Slavko Rogan (PhD, MSc PT, MSc Osteopathy, MA adult education, cand. MA school management) is a lecturer and research scientist. He has a background in physiotherapy, osteopathy and further adult education. He works in the fields of geriatrics, musculoskeletal disorders and sport science. His research interests focus on the development of exercise and training programs in elderly persons, investigation of manual therapy effectiveness and sensorimotor training and in the field of adult education he focusses on mentoring and (attended) self-study. In this field, he has authored more than 35 peer-reviewed articles in peer-reviewed journals in the field of gerontology, sport science and physiotherapy.
Assistant Professor at the Nursing College of Lisbon, Child and Adolescent Department. Doctorate in Nursing at the Lisbon University . Master's in Special Education, Faculty of Human Motricity. Graduate Nurse, Specialist in Child and Pediatric Health Nursing. Started to work in the hospital since 1988, Neonatology, Pediatrics, Child Development Center. Member of the Spina Bifida Center at Garcia de Orta Hospital until 2002. Since 2002 has joined the academic career at Nursing College of Lisbon as an assistant professor. Collaborates with the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Portuguese Association since 2002, was vice-president from 2005 to 2013. Coordinator of the project “Training Camp - Educational Program for Self-Management on Adolescents with Spina Bifida / Spinal Cord Injury " 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 .
Dr. Allen obtained a PhD in Medicine in 1978. For over 14 years, he worked at and subsequently headed a hospital’s cardio-vascular department, and treated patients with renal diseases. He had authored many scientific articles on metabolic disorders, including those linked to obesity, kidneys, arthritis, cardio-vascular and gastroenterological diseases. He lectured medical doctors pursuing higher medical qualifications. He then devoted nearly two decades to further medical research into various chronic internal diseases. Dr Allen established Fine Treatment, UK, is the author of The Origin of Diseases Theory and the inventor of effective physiotherapeutic devices which enable the Thermo balancing therapy.
Philosophy Doctor - scientific specialty “Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation”; thesis (2004): ‘Investigation of capacities of some physical modalities in the prevention, therapy and rehabilitation of diabetic polyneuropathy patients’. Doctor of Medical Sciences - scientific specialty “Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation”; thesis (2009): ‘Complex neurorehabilitation algorithms for functional recovery and amelioration of independence in activities of daily living in socially significant invalidating neurological diseases’. Philosophy Doctor - scientific specialty “Pedagogics”; thesis (2013, Sofia University): ‘Innovations in the Education in the field of Rehabilitation’. SCIENTIFIC POSITIONS: Associated Professor (2006); Professor (2010); scientific specialty “Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation”. High Attestation Commission at the Council of Ministers, Bg. She knows French, Spanish, English, Russian language .
Beatriz Minghelli, Adjunct Professor in the School of Health Jean Piaget / Algarve, Piaget Institute of Study Cycles in Physiotherapy and Nursing since 2006. Member of Research in Education and Community Intervention (RECI) –Piaget Institute PhD in Public Health, Epidemiology specialty, in the National School of Public Health, NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal, Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the School of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon, Portugal, Physiotherapist by Education School Helena Antipoff - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With regard to research, has 27 publications in national and international journals and several participations in scientific events through work in the form of poster and oral presentations. Reviewer of scientific article for several journals (Journal of Public Health, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, International Journal of General Medicine, ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research, Journal of Spine & Neurosurgery, Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics, Archives of Physiotherapy, Journal of Pain Research). Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Austin Spine, EC Orthopaedics journal, Research and Reviews. Most investigations are related to epidemiology studies, including obesity, low back pain, scoliosis, postural changes, injuries in different sports (soccer, surf, cycling, martial arts).
