuscular impairments; including but not limited to, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, arthrogryposis, down syndrome, clubfoot and spinal cord injuries. The best part of her day is being creative with play and rehabilitation.
Bernard is a Physiotherapist with 35 years of experience in musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation. He graduated from the University of Toronto but after a few stints working around the country ended up on the West Coast of Canada. He has been assessing and treating clients with vestibular dysfunctions since 1993 and since 2012, his clinical practice has been exclusive to dizziness, vestibular disorders and the management of dizziness in Post Concussion Syndrome. In 1997, he became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists. He has completed numerous courses in Vestibular Rehabilitation and in 2001, successfully completed a competency-based certification course in Vestibular Rehabilitation. Since 2000, he has been instructing courses in vestibular rehabilitation and concussion management throughout Canada as well as internationally. He has presented at multiple conferences on the topic of Vestibular Rehabilitation.
Dr Bhanu Ramaswamy OBE is an Independent Physiotherapy Consultant and Honorary Visiting Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). She has clinical expertise particularly with older people, those with neurological conditions, and people with medical conditions who would benefit from supervised exercise programmes. She is an educator, researcher and contributes to strategy and development with various organisations such as the Parkinson's Excellence Network. In 2016 she received her Doctorate in Professional Studies (or D.Prof) and in 2017 she received a Fellowship of Cardiff University for her contribution to the profession.
Brent is an experienced Sports Physiotherapist with a B.Sc Physio (cum laude) from the University of Free State. He is a registered Physiotherapist in South Africa and serving on multiple executive Physiotherapy committees. Brent has been the physiotherapist for different sporting codes for provincial and national teams as well as Olympic and Paralympic athletes. He has a demonstrated history of working in sports medicine from amateur to elite level as well as lecturing in these areas. Brent is highly skilled in injury prevention, sports injury management, biomechanics and working with Team sport.
Cailbhe Doherty is senior researcher at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics in University College Dublin. He has published extensively in the field of lateral ankle sprains.
Catherine is a registered Ergonomist & Physiotherapist specialising in office and manufacturing ergonomics across a range of sectors including banking, industrial plants, retail and healthcare. She has a special interest in on-site Physiotherapy Services, Ergonomic Risk Assessments, Complex Workstation Assessments, Driver Ergonomic Assessments, Mobile Working, Ergonomic Manual Handling, Redesign of Production Lines, Ergonomic training in Introductory & Advanced Ergonomics. Catherine gained her MSc in Ergonomics in 1990 after 10 years working as a physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal disorders. She is a registered member of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (IEHF), the Occupational Health & Safety Consultants Register (OSHCR), the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health & Ergonomics (ACPOHE) and a chartered physiotherapist (CSP).
Cheryl Danks is a registered Physiotherapist, treating both human and equine patients, in South Africa. She obtained her degree in Human physiotherapy in 1989 from the University of Pretoria and in 2010 she obtained a certificate in Equine Physiotherapy. She has been a sole practitioner in her practice since 1994 and her journey with animal physiotherapy began in 2000. Cheryl has attended numerous courses both local and international and has presented workshops at a few clinical skills training weekends. She has a keen interest in the interaction between the horse and rider and how treating the rider influences the going of the horse, and vice versa.
Chidile Muonwe is a Physiotherapist and Researcher in Nigeria. He has a MSc from the University of Ibadan and is currently a Lecturer and Researcher at Nnamdi Azikiwe University. Chidile enjoys working in neurological rehabilitation as well as critical care, and is presently the Senior Manager for the Department of Neurorehabilitation at the Regions Healthcare. Chidile has extensive clinical experience working in several hospital units including neurosurgical, paediatric, burn, orthopaedic as well as with individuals affected by stroke. He is dedicated to developing the role of a Physiotherapist within intensive care units (ICUs).
With extensive experience working as a Physiotherapist with runners at all levels, Chris has worked with Team GB athletes at high profile events such as the 2016 Rio Olympics and the 2017 London World Championships. Chris is also an active researcher at the University of Salford, investigating the biomechanics of running-related injuries and biomechanical differences between elite and recreational runners and he has published a number of related journal articles.
