Presenters

Expert healthcare professionals in their respective fields with a passion for gaining and sharing knowledge

Kim Ballantine

B.Econ MA (Ind Psych)
Prof Business Coach (COMENSA 2970)

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Kim Ballantine

Kim has 29 years’ experience in the area of people development, specifically mentoring and coaching. She has worked for the Human Sciences Research Council as an Industrial and Research Psychologist conducting research, training and development. As an associate of Competitive Dynamics International (CDI) she consulted to the manufacturing, retail and service sectors, bringing International Best Practice to the front line through a coaching and mentorship process.

Kim is an Accredited Professional Business and Life Coach, the Director of Camber Coaching and a member of COMENSA. Her passion is to see people and organizations maximize their potential and go beyond the limits they have set for themselves. Current clients include Ubank, MTN, Citadel, SAICA, The Department of Higher Education, PinkDrive, Cairnmead Industrial Consultants, a major banking company and Rous House Productions.

Her area of particular interest is burnout and compassion fatigue specifically in the health care industry and the caring professions, having experienced the effects within her own family. She has conducted Webinars on the subject and spoken at PinkDrive, the Pharmaceutical Association of South Africa, The Huddle (Rare Diseases and the Genetic Alliance of South Africa Conference), CANSA, The International Congress on Mining and Minerals, the Greenlight Indaba and the Igazi Foundation. She is also assisting with the Presidential Health Summit looking into this topic.

Kim is also a Public Speaker and shares lessons from her journey of voice loss for almost 6 years, followed by breast cancer and her eventual full recovery, including her speech.

Kim is married to Rob and has 3 children of her own children– Natalie, Ashleigh and Ryan, as well as the gift of Khethiwe. She loves cycling, hiking, rock climbing and life in general.

Courses

Online Course :The Gift in the Covid-19 Storm: A Focus on the Mental Wellness Challenge and Ethics

Compassion fatigue, stress and burnout were occupational hazard in the helping professions prior to COVID-19. However, the pandemic has brought additional issues such as moral injury, pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Burn-in to the fore, issues that both healthcare providers and their client base will be facing.

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Online Course: Ethics: Compassion Fatigue

Compassion fatigue, also known as the cost of caring, is an occupational hazard in the helping professions.

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Dr Mike Barrow

MB BCh (Wits)
FCS (SA) ORTH

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Dr Mike Barrow

Dr Michael Stuart Barrow is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in knee surgery. He practices from Sunninghill Hospital and runs the Sunninghill Knee Clinic.

Dr Barrow attended St. Peter's Preparatory School and then matriculated from St. Andrew's College Grahamstown.

Dr Barrow qualified as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2002 at the University of the Witwatersrand. He was awarded the registrar prize in orthopaedics in 2000, 2001 and 2002. After qualifying as an Orthopaedic Surgeon he spent 3 years in the adult arthroplasty unit at the Johannesburg General Hospital, during which time he started the Sports Knee Injury Clinic. This was followed by a one year fellowship at the London Knee Clinic and Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals in London 2006. Dr Barrow was awarded a Smith and Nephew fellowship and spent time working with Dr Freddie Fu, Dr Charles Brown, and Dr Leo Whiteside in the USA.

Dr Barrow returned to South Africa in 2007 and has been doing knee surgery at Sunninghill Hospital since then.

In 2011 Dr Barrow opened the Waterfall Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Centre with his wife Jessica - a physiotherapist.

Dr, Barrow was the past Secretary of the South African Arthroplasty Association, a position he held from 2005 to 2013.

Dr Michael Barrow is the current president of the South African Knee Society. He is also a member of the European Sports and Knee Society and of the International Society of Knee and Sports Surgery.

Dr Barrow travels and lectures on knee surgery extensively both locally and internationally. He works as a consultant for Depuy, Smith and Nephew, Arthrex and Zimmer with whom he is involved in research and education. In 2014 Dr Mike Barrow was elected on the international advisory board of the Early Users of the Attune Knee System.