Prof. Tomasz Karski MD PhD – I was born on 2nd January 1939. In the years 1956 – 1961 I studied at Medical University in Lublin. I received medical doctor certificate in 1961. From 1961 to 1963 - practicum in Medical Departments. During the studies I was active for 3 years in Students Scientific Orthopaedic Association and later after graduation I was the assistant - teacher for young students generation. In 1967 and next in 1971 I passed specializations degrees - first and second degree - in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of movement apparatus. In 1972 I received the title “doctor degree” and in 1982 after habilitation (colloquium before Medical University Council) I passed consecutive degrees to receive PhD degree and later assistant professor title. In 1993 I was awarded by full professor degree and title by President of Poland. Since 1st October 1995 (till - I be retired in 2009) I was the Head of Chair and Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation of Medical University in Lublin/Poland, in the biggest Paediatric Hospital in Eastern Poland Region (in Polish: Uniwersytecki Szpital Dzieci?cy in Lublin). I was a member of Polish Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association (PTOiTr) since 1963. For 12 consecutive years I was Secretary of Lublin Section of the Polish Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association, for 4 years I was Vice-President of the Section of POTA and for 4 years I was a President of the Lublin Section of this Association. I worked in Editorial Board of Polish Hand Surgery, of Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics part-B, of Biblioteka Ortopedii Dzieci?cej (Pediatric Orthopaedics Library) and of Journal Locomotor System - „Pohybové ústrojí“ (Czech Republic). I was a member of EPOS since 1985 and of Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (SICOT) since 2002. I was 36 times awarded by the Rector of Medial University of Lublin for my scientific and educational achievements. I received three times awards from the Ministry of Health of Poland (1975, 1986, 1993). I was awarded with medals: "Przyjaciel Dziecka" (1978r.), "Medal Pami?tkowy Sze??dziesi?ciolecia TPD” and „Mi?dzynarodowego Roku Dziecka" (1979r.), Z?ot? Odznak? TWK (1984r.), Z?oty Krzy? Zas?ugi (1987r.), Medal im. dr Henryka Jordana (2000r.) and Krzy? Kawalerski Polonia Restituta (2000r.) and Medal Komisji Edukacji Narodowej (2003r.). Since 1996 I am a Honorary Member of Hungarian Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association, since 2003 of Slovak Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association and since 2009 of Czech Republic Purkynie Society. I described the aetiology of the so-called idiopathic scoliosis (1995-2007) and I described a new rehabilitation treatment of this spine deformity. In the year 2001 I described in new classification of two groups of scoliosis – “S” deformity in I epg and “C” II/A & “S” II/B epg group. In 2004 I described “I” scoliosis (only stiff spine) in III epg group. In new (Karski’s 2001-2004) classification there are 3 groups and 4 types of scoliosis: – “S” I epg (etio-patho-genetical) scoliosis, influencing factor walking and permanent standing ‘at ease’ on the right leg. Two curves. Rip gibbous on the right side. 3D. Stiff spine. Progression. – “C” II/A epg and “S” II/B epg scoliosis, influencing factor permanent standing ‘at ease’ on the right leg. General flexibility in “S” II/B epg. 2D. Spine is not stiff but flexible. No progression or slight. – “I” III epg scoliosis. 2D. Stiff spine, minimal or not curves. No progression. This type of scoliosis was not admitted to the group of scoliosis till 2004 (T. Karski). I have published many articles in numerous polish and foreign journals and also in four books about scoliosis (2000, 2002, 2003, 2011). My observations about scoliosis has been published by International Research Society for Spinal Deformities (IRSSD), after Congresses in Athens - 2002, in Gent (Belgium) - 2006 in Liverpool – 2008 and in Pozna? (Poland) in 2012 and during SICOT Congresses in Egypt (2002), in Cuba (2004), in Istanbul (2005), in Morocco (2007). I had to publish my articles in Pan Arab Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma (two articles), next in China. In the years 2009 – 2017 I published many articles (36) in USA, Canada, Spain, Czech Republic, two in Poland. My scientific interest is paediatric orthopaedic surgery and specially: dysplasia of the hips - DDH, congenital feet deformities, torticollis (wry neck) , cerebral palsy (CP), genua valga, crura vara – Blount disease, since 1984 (after the scholarship stay in Invalid Foundation Hospital in Helsinki – Finland) – spine deformities (scoliosis) and more others. I am author of 7 original orthopedic devices. I am author or co-author of 450 + 36 publications in medical literature Polish and in abroad (in English, in German and in Spanish) and I am the author of 5 books. I am retired from 2009. In the time 2009 - 2016 I have publish 36 article in USA, Spain, Canada, Germany, Czech Republic, China, Egypt.
Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases
Prof. Saud received his Ph.D. in physical therapy from New York University 1991. Prof. Saud have 32 years of clinical experience, in the management of pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction. Currently he is working as professor of and Dean of Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, at Kuwait university. His research area included management of acute and chronic pain and dysfunction, focusing on the consequences of selected biopsychosocial factors including; anticipation and fear of pain, exaggerated pain perception, pain avoidance behavior, life stress, coping strategies, self-efficacy on human performances
Management of acute and chronic pain and dysfunction, Focusing on the consequences of selected biopsychosocial factors, Anticipation and fear of pain, Exaggerated pain perception, Pain avoidance behavior, Life stress, Coping strategies, Self-efficacy on human performances
Mr. Balabel, has 28 years of clinical experience in management of acute & chronic pain related to Musculoskeletal Disorders that affect the human body movement. Currently he is working as Senior Physiotherapist , , Ahmadi Hospital , Kuwait , his areas of interest management & prevention program of MSDs , patient education and ergonomics , member of ISMST , EPTS and KPTA.
Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders focusing on the Clinical applications of ( ESWT ) Extracorporeal shockwave therapy in physiotherapy and exercises training program
Dr. Ahmed was born and educated in Cairo, Egypt, raised in Kuwait and has called Northwest Ohio her home since 2005. Dr. Ahmed provides healthcare services to women of all ages, she has a special interest in uro/gynecological and infertility care and care for menopausal issues.