INSTRUCTORS

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Dianne addison Addison Di B.Phty (Hons.), Grad. Adv Manip Phty, MMPAA, Senior IMTA Teacher

Di graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 1975. In 1978 and 1979 she undertook a research degree at the University of Queensland, Australia absolved with first class honours. Tin 1980 she completed a postgraduate Diploma in advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy at Adelaide University under the direction of Geoff Maitland MBE followed in 1980.
Between 1975 and 1981 Di worked in various hospitals in England and Australia before moving to Switzerland in 1981. She was clinical tutor at the University of Queensland from 1978 to 1979 and research assistant at the University of Queensland in 1981. After moving to Switzerland she worked in a number of rehabilitation
hospitals and physiotherapy practices and completed the examination to become a teacher with the International Maitland Teachers Association (IMTA) in 1988. She has also taught with the Kinetic Control Company (1998 – 2001) and has developed her own concept: „Muscle balance –fine tuning muscle“. In 2008 she was accredited the SEVB1 Certificate of teaching.
Di currently works in private practice in Switzerland. She is Senior Teacher with the IMTA and since 2002 teaches Muscle Balance courses internationally.

BeckersBeckers Dominiek

Education and profession:
- Master in physiotherapy, movement science and rehabilitation: University Leuven, Belgium 1975.
- Since August 1975 physiotherapist in the Hoensbroeck Rehabilitation Centre, ¬ the Netherlands.
- Since 1977 co-ordinator on the spinal cord physiotherapy-department.
- Since 1984, international PNF-instructor, I-PNF-A.
- Since 1994 instructor Gait analysis & Training.
- Since 1999 senior PNF-instructor.
- Author of several books and articles about PNF, Spinal Cord Injury, Gait training.

3_3Bucher-Dollenz Gerti IMTA Senior Teacher

MAS (Manipulative Physiotherapy) MAS (Educational Design) PT, PT OMTsvomp®

Gerti completed her Physiotherapy Diploma in Klagenfurt, Austria in 1983. After working in Austria for a short time she moved to Switzerland where she has since worked at in various rehabilitation centres and hospitals, including ten years at the at the Rehabilitation Centre in Valens. In 1992 she completed a Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia and went on to graduate with a Masters of Applied Science in Physiotherapy in 1993. Gerti qualified as a teacher with the International Maitland Teachers Association (IMTA) in 1993. She is also a member of the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (NOI). Currently Gerti works in private practice in Heiligkreuz, Switzerland and continues to teach postgraduate manipulative therapy in a number of European countries. Since 2009 she is a Senior Teacher of IMTA. Gertis special interests include the management of orthopaedic patients, neuropathic pain and chronic pain, the integration of manual therapy into the treatment of neurological patients and the neurophysiology of learning

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Buhler Daniel, MSc, Physiotherapie HSA Fluntern

Nationality Swiss

1965-1970       Primary and secondary School, Luzern, Switzerland
1970-1978       Gymnasium, with Maturity, Luzern, Switzerland
1980-1988       Study of Psychology with Master, Z¸rich, Switzerland
1988-1992       Physiotherapy School with Diploma, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
1992-2005       Senior Instructor IMTT for Triggerpoint Therapy and Dry Needling
1995-1997       OMT I (Orthopaedic manipulativ therapy)
2003-2006       SE (Somatic Expiriencing), trauma therapy by Peter Levin

Professional Background

1992-1995       Physiotherapist, Dr. med. Beat Dejung, Rheumatology, “Father” of Triggerpoint Therapy, Winterthur, Switzerland
1996-2003       University Hospital Z¸rich, Rheumatology: sportstherapy, manual therapy, chronic pain group, leading programm for chronic pain patient (AISP)
since 1999       Physiotherapy, leading position in teamwork with 2 physiotherapists

2009_09_26_2104aDelorenzo Ana Elisa – Polestar trained Pilates instructor

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Ballet dancer and certificated by The Union Of Performing Artists and Technicians of State of Paranà .1992

Ballet dancer and Teacher  at the DANCE CIA  BALLET DE LONDRINA from 1993 to 2001, Londrina,PR, Brazil

Pilates Mat Work Instructor  2006 by Polestar Education, Rome, Italy

Pilates Studio Instructor  2008 by Polestar Education, Rome, Italy

Gyrotonic  Instructor  2009 by Gyrotonic Expansion Sistem

Gyrokinesis Instructor   2010 by Gyrotonic Expansion Sistem

Specialize Equipmente Training  in the Archway 2010 by Gyrotonic Expansion Sistem

Specialized Equipment in the Jumping Stretching Board 2013 by Gyrotonic  Expansion Sistem

Specialized workshops by Gyrotonic Therapeutic Applications: Shoulder Girdle and Pelvic Girdle 2011; scoliosis 2012

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Heber Jens

  • Examination in 2002 and afterwords Bachelor degree in 2005 (University of applied science Hildesheim)
  •  From 2002 – 2010 experience in different clinics  with mainly neurological patients
  • Since 2010 treatment of patients with neuro-orthopedic impairments in a privat practice in Munich
  • In 2009: NAP Instructor with courses in Germany and foreign countries
  • lectureship in Germany
  • Co-authore and authore of publications in context of N.A.P.

Focus of interest:

Motor relearning theories
Swallowing disorders
Biomechanic – espacially Gait analysis

Elly hengeveld Hengeveld Elly MSc, B.PT, PT OMTsvomp® Ausb. BKS, Senior IMTA Teacher

Elly completed her Bachelor in Physiotherapy at the Akademie voor Fysiotherapie in Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 1980. After working in private practice in the Netherlands for a short time she moved to Switzerland in the same year where she has since practised in various hospitals and in private practice. She attained her OMT qualification with the Schweizer Verband für Orthopädische Manuelle Therapie (SVOMP) in 1990 and the teaching qualification „Ausbildnerin Berner Kaderschule“ in 1992. In 2000 she graduated from the University of East London, UK with a Masters of Science. Elly has published numerous articles and book contributions. She is co-author of the 6th edition of Maitland’s Vertebral Manipulation and published together with Kevin Banks the latest edition of Maitland’s Peripheral Manipulation (2005) and Maitland’s Clinical Companion (2009).
After qualifying as a teacher with the International Maitland Teachers Association (IMTA) in 1992 she became Senior Teacher in 2003. She was secretary of the IMTA from 1992 until 1994 and Chairperson from 1995 until 2001. Elly is a previous executive committee member of the SVMP (Schweizerischer Verband Manipulativer Physiotherapie)
Currently Elly is a member of the educational committee of the Schweizerischer Verband Orthopaedischer Manipulativer Physiotherapie (SVOMP). She works in private practice and teaches on pre- and postgraduate courses. Her special interests include the treatment of patients with chronic pain, movement-paradigms as the specific basis for the body-of-knowledge of physiotherapists, paradigms of illness experience and salutogenetic perspectives, clinical reasoning processes, especially narrative reasoning in clinical practice, the psychosocial dimensions of physiotherapy and manual therapy and qualitative research methods within physiotherapy research.

