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Commissioning Editors

  • Beames, Tim

    Tim Beames BSc MSc lives in London where he works as a physiotherapist in private practice as co-founder of Pain and Performance providing treatment for people with persistent and complex pain problems, support and guidance for clinicians dealing with complex pain patients and delivering bespoke courses for departments and organisations on pain related topics. These diverse interests were fostered at King’s College London studying his Masters in Pain: Science & Society with Dr Mick Thacker.

    He is the principal instructor for NOI UK and teaches the Mobilisation of the Nervous System, Neurodynamics and the Neuromatrix, Explain Pain and Graded Motor Imagery courses throughout the UK, Europe and Australia. He is co-author of the Graded Motor Imagery Handbook (2012) alongside Lorimer Moseley, David Butler and Tom Giles and has contributed the chapter on neck pain alongside Robin Blake in Maitland’s Vertebral Manipulation (2013).

    Previously Tim has worked as a specialist physiotherapist and orthopaedic physiotherapy practitioner in the NHS, lectured at Kings College London, University College London and Sheffield Hallam University and set up and managed several successful pain management programmes. He has a particular interest in bodily perception and pain’s effect on it.

    Tim is the commissioning editor for the Pain and Brain channel under the Physical Therapy category.

  • Brence, Dr Joe

    Joseph Brence DPT, COMT, DAC is a physical therapist and clinical researcher from Pittsburgh, PA, USA. He is also a fellowship candidate with Sports Medicine of Atlanta, GA, USA.

    Joseph’s primary clinical interests involve a better understanding of the neuromatrix and determining how it applies to physical therapy practice. He is currently involved in a wide range of clinical research projects investigating topics such as the effects of verbalising pain, the effects of mobilising v. manipulating the spine on body image perception and validation of an instrument which will assess medical practitioners’ understanding of pain.

    Clinically, Joseph treats a wide range of painful conditions in multiple settings including complex regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Joseph also runs the Forward Thinking PT blog.

  • Davies, Tor

    Tor began her professional life training as a physiotherapist at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK. She went on to complete a BSc in Sport & Exercise Science at the University of Birmingham whilst also achieving a WTA international tennis ranking.

    After graduation she trained as a marketeer with a London marketing agency and then moved into medical journalism where her passion for publishing was born.

    At 27 she established sportEX medicine, a quarterly journal for general practitioners focusing on sport and exercise medicine.

    sportEX grew into a journal for all sports medicine practitioners, including physical and manual therapists; articles covered the practical application of evidenced-based research alongside professional development with expert contributors drawn from across the world of medicine and rehabilitation.

    With a passion for technology as well as publishing and sport, Tor's leadership grew sportEX into the Co-Kinetic journal and website which included a more collaborative, royalty-based form of publishing as well as a wider content remit. As well as the quarterly magazine Co-Kinetic offerings now include e-learning opportunities, breaking clinical research infographics, marketing kits for therapists, business growth tools, and a business discount club.

    Tor's focus is providing resources to help practitioners and therapists develop their businesses and to work more efficiently and effectively, a topic that she speaks regularly on at global conferences.

  • Lack, Simon

    Simon Lack MSc, MCSP is a PhD student at Queen Mary University London (QMUL), studying the interaction of hip and foot biomechanics in the presentation and management of patellofemoral pain. He graduated from Brunel University in 2005 with a degree in Physiotherapy, and went gone on to study for an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine at QMUL in 2010. Simon works as a physiotherapist in two London-based private clinics, having previously worked in New Zealand with professional golfers, local rugby and football teams.

    Simon is also one of two commissioning editors for the MSK Assessment and Diagnosis stream and MSK Assessment and Diagnosis Case Study stream along with Dr Dylan Morrissey.

  • Laupheimer, Dr Markus

    Dr Markus W Laupheimer MD, MBA, MSc in SEM, MFSEM (UK), M.ECOSEP started off his interest in musculoskeletal (MSK) and sports medicine by working in sports and orthopaedic centres in Switzerland, Germany, the US and the UK, before starting his GP rotation. He received an MD with distinction from Ulm Medical School, Germany, before he qualified as a GP in 2009, and followed his long-term interest in sports and musculoskeletal medicine by completing an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary, University of London. Having a keen interest in providing holistic musculoskeletal and sports medicine care with an interest in ultrasound, injection therapies (including high volume injections, sclerotherapy and autologous blood), sports nutrition and nutritional medicine, injury prevention and rehabilitation. Markus also has a keen interest in myofascial pain and muscular dysfunction, proving treatments with dry needling, acupuncture or soft tissue injections.

    For the last three years Markus has worked as a Sports Physician for the RAF and the England Football Association. Markus is currently the Team Doctor of England FUTSAL (one of the fastest growing sports in the world) and has a passion for working within sports. During the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Markus worked as a Sports Medicine Doctor for swimming, diving, water polo, rowing, sitting volleyball and in the Athletes Village.