Chris Tuckett is a Physiotherapist in the United Kingdom, actively involved in the promotion of physiotherapy within the National Health Service (NHS). He demonstrates effective leadership by being a manager, teacher and writer in the fields of active ageing and fall prevention. He has a Master's degree in Quality and Patient Safety Improvement and is the author of a teaching module "Movement for Movement", which is used with various undergraduate medical school teachings about the importance of physical activity. He leads by example by being an avid runner and swimmer.
Practising clinician, neck pain specialist, public speaker and Senior Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire. Chris is also a popular blogger on these topics and has published numerous articles on neck pain.
Chris works as a Musculoskeletal First Contact Physiotherapist (FCP) in General Practice (GP) Surgeries in the South West of England and has a passion for health advocacy. He enjoys sharing healthcare-related information and networking with Allied Health Professional and Medical colleagues, dedicated to making a difference within healthcare, wellness and fitness. Chris sits on the Board of Trustees for the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA) and has a specialist interest in the medical specialty of Rheumatology, particularly the adult inflammatory condition of Spondyloarthritis. He has presented nationally on the topic of Spondyloarthritis, published in this field, and is an Executive Committee member on the British Society for Spondyloarthritis (BRITSpA).
Chukwuebuka Okeke is a Physiotherapy clinician and researcher at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria. His current research interest focuses on investigating measures to prevent a decline in physical and cognitive function during critical illness and in older adults living with chronic diseases. He is also interested in knowledge translational research focused on maximizing functional capacity and quality of life of older adults and critical illness survivors.
Claire Robertson qualified in 1994 with a BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy and obtained her MSc Physiotherapy, in 2003, and PGCE in 2006. Claire has worked in the NHS, academia and private practice, and currently runs a specialist patellofemoral clinic at Wimbledon Clinics and is also the physiotherapist for the Warren Smith Ski Academy. Claire lectures internationally and is a respected researcher with many peer-reviewed journal publications. Claire offers a comprehensive and popular post-graduate course on patellofemoral problems for physiotherapists. In December 2012 Claire was awarded a research grant by the Physiotherapy Research Foundation to investigate the meaning of crepitus to patients with patella femoral pain syndrome.
Dale Whelehan is a Chartered Physiotherapist and he has a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Trinity College Dublin. Dale is the project lead for The Association for the Study of Medical Education and Board Member for the National Student Engagement Programme. He is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Philosophy degree in the area of Surgical Performance with particular focus on the objectivity of performance, the influence of sleep deprivation, clinical decision making and fatigue risk management approaches to enhance performance.
Darren Brown is a clinical and academic Physiotherapist specialising in the field of HIV, disability and rehabilitation. Darren leads the HIV rehabilitation service at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Europe's Largest HIV centre. He is the Vice-Chair of Rehabilitation in HIV Association (RHIVA), HIV/AIDS coordinator of World Physiotherapy subgroup IPT-HOPE, and steering committee member of Canada International HIV Rehabilitation Research Collaborative (CIHRRC). Darren was awarded an NIHR funded Masters of Clinical Research (MRes) in 2018 and continues to conduct both quantitative and qualitative research about disability and rehabilitation among people living with HIV in the UK. Darren contributes to national and international programmes focusing on disability inclusion across all responses to HIV. Darren contracted COVID-19 in March 2020 and continues to live with Long COVID. He is a patient advocate for Long COVID research, calling for the greater involvement and meaningful engagement of people living with Long COVID in all responses to COVID-19.
Dawn is an enthusiastic sportswoman and Physiotherapist with over 15 years of experience in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy in South Africa and the UK. Her passion is to help people lead an active lifestyle preventing and rehabilitating injuries. She has worked with and traveled with team sports including the National Welsh under 18 Girls Hockey Team, South African over 45s Men Touch Rugby, and provincial netball. Dawn is passionate to share her knowledge through lecturing/presenting, blogging, and vlogging.
Dr Deborah Riczo is a renowned speaker and author on pelvic girdle/ sacroiliac pain and dysfunction. She is a licensed Physical Therapist in the State of Ohio and has a bachelors in Physical Therapy, a Masters in Sports Management from Cleveland State University and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Marymount University. Deborah is a leading expert in the evaluation and treatment of sacroiliac/pelvic girdle pain and dysfunction. She is also a specialist in pregnancy/postpartum issues, women's health, and breast cancer. Deborah is the author of "Sacroiliac Pain," 2018 and "Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy and Postpartum," 2020 both available at Amazon and OPTP.com (publisher). In 2011, Deborah founded Riczo Health Education and developed continuing education courses for therapists in her specialty areas. She also teaches sacroiliac/pelvic girdle dysfunction at the doctoral level, through webinars, and at state and national conferences.
