Lecturers

Dr Ian Robert Weinberg

Dr Ian Robert Weinberg

M.B., B.Ch., F.C.S.(S.A.)


Dr Ian Weinberg is a practising neurosurgeon, author of Quantum Leap and a pioneer in the application of psychoneuro-immunology, PNI, the scientific study of the influences of mind states on immune function.  Passionate about human consciousness and its enhancement, Ian developed a comprehensive coaching programme in 1992 which has evolved to the present time. 

Based on the integration of the neurosciences with PNI, the program is designed to enhance wellness, performance and leadership in the personal, clinical and corporate environments.  A further unique component is the online diagnostic (psychometric) which provides an accurate quantification of the user. 

He continues to practise neurosurgery in his private practice as well as providing personal neuro-coaching (neuromodulation) in the clinical and corporate environments.  Additionally, Ian facilitates corporate-based workshops as well as workshops for the training of coaches seeking accreditation in the use of the programme.

Debbie Howes

Debbie Howes

B.A. (Wits) B.A Hons (US) MA ClinPSych (PU for CHE)


Debbie Howes is a clinical psychologist in private practice. She qualified with a Master’s degree in 1986 from Potchefstroom University. She completed her thesis on Movement and Body Therapy relative to Self-Concept, Depression and Anxiety. Debbie furthered her studies in Eriksonian, Ego-State Hypnotherapy, Medical Hypnoanalysis as well as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and EMI (Eye Movement Integration). She also holds Movement and Sound Therapy Workshops and has an interest in complementary and energy healing techniques. 

An interest in the relevance of children’s stories – which hold numerous truths that serve to illuminate, educate and inspire through simplicity, beauty and depth – has resulted in the technique and therapeutic model that Debbie works with, namely the Little Red Riding Hood Reconditioning Technique. Debbie is the author of two books which describe the model and therapeutic process. 

Debbie presents seminars and papers both nationally and internationally and is currently teaching the technique to professionals as a therapeutic modality. 

Denise Grobbelaar

Denise Grobbelaar

Clinical and Analytical Psychologist


Denise Grobbelaar is a clinical and analytical psychologist working in private practice in Cape Town. She has been in private practice since November 2011. Prior to commencing private practice, she gained eight years’ experience working in the field of adult mental health. This includes having worked at state facilities such as Groote Schuur and Valkenberg hospitals as well as managing Fountain House, a center for people with chronic and disabling mental illnesses in Observatory, Cape Town – a Cape Mental Health Society project.  

Denise has a keen interest in consciousness, archetypal patterns, mythology, shamanism, dream work and the Enneagram. She is affiliated to Integrative Enneagram Solutions with whom she underwent in-depth training in the use and application of the Enneagram, both for personal growth as well as for team and leadership development in corporate business. She also attended advanced Enneagram training with Jeromy Wagner, psychologist, and international Enneagram specialist. 

As a Jungian Analyst, Denise sits on the Public Program Committee of the South African Association of Jungian Analysts which is affiliated to the International Association for Analytical Psychology. She is one of only two South African authors to have been published in the prestigious international Jung Journal – Culture and Psyche.

Dr Toby Hall

Dr Toby Hall

PhD, MSc, Post Grad Dip Manip TPher. FACP Adjunct Associate Professor (Curtin) Specialist MSK Physiotherapist. Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists Accredited Mulligan Concept Teacher Director of Manual Concepts


Toby gained his physiotherapy qualification in the UK in 1985, followed by a postgraduate Dip in Manip Therapy in 1990 at Curtin University.  He then went on to complete a Master of Science
in 1996 and a PhD in 2010 also at Curtin University. He has lectured extensively within Australia and more than 30 countries. He is heavily involved in research working with several groups around the world. He has presented at many conferences, published more than 20 book chapters and 120+ articles related to research in the area of neural tissue dysfunction, headache and the Mulligan Concept. Toby is co-author of 3 textbooks published by Elsevier entitled Mulligan’s Mobilisation With Movement: The art and the science & The Mulligan Concept of Manual Therapy: Manual of Techniques (1st & 2nd edition). He is a Member of the International Advisory Board for the journal Musculoskeletal Science & Practice and an Associate-editor for the Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy.

