Quality Private Physiotherapy - making an impact
28-29 April 2018
Confirmed speakers include:
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Dr Annina Schmid is a Physiotherapist and a researcher at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at Oxford University in the UK.
She obtained her Physiotherapy undergraduate training in Switzerland in 2001, worked full time as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist for several years and completed a Master of Manipulative Therapy at Curtin University of Technology in Perth in 2005. That is where her interest in pain physiology and entrapment neuropathies sparked. In 2008, she returned to Australia to focus on research by doing a PhD in Neuroscience at The University of Queensland. Her project entitled "Implications of mild nerve compression beyond the lesion site-Mechanisms and Interventions" consisted of a unique combination of human studies and experiments using an animal model of mild nerve compression. Since the completion of her PhD in 2011, Dr Schmid is continuing her research into the pathomechanisms of entrapment neuropathies as a postdoctoral fellow with the aim to ultimately improve management of these patients. She has published widely and has won several competitive fellowships including the prestigious Neil Hamilton Fairley Fellowship to pursue her career at Oxford University under the supervision of Dr David Bennett and Prof Irene Tracey. In addition to her research activity, Dr Schmid maintains a small weekly caseload of patients, teaches postgraduate courses internationally and holds a guest lecturing position with Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland. Further information on Dr Schmid can be found at www.neuro-research.ch.
You can also find out more about Annina here
Chartered Physiotherapist, clinician and researcher
Dr Ruth Jones
Dr Ruth Jones is a Chartered Physiotherapist, clinician, researcher, lecturer and writer with over 30 years experience. She works clinically and consults to elite sports bodies and athletes including the Football Association and professional teams. Ruth is also a speaker at national and international conferences and workshops related to movement, pelvic floor function and pain.
Along with co-editor Leon Chaitow, Ruth has produced the book Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction: Practical Physical Medicine, published by Elsevier in 2012.
Consultant Musculoskeletal physiotherapist
Having chaired the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy back pain guideline group and was a member of the Whiplash Associated Disorder guideline group, Chris has a number of roles under his belt.
He is also currently a member of the Royal College of Physicians Occupational Health national back pain audit group, the CSP Professional Practice and Service Delivery Committee and the national research funding stream, and the Research for Patient Benefit Programme.
He is an active member of the MACP and was part of the organising committee delivering the IFOMPT confernce in Glasgow in 2016.
Consultant in sports and exercise medicine
Dr Lorenzo Masci has undertaken extensive and vigorous specialist training. After completing orthopaedic residency in Australia, he completed a four-year full time specialist Sports Medicine training program with the Australasian College of Sports Physicians. He then moved to London in 2007 to work as a consultant in the elite and private setting.
Dr Lorenzo Masci works as a specialist consultant in various elite sporting environments. He is currently the lead Sports Physician for London Wasps Rugby. He was a consultant for Australian Open Tennis Tournament from 2001 to 2007. He was the lead Sports Physician for the Melbourne Storm Rugby League from 2005 to 2007. He was also part of the Sports Physician team at Fulham Football Club from 2008 to 2010. He has also worked in elite Australian football, weightlifting, judo and swimming.
Clinical interests include overuse tendon disease and iliotibial band friction syndrome; hip and groin disease; diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided injections including cortisone, Platelet-rich plasma and hyaluronic acid and non-surgical treatment of osteoarthritis. Dr Lorenzo Masci is actively involved in research in Sports Medicine. He completed Masters in Sports Medicine (Research) at the University of Melbourne on low back pain in young active individuals achieving a high distinction. He is currently involved in Achilles and Patella tendon research and has published scientific papers with Professor Hakan Alfredson, who is an eminent world expert in tendinopathy. He is one of only a handful of doctors to use UTC (Ultrasound Tissue Characterisation) as part of the management of tendon disease and tendinopathy.
Anju qualified from the University of East London in 1992 with a honours degree in Physiotherapy.
She started at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore in 1996 and developed an interest & passion for shoulder dysfunction. For the last 15 years she has been working closely with Senior Orthopaedic Consultants specialising in the Shoulder & Elbow. Anju has a particular interest in shoulder instability with published work and is currently leading on a multi-centred randomized placebo controlled trial (Does Surgery have any added value in atraumatic shoulder instability vs physio alone) as well as sitting on the British Shoulder & Elbow Society (BESS) sub-committee looking at National guidelines for management of shoulder instability. She presents both nationally & internationally as well as running her own shoulder courses. She sits on the education committee of BESS and is currently President of the European Society of Elbow & Shoulder Rehabilitation (EUSSER), invited on to the European Society of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery (SECEC/ESSSE) as a member of the SECEC/Rehab committee.