137_3Hodges Paul PhD MedDr DSc BPhty(Hons) FACP is the Director of the Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health (CCRE SPINE) funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow.

Paul has 3 doctorates; one in Physiotherapy and two in Neuroscience. His research blends these skills to understand pain, control of movement, and the interaction between multiple functions of the trunk muscles including spine control, continence, respiration and balance. The large multidisciplinary Research Centre that Paul leads aims to bridge the gap between basic science and clinical practice.

He has received numerous international research awards (2006 and 2011 ISSLS Prize [premier international prize for spine research from the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine]; Suzanne Klein-Vogelbach Prize), leadership awards (Emerging leader in Health [Next 100 Awards], Future Summit Australian Leadership Award), published >230 scientific papers and book chapters, presented >120 invited lectures at major conferences in 30 countries, and received >$AU20 million in research funds.

He is the leadchief investigator on the first physiotherapy based NHMRC Program Grant (~$AU8 million) and received the 2011 NHMRC Achievement Award as the highest ranked NHMRC Research Fellow.

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Hofer O. Heinz MD, MA
Born May, 20 1951 in Basel/Switzerland
Specialization:
- FMH Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rheumatology
- EBPMR Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- MA Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics, NYU
- Diploma of Manual Medicine SAMM
- Instructor of FM. Alexander STAT /SVLAT technique
- Senior Instructor Myofascial Triggerpoint Therapy / Dry Needling IMTT
Medical Education:
1970 – 1977 Medical School, University of Basle/Switzerland
1977 – 1987 Specialization in Internal Medicine, Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Rheumatology
1986 – 1988 Training in manual Medicine SAMM, Certificate
1987 – 1994 Department of Rheumatology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University Hospital, Zurich
1989 – 1990 Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics at Occupational and Industrial Orthopedic Center, HJDOI, NYU, New York
1997 – 2001 Training on Myofascial Trigger- Point Therapy / Dry Needle
1995 – until today Center Rheumatology, Hirslanden Clinic, Zurich
Current Activity:
Clinic of Rheumatology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
RheumaZentrum Hirslanden, Clinic Hirslanden Zurich, Switzerland
Special Interests:
How to improve ones Use of the Self (FM. Alexander’s Principles)
Spinal problems, non-surgical treatments, self-training
Ergonomics
Physiotherapy and exercise
Member of the following associations:
European Association for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (EBPMR)
Swiss Society for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (SGPMR)
Swiss Society of Rheumatology (SGR)
Swiss Society for Manual Medicine (SAMM)
Swiss Society for Psychosomatic Medicine
Society for Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy (IMTT)
Society of Teachers of the FM. Alexander Technique (STAT/SVLAT)|

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Hough Alex has been an international lecturer in respiratory care for 20 years, but is best known as the author of Physiotherapy in Respiratory Care, now in its 3rd edition. Alex has worked in the UK, Canada, Colombia and Jamaica, has presented papers at several international conferences, has written papers for and is referee for medical and physiotherapy journals, has worked as a counsellor in the UK, and been Physiotherapy co-ordinator at the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture. www.alexhough.com

MarkJonesJones Mark

Current Qualifications: BS (Psychology), University of Florida
Certificate Physical Therapy, University of Iowa
Graduate Diploma in Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy, South Australian Institute of Technology
Master of Applied Science (Manipulative Physiotherapy). South Australian Institute of Technology

Current Positions Held: Senior Lecturer, Program Director
Postgraduate Coursework Masters Programs in Physiotherapy,
School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia

Manipulative Physiotherapy Consultant, Australian Physiotherapy Association, South Australian Branch,

Honorary Research Associate, School of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney

Professional Interests:

• Physiotherapy education and musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice
• The nature of expertise in physiotherapy
• Clinical reasoning in physiotherapy (teaching and practice)

• Pain Science and application of the biopsychosocial model in clinical practice
• Diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal dysfunction

Mark Jones graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Psychology and then completed his Physical Therapy studies at the University of Iowa. Having developed an interest in manual therapy Mark travelled to Australia to study Manipulative Physiotherapy and after completing his Graduate Diploma in 1985 he continued his studies part time and completed his Masters by Research in 1989. The title of his thesis was “Facilitating Students’ Clinical Reasoning in Physiotherapy Education”. Mark has a special interest in assessment of the shoulder complex and integrating dynamic retraining with passive mobilisation in the management of shoulder and spinal impairment. Mark is currently Senior Lecturer and Program Director, Coursework Masters Programs in Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia. He has conducted and supervised research in the areas of clinical reasoning and musculoskeletal physiotherapy with numerous publications including the text “Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions” and the text “Clinical Reasoning for Manual Therapists”. Mark lectures and runs continuing education courses in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and clinical reasoning regularly, both nationally and internationally.

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Koukoumpis Theodosios – Orthopedic Surgeon MD, PhD

Born in Thessaloniki on February, 25 1959
Graduate from Medical School of Ioannina (1977 – 1983)

SPECIALIZATION: 1985-1990 Orthopedic University Clinic of Ioannina, General University of Ioannina “G. Hatzikosta”.  To obtain the Orthopedic Specialty successfully passed the exams on February, 11 1991, and recognized by KESY decision with num. 2589/28-3-1991.
DISSERTATION: “Gait analysis in patients with Total Hip Replacement”. Approved by Medical School of Ioannina with honors on December, 1991.

POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION
10 – 15/12/1995. Davos, Switzerland AO/ASIF (Swiss Association for the Study of Internal Fixation) AO/ASIF Hand Course. Education in osteosynthesis and surgery of the hand.

1/1/1992 – 6/3/1994. Duke University Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Durham, NC, USA. Fellow in adult reconstruction. Education in adult reconstructive surgery (total hip replacements, corrective osteotomies)

13/5/1990 – 19/5/1990. Aarhus, Copenhagen, Odense, Denmark. 12° Postgraduate course for trainees in orthopaedic surgery organized by The Coordinating Committee of Societies of Orthopaedic and Traumatic Surgery of the European Common Market (COCOMAC)

CURRENT SITUATION
Since 3- 11- 1997 he has been working as a freelancer Orthopedic in Thessaloniki.