Michael is married to Jessica and they have two sons Stuart Douglas and Ian Michael and a daughter Emily Hope. All three of them are at St Peters Prep School. Mike enjoys road running, golf, and fishing. He also has a very keen interest in wildlife and wildlife photography. He plays the bagpipes and the piano. In 2005 he completed the Comrades Marathon and in 2006 the London Marathon. Michael's grandfather, Hugh, was a well renowned General Practitioner in Johannesburg. His father Brian is an Orthopaedic Surgeon as are two of his brothers Andrew and Robert. Peter, the youngest of the four brothers, is a specialist Gastro-Enterologist.

Courses

Online Course: Knee Examination

Before examining a patient with a knee complaint, the clinician must be aware of a broad range of conditions that may present with a knee problem and conditions which may mimic knee pathology.

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Tanya Bell-Jenje

BSc Physio (UCT)
MSc Physio (WITS)

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Tanya Bell-Jenje

Tanya is a manual therapist, international lecturer & 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. Her earlier experiences revolved around her position as Physiotherapist for the SA Ladies Hockey Team & the South African Cricket Academy.

She was team physio at Commonwealth Games as well as the Sydney Olympics. She is an Honorary Lecturer at Wits University & has lectured at various orthopaedic congresses and presented numerous workshops pertaining to Physiotherapy for movement dysfunction both locally, in the USA, Middle East, India, Holland & the UK.

Her interests are in Biomechanics and Kinematics for an integrated approach to injury treatment and  prevention. All individuals should have the benefit of functioning optimally & painfree, regardless of if they are athletic or not.

Tanya’s courses have an Advanced Professional Level 2 (APDL 2) rating.

Courses

Online course: Simply the Thorax

Brought to you by Eduworks, Simply the Thorax is a 90 minute live Webinar aimed at increasing your understanding of the role of, treatment of and rehab of the thoracic spine, ‘Simply’.

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Online Course: Part 2 – Lower Quarter Principals & Practices – Live Patient Presentation

In part 2, watch Tanya assess a live patient who present with a lower quarter dysfunction.

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Online Course: Part 2 – Deep Gluteal Syndrome – Differentiating the Butt – Live Patient Presentation

Differentiating the source of buttock pain can often be challenging. Many structures can both refer to the region as well be the source of local pathology in this highly nociceptive area.

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Online Course: Lateral Elbow Pain – Differentiation for Better Prescriptive Management

The Elbow is rarely taught at undergraduate level, and yet is a frequent source of the presenting patients’ pain, disability & frustration. Many different pathologies fall under the umbrella of ‘Lateral elbow pain’ & these need to be differentiated out for proper management and advice.

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Online Course: The Buttock as a Source of Pain – Differentiation & Diagnosis

Diagnosing the source of Buttock Pain can be confusing due to the conflicting findings of researchers that often focus on only one region or pathology within the buttock.

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Online Course: Scapula vs Glenohumeral Dysfunction – Which is the chicken and which is the egg?

The principle scapular dysfunctions implicated in Rotator Cuff Related Pain Syndrome (RCRPS) are a reduction in upward rotation &/or posterior tilt. These change the arthrokinematics of the glenoid during shoulder movement.

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Online Course: The Elbow – Physiotherapy Principles & Clinical Applications

The Elbow consists of complex articular congruity & conformity. An understanding of the stability mechanisms as well as systems assisting in force closure, both local & proximal, allow the therapist to better manage patients with elbow pain.

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Online Course: Part 1 – Lower Quarter Principals & Practices – Slide Presentation

In this overview we unpack the causes of recurrent or persistent dysfunction in the movement system, respecting the Biopsychosocial model.

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Online Course: Part 1 – Deep Gluteal Syndrome – Differentiating the Butt – Slide Presentation

Differentiating the source of buttock pain can often be challenging. Many structures can both refer to the region as well be the source of local pathology in this highly nociceptive area.

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Online Course: The Cervical spine – An update on motor control, segmental control & function

Possible causes of recurrent neck pain, emphasising the importance of the neutral zone within the neutral position are discussed, as are the consequences of curve reversal and axioscapular links.

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Online Course: Better Management of Chronic Lower Back Pain

Up to 85% of people living in Africa experience low back pain annually. Assessment of provocative factors such as sustained postures and positions that create persistent structural overload is needed.