Debra Dent is a Physical Therapist with over 40 years of experience specializing in manual therapy of the spine. She has a Diploma of Physiotherapy and a Bachelors of Physical Therapy from the University of Manitoba, Canada. She was certified as a Part A Manual Physical Therapist from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 1989 and received her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 1994. She is also a USA APTA Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS). Debra was a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapists (FCAMPT) and an instructor for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She has been a guest clinical instructor and has taught a large number of manual therapy courses in the USA and Canada. She has presented numerous online seminars related to Differential Diagnosis, Breathing Essentials and Foundation Form Function of the core, Cranio-Cervical Stability.
Ebonie completed her PhD in tendon pain and continues to research this topic at La Trobe University in Australia. Her clinical career has included many sports appointments including the Australian Institute of Sport, Australian Ballet Company, Commonwealth Games, Olympics and Paralympics plus 18 months travelling with Disney's The Lion King stage show!
The Environmental Physiotherapy Association (EPA) is the first international network of physiotherapy clinicians, students, researchers, educators, and professional representatives interested in exploring and advancing the field of environmental physiotherapy. Members of the EPA are developing a growing and carefully selected collection of resources to inspire your thinking and practice of environmental physiotherapy. They are active through grassroots activism, social media, researching and teaching, publish in academic journals, present at international conferences, plant trees, hug animals, and promote the study and practice of environmental physiotherapy. Membership in the EPA is free and open to anyone with an interest in environmental physiotherapy and a commitment to the network’s aims and objectives.
Dr Filip Maric is a physiotherapist with a particular interest in critical physiotherapy and the link between physiotherapy, health, and the environment. He is a Lecturer at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø, where he teaches on society, public and planetary health, environmental physiotherapy, musculoskeletal physiotherapy, qualitative research methods and supervises bachelor projects. He is the Founder and Executive Chair of the Environmental Physiotherapy Association (EPA), a founding member of the Critical Physiotherapy Network (CPN) and facilitates the German-speaking branch of the CPN.
Gavin has worked in neurological rehabilitation for 25 years and currently combines clinical work with research at the University of Melbourne. He developed a program to teach advanced gait and running skills to people with neurological injuries. This led to his doctoral studies on ‘The development of a high-level mobility assessment tool (HiMAT) for people with traumatic brain injury’. Since then he has pursued his research interests focusing on the assessment, classification and treatment of mobility limitations following traumatic brain injury and neurological conditions.
Glykeria Skamagki is an Assistant Professor of Physiotherapy at Coventry University and currently working both clinically and academically. Her areas of interest are occupational health and musculoskeletal disorders, sports rehabilitation, education and teaching strategies. Glykeria graduated from ATEITH in Thessaloniki, Greece where she worked as a clinician before moving to the UK. She then worked both in the NHS and sports field followed by ongoing work in private practice specialising in the management of musculoskeletal conditions. She gained an MSc at Sheffield Hallam University in Applying Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Since 2014 Glykeria joined the academic team at Coventry University teaching both the UG and PG programme and completed her postgraduate studies in Teaching in Higher education with the award of a Senior fellowship. She is currently conducting research on a PhD project at CU with a focus on chronic musculoskeletal conditions at the workplace and the ageing workforce.
Helene Simpson is a registered physiotherapist in South Africa. She developed a special interest in foot and ankle injuries after she volunteered at the sports practice on the University of Cape Town Campus, a practice she later purchased and ran independently. Helene completed her thesis on ankle sprains, has lectured at the University of Stellenbosch, presented at international conferences and has presented her foot and ankle workshop internationally. She was also a contributing author on a book about ankle sprains. She participated as a clinical expert physiotherapist at the Proceedings of the International Consensus Meeting on Cartilage Repair of the Ankle, specifically related to the topic of post-operative treatment, in Pittsburgh, USA in 2017, and Dublin 2019.