SPECIAL SCIENTIFIC INTEREST
Reconstructive Surgery in Adult (Adult Reconstruction): Total Arthroplasties Replacements, Corrective limb Osteotomies, Injuries caused in mountaineering – climbing.

REVIEWER IN JOURNALS
Reviewer of scientific articles in the journal Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Hellenica.

EXPERIENCE 09/14/1992 – 31/10/1997 Consultant B at Orthopedic University Clinic of the General Peripheral University Hospital of Ioannina. During of my term I encountered the whole range of Orthopaedic Traumatology and Reconstructive Surgery, concerning surgery of the adult, Pediatric Orthopaedics, sports injuries, the reconstructive surgery of the limbs and the spine, in a wide range of surgeries, which were average 300 per year.

MEMBER OF SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS
1. Hellenic Association of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (HAOST).
2. Hellenic Association of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology Hip Department.
3. European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA).

AWARDS
1. Howard A. Paul Award 1996, για την μελέτη: The effect of modulus on surface strain in whole femora implanted with a collarless hip stem Thomas Parker Vail, Theodosios D. Koukoubis, Richard R. Glisson 9th Annual Symposium of the International Society for Technology and Arthroplasty, Amsterdam, 20-21 August 1996.
2. Albert Trillat Young Investigators Award 1995, για την μελέτη: Meniscus Regeneration with and without an Autogenous Tissue Scaffold: A Comparative Canine Study Combined Congress of the International Arthroscopy Association and The International Society of the Knee, Hong Kong, 26 May 1995 – 1 June 1995.

 

65_3_1Krucker – Manser Judith dipl. Gymnastiklehrerin

Owner/ Managing director of BeBo Publishing and Training Company
Author of BeBo® Books for men and women
Gymnastics Teacher, Diploma
Foot Reflexology Therapist
Backschool and Posture Instructor
Pre- and Postnatal Exercise Instructor
Affiliated with the Bladder Center of Dr. Daniele Perucchini, Assistant Professor University Hospital, Zürich
Since 1996 member BeBo® Gesundheitstraining /Pelvic Floor Training
Since 2001 Owner BeBo® Gesundheitstraining/Pelvic Floor Training
Since 2001 Program Head Instructor for Pelvic Floor Training Diploma Course,Switzerland
Since 2004 Program Head Instructor for Pelvic Floor Training Diploma Course, Germany
References/Presentations/Organizer
Speaker at the GIH, Deutscher Kontinenzkongress (German Continence Congress), 2007,2006, 2005
Physiotherapy Congress Aachen, Germany 2007,2006
Midwifery Congress, Switzerland, 2005. 2004
ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zürich), Gymnastic Club, Zürich, Switzerland
Aerobics Convention 2005, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1999
Seminars and workshops for various Women’s Organisations and interest groups etc.
Presentations and collaboration with Pfizer, Tena, Innocept

Κυπριώτης ΚωνσταντίνοςKostas Kypriotis PT, MSc, Bobath (IBITA) Instructor & IMTT Instructor

Kostas lives and works in Athens, Greece. He is mainly treating adults with movements impairments related to lesions of the central nervous system and especially stroke and multiple sclerosis. Moreover, he is dealing with myofascial dysfunction presented in a range of pathologies.

Education – Specialization

At 2003, he graduated from the Physiotherapy School of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens.

He has been awarded two Master of Sciences degrees; one from Brunel University of London (2005, MSc Neurorehabilitation) and one from the University of Athens (2011, MSc “Metabolic Bone Disorders”, Athens Medical School).

He has also attended clinical courses, such as:
• Maitland Concept (IMTA)
• PNF (IPNFA)
• Clinical Neurodynamics (NDS και NOI)
• Acupuncture (Norris Health)
• Kinematic Taping (IKTA)
• Fascial Manipulation (Stecco).
• Moreover, he has attended courses by Mark Jones, Paul Hodges, Lorimer Moseley and Angelo Maravita

Didactic Work

After finishing his postgraduate studies in Neurorehabilitation from Brunel University in London, Kostas attended at 2008 his first Bobath course for the treatment of adults with lesions of the central nervous system. Since then he took part in Bobath Courses in Greece, England, Germany, Belgium, Italy and Portugal, while he started to be trained as a Bobath Assistant Instructor by the International Bobath Instructors Teaching Association (IBITA). IBITA is an international teaching association which provides clinical education to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists regarding the Bobath Concept. Since 2017 he is an IBITA Basic Course Instructor.

On the parallel, he developed a special interest for the role of myofascial dysfunction in terms of motor control and movement dysfunction. At 2009 he started attending courses for myofascial dysfunction by Interessengemeinschaft für myofasziale Triggerpunkt-Therapie – IMTT®. IMTT (imtt.ch) is a Swiss association which provides clinical education to Physiotherapists and Medical Doctors regarding the assessment and treatment of myofascial dysfunctions. In 2010 after attending clinical education in Switzerland he awarded the IMTT Trigger Point Therapist certification and continued his education as an IMTT assistant instructor. In 2014 he has been awarded as an Instructor for courses of the Interessengemeinschaft für myofasziale Triggerpunkt-Therapie – IMTT®.

At 2015 he became an educational member of the Foot Science International Interdisciplinary group (footscienceinternational.co.nz). Foot Science is a multidisciplinary team which focus on the study of foot problems, as well as the management of these problems by the use of orthotics.

Publications – Conference Presentations

Kypriglis-Kypriotis K., Tsiringakis G., Lampropoulou S. and Nowicky A. V. (2006) Corticospinal Excitability Changes Following Functional Electrical Stimulation of the Tibialis Anterior Muscle in Healthy Humans. Proceedings of Physiological Society 1, PC18 Poster Communications.

Lampropoulou S., Tsiringakis G., Kypriglis-Kypriotis K. and Nowicky A. V. (2006) The Impact of Exercise on Performance of an Arm Flexion Force-matching-task. Proceedings of Physiological Society, 07/06 PC 50 Poster Communications.

Kypriotis K. (2007) Neuromuscular Dysfunctions in Myopathies. 17th Scientific Congress of the Panhellenic Physiotherapists’ Association, Athens.

Kypriotis K. (2008) Robotic Intervention for the Functional Rehabilitation of the Upper Extremity, after a Stroke. 18th Scientific Congress of the Panhellenic Physiotherapists’ Association, Athens.

