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Mr Dave Sims is currently studying for a PhD in skeletal dysplasia at Manchester Metropolitan University where he also lectures under- and post-graduate students.
He has previously been the sport scientist for the England Blind football team and Great Britain's Women's Deaf football team and is currently supporting the development Cerebral Palsy England team as their sport scientist where he offers exercise and health support and the overall development of fitness programmes.
This content consists of a 15 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.
Mr Matthew Dimbylow represented England at the Arafura Games 2009 achieving a Gold Medal and again at the Home Nations 2009 also with a Gold. He was the Great Britain CP Football Captain in London 2012, and played for Great Britain CP Football at Beijing Paralympics in 2008. He also played Great Britain CP Football in the Paralympic World Cup in 2010.
Mr Dimbylow competed for Great Britain at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics and London 2012 Paralympics as part of the 7-a-side football team for athletes with Cerebral Palsy. The British Team finished in seventh position. Mr Dimbylow is an Ambassador for the charity Caudwell Children, with his special focus on the charity's 'Enable Sport' Programme. As part of this, he identifies possible Paralympians of the future, to provide them with equipment to enable them to become future Paralympicans. He was inducted into the National Football Hall of Fame in 2014.
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Mr Oliver Davies qualified as a physiotherapist in 2004 from Oxford Brookes University and then went on to complete an MSc in Sport and Performance at Kings College London in 2008.
He is currently working towards a PGCert in Practice Based Education.
Mr Davies moved to Scotland to begin working as a physiotherapist for the national agency for sport in Scotland in 2009. Prior to this he spent two Paralympic cycles with the charismatic and inspiring Great Britain Blind and Cerebral Palsy football teams. Mr Davies currently leads the Physiotherapy service for the National Judo team, Women's football team and Disability sports Programmes. He enjoys learning from the athletes and coaches he works alongside.
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Dr Osman Ahmed graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2002 with BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy and initially worked for the Football Association with the England Amputee Football squad in 2003.
Dr Ahmed commenced his postgraduate studies in 2006 and graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy from the University of Otago, New Zealand. He received his PhD from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2013 where his research was focused on the use of Facebook to assist recovery from sports-related concussion. He has published widely in the fields of sports concussion, social media, and eHealth.
Dr Ahmed is currently working as an outpatient physiotherapist at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and has worked as an itinerant physiotherapist for the Football Association since 2003. He attended the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing as the Physiotherapist for the England Cerebral Palsy Football squad, and now works for the Football Association with several of the England disability football squads. He is a co-founder of the FA Centre for Disability Football Research, and is a board member of the Institute of Sports and Exercise Medicine
Mr Adil Ajuied specialises in all aspects of knee surgery. He has worked as a Consultant at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals since February 2009 and also practices at the Fortius Clinic London.
Mr Ajuied qualified as a Doctor in 1998 from Guy's and St Thomas' medical school. While in training he completed a postgraduate Master' degree, and has been appointed a Senior Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Trauma and Orthopaedics as well as Director of Education for South London Orthopaedics, in recognition for his contributions to higher surgical training. He currently sits as an executive board member of the British Association of Surgery of the Knee (BASK).
Mr Ajuied has travelled and worked in many countries from Belgium to South Africa on specialist fellowship training and charitable work. In 2008 he worked in South Africa (University Hospital of Witwaterstrand, Johannesburg), where he held an appointment as an Honorary Consultant. While in South Africa he established a new dedicated Knee Injury Service, which continues to serve the local community growing from strength to strength, and with which he still has strong links.
His special interests include knee arthroscopy (keyhole surgery), ACL reconstruction, knee injuries, meniscal repair, ligament repair and reconstruction, cartilage treatments, orthopaedic trauma, limb injury and reconstruction, and joint replacement.
While in clinical practice, Mr Ajuied has developed a number of care innovations, including new surgical techniques and a unique rapid rehabilitation programme for patients undergoing knee surgery. At present he is engaged in a number of research projects, including international collaborations in multi-centre trials. Mr Ajuied lectures and instructs nationally and internationally on topics relating to knee surgery.
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Dr Benjamin J. Roberton undertook undergraduate training at the University of Edinburgh Medical School, qualifying in 2001, he then worked through a number of medical specialties in London teaching Hospitals, gaining membership to the Royal College of Physicians in 2004.
Dr Roberton underwent higher training at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital achieving fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists in 2009 and completed a Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2011, with an emphasis on sports imaging and musculoskeletal ultrasound.