Co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, Humanity & Inclusion is a 38-year-old independent and impartial organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. They work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. Their teams act on the frontlines of the world's most pressing emergencies, they promote disability rights, provide rehabilitation, and ensure people live safely after conflict. Humanity & Inclusion run programs with local partners in health and rehabilitation and social and economic integration. They work with local authorities to clear landmines and other war debris and to prevent mine-related accidents through education. They respond quickly and effectively to natural and civil disasters in order to limit serious and permanent injuries and to assist survivors' recovery and reintegration.
Ian Gatt is an Upper Limb Injury Specialist with the prestigious English Institute of Sport (EIS) providing an advisory role to Olympic and Paralympic sports. Ian has been a sports physiotherapist for over 20 years, with considerable time spent managing the sports science & medical services for the Great Britain Boxing programme. He has attended major events supporting elite athletes on their path to success through Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016, and current Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycles. Ian is also a published author on research papers and is currently a PhD candidate in Upper Limb Biomechanics at Sheffield Hallam University.
Dr Ian Horsley is a Lead Physiotherapist for the English Institute of Sport, and clinical director of Back In Action Rehabilitation, in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. He completed his PhD, in examining musculoskeletal causes of shoulder injuries within professional rugby, and is currently reviewing the role of physiotherapy within the management of musculoskeletal injury. He worked as part of the HQ medical team for Team England at the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games and was a member of the Team GB medical team at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. Ian is a member of the Education Committees for The British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) and the European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation. (EUSSEE).
The ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. It takes action in response to emergencies and at the same time promotes respect for international humanitarian law and its implementation in national law.
Jason is a seasoned senior healthcare leader and physiotherapist with more than 23 years’ experience leading teams within large and complex healthcare systems. He has successfully led across virtually all healthcare sectors and has held numerous senior-level positions such as Regional Director, Executive Director, Health Services Administrator and Chief Operating Officer.
Dr. Joe Tatta is a unique combination of physical therapist, nutritionist, and ACT trainer, he has 25 years of experience in physical therapy, integrative models of pain care, leadership and private practice innovation. He holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, is a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist and has trained extensively in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. Tatta is the Founder of the Integrative Pain Science Institute, a company dedicated to reinventing pain care through education, research and professional training. <a href="https://www.integrativepainscienceinstitute.com/ceu/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Integrative Pain Science Institute Online Courses and Certification</a>. Dr. Tatta is author of the bestselling book, <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Heal-Your-Pain-Now-Revolutionary/dp/0738219223" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Heal Your Pain Now</a> and host of <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Heal-Your-Pain-Now-Revolutionary/dp/0738219223" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Healing Pain Podcast</a>, featuring interviews and free training from respected pain experts.
Karolinska University Hospital, based in Stockholm Sweden, is one of Europe's largest university hospitals with 1,35 million patient visits annually. Karolinska has 15 000 employees and 2600 researchers. Their allied health professionals consist of occupational therapists, physiotherapist, social workers, psychologists, speech therapists and dieticians. The mission of Karolinska University Hospital is to provide specialised healthcare and rehabilitation to the patients in all of the hospital’s specific medical areas. Together with the world-respected Karolinska Institute, they lead in development and medical breakthroughs.
Kate is a Certified Hand Therapist (USA) and Accredited Hand Therapist with the Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA). She graduated from the University of Queensland in 2006 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. Kate worked at GC Hand Therapy until recently moving to Brisbane and starting work at Advance Therapy Solutions. She is committed to ongoing professional development, student education, leading research programs and developing research protocols. Kate has a keen interest in wrist fractures, finger injuries and traumatic hand injuries.
Katherine is an experienced Chartered Physiotherapist specializing in the field of Occupational Health and Ergonomics. Over the last 15 years, she has worked for her own company, Working Health Consulting Ltd, and undertook a variety of work within a diverse range of large multinational corporations and small and medium-sized enterprises. Her main area of expertise is in the management of musculoskeletal problems in the workplace. In addition, Katherine is a Registered Member of The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE) and regularly teaches post-graduate courses for ACPOHE on Office Ergonomics and Upper Limb Disorders.