Kypriotis K. (2012) The Pathway from Assessment to Treatment for the Physiotherapy Approach of Patients after Stroke. Workshop: 11th Oncologic Day. “Agios Savvas” Hospital, Athens.

Kypriotis K. (2014) The Myofascial System as Source of Symptoms in Spinal Pain. 28th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.

Kypriotis K. (2015) The Role of Sensory Input to Postural Orientation. Clinical Relation to the Bobath Concept. 3rd International Scientific Congress for Physiotherapy, Thessaloniki.

Kypriotis K., Manta Evangelia (2015) The Selective Movement of the Pelvis as part of the Postural Control and the Functional Activities in Adults. Workshop: 3rd International Scientific Congress for Physiotherapy, Thessaloniki.

Kypriotis K., Manta Evangelia (2015) The Dynamic Stabilization of the Scapula on the Rib Cage for the Movement of the hand away from the Body. Workshop: 29th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.

Kypriotis K. (2015) The Assessment and Treatment of Adult Neurological Patients in Activity Level. 29th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.

Kypriotis K. (2016) The Influence of Myofascial Interventions to Pain and Movement Dysfunction of the Lumbar Spine. 30th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.

Kypriotis K. (2016) Myofascial Applications to Pain and Movement Dysfynction of the Lumbar Spine. Workshop: 30th Annual Symposium of the Hellenic Scientific Society of Physical Therapy, Athens.

Kostas Kypriotis (2018) “Post-traumatic plasticity after cerebral stroke: Update of Physiotherapy Intervention”. 28th Annual Panhellenic Scientific Congress of PSF. Athens.

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1968-1972 School for physiotherapy: Koolen, Heerlen, The Netherlands

1975 – 1976 participant course Manual Therapy ‘Method van de Bijl´, Utrecht

1976- 1977 Bobath-course children, Huizen, The Netherlands

1977 -1981 Education teacher/instructor ´Bobath/ Neuro-developmental-treatment for adults with brain-problems´
1980 Assistant-instructor in ‘Bobath/N.D.T. course for adults with stroke ‘Amsterdam, Holland
1981 first course `Bobath/N.D.T. for adults with stroke-problems´ Instructors Jos Halfens and Jos Kurvers Rehabilitation-centre Hoensbroeck, Hoensbroek/Heerlen, The Netherlands

1981 – member of the Dutch Group of instructors Bobath/N.D.T.

1981- 2000 Instructor (with Jos Halfens) ‘Bobath/N.D.T. basic-courses in the assessment and treatment of adults with stroke’ Hoensbroek/Heerlen, Holland

1985 Assistant of Pat Davies in basic course Bad Ragaz, Switserland

1985 Member of the I.B.I.T.A. (= international Bobath and instructors association for adults)
First meeting and foundation, London, Bobath Centre

1985 – Several I.B.I.T.A. meetings (of Bobath/N.D.T.-instructors) in England,
Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Norway, Spain

1985-1995 participant in parts of Bobath /NDT Advanced Courses (Davies, Moore, Lynch,
Paturin, Lapitz)
1985 – Presented: several lectures on congresses in Holland

1987 – Consultant ‘Stroke-club’ Holland

1972 – Participant in many courses and congresses in neurology-related aspects

1992 Lecture on Fysiotherapy-congress : ‘Physiotherapy and stroke: walking.
But: where to? ‘

1993 Poster-presentation (‘stroke-rehabilitation’) on World Congress Neurology, Berlin,
Germany

1993 Instructor on Bobath/N.D.T.- course in Curacao, South America

1993 – 1999 instructor on neurology-courses, N.P.I. (=Dutch Paramedic Institute)

1999 Article: ´Effects of N.D.T. and non/N.D.T. techniques on lower limb postural
responses in stroke patients´, Seelen, Wiggen, Halfens&Kurvers
publication in Holland ´Fysiotherapie and ouderenzorg’
and presentation on I.B.I.T.A.congress, Maastricht, The Netherlands, Holland,

1999 presentation of ‘the assessment-form according Bobath/NDT’ on IBITA-
congress, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2000- Member ‘Study group CVA / Stroke”, The Netherlands

2000- Instructor of ‘ Basic Courses Bobath/N.D.T.( I.B.I.T.A.- recognised) for adults with
neurological diseases’
in Greece, organisation EPIMORFOSIS, George Karabalis, Thessaloniki

2002 3rd world congress in neurological rehabilitation, Venice, April 2-6, 2002

2003 participant course ‘Gang analysis and training of walking’ Beckers & Deckers

157_3Langendoen John MSc, Grad.OMT, B.PT Sportsphysiotherapist IMTA Teacher

John completed his Bachelor in Physiotherapy in Rotterdam in 1976. He has been practicing in private practice in Kempten, Germany since 1988. John attained his OMT qualification in a postgraduate program at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia in 1994 and graduated with a Masters of Science in Pain Management from the University of Wales in Cardiff UK in 2003.
He is founder and provider of a Pre-Season Screening & Management Concept (PSC) for professional athletes (individual and teams), and is involved in both football (e.g. Korean National Team at the FIFA World Cups 2002 and 2006, currently Head Physio of the Iranian National Football Team) and ice hockey (Dynamo Moscow & Russian National Team 2004-2008).
John qualified as a teacher with the International Maitland Teachers Association (IMTA) in 1996.
Currently John continues to work in private practice in Kempten and teaches postgraduate manipulative therapy, functional elastic taping and pain management in various countries.
He is a past member and chairperson of the educational committee of the Deutsche Verband für Manuelle Therapie (Maitland® Konzept) (DVMT) (1994 – 2007) and is chairperson of the educational committee of the Interdisciplinary Forum for Cranio-Facial Syndromes (IFCFS).
In 2005 John was appointed to the International Advisory Board of the Manual Therapy journal and he became Member of the Standards Committee of IFOMPT

eva new photoEvangelia Manta PT, MT, Instructor IKTA & Bobath (IBITA) Instructor

She graduated from the Physical therapy department of Thessaloniki’s university and she works as a freelancer since 2005. Her clinical experience has started very early, since she worked in a private praxis. Her interest in neurological disorders, as well as ways of managing and treating such cases, was the starting point for her subsequent professional career.

In 2007 she completed the first basic course on the ΒΟΒΑΤΗ concept for adult neurological patients, and since then she completed a series of training courses in the field of neurology, manual therapy and therapeutic exercises.