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Kayleigh Brien

BPhysT (Hons) Pret

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Kayleigh Brien

Kayleigh’s background as a professional dancer ignited an early obsession to understand how to recondition the imperfections that limit the body from working in its otherwise perfectly synchronised manner.

She works in private practice, seeing an array of musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and neurological conditions, both in the acute and outpatient setting. Although she does have a special interest in musculoskeletal biomechanics, the diverse array of conditions she sees assists in providing holistic, integrated management and rehabilitation. “The systems of the human body and the psychosocial drivers thereof all have to function with great synchronicity, regardless of the pathology.”

Along with gaining valuable clinical experience, she endeavours not only to stay up to date with current best practice, but to contribute to it. She completed SPT in 2018.

Courses

Online Course: Part 2 – Spinal Surgery : Acute and Late Stage Physiotherapy

In Part 2 we review current practice and evidence regarding early mobilisation and the use of orthoses like collars and braces. Consideration is given to post-operative movement restrictions implemented from the acute phase.

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Online Course: Part 1 – Spinal Surgery : Procedures and Preoperative Physiotherapy

With the rates of spinal surgery increasing, physiotherapists need to be familiar with what surgery entails, as well as the indications – some of which are less specific than others.

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Dr Neil Cable

MBBCh (Wits) 
FC(Orth)SA 

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Dr Neil Cable

Dr Cable is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in the management of Shoulder and Elbow conditions. After graduating from Medical School (WITS – MBBCh 1999) and specialising as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2006 (FC Orth SA), he developed his interest in his sub-speciality while working as a Consultant at Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg. In 2010, he began his full-time private practice at Netcare Linksfield Hospital as part of the Upper Limb Unit, where he manages a wide spectrum of shoulder and elbow conditions.

Dr Cable has had opportunity to present on various shoulder and elbow topics both locally and internationally. When he is not busy saving the world one shoulder at a time, he tries to manage his household well and to retain his crowns on his local Strava segments.

Courses

Online Course Part 2 : A logical and Repeatable Approach to Assessment of the Shoulder – Live Patient Presentation

There are many reasons why the assessment of a patient with a shoulder problem is often approached with apprehension and uncertainty.

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Online Course Part 1 : A logical and Repeatable Approach to Assessment of the Shoulder – Slide Presentation

There are many reasons why the assessment of a patient with a shoulder problem is often approached with apprehension and uncertainty. The shoulder girdle is a complex, integrated unit made of interconnected structures and even more complex mechanics.

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Jaime Crowe

BSc Physio (UWC)

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Jaime Crowie

Jaime Crowie qualified as a physiotherapist is 2012, from the University of the Western Cape. She then worked at Kimberley Hospital Complex for 3 years, while completing her SPT, in 2016.

The following year, Jaime moved to Johannesburg, to work at Bell Rogers & Harris Physios.

In 2017, Jaime got her BASI Pilates Mat Teacher certification, and has been using Pilates as part of rehabilitation and patient management, as well as conditioning and fitness.

Jaime has a keen interest in wellness and rehabilitation, enjoying running, Pilates and yoga herself, and enjoys cooking in her spare time.

Courses

Online Course: Pilates and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

Pilates and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome focuses on the patient presentation and diagnosis of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome.

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Online Course: The link between aberrant breathing and chronic low back pain

Chronic low back pain is an extremely common condition, that is treated almost daily by physiotherapists all over the globe.

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Francesca Esposito

BSc Diet
PG Dip Diet (UN)
MNutr (US)

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Francesca Esposito

Francesca Esposito is a Registered Dietitian working in Private Practice. She has a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics Degree (University of Natal) and a Masters in Nutrition (Stellenbosch University).

Francesca aims to empower her clients with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their goals and optimise their health and well-being.

The modern-day way of living poses significant challenges when it comes to eating healthily. Stress, time limitations, poor energy levels and sub-optimal health all contribute to this. Francesca believes that the key to long-term success is finding what works best in the context of one’s life, achieving a good balance to ensure that the pleasure of food and eating is not destroyed, and finding solutions to over-come the barriers and challenges one experiences on the journey.

Although a large part of her job involves individual consultations in private practice, she also enjoys working on corporate projects, such as assisting companies with advice on how to improve the nutritional well-being and health of their employees, thereby impacting on their productivity

Courses

Online Course: Inflammation & Chronic Disease

It is now well recognised that a link exists between chronic, low-grade inflammation and a wide range of medical conditions and health issues, including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune conditions, arthritis, and neurodegenerative diseases.

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Sue Fuller-Good

Physiotherapist
BSc Hons (Physio) UCT 
MSc (Physio) WITS
OMT Diploma
Mindfulness Coach

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Sue Fuller-Good

Sue Fuller-Good is a Physiotherapist with a special interest in the pelvis and in pain. She has over 30 years of clinical experience in her thumbs and eyes!  Having investigated the pelvis in her Master’s thesis, she has focused especially on pelvic pain, and dysfunction ever since (WITS 2002). She has also lectured on the pelvis and chronic pelvic pain to postgraduate physiotherapists around SA. To support her treatment, Sue went on to study coaching, mindfulness practice, hypnotherapy, and rehabilitative exercise techniques, and now works with people by weaving physiotherapy, chronic pain treatment, mindfulness practice, yoga and coaching techniques into all her sessions. She is registered as a coach with Comensa and as a hypnotherapist with IHA. Sue did her OMT 1 in 1994 and lectured on the OMT and SPT post graduate diploma’s until 2018. She is part of SASHA and works extensively with sexual dysfunction. Sue’s work blends woman’s health with pain management, manual therapy and sport’s medicine.

Sue is also a lecturer, inspirational speaker, and a facilitator of wellness programs for corporates locally and internationally. She is a passionate student of neuroscience and human behaviour, psychology and philosophy, and is fascinated by how these all link together in the body.

Sue has worked with hundreds of sports people in her career and this, together with her own lifetime love of participating in as many sports as possible, has given her much insight into the inner and outer world of especially female athletes. Her passion for adventure, mountaineering and endurance activities has given her a unique understanding of the psyche and of many resilience and presence practices that can sustain athletes in their gruelling training and performance. She has competed in numerous ultra-distance events locally and internationally as well as run 5 Comrades Marathons and hundreds of other marathons and ultramarathons. She has climbed mountains all over the world. Sue is the mother of two wonderful children who are 18 and 20 and they are her other big passion!

Courses

Online Course: The Female Athlete

Presenter : Sue Fuller-Good

Females who participate in sports either very competitively or recreationally or anywhere along the spectrum in between are at risk of suffering very specific challenges and problems.

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Briony Gildenhuys

BSc (Hons) Physio

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Briony Gildenhuys

Briony graduated in 2002 from the University of Teesside in Middlesbrough, UK with BSc Hons Physiotherapy. She started her career working in a large general hospital in Birmingham, UK in a role that included ICU, medicine, surgery, trauma and orthopaedics, neurology, women's health, elderly care, paediatrics, and outpatients as well as working in a multidisciplinary pain clinic. After a few years working in the UK she relocated to South Africa where she has worked in a variety of jobs in many different areas of physio both public and private. She was a chief physiotherapist at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto for seven years working in the orthopaedic, medical, surgical, neurological, burns and maternity units and also treating neurological, pelvic dysfunction and chronic pain outpatients, the latter two being services which she started in the department.

Her passions throughout her career have been rehabilitation and return to a functional and meaningful life for patients; continuous learning and training for herself; and teaching and development of fellow therapists and students.

She was a volunteer counsellor for numerous years at the South African Depression and Anxiety Group which included regular training and courses on dealing with complex emotional and psychological issues. Her specialist areas of interest are chronic pain, pelvic dysfunction and neuro rehab.

Briony is the current chair of the GEC of the Pain Management Physiotherapy Group, a special interest group of the SASP, as well as Gauteng branch chair. She is a member of PainSA, the South African chapter of the IASP,  and also part of the teaching team of the Train Pain Academy.

Courses

Online Course: Part 2 – Getting back on track with Chronic Pain Patient – Live Patient Presentation

The chronic pain patient can at times feel like an overwhelming patient. Often they arrive at your door with years of history involving specialists, interventions, scans and mountains of previous advice and treatments.

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Online Course: Part 1 – Getting back on track with Chronic Pain Patient – Slide Presentation

The chronic pain patient can at times feel like an overwhelming patient. Often they arrive at your door with years of history involving specialists, interventions, scans and mountains of previous advice and treatments.