Keryn started her career as a physiotherapist in private practice mainly working with rugby and sports teams and her passion has always been with sports and orthopaedics. She is an active rider and competes at a high level internationally which led her profession towards treating horses and riders in the competition setting. Keryn completed her post-graduate diplomas in Sports, Orthopaedics and Animals to provide her with the best all-round expertise for treating horses and riders. She has been very fortunate to work and study under Rosanne le Jeune in South Africa and they still have a partnership practice there together. Keryn has also spent a fair amount of time working with her husband, Dr Matthew Sinovich and his colleagues, at the University of Liverpool in sports medicine and lameness cases. She currently works in the United Kingdom mainly with human patients as her riding has taken up most of her spare time.
Kevin qualified as a Podiatrist in 2006, has an MSc in Clinical Podiatric Biomechanics and has always been involved in a musculoskeletal caseload. Kevin has a keen interest in sports related pathology, particularly football (he played professionally for West Bromwich Albion) as well as the general population whether sporting or otherwise. He enjoys working with individuals with gait adaptations which are impacting their every day lives whether due to a long term condition or recovering from recent acute pathology.
Kristine graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney in 1995, gaining extensive experience in both public hospital and private practice. Since 2006, Kris has focused specifically on exercise based treatment and education for injury prevention, overuse injuries and chronic pain. Kristine is on a mission to educate and empower both employers and their workers to promote a culture of wellness in the workplace.
Laura is a Consultant Physiotherapist specialising in spinal conditions. Her special interest is in serious pathologies of the spine and she has presented nationally and internationally on this subject. She has written a number of papers related to serious pathology and teaches at postgraduate level. She is the Vice President of The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists, a sub group of the WCPT.
Dr Lee Herrington is a physiotherapist, researcher and lecturer in sports injury rehabilitation. He is a lower limb rehabilitation specialist with over 20 years experience working with professional and Olympic sports athletes providing assessment, treatment of injury and rehabilitation solutions. He is the a senior lecturer in sports rehabilitation at Salford University, has a PhD in knee pain and is a senior physiotherapist at the English Institute of Sport.
Dr. Loren Szmiga is a dynamic physical therapist and certified hand therapist with over 15 years of clinical experience working in the U.S.A. Dr. Szmiga is a Faculty Member at the University of St. Augustine and teaches practical lab sessions for upper extremity rehabilitation. She is a certified manual therapist and dry needling clinician and enjoys the challenges of hand therapies.
Luke O'Brien is the vice president of clinical physical therapy in Vail and the rehabilitation coordinator for Dr. Richard Steadman. Since joining Howard Head Sports Medicine as a physical therapist in 2002, he has focused on the treatment of lower extremity musculoskeletal disorders with a specialisation in the treatment of the knee. Luke has served as an assistant physical therapist for the US Ski Team, and as a consultant to many athletes, including those of Manchester United and Barcelona football clubs, the New York Mets, and the Portland Trail Blazers. Luke has also published numerous articles and text book chapters and has an adjunct faculty position at the University of Colorado. He holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland and a Master of Sports Physiotherapy from LaTrobe University. Luke is also a sports certified specialist as recognised by the American Physical Therapy Association.
Mandy is passionate about treating patients with persistent or chronic pain especially in the women’s health field. She is the national co-ordinator of the Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) course of the South African Society of Physiotherapy and has lecturing experience in different aspects of pain management, communication skills, women's health, and biomechanics of breathing.
Marissa Fourie is a registered physiotherapist in Stellenbosch, South Africa. She has a special interest in musculoskeletal conditions, management of acute and chronic pain, and physiotherapy in mental health. Marissa holds a BSc in Physiotherapy from the University of the Free State and a Masters in Physiotherapy from the University of Stellenbosch. She has insight and experience in a wide variety of physical conditions, ranging from sports injuries, office-related pain, back- and neck problems, mental health, paediatrics, chest conditions, antenatal care and orthopaedic rehabilitation.
Matthieu graduated as a physiotherapist in France in 2015. He worked in neurology and paediatrics for two years before moving to Honduras to work as a Physiotherapist Volunteer for a charity called "Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos" ("Our Little Brothers and Sisters"). For two years, Matthieu worked with children with special needs who lived in Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos orphanage. In 2019, he moved back to Glasgow, Scotland to get a Masters degree and works in the NHS as a community physiotherapist. He also teaches amputee rehabilitation classes in France and loves surfing, camping and hiking.