Kim Robinson

Kim Robinson

B App Sci (Physio), Grad Dip Manip Ther (Distinctions). FACP Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists Specialist Musculoskeletal physiotherapist. Adjunct Senior Teaching Fellow (Curtin). Accredited Mulligan Concept Teacher. Director of Manual Concepts.


Kim has developed a reputation as a leading figure in manual therapy education. He was formerly a lecturer and clinical teacher on the Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in manipulative therapy programmes at Curtin University for many years before establishing Manual Concepts with Toby Hall. He has conducted a variety of clinical workshops and courses based on current research and
evidence, throughout Australia and in many countries around the world.  Kim gained membership to the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2009 as a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist.  Kim is an accredited teacher of the Mulligan Concept and a member of the International Mulligan Concept Teachers Association. His research interests and publications include
manual diagnosis, cervicogenic headache, neck pain and the application of the Mulligan Concept.

Dr Heidi Haavik

Dr Heidi Haavik

PhD, PG Dip (Science), BSc (Chiro), BSc (Science)


Dr. Heidi Haavik, Ph.D. in  neurophysiology ,she is one of the most popular speakers in the world today. Director of Research at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, Dr Haavik is best known for her ground-breaking research on the impact of spinal manipulation” on the brain and central nervous system. She is the author of the best-selling book ‘The Reality Check:  This book describes in easy-to-understand language what happens in the brain when a chiropractor adjusts the spine (available at www.heidihaavik.com or on Amazon). Dr Haavik runs a company with the mission of enlightening the world about the science of manual therapy(@ www.therealitycheck.com) and runs an online learning academy (@ www.chirosacademy.com) for students and chiropractors who want to understand the physiology of the vertebral dysfunction, the effects of spinal manipulation, effects of stress and nature of pain among many other topics.

Dr Eyal Lederman

Dr Eyal Lederman

PhD in Physiotherapy (PT)


Dr. Eyal Lederman is the director of CPDO, an international centre providing continuing professional development for manual and physical therapists. He graduated from the British School of Osteopathy and been in practice since 1986. Dr. Lederman completed his PhD in physiotherapy (PT) at King's College, London, where he researched the neurophysiology of manual therapy. He also researched and developed Harmonic Technique, Functional Neuromuscular Re-abilitation and Functional Stretching. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at UCL where is currently conducting research into therapeutic stretching. Apart from these activities Dr. Lederman regularly teaches manual therapy to various groups and universities in the UK and abroad. He has published several articles in the area of manual therapy and is the author of the books Harmonic Technique, Fundamentals of Manual Therapy, The Science and Practice of Manual Therapy, Neuromuscular Rehabilitation in Manual and Physical Therapy and Therapeutic Stretching: Towards a Functional Approach

Prof Tim Watson

Prof Tim Watson

PhD BSc MCSP DipTp


Prof Tim Watson PhD BSc MCSP DipTP trained as a physiotherapist in London, UK, qualifying in 1979. After spending some years in the National Health Service (mainly musculoskeletal orthopedics and rheumatology), and with various sports clubs and National Teams, he took up a lecturing role at West Middlesex Hospital, then Brunel University and now at the University of Hertfordshire. He undertook a degree in Biomedical Sciences followed by a PhD from the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Surrey in 1994. His PhD thesis was 'The Bioelectric Correlates of Musculoskeletal Injury and Repair'. He researches in several fields associated primarily with electrotherapy and tissue repair and is currently Professor of Physiotherapy, School of Health & Emergency Professions at the University of Hertfordshire. He has published many papers, is editor of a core text on electrotherapy and has contributed several chapters to other edited texts. He is a reviewer for more than 25 journals and grant authorities and has presented more than 800 professional lectures, short courses and conference papers.

Dr Adam Cunliffe

Dr Adam Cunliffe

Masters degree and PhD in Human Nutrition


Dr. Adam Cunliffe  Having completed a Masters degree and PhD in Human Nutrition Adam spent two years working with critical care patients in the intensive therapy unit at the Royal London Hospital. He then established a career as a researcher and educator, teaching at several major London Universities. He also founded Cavendish Health Services, a successful nutrition and health screening and advisory service at the University of Westminster.