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Lindsay Harris​

MSc Physio (WITS)
BSc Physio (WITS)

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Lindsay Harris

Lindsay is currently a Director of “BRH Physiotherapy” based in Johannesburg, South Africa. ‘Bell Rogers and Harris’ established BRH Physiotherapy – a practice providing physiotherapy services. BRH Physiotherapy is currently operating from Wilgeheuwel Hospital and a multi-disciplinary practice, Off Nicol – Health Wellness and Rehab, in Bryanston.

Lindsay attended WITS University, where she completed both her Bachelor’s (2000) and Master’s (2005) degrees in Physiotherapy – in Sports Physiotherapy.

Lindsay joined Bell Rogers and Harris in 2013 as a business partner. While she treats all orthopaedic and sports injuries, she has a special interest in the shoulder and foot and ankle joint assessment, diagnosis, and rehabilitation.  She has spent many an hour on the side of the sports field – doing on-field sports physiotherapy, and loves being involved in any screening and preventative intervention for adolescents, athletes and sports fanatics.

Her love for the profession and ongoing teaching within it – has led to her being involved in the post graduate Sports Physiotherapy Course (SPT), which she helped co-ordinate in 2012 to 2018. To remain current, she continues to attend courses, congresses, and meetings.  She continues to lecture on various post graduate platforms.

Courses

Online Course :Lateral Ankle Sprains and Chronic Ankle Instability

In this presentation Lindsay takes the time to explain why this topic should attract our attention. The epidemiology of Lateral Ankle Sprains is fascinating. It accounts for 85% of all sports related injuries.

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Online Course: Part 2-Foot & Ankle Pearls – Live Patient Presentation

In the first part she will discuss these “PEARLS”, whilst in PART 2 she will guide the, process of a live patient subjecting and objective assessment. Clinical reasoning and treatment plan will be discussed to close.

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Online Course: Part 1-Foot & Ankle Pearls – Slide Presentation

In the first part she will discuss these “PEARLS”, whilst in PART 2 she will guide the, process of a live patient subjecting and objective assessment. Clinical reasoning and treatment plan will be discussed to close.

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Online Course: The Juvenile Athlete

This presentation will help you to understand more about the Juvenile Athlete.  Who are we referring to?  What is too much and too little regarding participation and sport. 

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Online Course: Rotator Cuff Rehab

Rotator Cuff Rehabilitation - A Practical Overview. Is your patient asking you questions which you are not sure how to answer? Are you not sure that the way in which you treat and rehabilitate your post operative rotator cuff repair patient is optimal?

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Lorraine Jacobs

BSc Physio (Stell)
MSc Physio (Wits)
MBA(Wits)

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Lorraine Jacobs

Lorraine Jacobs is a physiotherapist in private practice and is an associate in a large multidisciplinary rehabilitation practice in Rivonia. She has lectured on subjects such as motor control, spinal manipulation and clinical reasoning skills. She teaches on the OMT course and was course leader for a number of years. She is passionate about compassionate person-centred care, evidence-based practice, reflective practice and critical thinking skills. She has developed a series of webinars on “Risk Stratification in Low Back Pain”, as a collaboration between Physio focus and the OMPTG.

Her practice encompasses the management of musculoskeletal disorders, especially persistent pain disorders, as well as the management of cancer survivors, specifically post-prostatectomy care, and the gynaecological cancers.

She has an MSc (Physio) and an MBA from Wits. She has completed her APDL 2 in Pain Management. She is also a member of the Leadership Coaching team at the Wits Business School.

She is appointed as a member of the Professional Board for Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics of the HPCSA

Courses

Online Course: Patients Chronic Pain due to Hypermobility

Hypermobility syndromes are often poorly recognised by healthcare practitioners.

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Fiona Lamberti

BSc Physio (Stell)
MSc Physio (Wits)
MBA(Wits)

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Fiona Lamberti

My career started working for Sklaar and Laidler, in the South of JHB.

This was a huge learning experience for me and I was fortunate enough to be tutored by amazing physiotherapists. During this time I completed my OMT1, which was another huge learning curve.