Mauro Banfi is a Physiotherapist since 1992 and Osteopath since 2000. Mauro works as a professional Osteopath and Physiotherapist in the field of sport, acrobatic and performing arts with a particular interest in artistic voice problems, in cooperation with speech therapists, ENT specialists and conservatories of music. For well over two decades he provides sessions and courses for performers, manual therapists, osteopaths and speech therapists to improve their manual skills in the treatment of the patient artist.
Megyn Robertson is a physiotherapy clinician with extensive experience with both professional and amateur sporting bodies. She runs her own private practice, lectures post-graduate OMT physiotherapists and presents at various local congresses. Megyn has a special interest in Concussion and has developed a protocol for physiotherapists to assess and treat concussion.
Merike Hopkins is an Orthopaedic Physiotherapist from South Africa with an energetic interest in sports injury prevention and rehabilitation. Merike has extensive experience in conditioning programs, biomechanical screenings, and optimizing sports performance among high-level athletes. She has been the Chief Physiotherapist for swimmers of all levels, including for the South African team at the Summer Olympics in Beijing in 2008. Moreover, she has been the Team Physiotherapist for athletes engaged in touch rugby, soccer, cricket and rowing. She is well qualified to address management strategies for overuse injuries in sport. Merike is also an athlete in her own right, regularly enjoying running and tennis.
Dr Michelle Cottrell is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and was awarded her PhD from the University of Queensland (Australia). The focus of her doctoral thesis was the development, implementation and evaluation of telehealth, as an additional method of service delivery, into an established public tertiary-level physiotherapy-led screening service. In conjunction with her research, she coordinates the implementation of telehealth into other complex clinical tertiary-based services including burns and lymphoedema.
Naomi Algeo is an Occupational Therapist and an Irish Research Council Scholar (2018-21) currently completing her doctoral studies in breast cancer survivorship and employment in Ireland, under the School of Medicine at Trinity College Dublin. She has worked clinically in a variety of areas including Adult Oncology Services, Acute Brain Injury, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Elderly Medicine, General Medicine, and Accident and Emergency. Naomi is passionate about promoting Occupational Therapy research and education and sits on the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI) Management Team.
Nick Rainey is board certified in orthopaedic physical therapy and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists. He has also earned the credential of Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist (CCTT) by the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial & Cervical Therapeutics and is pelvic health certified through Evidence in Motion. He is the founder of <a href="https://www.raineypainandperformance.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Rainey Pain & Performance</a>, a private practice in Arizona, USA. Here he also leads the Rainey Pain & Performance Research Division which focuses on answering clinically relevant questions in the daily flow of clinical practice. He enjoys mentoring residents, fellows-in-training, and students in his clinic where he treats primarily orthopaedic and pain conditions. His clinic’s vision is to “Progress the profession one provider at a time”. A major way he plans on making this happen in teaching is to simplify complex topics to help make expert clinicians earlier in their careers.
Dr. Patrick Berner is a physiotherapist and registered dietitian and nutritionist practicing in the United States. Dr. Berner is unique in his credentials and has a passion for education, consulting and coaching with an emphasis on human movement and nutrition. Dr. Berner is an Adjunct Professor for the Faculty for Doctor of Physical Therapy at Anderson University, Baylor University and South College. He also serves as Chair of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Council on Health Promotion and Wellness in Physical Therapy. Dr. Berner is a known specialist on health promotion and wellness, with a passion for integrating nutrition into physiotherapy practice.
Paul is a disabilities education and sports specialist. In 1993 he set up the UK’s first full time Rebound Therapy centre. In 2007, Paul joined forces with Eddy Anderson and set up Rebound Therapy International. Rebound therapy is officially approved as an accredited training course for special needs schools in the UK by the Association for Physical Education (AfPE) and the organisation works in partnership with the Sir Stanley Matthews Coaching Foundation. Outside of the UK, they work in partnership with the Australian Sports Commission, Gymnastics Australia and the International Association of Trampoline Parks, to name a few.
Petra is a South African physiotherapist. She graduated in 1992 from the University of the Orange Free State. She has worked in outpatient practice since she graduated. Her particular interest was always sports injuries and rehabilitation and she worked with local and provincial rugby teams. In 2009 she completed a post-graduate course in equine physiotherapy and have been working 95% equine and 5% with humans since then. Petra's job satisfaction is fulfilled when horse and rider can work as a functional dynamic team.