Since 2013 she has been a full member and an instructor candidate of ΙΒΙΤΑ- INTERNATIONAL BOBATH INSTRUCTORS TRAINING ASSOCIATION. It is an international association of instructors who teach the Bobath approach, which applied to patients with neurological conditions all over the world. She has taken part in courses of this specific approach in Hamburg, Florence and Lisbon. She has contributed to the spread of the concept by teaching workshops.

Simultaneously, she is an educational member of ΙΚΤΑ (International Kinematic Taping Academy) concerning the use of elastic tape with musculoskeletal, lymphatic and neurological applications. In the concept, she has contributed to the development of applications for neurological disorders.

At the same time, for the most integrated and spherical management of the patients, she has completed all the levels of Maitland Concept, while she is attending the training programme for the title of ΟΜΤ (recognized worldwide distinction by IFOMPT for manual therapy).

Her postgraduate specialization also includes courses like:

Assessment and treatment of patients with Parkinson and Multiple sclerosis. Instructor Jos Kurvers

Mobilization of the nervous system. Instructor Gerti Bucher-Dollenz

Primary headaches. Instructor Dean Watson

Manual Lymph DrainageCDT. Instructor Hans Pritscow

The problem-solving approach to respiratory care. Instructor Alexandra Hough

Muscle energy techniques. Instructor Fred Mitchell

Explain Pain and Biologising Pain. Instructor Lorimer Moseley

Shoulder impingement and instability. Instructor Mark Jones

Michael Shacklock’s Neurodynamic Solutions (NDS) Instructor Michael Shacklock

Myofasziale Triggerpunkt Therapie (IMTT® concept) Modul 1/Modul 2 Instructor Heidi Tanno

Trigger Points, Pain and Muscle Tone. Instructor Ed Wilson

Lumbar-pelvic control (Lumbo-pelvic control) with researcher Paul Hodges

Kinematic Taping® Concept. Instructor John Langedoen

Fascial manipulation. Instructor Dr Antonio Stecco MD

Clinical Pilates – Reformer. Instructor Shari Rosenberg

Gyrokinesis. Instructor Shari Rosenberg

Presentations – Conferences

Presentation of a lecture in 3rd International Scientific Congress of Physical therapy, Thessaloniki 2015, theme: «Postural stability mechanisms and therapeutic applications within Bobath concept».

Presentation of a lecture in 29th Panehellenic Congress of Physiotherapy of Hellenic Scientific Assosiation of Physiotherapy, Athens 2015, theme: «Assessment and rehabilitation of adult neurological patients in impairment level».

Presentation of a lecture in 26th Congress of Panhellenic Assosiation of Physiotherapy, Athens 2016, theme: Physiotherapy Approach of painful shoulder in patients with Stroke: Practical applications through Bobath concept.

Workshop (Manta E., Kypriotis K.): Dynamic stability of scapula on the thorax for reaching, in neurological patients. 29th Panehellenic Congress of Physiotherapy of Hellenic Scientific Assosiation of Physiotherapy, Athens 2015

Workshop (Manta E., Kypriotis K.): Selective movement of pelvis, as a part of postural control and functional activation in adults, 3rd International Scientific Congress of Physical therapy, Thessaloniki 2015

Mitchell FMitchell L. Fred, Jr., DO, FAAO, FCA, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy, a Fellow of the Cranial Academy, certified in Neuromuscular Medicine, an internationally recognized authority on Cranial Osteopathy and the world’s foremost authority on Muscle Energy Technique. He is past president of the Cranial Academy and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Cranial Academy Foundation and as an editor for the Cranial Academy Newsletter. For over 40 years he has been active developing, teaching, researching, and publishing in the fields of Muscle Energy and Cranial. He has taught more that 175 workshops in Muscle Energy or Cranial Osteopathy in the United States, Canada, and Europe since he began working with his father, Fred L. Mitchell, Sr. (circa 1958) and Cranial Osteopathy with the Sutherland Teaching Foundation in 1963. Now, more than 40 years after teaching that first course, Dr. Mitchell will share with you a lifetime of clinical pearls and experience. Dr. Mitchell was recently awarded the A.T. Still Medallion of Honor by the American Academy of Osteopathy. His most recent publications include The Muscle Energy Manual, Vol. 1 (1995), Vol. 2 (1998), and Vol. 3 (1999), which he co-authored with his son, Kai Mitchell.


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Myloandis Dimitrios, MScOT(paediatrics), BSc(Hons)OT Sensory Integration Specialist

Dimitrios Mylonadis is nationally recognised within the profession of occupational therapy in the area of sensory integration theory and practice. Dimitrios received his Bachelor of Science from the Technological Educational Institution of Athens: School of Health and Sciences, Division of Occupational Therapy in 2001. In 2002 he moved to London to study at a master’s level at the University of East London where he received a master of science in paediatric occupational therapy upon the completion of a major study in clinical reasoning.

Dimitrios holds post-graduate qualifications in Sensory Integration theory and practice from the Sensory Integration Network UK & Ireland and is actively involved in training, clinical practice and research. In addition, he has presented numerous workshops and training modules in Sensory Integration. Dimitrios has mainly been involved with mainstream children with learning, behavioural, and autistic spectrum disorders.

In September 2005 Dimitrios was appointed an executive member of the SI Network with responsibility for education and research and is now acknowledged as a national expert in the field of Sensory Integration.

From October 2005 till July 2006 Dimitrios worked as a lecturer on a part-time basis at Brunel University in West London.

Dimitrios is co-owner of Hopscotch Children’s Therapy Centre (www.hopscotchtherapy.co.uk), a fully private clinic in Harley Street in central London specialising in diagnostic assessments and treatment of Sensory Processing Disorders.