I started my own practice in 2004, and in the past 12 years have grown the Lamberti Group to 5 branches in the Northern Suburbs of JHB, and 2 branches in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. Our practice was accredited by the SASP in 2016.

I have a firm belief that we are all able to teach each other something,

and this is the reason I play a small part in lecturing and assisting on both OMT and SPT. Not only can I hopefully teach others something, but by doing so I continue to learn from others.

Since 2011 I have focused on the many Fascial Techniques being presented and have found that Anatomy Trains together with Stecco’s Fascial Manipulation has proven to have excellent benefits in all spheres of treatment. I continue to grow my knowledge in this very extensive and diverse method of treatment.

On SPT, I lecture on Cervicogenic headaches and the assessment of the cervical and lumbar spines.

Since 2018 I am the senior lecturer for Assessment and Treatment of the Sacro-iliac joint.

Courses

Online Course: A Functional Assessment of the SIJ

Kinematics of the pelvic girdle, Osteokinematics of the pelvic girdle during the One Leg Standing test, Flexion and Extension of the lumbar spine

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Online Course: Part 2 – The cervical Spine and Cervicogenic Headaches – Live Patient Presentation

Differentiation of headaches. Migraine, Tension Type, Cluster and Cervicogenic, Differentiating cervicogenic dizziness from other causes of dizziness.

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Online Course: Part 1 – The Cervical Spine and Cervicogenic Headaches – Slide Presentation

Differentiation of headaches. Migraine, Tension Type, Cluster and Cervicogenic, Differentiating cervicogenic dizziness from other causes of dizziness.

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Kevin McEvoy

Bachelor of Commerce (Wits) 
Masters in Business Leadership  (UNISA) 
Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning (UFS)

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Kevin McEvoy

Kevin started his career in Financial Services in 1992 immediately after leaving University. After short stints in the IT Sector, he has been involved in Financial Services ever since. In the last decade, he has been involved in personal financial planning having started as a Tied Agent for a large Life Assurance Company and then starting his own Life Assurance Franchise. He felt that in order to offer comprehensive financial planning solutions, it is essential for an advisor to become independent with access to products and solutions across multiple providers. KM Wealth Management was founded in 2017 as an Independent Financial Services Provider, free from influence of any product providers.

Kevin is married to Lindsay and has 3 young children. He is an active runner and cyclist and has completed multiple full distance Ironman races over the last 10 years. Lindsay is a physiotherapist practicing in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg. Kevin is passionate about education and a proud old boy of King Edward VII School where he serves as a Trustee for the King Edward Education Trust. As a family they love the outdoors, especially trips the bush and the sea

Courses

Online Course: Introduction to Financial Planning

The intention of the presentation is to provide a brief, high-level overview of what Financial Planning is. Students should be in a much better position to understand the process, the pitfalls, ...

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Samantha Nupen

BSc Physio (UCT)
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Samantha Nupen

Samantha Nupen has been working as a physiotherapist in private practice since 1993 and is passionate about the the profession. She has lived and worked in Cape Town and Johannesburg since then.

Sam’s physiotherapy journey started with sport. She played a lot of sport at school and had her fair share of minor injuries which introduced her to a wonderful physiotherapist in Durbanville where she grew up. This physio inspired her to study at UCT where she completed her BSc in Physiotherapy in 1992. After graduating she worked for The Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged (CPOA) for the first 18 months of her career, before moving into private practice at Constantiaberg Medi-Clinic.

A move to Johannesburg coincided with the then OMTC (Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Course) being run in South Gauteng and Sam completed the course in 1995. This course changed the way Sam approached her patients and opened her eyes to how much more there was to learn.

She embarked on her MPhil in Sports Physiotherapy through UCT in 1996 and absolutely loved the exposure to the SSISA (Sports Science Institute of South Africa) and the world class lecturers there. Unfortunately, having enjoyed the course work so much, Sam did not complete her research project, but the wealth of knowledge gained from this course was priceless.

Sam went on to assist with the development of the Sports Physiotherapy 1 (SPT1) Course which has grown into a well respected post-graduate course in South Africa, on a par with the well established OMTC that was so instrumental in Sam’s early career. This was another opportunity to be reminded of how there is always so much more to learn. Sam remained involved as a course coordinator and lecturer for SPT1 and lecturer on the OMTC until 2018.