The Physioplus team is made up of a group of committed individuals with a very wide variety of evidence based clinical and educational experience. Together they have built a multitude of online courses covering a huge array of topics, in each case working closely with topic specialists, special interest groups and the researchers. Their courses collate from these multiple sources the very latest clinically relevant evidence based insights distilling the most useful, actionable information for the practising clincian.
Pierre Roscher is a South African Physiotherapist who has a special interest in Men's Health Physiotherapy. He has over 10 years of experience, particularly in the neuromusculoskeletal field. He is currently completing his PhD on Disability Following Prostate Cancer Treatment.
Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems Consortium (ReLAB-HS) is a global project that will support the development of health systems that are responsive to the growing needs for rehabilitation within populations. It seeks to co-design and implement innovative, comprehensive, cost-effective interventions that strengthen health systems for the provision of rehabilitation, including assistive technology. ReLAB-HS is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is implemented under cooperative agreement number 7200AA20CA00033. The consortium is managed by the prime recipient, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Roger Kerry is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is a qualified Chartered Physiotherapist and an honorary Fellow of the UK’s Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. His main clinical research interests have been in adverse events and physiotherapy interventions of the head and neck, particularly on the causal nature of the interventions. Roger is also undertaking research activity in the Philosophy of Science, investigating the nature of causation in the health sciences, and this was the focus of his PhD. He is well-published in these areas and has been an invited speaker at numerous international conferences.
Rosanne Le Jeune is a clinical physiotherapist passionate about neuromusculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation in both humans and animals. She has over 35 years experience treating humans, horses, dogs and occasionally a springbok. She was instrumental in setting up the Animal Physiotherapy Special Interest Group of the South African Society of Physiotherapy in the 1990’s and has lectured at the first international physiotherapy and rehabilitation conference in the USA in 2002. As there were no veterinary physiotherapists when she qualified from the University of Cape Town in 1983, she trained with Winks Greene in KZN before mentoring numerous students in Johannesburg. She now runs multiple human and animal practices around the city.
Sasha is a South African sports physiotherapist, who has an interest in treating four-legged sports athletes as well as the two-legged type. Completing both sports and animal physio postgrad courses she has a great understanding of how the two influence each other. She runs a busy human and equine practice in Kyalami, Johannesburg as well as travels the country attending big competitions with her clients. While treating equestrians is a huge part of her practice she also has an interest in rugby players, golfers and runners. In her spare time, Sasha is a keen rider herself and enjoys going out for a Sunday morning hack in the country.
Scott Buxton is an Advanced practice Physiotherapist in frailty. He is the Therapy Lead for the Frailty Team. Scott is also a non-medical prescriber and has extensive experience working with older people in a number of settings including the emergency department, medical admissions units, longer stay wards, falls, balance clinics as well as exercise groups and 1:1 exercise focussing on combatting the effects of sarcopenia. He trained at Coventry University for his undergraduate degree and is currently completing his MSc in Advanced Practice at The University of The West of England, Bristol. He is also a proud member of Team Physiopedia.
Selena Horner began her journey as a board-certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties of the American Physical Therapy Association in 2003. During the last five years, her clinical expertise focused on improving both confidences in balance and gait characteristics in community-dwelling older adults.
Having gone through a personal journey with persistent back pain, Shrey has embraced mindfulness into his daily practice – both personally and clinically. With his advanced training in the Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management (MBCPM™) program, he has integrated the principles of mindfulness meditation to teach patients and healthcare professionals on how they can better cope with chronic stress, pain, and burnout. As a passionate educator, Shrey has delivered multiple lectures, webinars and talks that have garnered much praise and attention from an international audience of rehabilitation professionals. As a full-time clinician who is well-versed with pain neuroscience and evidence-based rehabilitation practice, Shrey’s mission is to inspire current and future rehabilitation professionals to incorporate mind-body approaches in their own practice.
Dr Sierra Christensen, is a licensed pediatric physical therapist, child development/wellness expert, and telehealth specialist. Her areas of speciality include general lifespan/baby development and a wide variety of neurological, genetic, and movement disorders. She is the owner of develoPT, and strives to embrace each child's strengths while working on their challenges. To do this, she creates unique therapy and wellness plans that are tailored to meet each child at their level. Therapy is centred around play and fun activities in order to engage children in a more natural environment. These activities are easily incorporated into daily routines, which is the best way that children can get the repetition they need to progress.