Following this, Dr Roberton went on to an Interventional Radiology Fellowship at The University of British Columbia and Vancouver General Hospital in 2012 gaining experience in advanced interventional techniques with an emphasis on oncologic and musculoskeletal intervention, before returning to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital as a consultant.
Dr Roberton has a broad practice with special interests including sports imaging, he was a radiologist at the Glasgow commonwealth games in 2014. His interventional practice is focused on oncologic, musculoskeletal and venous intervention, including ablative techniques in bone and solid organs, embolisation, and the treatment of varicose veins and vascular malformations. He published and presented internationally on a range of topics including thoracic imaging, hand imaging and intervention, uterine artery embolization, pulmonary and solid organ thermal ablation and radioembolization.
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Dr Christopher Hughes trained in Medicine at University College, London, graduating in 1995. Following completion of GP training, he gained his Master's degree in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) with Distinction, and completed Specialist training in SEM with the London Deanery in 2010.
He has broad experience in clinical and academic SEM, having worked as an NHS Consultant and as a Team and Event Physician for numerous regional and International teams and events, in different sports and in different Countries.
For the last six years, Dr Hughes' team physician work has been exclusively based in Professional Football, and he has been a Medical Officer for Chelsea FC since 2011 working with all ages groups (U8s to U21s) in the Academy. He has most recently been focusing his duties towards providing training and match-day cover for the First Team squad.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr Hughes has an academic interest in Medical Education (especially e-Learning and medical simulation), and previously held the post of Senior Clinical Lecturer and course Lead for the MSc in SEM at Queen Mary University, London. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, having commenced this role in 2011.
Dr Duncan French has over 14 years' experience in elite professional sport and is recognised as a leading practitioner in the field of strength and conditioning.
Dr French gained his PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Connecticut, USA in 2004. He is the Technical Lead for Strength and Conditioning at the English Institute of Sport in the North West Region.
Since 2004, Dr French has acted as the National Lead for Strength and Conditioning to both Great Britain Taekwondo and Great Britain Basketball's Olympic programmes, and has coached Olympic, World Championship, and Commonwealth Games medallists from a variety of sporting disciplines. From 2009-12, he was the Head of Strength and Conditioning at Newcastle United Football Club.
Dr French has contributed to over 53 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and four book chapters and has presented his work at scientific congresses across the world. He is a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology (Strength and Conditioning) at Northumbria University and a founding member and former Chairman of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA).
Dr Willem van der Merwe is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and the Founder of the Sports Science Orthopaedic Clinic at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa. He graduated from University of Cape Town in 1997.
Dr van der Merwe is well known for conservative treatment using eccentric muscle action to enhance collagen formation and muscle strength. His current research areas are double bundle ACL reconstruction, eccentric muscle training in the prevention of osteoarthritis and patellar femoral pain, as well as 3D reconstruction for ACL reconstruction and rotational instability.
In collaboration with Dr. Tom Branch from Atlanta Dr van der Merwe is using a robot to measure stability in the knee post injury and Replacement. His other areas of specialty and interest include knee injuries, sports medicine, arthroscopic knee surgery for ligament reconstruction and meniscal repair and allograft. Minimal invasive total knee replacements, minimal invasive uni-compartment knee replacement, computer assisted surgery for knee replacements.
Dr van der Merwe is Past President of South African Knee Society and currently second vice president of ISAKOS and chairman of the Arthroplasty committee. He is on the program committee of the ACL study group and his extensive experience in knee injuries and surgery has seen him being invited to lecture at many orthopaedic conferences around the world.
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Mr Tim Spalding has a specialist interest in reconstructive knee surgery includes meniscal transplantation, articular cartilage repair, ligament reconstruction including multi-ligament injuries, and osteotomy.
His training took place in Oxford and at Royal Hospital Haslar, prior to a specialist arthroscopy and knee surgery fellowship in Toronto in 1994-1995. He qualified in 1982 from Charing Cross Hospital, London and spent the first part of his medical career with the Royal Marines and the Royal Navy.
Mr Spalding joined the University Hospitals Coventry in 2000 after five years as a Consultant in the armed forces. He has a busy sports knee surgery practice, runs a knee fellowship program and continues to be very active in teaching and research, pioneering several new techniques.
A key part of Mr Spalding's practice is understanding the impact and result of surgery and treatment. He is one of the national leads for the National Ligament Registry, for countrywide information on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, and he monitors results of the pioneering surgery that he undertakes to reconstruct the knee.
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