Sam’s practice has always focussed on manual therapy skills, sports injuries, backs and necks and orthopaedics. She started her career in a practice that treated in-patient and out-patient orthopaedic patients and has always applied the principles of evidence based practice.

When Sam became a mother, she realised how useful physiotherapy could be in the post-natal period. She battled with breast feeding complications and a feeling of isolation. This led to a new interest and she finds working with new Moms incredibly rewarding. They are so grateful for the smallest relief. There is so much that we can do as physio’s to make their journey with their new baby more comfortable and less daunting.

Sam has spoken at many ante-natal classes directly to the Moms. This lecture is the first time that she is speaking to physio’s about their role in postnatal care and she is delighted to be able to share some of the stories and experiences from the last 15 years.

Courses

Online Course: Post Natal Physiotherapy in the Time of COVID

Post-natal physiotherapy is a hugely rewarding area of physiotherapy. It is so good for the physiotherapist’s soul. The post-natal ward is a happy place. It’s a place where special things are happening.

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Dane O'Connor

BSc Physio (Stell)
BSc Sport Science (Stell)

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Dane O'Connor​

Dane O’Connor graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 2012 with a BSc in Sport Science and thereafter with a BSc in Physiotherapy in 2016. Ever since graduation, Dane has worked in the sports and orthopaedic fields of physiotherapy with a special interest in the rehabilitation of sports injuries and orthopaedic procedures of sedentary individuals as well elite athletes.

Dane has a passion for the understanding and the application of patient specific approaches to the management and precise diagnoses of all his patients and plans to further his studies with continuous learning and practicing of the latest evidence-based research.

Courses

Online Course: Part 2 – The Classification and Management of Muscle Injuries in Sport

The use of varying terminology and different diagnostic criteria when it comes to muscle injuries, results in the miscommunication between healthcare professionals resulting in poor management outcomes for our athletes and sedentary individuals.

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Online Course: Part 1 – Terminology, Classification and Grading of Muscle Injuries in Sport

The use of varying terminology and different diagnostic criteria when it comes to muscle injuries, results in the miscommunication between healthcare professionals resulting in poor management outcomes for our athletes and sedentary individuals.

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Prof Jon Patricios

MBBCh MMedSci FACSM FFSEM (UK) FFIMS

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Jon Patricios​

Prof Patricios has been in sports medicine practice for over 22 years. He is currently Director of Waterfall Sports Orthopaedic Surgery in Johannesburg and an Associate Professor in the Wits Faculty of Health Sciences. Jon is founder and Director of Sports Concussion South Africa, sports concussion consultant to World Rugby and a board member of the international Concussion in Sports Group.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine (UK) and the International Sports Medicine Federation. Jon serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Washington, Seattle Sports Health and Safety Institute.

He is a senior associate editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine and Current Sports Medicine Reports (USA) and served 2 terms as President of the South African Sports Medicine Association.

Jon has been team physician to school, club, provincial and international sports teams in rugby, cricket, soccer, athletics and basketball, has been member of the Cricket South Africa and SA Rugby medical committees, the Discovery Rockies Comrades Marathon Panel of experts and has served on tribunals for the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport.

Courses

Online Course: Ethics In Sports Medicine

Clinicians have been faced with difficult decisions arising from the competitive nature of sport since the time of the ancient Greeks.

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Suzanne Rogers

BSc Physio (UCT)

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Suzanne Rogers

Suzanne is the “Rogers” of the dynamic Bell Rogers & Harris Physioworx team and as such, is one of those responsible for the smooth running of the ship! She qualified as a physiotherapist in 1990 from UCT and started her adventure into rehabilitation working at the Conradie Spinal Injury Unit in Cape Town.

Following the compulsory year working on the UK locum physio circuit and travelling Europe, she returned to SA to complete the post grad course in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy.

Before having a family, she gained lots of experience travelling with various sports teams. A highlight for her was attending the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games with the SA team.

Suzanne stays up to date with current physio trends by attending courses and conferences, both locally and internationally.

She currently lectures on both the post graduate Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy and the Sports Physiotherapy Courses. She has a passion for hydrotherapy and is constantly amazed at the results that can be achieved when rehabilitating a client in the water.