With expertise in anti-ageing, weight loss, clinical nutrition, sports nutrition and management of stress and fatigue, Adam has been featured on CNN, BBC TV, Channel 4, national and local press and BBC Radio.

Adam has published his research findings on multiple aspects of diet and health including diabetes, obesity, fatigue states, human performance and nutrition for healthy ageing. He has shared his expertise in nutrition and health as an inspirational speaker for government departments and major corporations in London. He has also provided professional development services to private and NHS healthcare professionals.

In addition to teaching, research and media commentary, Adam also offers one to one nutrition counselling to clients, providing nutritional guidance for a wide range of health conditions ranging from helping those wishing to optimise health and wellbeing or sports performance, through to long term health conditions and stress states.

Dr Adriaan Louw

Dr Adriaan Louw

PT, PhD


Adriaan earned both an undergraduate as well as a master’s degree in physiotherapy from the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, South Africa. He is an adjunct faculty member at St. Ambrose University, South College and the University of Nevada Las Vegas, teaching pain science. Adriaan has taught throughout the US and internationally for 20 years at numerous national and international manual therapy, pain science and medical conferences. He is a Certified Spinal Manual Therapist, Certified Pain Specialist and has authored and co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles related to spinal disorders and pain science. Adriaan completed his Ph.D. on pain neuroscience education and is the Director of the Therapeutic Neuroscience Research Group – an independent collaborative initiative studying pain neuroscience. Adriaan is the Program Director of the Therapeutic Pain Specialist and Pain Science Fellowship post-graduate program for Evidence In Motion

Thomas R Denninger

Thomas R Denninger

PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT


Tom Denninger, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, has spent his career working in a multidisciplinary pain and spine center. Tom has specialized in the care of patients with complex pain conditions including chronic back and neck pain, fibromyalgia, central sensitivity, chronic fatigue syndrome, and whiplash associated disorders. He completed his DPT and Orthopedic Residency at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT and completed his fellowship in manual physical therapy through Evidence in Motion. He has presented at national conferences and has multiple peer reviewed articles on the topic of manual therapy and medical screening. He works in Greenville, SC serving as Sr. Director of Market Research and Development for ATI Physical Therapy.

Caren Fleishman

Caren Fleishman

MSc PT


Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Physiotherapy 1988
Master of Science (M.Sc) Physiotherapy (Orthopaedics) 1998
Post-graduate Diploma in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy 1996

Caren has travelled extensively internationally & nationally with various sporting codes & multi-coded events over the years.  She was a physiotherapist at 3 Olympic Games - Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 & Beijing 2008,  Commonwealth Games, Melbourne 2006, All Africa Games - Johannesburg 1999,  Nigeria 2003 & Algeria 2007, Maccabiah Games 2001 & 2005 in Israel, SA Women’s Soccer team (Banyana Banyana), SA men’s baseball team, referees, Rugby World Cup 1995, baseball Spring Training with the Atlanta Braves & Chicago White Sox 1997.  Caren also lectures to post-graduate physiotherapists on Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy course (OMT) in Johannesburg & KwaZulu Natal, & on Sports Physiotherapy course.

She presented a taping workshop on “Proprioceptive Neuromuscular taping at the South African Society of Physiotherapy Congress, Sept 2007.  She is a guest lecturer on various other courses. She was a contributor & presenter on the Discovery Acute Low Back Pain programme.  When not travelling and lecturing Caren works in private practice in Johannesburg.

Wilma Erasmus

Wilma Erasmus

MSc PT


Wilma Erasmus is a physiotherapist who qualified from Pretoria University in 1982.  She is in private practice in Witbank. In 1998 she completed the Advance Certificate in Business Management from the Business School of Manchester University.

For the past 8 years she has been an expert witness for the HPCSA and involved in tariff and ethical related matters for the SASP.  Wilma is a part time lecturer at Wits University where she lectures in Practice Management and ethical matters.  Wilma also gives lectures in Practice Management for health care workers throughout South Africa for the last 10 years.  Business ethics is one of her passions and firmly entrenched in the value and mission statement of her private practice. 

Qualifications:

Physiotherapist University of Pretoria.
Enrolled as a student at WITS for Masters in Physiotherapy (ICU) through dissertation.
Successfully completed the Advance Management Program from Manchester Business School in 1999.