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Dr Norris Chris (PhD MSc MCSP HPC Registered)

Christopher Norris is a Chartered Physiotherapist who holds a masters degree in Exercises Science. He has post graduate certificates in both orthopaedic medicine and occupational health physiotherapy and an advanced certificate in traditional Chinese Acupuncture. He has over 25 years experience treating soft tissue injuries and specialises in sports injuries and exercise therapy. He is the author of seven books including textbooks on Sports Injuries (Elsevier), Acupuncture (Elsevier) and Back Stability (Human Kinetics). Chris is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and an advanced member and approved tutor for the AACP. He runs private clinics in Manchester and Cheshire, and is an external lecturer at the University of Salford. He runs various courses on back stability, muscle imbalance and acupuncture.

dysfagia_01Nusser-Muller-Busch Ricki, MSc (Neuroreha) Born and grown-up in Vienna, Speech & language therapist

Head of department of speech and language therapy and member of the ambulance-team for swallowing disorders at Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin, Germany (trauma centre for severly injured; www.ukb.de, www.schlucksprechstunde.de)

Instructor Facio-Oral Tract Therapy (F.O.T.T.® Coombes; www.formatt.org),
Bobath-therapist (children), Master of Science (Neurorehabilitation)
Konzeptentwicklung (gemeinsam mit Renata Horst): Manuelle Schlucktherapie

Publications

Seidl RO, Nusser-Müller-Busch R, Hollweg W, Westhofen M (2007): Pilot study on a neurophysiological dysphagia therapy for neurological patients. Clinical Rehabilitation 2007; Vol 21 Nr 8; 686-697, Sage Publications

Seidl RO, Nusser-Müller-Busch R (2007) Schluckrehabilitation nach moderner Tumortherapie im Kopf-Hals-Bereich, Laryngo-Rhino-Otol

Seidl RO, Nusser-Müller-Busch R, Westhofen M, Ernst A (2008): Oropharyngeal findings of endoscopic examination in swallowing disorders of neurological origin. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2008 Aug; 265(8):963-70. Epub 2008 Jan 9 Springer online DOI 10.1007/s00405 007-0559-7

Nusser-Müller-Busch R: Die Entwicklung von Konsensusempfehlungen zur Facio-Oralen Trakt Therapie (F.O.T.T.). Neuro Rehabil 2008; 14 (5):275-281

Nusser-Müller-Busch R (2009): ATL Essen und Trinken. In „Thiemes Pflege“, Hrsg.: Schewior-Popp, Sitzmann, Ullrich, 11. Aufl. Thieme Stuttgart

 Penner H, Bur T, Nusser-Müller-Busch R, Oster P: Logopädisches Vorgehen bei Dysphagien im Rahmen der Palliativmedizin. Z Palliativmed 2010; 11: 1–13

Seidl RO, Nusser-Müller-Busch R, Kurzweil M, Niedeggen A (2010) Dysphagia in acute tetraplegics: a retrospective study Spinal Cord (2010) 48, 197-201

Seidl RO, Wolf D, Nusser-Müller-Busch R, Niedeggen A: Airway management in acute tetraplegics – a retrospective study Eur Spine J. 2010 Jul; 19(7):1073-8. Epub 2010 Feb 24.

Nusser-Müller-Busch R.(Hrsg.): Die Therapie des Facio-Oralen Trakts. Springer Berlin Heidelberg 3rd edition 2010

Schultheiss c, Nusser-Müller-Busch R, Seidl RO: The bolus swallow test for clinical diagnosis of dysphagia – a prospective randomised study – in preparation

6_3_1Pessler Monica PT, MSc, Bobath Senior Instructor (IBITA)
1976-79 training as a physiotherapist at the state certified School for Physiotherapy in Erlangen.
1979-85 work at the Neurological University Clinic of Erlangen as a physiotherapist.
1985-88 additional pedagogical training at the governmental academy for teachers in Dillingen /Germany and 2 years of studies at the German Center for Public Health Care in Frankfurt.
1985-89 work as full-time teacher at the state certified School for Physiotherapy in Erlangen.
1987 qualified as Bobath instructor (IBITA).
1997 qualified as Advanced course instructor (IBITA).
2004 qualified as Senior Instructor (IBITA).
Since 1990 freelancing various neurological clinics in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Denmark.
Since 1987 teaching as Bobath instructor in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Denmark, Poland and Brazil.
Since 2005 as a clinical supervisor in the Bobath concept at the Therapy Center in Burgau (D).
She has been awarded a Master of Sciences degree  from at the Danube University Krems (A) Neurorehabilitation (MSc) 2014.

POULTERPoulter David is a British trained Physical Therapist. He emigrated to Australia in 1986 where he ran a private practice specializing in treating musculoskeletal problems.

He obtained his Diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy in 1992. On completion of his diploma course he moved to New Zealand to teach the McKenzie Institute International Diploma course. David spent 3 years working alongside Robin McKenzie developing the diploma program. In 1995 he moved the McKenzie Diploma course to Coon Rapids, Minnesota, to it’s new home at Two Rivers Center. David was the McKenzie Institute International Director of Education from 1996-1998 inclusive. He taught the diploma course from 1995-2000 at the Two Rivers clinic and for NovaCare after 1998. He was a Senior Faculty Member of the US McKenzie Institute from 1995-2000, and a senior faculty member of the McKenzie Institute International from 1992-2000. After leaving the McKenzie Institute, David has been developing and teaching his own courses based on the “Patient Centered Model.” He has presented his two main courses “Patients have all the Answers”, and “Telling isn’t Teaching” in Britain, Sweden, Denmark, Greece and the USA. More recently he has developed and presented two courses on Spinal Differentiation and Manual techniques in a Patient Centered Paradigm.

David is currently employed by NovaCare’s Mid Western Region and is situated at the NovaCare Clinic, Coon Rapids, Minnesota, where he is a multi center manager and clinical leader.

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Pritschow Hans MLD / CDT,

Hans Pritschow, MLD / CDT, Certified Instructor has taught the Vodder
method of lymphedema management to thousands of students including those
at the Földi School in Freiburg, Germany, since 1982. A well-published author, he is currently the Director of the Center of Manual Lymphdrainage in Waldkirch, Germany.
In 1977 the treatment of Lymphedema’s, with the combined physical decongestiv therapy started to become more familiar to physiotherapists in Germany. The Manual lymph drainage, develloped by Vodder was then first clinically combined with compression bandaging, remedial exercises and skin care by Adonk. It has been shown to relieve up to 80 % of the edema in 3-4 treatments. After this first phase of decongestion the patient recieves a Compression Garment fitting to preserve the result of the treatment. It was a great pleasure for him to take part in this developement when he startet in 1977 to work with Asdonk in his first clinic specialized in treating Lymphedema’s worldwide. In 1982 he took the first officialy aknowledged exam of “Teacher of MLD” in Germany. In this year he met Dr. Vodder who first went to give a demo of his strokes in their school. From 1983 to 1990 he was first head instructor and than principal of the Földi-School with up to 900 pupils per year. Since 1991 he is currently teaching the combined physical decongestiv therapy to Physiotherapists all over Europe, currently he predominantly treat lymphhedema’s in his clinic in the Black Forest.

“The excellence of care and the training of highly qualified and skilled MLD/CDT therapists are the goals of this first course in MLD / CDT at “epimorphosis”.”