    Markus is co-commissioning editor for two of the channels under the Physical Therapy category: Current Trends in Sports Medicine and Sports Performance. He shares this role with Dr Ritan Mehta.

  • Mehta, Dr Ritan

    Biog to come

  • Morrissey, Dr Dylan

    Dr Dylan Morrissey PhD - Dylan's overarching career objective as a clinical academic is to combine the best of educational, clinical and research practice in order to develop and deliver high quality evidence based physiotherapy for patients with musculoskeletal disorders. He is a consultant physiotherapist in Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and clinical reader in Sports and Exercise Medicine, who recently started a 5-year NIHR/HEE fellowship with clinical trials as a primary focus. His key research theme is the link between movement and pathology, with a particular interest in tendinopathy.

    Dylan is also in charge of all the commissioning editors working under the Physical Therapy category for sportEX. He coordinates the commissioning editors and plays a central part in helping plan and review content.

  • Morton, Dr Sarah

    Dr Sarah Morton MBBS is currently an ACCS CT1 trainee at St Georges hospital having recently completed her academic foundation years at Imperial College NHS Trust. She also completed her medical degree at Imperial College. Her intercalated degree was in Sports and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary University of London. Since then she has published papers on risk factors in patellar tendinopathy, low back pain in cricketers and high volume image guided injections, alongside work on attendances to the emergency department.

    Sarah was awarded the Helal and Harries Sports and Exercise Medicine prize in 2014 for her work on risk factors in patellar tendinopathy. She continues her research in this around her rota even occasionally managing to make it to a cricket or rugby match.

  • Neal, Brad

    Bradley S. Neal MSc (Adv Phys), MCSP is a physiotherapist and clinical academic who has worked in a combination of NHS, elite sport and private practice settings for the past 9 years. He completed his MSc in Advanced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Hertfordshire University in 2011 before joining Pure Sports Medicine as a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist and research lead the same year.

    Brad acts as a lower quadrant specialist at Pure Sports Medicine, taking a special interest in knee pathology, tendinopathy and overload conditions such as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). Brad commenced his PhD studies at Queen Mary University London (QMUL) as part of #TEAM_PFP investigating the effects and mechanisms of running gait retraining in the management of patellofemoral pain in April 2014.

    He combines his research and clinical roles with regular teaching on the BSc and MSc programmes at QMUL and tutors a number of independent post-graduate courses. Brad has published twice as a lead author thus far and has multiple lead and secondary author papers due within the next year.

  • Phillips, Dr Nicki

    Dr Nicola Phillips is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Director of Innovation and International at Cardiff University's School of Healthcare Studies. She completed her MSc in Sports Injury and Therapy at Manchester Metropolitan University and her PhD on Functional Coping in ACL Deficiency at Cardiff University. Nicki has travelled as Physiotherapist to 7 Commonwealth Games, 3 Olympic Games and 2 Pre-Olympic Preparation Camps with Team Wales and Team GB respectively, and volunteered at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. As part of her University post she has a consultancy role with Sport Wales and also continues to hold some private practice clinic sessions. Her main clinical and research interests are in neuromuscular control and functional rehabilitation of knee, ankle and shoulder injuries in sport. Nicki is currently President of the International Federation of Sports Physiotherapy.

    Nicki is one of two commissioning editors under the MSK Treatment and Diagnosis content stream and the MSK Treatment and Diagnosis Case Study content channel under the Physical Therapy category.

  • Prior, Trevor

    Trevor Prior has been practising as a podiatrist for over 30 years. Since qualifying, he has worked in northeast London/Essex. He has lectured extensively and been involved in many initiatives both locally and nationally.

    He has worked extensively with elite and professional sports men and women in a wide range of disciplines, including football, rugby, cricket, athletics, hockey, badminton.

    He is currently employed as a consultant podiatric surgeon at Homerton University Hospital. He is a director of P2L, a company specialising in bespoke performance footwear and Run3D, a company providing advanced 3D gait analysis. He is the UK representative on the Vasyli Think Tank, involved in the development of orthoses and footwear.

    Trevor has trained extensively in the UK, Europe and US. He has lectured locally, nationally and internationally and regularly contributes to newspaper and television items. Trevor is a reviewer for Clinical Biomechanics, Gait & Posture, The Foot, The Journal of Foot and Ankle Research and Physical Therapy in Sport.

    His areas of specialty include foot surgery, sports injuries, biomechanics and gait analysis, orthoses, diabetic foot complications.

    Professional affiliations:

    • Fellow of the College of Podiatry (Surgery)

    • The Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists

    • Previous elected member of Council, Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists

    • Past Dean of Faculty of Surgery, Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists

    • Fellow of Faculty of Podiatric Medicine, Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists

    • Member of The British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine