Sarah has spent twenty-five years of exploring the Health of Movement and she will present key elements of her clinical-academic journey that have led to the development of the concepts. Sarah is a physiotherapist and movement performance specialist and has worked in the field as a clinician, author, researcher, academic, and educator. Sarah is a founding Director of Kinetic Control now Comera Movement Science. Sarah’s passion is about changing the quality of life through science and the art of retraining movement. She has explored how the way people move and coordinate movement influence how they use their body to engage with life. She will be sharing insights from her PhD and lifetime work 'The Health of Movement, Recognising Movement Choices in Individuals for Long-Term Health’.
Mahmoud is a musculoskeletal specialist and academic with 20 years of clinical and academic experience. He joined the teaching team at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK in 2015, teaching at the musculoskeletal module within the master program for many years, he is an international musculoskeletal tutor and has been invited to teach in 14 countries worldwide. Mahmoud's main interest is developing the physiotherapy profession in developing countries or countries where the physiotherapy profession is developing through education and professional networking. His PhD work is related to physical activity and physiotherapy. He has completed a master in Physiotherapy and a diploma in manual therapy in the UK. Mahmoud is the founding director of primephysio training UK and the orthopaedic manual therapy academy. He works privately in Sheffield in his own practice since 2006 and within NHS setting.He is a fellow of the higher Education Academy UK.
Steven worked in elite sport for Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club between 2014-2020. His additional experiences outside Premiership Rugby include roles with British Judo, Beach Volleyball during the London Olympics and Field Hockey at Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Steve is a guest lecturer at Newcastle University & Sheffield Hallam University and recognises the challenge in delivering clinical supervision, placements and exposure to professional sport. Subsequently, he launched GrowPhysio.com during the COVID-19 pandemic to offer an accessible sports injuries e-learning platform to assist individuals: students to advanced practitioners to build their practical skills and clinical reasoning.
Ahmad is an enthusiastic, flexible and motivated manual therapist with more than 15 years of clinical and research experience. He completed PhD in the rehabilitation of neck pain and upper limb dysfunction at Sheffield Hallam University (UK) in 2018 and have published extensively on this area, seven studies. The findings of these studies have been presented in several national and international conferences in the UK and across Europe.He completed variety of training and research work, and gained capacity of depth information, accuracy and expertise in relation to advanced clinical examination skills (diagnosis) of musculoskeletal conditions including neck pain and its associated disorders.Currently, he is teaching courses and supervising students, Master level, in their research activity at the University of Antwerp as well as assessing the quality of manuscripts that have been submitted for publication (peerreview) for variety of high-ranking scientific journal. Additionally, he is managing a caseload of MSK conditions at different private clinics in Antwerp (Belgium).
Alli Gokeler obtained his degree in Physical Therapy in 1990 from the Rijkshogeschool Groningen. From 1991-2001 he worked as a physical therapist in the United States and Germany. Upon return to the Netherlands, he obtained a degree in Sports Physical Therapy from the Utrecht University of Applied Science in 2003. In 2005 he started on his PhD project at the University Medical Center Groningen, Center for Rehabilitation. He has a special interest in motor control after ACL injuries. He is currently working on a post-doc track with a special focus on development of prevention programs designed to reduce incidence of ACL (second) injury rate and associated occurrence of osteoarthritis. The main focus of the current research is to determine which interventions could induce neuroplastic changes of the brain that would proof beneficial in terms on injury prevention and return to sports after an injury.
PT. ET. MT. PhD.
• Director Dr. Vodder School in Belgium and the Netherlands
• Head Techer Dr. Vodder School in Belgium and the Netherlands
• President MLDV Belgium
• Co-developer Two-Layer Bandages
• Co-developer Silicone Bandages
• CEO of the Decocklinic (Willebroek) and the Lymph House (Antwerp)
• Guest Lecturer at the VUB and Hasselt University
• Member of the ISL (International Society of Lymphology)
• Member of the ESL (European Society of Lymphology)
• Member of the BeSL (Belgian Society of Lymphology)
Willem De Hertogh is an associate professor at the University of Antwerp,
Antwerp, Belgium. He graduated as a physical therapist in 1996 (MSc, KULeuven) and as a manual therapist in 1999 (MSc, VUBrussel) and defended his PhD in 2008 at the same university. His research interests are cervicocephalic complaints such as headaches, tinnitus and dizziness. He published over 70 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, has written book chapters and presented at various (inter)national conferences. He is the academic coordinator of the postgraduate education in musculoskeletal physical therapy/ manual therapy at the University of Antwerp. As a passionate clinician, he still combines his research and teaching activities with clinical work in a specialised physical therapy clinic.