42_3Rosenberg Shari – International lecturer BSc Physiotherapy (UCT) – Stott trained Pilates instructor

Shari has been in private practice, specialising in both conservative and post-operative management of spinal rehabilitation for the past fourteen years.
She works closely with a team of Neuro and Orthopaedic surgeons, and treats patients pre and post operatively through to final rehabilitation.
Shari’s practise has a back rehabilitation ‘school’. Patients can attend both Pilates and Gyrokinesis classes which Shari studied internationally and has found to be of great benefit for restoring function.In 1998 Shari attended her first Osteopathy course at Michigan State University. She has attended all their post-graduate courses over the last 5 years and has incorporated these skills into her physiotherapy practice.
She teaches both locally and internationally. Her courses are based on extensive clinical experience, integrating muscle energy techniques with exercise prescription, incorporating the clinical applications of Pilates and Gyrokinesis.

 

Michael SchacklockShacklock Michael graduated as a physiotherapist from the Auckland School of Health Sciences in 1980. During his undergraduate training, he quickly developed an interest in manual therapy and has pursued this interest throughout his career. He worked in public hospitals and private practices for several years in New Zealand before traveling to Adelaide, South Australia in 1985, to take part in post-graduate study. In 1989, he completed a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Manipulative Therapy at the University of South Australia and converted this to a Master of Applied Science in 1993. He has taught internationally for over 10 years and has given numerous keynote and invited presentations throughout the western world. His Masters thesis was on the effect of order of movement on the peroneal neurodynamic test, in which he discovered the concept of neurodynamic sequencing1. Since then he has studied mechanics and physiology of the nervous system,
performing research and writing a number of publications on the subject. Michael edited the extremely successful book Moving in on Pain2 and has published in Physiotherapy3 and Manual Therapy4 and written leading and
invited articles for the Australian Journal of Physiotherapy5, 6 and New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy7. Michael’s most recent publications consist a new book on clinical neurodynamics 8 , an editorial for Manual Therapy on critical issues in research and clinical application of neurodynamic and neural tension testing and treatments 9 and an overview paper on clinical neurodynamics for Manuelle Therapie which is in German.10

Michael’s recent area of research has been the in vivo imaging of mechanical function of the nervous system and he teaches clinical neurodynamics internationally. He owns and directs a city based sports physiotherapy practice.

Michael Shacklock’s current positions are founding director of Neurodynamic Solutions (NDS), Principal, City Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic, Adelaide, South Australia. He is a member of the International Advisory Board for Manual Therapy. He is also a reviewer for the international peer-reviewed journals Manual Therapy, Pain and the Physiotherapy Research Foundation.

1 Shacklock M 1989 The plantarflexion/inversion straight leg raise, Master of Applied Science thesis, University of
South Australia

2 Shacklock M 1995 Moving in on Pain, Butterworth-Heinemann, Sydney

3 Shacklock M 1995 Neurodynamics. Physiotherapy 81: 9-16

4 Shacklock M 1996 Positive upper limb tension test is a case of surgically proven neuropathy: analysis and validity. Manual Therapy 1: 154-161

5 Shacklock M 1999a Central pain mechanisms; a new horizon in manual therapy. Australian Journal of
Physiotherapy 45: 83-92

6 Shacklock M 1999b The clinical application of central pain mechanisms in manual therapy. Australian Journal of
Physiotherapy 45: 215-221

7 Shacklock M 2000 Balanced on a tight rope between low back pain and evidence-based practice. New Zealand
Journal of Physiotherapy 28 (3): 22-27

8 Shacklock M 2005a Clinical Neurodynamics: a new system of musculoskeletal treatment, Elsevier, Oxford

9 Shacklock M 2005b Improving application of neurodynamic (neural tension) testing and treatments: a message to researchers and clinicians. Manual Therapy, in press

10 Shacklock M 2006 Van neuraler Spannung zu klinischer Neurodynamik – Neues System zur Anwendung neuraler Test – und Behandlungstechniken. Manuelle Therapie 10: 22-30

 

8_3Tanno – Rast Heidi
dipl. Physiotherapeuten, Triggerpunkt – Therapeutin

Born 3.3.1953 Hochdorf/Switzerland (Nationality: Swiss)
1960 – 1969     Primary and secondary School, Hochdorf, Switzerland
1969 – 1971     Handelsschule Frei, Lucerne, Switzerland
1971               Diplome (Handelsdiplom)
1971 – 1974     Bethesda Physiotherapy School, Basel, Switzerland
1974               Diploma Physiotherapist Professional Background
1974 -1975      Physiotherapist Hospital, Scuol, Switzerland
1975 -1977      Physiotherapist, Rheumatic- Orthopaedic Practice, Dr. med. Albert
Ackermann, Lucerne, Switzerland
since 1978      Own private Physiotherapy Practice (with 6 physiotherapists)
1995               Member IMTT Instructor Team, Winterthur, Switzerland
since 1998      Instructor IMTT with regular courses at:

  • Bethesda Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
  • FBZ, Klagenfurt Austria
  • WBZ, Linz, Austria
  • Slovenian Physiotherapy Association, Ljubljana, Slovenia

since 2004      President IMTT, Switzerland

Post Graduate Education
1980                „Manual Medicine“, SAMT (Schweizerische Arbeitsgruppe für Manuelle Therapie)
1981                „Dynamic Spine Therapy (Horn)“
1986 -1988     FBL (Funktionelle Bewegungslehre) (Dr. Klein- Vogelbach)
1989                Foundation of the Back School (together with VITA Insurances, Dr. V. Dvorak)
1989 -1995      Education in “Manual Trigger Point Therapy” (Dr.med. B. Dejung),
1996                “Dry Needling for Therapists” (C. Waumsley)
1996- 1997      Maitland Level 1 (G. Dollenz)
1997                “Manual Mobilisation with Movement” (B. Mulligan)
1998                “Segmental Stabilisation” (Ch. Hamilton)
1999                Mc Connell Concept (R. Bäni)
2003                “Therapeutic Climbing” (D. Scharler)
2004                “Dry Needling” (Ch. Gröbli)
2005                „Explain Pain“ (D. Butler)
2007                NLP (Neuro-Linguistisches Programmieren) (A. Beer)

EVRIPIDIS_NEWTriantafyllou Evripidis BSc, MSc, MLD

Graduate of the Physiotherapy department of the Technological Institute of Athens, Greece. He continued with studies in Greece and in Germany and he gained clinical experience in physiotherapy centers of Germany. His main clinical interest focuses on rehabilitation of conditions of the lymphatic system, based on the recognized Vodder method. He is an educational member of the courses that organized in Greece with collaboration with the instructor Hans Pritschow. He has also specialized in the rehabilitation of patients with headache problems that come from the cervical spine, trained by the world’s leading in this field, Dean Watson. Moreover, he has received training in concepts such as Maitland, Neurodynamics, Acupuncture, Dry needling, Medical Taping, Clinical Pilates, Bebo (rehabilitation of the pelvic floor).