Suzanne is a Libran and is drawn to achieving balance in her life between her career and her family. She is kept busy working on her management skills both at the physio practice and at home being a mother to two teenagers!

Courses

Online Course: What’ s new in the Acute & Chronic Knee

Dealing with Acute injuries, Osteoarthritis, Knee Arthroscopy & Menisectomy–what now?, Patellofemoral Pain –Risk factors, Muscle strengthening –new idea, endinopathy –exercise debate, Knee Examination –some pointers.

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Dr. Mande Scheepmaker

Scheepmaker Mtech Hom (UJ) BSc Enviro Sci (RAU)

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Dr. Mande Scheepmaker

Dr Mande Scheepmaker is a qualified and registered homeopathic practitioner, with practices based
both in Bryanston and in Alberton. Over the last ten years of private practice, Dr Mande Scheepmaker
has dedicated her time and resources in helping her patients find the root cause of their illnesses.
From acute to chronic conditions, Dr Scheepmaker takes time to listen and understand her patients,
guiding them on the journey from sickness to health.

Dr Mande Scheepmaker currently lectures second year Biochemistry at UJ and is completing her PhD
in the protein structure and function research unit at WITS. She has written three internationally
accredited journal articles. Continued learning, teaching and research aids her multi-faceted approach
in treating patients. She is supported, challenged and loved by her husband and two children.

Courses

Online Course: The Effects of Hormones on Tendons & Ligaments

Tendons and ligaments are crucial structures inside the musculoskeletal system. Many issues in the treatment of tendon and ligament diseases and injuries have yet not been resolved sufficiently.

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Dr. Georgia Torres

PhD( Exercise Physiology)
CSCS (NSCA)
MES (ACE)

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Georgia Torres

Dr. Georgia completed her B Phys Ed degree at University of the Witwatersrand and then went on to do honors in Sport Science at the University of Pretoria. She then completed a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology and a Phd in the field of Metabolic Syndrome and Exercise Programming at Wits Medical School. Georgia also holds a Conditioning and Strength Specialist (CSCS); a Medical Exercise Specialist (MES) and a Health Coaching qualification. Dr. Georgia has worked in the Health and Fitness Industry for more than 20 years and has been the Strength and Conditioning Specialist for provincial and national hockey teams.

Currently, Dr. Georgia is a lecturer at the Centre for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand and the chair of the Exercise is Medicine initiative in South Africa.

Courses

Online Course: Ethics in Exercise

This Presentation will investigate ethical issues with exercise prescriptions and discuss what International bodies have proposed.

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Dr. Jarrad van Zuydam

MBBCh (Wits) 
DA (SA) 
MSc Sports Medicine (Tuks) 

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Dr Van Zuydam

A sports medicine physician with a special interest in the medicine of cycling and other endurance sports. Significant experience as a cycling team physician at the highest level of the sport. Co-founder CoronaFighter.io

Dr Van Zuydam has been part of the professional peloton since late 2012 when he joined Team MTN Qhubeka as a team physician. He later became the head doctor at the team and subsequently moved to Team UAE Emirates as a team doctor. He is the veteran of 4 Tours de France, 3 editions of the Giro d'Italia and twice a doctor at the Vuelta Espana. From the Paris-Roubaix and Milan-San Remo to Malaysia, Australia and even Gabon; his work has earned him a few frequent-flyer miles!

Courses

Online Course: Ethics Blurred Lines

Dr Van Zuydam has been part of the professional peloton since late 2012 when he joined Team MTN Qhubeka as a team physician. He later became the head doctor at the team and subsequently moved to Team UAE Emirates as a team doctor.

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What Our Students Have to Say

As the current evidence used, and treatment approaches taught... Were very applicable to my current setting.The online experience was new, but was interactive. I would definitely do another one.
Jaime Crowie
Thanks Tanya and all involved for the online presentation. The shoulder really is complicated and there is just always more to learn.
Sandra
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Anne
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Kathy Hodgson
Thanks again for your courses! It has been great to access them from Limpopo, especially given all the difficulty it would involve to get from Limpopo to wherever you are lecturing, or trying to organize the course in Limpopo.
Michele Kroger
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