View the growing list of clinical specialists offering courses on Physioplus below.
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.
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.
Ari Kaplan is a Physical Therapist who graduated with an undergraduate degree in Biomechanics before completing his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He went on to complete a sports residency, becoming a Board Certified Specialist. Ari is a graduate of the University of Delaware Physical Therapy program and has an undergraduate degree in biomechanics. He is a residency trained Board Certified Sports Specialist, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and is also a Certified Mechanical Diagnosis Therapist from the McKenzie Institute. Ari is a co-founder of the Association of Clinical Excellence, an education company focused on building the physical therapy community and developing the complete professional and also the COO and co-founder of ACE Running.
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.
Dr Bhanu Ramaswamy OBE is an Independent Physiotherapy Consultant and Honorary Visiting Fellow 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 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).
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.
Physiotherapist and Falls Practitioner, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, and National Executive Committee member of AGILE.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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).
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 with full membership to the Australian Hand Therapy Association (AHTA). She graduated from the University of Queensland in 2006 with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. Kate joined the GC Hand Therapy team in 2007 and is committed to ongoing professional development, student education, leading research programs, and developing research protocols. She has experience in different clinical settings and has a keen interest in research 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Associate Professor at The University of Nottingham; Physiotherapist; Philosopher of Science-in-training. Interested in the way science behaves, and how evidence-based medicine works. Or doesn’t.
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.
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.
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.
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 is a candidate for the 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.