Evripidis since 2009 active in this field and since 2014 is a Teacher of Basic seminar of Dr Vodder’s method (Manual Lymph Drainage) MLD / CDT.

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Van Langenberghe Christine BeBo® Physiotherapeut

Physiotherapist, BSc. qualified in 1981 in NY, USA. Licensed to practice in USA, UK, and Switzerland.

Since 1982 practiced in: academic hospital (Switzerland), private practice (UK), rehabilitation center (USA), private practice (Germany).

Currently part-time employed in private physiotherapy and osteopathy practice in Zug, Switzerland

Experience in:

  • medical, orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation
  • manual therapy
  • cranial sacral therapy

Numerous continuing education courses in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Since 2003 Instructor BeBo® PFT courses 4 -6 x’s/ year

Presently 2nd year student in osteopathic medicine.

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Van Liebergen Marc, B.PT, OMT – DVMT®

Marc van Liebergen completed his Bachelor degree in physiotherapy in January 1989 at the Rijkshogeschool IJsselland in Deventer, The Netherlands. After a short period of work experience in The Netherlands he moved to Germany where he predominantly treated neurological patients at a rehabilitation clinic following the Bobath Concept. Here he discovered his interest in manual therapy according to the Maitland Concept. In 1998 he completed his final exam for the OMT qualification in Munich (Deutscher Verband für Manuelle Therapie (Maitland®-Concept) e.V (DVMT®)).

Since 1991, Marc has been working as a physiotherapist and manual therapist in his private practice in Kempten (Allgaeu). In 2008 he qualified as an instructor for the International Maitland Teachers Association (IMTA).

walterWalter Rolf B.PT, PT OMTsvomp&reg IMTA Senior Teacher

Rolf completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 1984 at the Twentse Academy of Physiotherapie, Enschede, Netherlands. Shortly afterwards he moved to Switzerland where he has worked in a number of hospitals and practices before founding his own practice in Morbio Inferiore, Switzerland. In 2001 he successfully completed the OMT training scheme in Switzerland and qualified as a teacher with the International Maitland Teachers Association (IMTA). In his private praxis Rolf manages general neuromusculoskeletal problems with a special interest in nerve root problems, headaches, tinnitus, dizziness and sports specific disorders. Currently Rolf continues to work in his practice in Morbio Inferiore and teaches Manipulative Therapy in Italy, Spain, Greece, Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland.

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Watson Dean Dip.Tech.(Physio)., M.App.Sc.(Research)., M.A.P.A., M.M.P.A.A.
Consultant Headache and Migraine Physiotherapist

Dean graduated as a physiotherapist from the South Australian Institute of Technology (SAIT) in 1976. In 1983 Dean completed a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Manipulative Therapy (SAIT) and a Master of Applied Science by Research at the University of South Australia in 1991.
The findings of his Master’s program in which natural head posture and upper cervical flexor muscle performance was investigated in cervicogenic headache sufferers were published in Cephalalgiaand have influenced the management of cervicogenic headache.
Dean is Director of The Headache Clinic and the Watson Headache Institute and has been treating headache exclusively since 1991. In this time he has consulted over 6000 headache patients and completed in excess of 13500 treatments.
Dean has taught and presented conference papers in Australia and internationally in New Zealand, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
Dean is an Adjunct Visiting Lecturer on the Masters of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy programs at the University of South Australia. He is also a PhD candidate at Murdoch University, in Perth, Western Australia where he is investigating the role of cervicogenic afferent information in the migraine process.
Dean was invited to join the Cervicogenic Headache International Research Group and is also a member of the International Headache Society, the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Association.

92_3Westerholt Frits Advanced IPNFA Instructor

1977 – 1982 Physiotherapy School, Deventer Holland.
1982 – 1983 Worked in a private physiotherapy lab in Holland.
1983 Worked as physical therapist in the spa center Andeer (CH) in Switzerland.
1983 – 1986 Worked as physical therapist in a rehabilitation center in Rheinfelden (CH).
1986-1991 Worked as physiotherapist in Solothurn (CH) Hospital.
Since 1991 keeps private physiotherapy lab in Oensingen (CH)
1992 Recognized instructor of PNF method by IPNFA.
Since 1992 he has been teaching the PNF method in Physiotherapy Department in Berne (CH). Regularly teaches courses recognized by IPNFA in various countries of Europe and Asia (Sweden, Germany, Greece, Croatia, S. Korea, Japan, Poland)
1998 Recognized advanced instructor of PNF method by IPNFA.
Since 2006 he has been teaching the PNF method in Fachhochschule fur Physiotherapie in Berne (CH).
Postgraduate courses:
1984 PNF Basic course
1985 PNF advanced course 3A
1986 Rehabilitation course of patients in water
1986 PNF advanced course 3B
1986 Multiple Sclerosis course
1987 Bobath basic course
1987 Basic course of Johnstone method
1988 PNF advanced course 4
1991 Maitland Concept basic level 1
1992 PNF course for instructors
1995 Locomotor learning course
2001 Pain management course
2003 Functional anatomy course
2007 Pedagogical Course
Owing to his profession as instructor of the PNF method has taken part in various workshops or two – day workshops annually since 1992. These courses courses and workshops are obligatory by the Physiotherapy Department and IPNFA.

foto filiaChioti Filia Registered and Certified International Yoga Master Teacher Trainer/ PMA International Teacher Trainer
Born and live in America. She is Registered Teacher of Yoga Alliance International, specialized in Yoga for Ailments & Pathologies, Yoga Anatomy, Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga. Certified International Instructor of Unnata Aerial Yoga, N.Y. & Yoga Swing Instructor. Certified PMA Pilates Teacher specialized in Clinical Pilates.
She has extensive experience as Personal Trainer in Fitness Clubs in America. She has been teaching Yoga & Pilates as a professional for 8 years now, collaborating with the most famous Studios in Greece. She deals with special programs Posture Rehabilitation, Prenatal/Postnatal & Yoga for Kids. Participation in International Fitness Conferences and rapporteur of many courses over Greece.