Tania Clifton-Smith is a physiotherapist with 30 year's experience in the field of breathing dysfunction, breathing pattern disorders, hyperventilation syndrome and physiotherapy. Tania co-founded Breathing Works in 1998, which was the first clinic of its kind in Australasia. Throughout her career, she has been an inspiring influence on Health Professionals the world over and is a world expert in breathing dysfunction. She has a particular interest in children, athletes and the anxious client. Tania lectures within the medical profession and corporate sectors, and has published both academically and mainstream.
Tanya is a Manual Therapist (OMT), international lecturer and developer of the Groovi Movements Physio Software. She is a founder of Bell Rogers & Harris Physiotherapists and a Director of ‘Off Nicol Health Wellness & Rehab’ in Johannesburg, South Africa. She hass been Physiotherapist for various National Sports & Teams such as South African Men's Cricket and Ladies Hockey, an honorary lecturer at Wits University and has presented at conferences and workshops throughout the world. As she continues to study and instruct on the interplay of biomechanics and kinematics, Tanya promotes an integrated approach to injury diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Dr Teresa Bisson is a graduate of Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She worked at the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center for almost 13 years. Dr Bisson discovered her interest and love of teaching as an adjunct professor at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles in 2008 and joined the core faculty at the University of Minnesota in 2014. She has extensive knowledge in neurologic physical therapy, with particular expertise in working with individuals who have experienced a stroke, TBI, SCI, or multiple sclerosis. Recently, she started pursuing the implementation of virtual reality technology into clinical practice for people with neurologic conditions. Her research interests include interventions for optimal outcomes in patients with chronic neurologic conditions, motor control and motor learning, and assessment and treatment of impaired selective voluntary motor control after upper motor neuron injury.
Tolulope Adeniji is a physiotherapist from Nigeria specialising in geriatric physiotherapy. He studied physiotherapy at the Obafemi Awolowo University and did an MSc PT (Geriatrics) at the University of Maiduguri. Tolulope is specialised in ageing science and geriatrics practice including brain modulation for pain, motor and cognitive recovery and enhancement and biomechanics as it pertains to ageing. He also has extensive clinical experience in humanitarian and physiotherapy institutions. Tolulope is currently the CEO of Ganador Healthcare Services Ltd in Maiduguri, Borno State Nigeria. And he is also a practising locum physiotherapist with a Federal Medical Centre Nguru, Yobe state, Nigeria.
Tracy Prowse is a registered practising physiotherapist in South Africa. She uses an integrative and functional medicine approach in order to facilitate a journey towards wellbeing. Her special interest lies in paediatrics and the adolescent patient, although she has a varied caseload of all ages. Tracy divides her time between running her private practice in Stellenbosch and consulting privately, as well as lecturing and facilitating both the Physifun Programme and some of the modules on the Train Pain Academy Pain Certification Programme. Tracy has a Masters Degree in Sports Physiotherapy, a Certificate in Pain Management & Treatment, and a Certification in the two-year training programme in Mindfulness-Based Interventions Certification through Stellenbosch University.
Trevor Russell is a Professor of Physiotherapy, the Director of the RECOVER Injury Research Centre and the co-director of the Centre for Research in Telerehabilitation at the University of Queensland (Australia). Trevor was the former head of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland and his primary research focus surrounds the use of digital technologies for both clinical service provision (telehealth) and teaching and learning in the rehabilitation sciences. His work is amongst the earliest and most extensive and he is internationally recognised as a pioneer and leader in the field of telerehabilitation
Wendy Walker has 38 years of experience in treating neurological and complex conditions such as facial palsy, peripheral nerve injuries, stroke, head injury, vestibular disorders, chronic pain conditions, and incontinence. She has advanced Bobath and paediatric Bobath training as well as extensive training in incontinence and sEMG Biofeedback. Wendy regularly lectures and presents courses on sEMGm, fascial palsy, neurological and vestibular rehabilitation to physiotherapists, GPs and surgeons. In 2017-2018 she was the team lead on creating 4 online Physioplus MOOC courses on Physical Activity and she is the Physiopedia topic expert on Facial Palsy.