Committees & Membership:

Actively involved in the affairs of the SASP since 1995 up to 2010 and hold the following portfolio’s:
SASP Tariff Committee Chairman
SASP Tariff Consultant
PhysioFocus Chairman. (Twice)
SASP Vice President
SASP President
Act as an expert witness for the HPCSA since 2000 on ethical and tariff related issues.
External examiner WITS for final year physiotherapy students for their practice management block 2007 and 2008.
Part time lecturer WITS final year physiotherapy students: Practice management and ethical issues.

Clare Ann Kilroe

Clare Ann Kilroe

BSc PT


Clare is a Sports and Orthopaedic Manual Physiotherapist in private practice. She is a part-time lecturer at the Wits Physiotherapy department and is the facilitator of the Clinic @ Wits and Wits Sports Clinical teaching programme. She has also lectured final year Biokinetics students at Wits and UJ. In addition, she has lectured and examined on the SPT (Sport Physiotherapy) course in Gauteng. 

She is completing her Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at Wits University. 

Clare has over 20 years’ experience with University and Provincial sporting clubs including Rugby, Hockey, Netball,Soccer, Swimming and Rowing clubs. She has been involved in designing training and injury prevention programmes for the Wits and UJ sporting clubs.  

She has presented numerous taping workshops and has developed her own taping techniques for sports injuries and orthopaedic conditions. She has a passion for improving function and helping with practical rehabilitation ideas to focus the rehabilitation effect and improve patient compliance.


Arie Michaeli - MSc PT, MCMT

Arie Michaeli - MSc PT, MCMT

MSc PT, MCMT, Certified Instructor McConnell PF Treatment Plan


Renowned South African physiotherapist, Arie Michaeli, has developed a Revolutionary, Clinically Proven, Active, manual therapy approach to enhance regulation of the Endocannabinoid System for Pain Modulation.

Arie graduated as a physiotherapist from the world-renowned Wingate Institute in Israel where he also completed a one-year post-graduate diploma in Manual Therapy.  He emigrated to South Africa in 1985, and in 1992 he obtained a master's degree in Physical Therapy majoring in Orthopaedics, from the University of the Witwatersrand.

With over 30 years of clinical experience and research, Arie has developed the Exercise and Function without Pain (EFWP) concept, a dynamic manual therapy approach that utilises a combination of isometric exercise, active physiological oscillatory mobilisation, and end-of-range passive stretching.  In July 2019, Arie was invited to the United States to present the Exercise and Function without Pain concept at well-attended workshops in Florida and New York.  The workshop has also been presented over 30 times in Southern Africa. 

Dr Chris Yelverton

Dr Chris Yelverton

M.Tech (Chiro) MCASA


Dr Chris Yelverton is a dynamic and knowledgeable lecturer, and one of the few certified instructors in Dry Needling in South Africa. His vast experience in the field has won him the respect of both students and colleagues.  We are delighted to present Chris to you, and it is a privilege to have him as a faculty member of Clinical Solutions.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • M Tech Chiropractic (TWR) 2000;
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Finance for Medical Professionals
  • Registered for post graduate diploma in sport chiropractic, FICS
  • Commitees & Membership:
  • Chairperson of the Allied Health Professions Council, 2016 to present
  • TWR Faculty Board Member, 2000-2004
  • TWR Ethics and Research Committee member, 2000-2004
  • University of Johannesburg Faculty Research Committee, 2005-present
  • University of Johannesburg Faculty Ethics Committee, 2005 – present
  • University of Johannesburg Faculty Higher Degrees Committee, 2005 - present
  • University of Johannesburg Faculty Academic Promotions Committee, 2005 – present
  • University of Johannesburg SENATE Member, 2005 – present
  • University of Johannesburg Faculty Quality Assurance Committee, 2006 – present
  • University of Johannesburg Faculty Management Committee, 2005 – present
  • Internship Committee for Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa Gauteng Co-ordinator, 2000 - 2001
  • UJ representative, 2001 – present
  • Standards Generating Body for Chiropractic, 2001-2006
  • Academic Advisory Committee Chairman for Chiropractic Programme UJ Council Education Committee Member for Allied Health Professions
  • Council of South Africa, 2008 - present