Mike holds a Masters Degree in Physiotherapy and Bachelors degrees in Sports Rehabilitation and Sports Science. He is a former military Physical Training Instructor who has spent over 20 years working with novice to elite endurance athletes. He has a long career as an endurance athlete completing over 100 marathons and ultra-marathons, 14 Ironman Triathlon and many other ultra-distance events. He is Director of The Endurance Physio, providing treatment to athletes and education for clinicians working with endurance athletes.
Physiotherapy & Sports Rehabilitation
Dr. James Stoxen, DC, FSSEMM (hon) FWSSEM, is the president of Team Doctors®, Chicago, Illinois, one of the most recognized treatment centers in the world. In 2008, he was inducted into the prestigious National Fitness Hall of Fame. In 2012 he was also inducted into the Personal Trainers Hall of Fame, appointed to serve on the prestigious Advisory Board for the American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners In 2015 Dr. Stoxen was awarded an honorary fellowship by a member of the royal family, the Sultan of Pahang, at the World Congress of Sports and Exercise Medicine for his distinguished research and contributions to the advancement of Sports and Exercise Medicine on an International level.
Sports and Exercise Medicine
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.
Professor LIU ZHEN-HUAN is the deputy manager of the Affiliated Maternity and Child Care Hospital of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. The director of the Rehabilitation Child of hospital, and the Doctoral tutor of the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. Prof. Liu became one of the paediatricians who received the special state Council allowance in China in 1994, was given the title of the prominent contribute youth expert by the Healthy Ministry of China in 2002, Prof. Liu got the honour of “model worker in nationwide”. In addition, Prof. Liu is also the adjunct professor of The Chinese university of Hong Kong and Pharmacy and the Health Institute of Indonesian Ministry of Health. Professor Liu is famous Pediatric Neurology /Acupuncture Doctor in The world Prof. Liu has the experience of more than 30 years specializing in TCM- Western pediatrics studies and 20 years in rehabilitation for cerebral palsy. He founded the Rehabilitation Centre for Cerebral Palsy of the Affiliated Maternity and Child Care Hospital of Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine?which is one of the world's renowned medical department. Since foundation, it has received more than 30,000 children with mental retardation and cerebral palsy from many countries, including China, the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Singapore, Poland, etc. Prof. Liu has also actively involved in the academic field. Since 1993, he has been giving seminars and academic exchange programs with world renowned scholars from Oxford University, Cambridge University, in the field of the application and assessment of the application of acupuncture treatment for brain and cerebral palsy rehabilitation in children throughout the world such as The United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, Australia, Norway, and so on.
Inés Llamas-Ramos completed her PhD at the age of 26 from The University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain. Currently she is working as a physiotherapist in Salamanca. As well as her clinical work she is also fortunate to be able to work as a visiting professor at The University of Salamanca, in the Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy. She has published several articles about cancer and dry needling in reputed international journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of various medical journals.
Cancer and Physiotherapy, Manual Physiotherapy of Locomotor System, Nursing and Physiotherapy.
Dr Himanshu Mathur from India holds as an Assistant Professor in Institute of Medical Science & Research Centre, Jaipur National University. He has completed his Masters in Physiotherapy with specialization in Musculoskeletal & Orthopedic conditions. He has been a renowned speaker in National & International Conferences. He also holds as Chief Clinical Physiotherapist in My Physio Physiotherapy Clinic. He has been an integral part of the Organizing team of 4 National & International conferences. He has been a founder member of a Physio Youth Brigade, “The Yuva’s”. He has about 10 National/International Scientific/Non-Scientific publications under his name with a long standing work in “Forward Head Posture” & “Temporomandibular Joint”. He has given his on field services in events like Marathons, International American Football matches etc. He has been awarded with various academic & clinical awards. He also has huge clinical expertise in Manual Therapy, Biomechanical Analysis & Sports Injury Rehabilitation.
Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Sports Injury Rehabilitation, Manual Therapy, Biomechanical Analysis
Dr.Vahid Mazloum, a physical therapist, graduated his PhD from Sports Injuries department, Shahid Bahoonar University of Kerman, Iran in 2017. Since 2015, he became the academic member in Islamic Azad University of Karaj. From 2011 up to now, he also works as a physical therapist to visit clients with musculoskeletal disorders in his private outpatient clinic. He is invited in many domestic and international conferences as a speaker, lecturing about the management of chronic low back pain and also wrote a book regarding the exercise therapy in orthopedic disorders. His research interests include musculoskeletal rehabilitation among athletes and non-athletes population. Dr.Mazloum is now working on the effectiveness of dry needling on chronic low back pain for post-doctoral fellowship program.
Dr Syed Ali Hussain, an Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist from Pakistan. He is a Graduate of Rawalpindi Medical College (1st Batch) in Physical Therapy. He did his Masters in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (MS OMPT) from Riphah International University (Islamabad). He did Post Graduate Diploma is Professional Ethics and Teaching Methodology from Riphah International University. He served as Assistant Professor, Principal and Clinical In-charge at Women Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences Abbottabad and currently serving Riphah International University as Senior Lecturer teaching DPT and MS OMPT programs. He has written 2 lab manuals on Kinesiology and Biomechanics (with ISBN). He has an International Publication in Manual Therapy Journal. He has presented 2 conference papers and one publication in JRCRS, He runs a YouTube channel for PT's. He has delivered more than 20 workshops and supervised graduate and post graduate students in research. Syed is one of the Founding members and Founding President of Pakistan Association of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (PAOMPT) and currently he is General Secretary of PAOMPT. He is also Chairman, Board of Directors PRSC. He delivered International Lectures and worked as Adjunct Professor, University of Calgary Alberta Canada. He practices at Max Rehab and Physical Therapy Centre G8 Markaz Islamabad and heading the Max Rehab Skill Enhancement Program also.
Sabrina Degaspari is formed in Physical Therapy and Pharmacology, has completede her master degree in Morphology, concentration area Anatomy at São Paulo University and PhD in Biosciences, concentration area Neuropharmacology at São Paulo University. Actually, teach at Centro Universitário Lusíada and Santa Cecília University and attend as a phisyoterapist at Corpo e Água clinic
Rubén Alberto Pistacchia completed his university studies at the University of Buenos Aires to 25 years old and his doctorate in the UNSaM at 42 years old, Argentina. Director Professor of biomechanics at the UNCaLP (University national Católica de La Plata). Author of 2 books: "Discover the power of his column" of popular dissemination and "Vertebral Praxis, an ancient tool" of academic character. Director and founder of the Center for studies and research Praxis Vertebral in Argentina (since 2003). Director of the course of post grade Praxis Vertebral Tibetan in the Argentina Association of Kinesiology.