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Sciatica: Assessment, Prognosis and Management Evening Course

Associate Professor Annina Schmid, University of Oxford

Date:  Wednesday 10 October 2018, 6.30-9pm
Venue: Saltisford Church, Albert Street, Warwick, CV34 4JX
Cost: Member £30, Non-member £35
Contact: Midlands Regional Officer Physio First, Susannah Solt, 01926 800101,
Why do some patients with sciatica get better quickly and others not?  What’s going on at the nerve root?  What’s the evidence for how we should treat sciatica?  If we’ve tested dermatomes, myotomes and reflexes, and they’re all clear, can we assume no compression?   Hear the answers to these and more with Associate Professor Annina Schmid, whose research focus is compression neuropathies and in addition has a clinical caseload as a physiotherapist.


6.30-7pm Refreshments and catch up

7-9pm Course

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Annina Schmid

A/Prof Annina Schmid is a Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and a Neuroscientist affiliated with the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at Oxford University in the UK. She qualified as a Physiotherapist in Switzerland in 2001 and obtained a Master in Manipulative Physiotherapy from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia before completing a PhD in Neuroscience at The University of Queensland in Brisbane in 2011.

Annina’s research is an exciting and unique combination of basic and clinical science which is aimed to improve our understanding of the mechanisms of neuropathic pain and entrapment neuropathies to ultimately improve management of these patients. Annina has presented her work at leading international and has published her work widely including publications in leading clinical (e.g., Brain, JOSPT, Eur J Pain) and basic science journals (e.g., eLife, Nature Genetics). Dr Schmid’s research contribution is recognised by the award of several grants, awards and competitive fellowships including the prestigious Neil Hamilton Fairley Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation.

In addition to her research activities, Dr Schmid teaches postgraduate courses related to pain and neuroscience internationally. She also maintains a weekly caseload as a specialist musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.


Venue Information

Saltisford Church Warwick

WARWICK, Albert Street, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4JX

This is a regionally run course by Midlands Regional Officer, Susannah Solt. Please contact or phone 01926 800101 for further information or to book your place