Caren Fleishman

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.

Steven Goldstein
Bachelor of Health Sciences, Musculoskeletal Therapy; Bachelor of Arts in Education

Steven Goldstein holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and a Bachelor of Health Science in Musculoskeletal Therapy.

I have been a leader in the field of massage education, with 30 years of clinical experience and 25 years of teaching in massage and manual therapy education, and for 21 years delivering international instruction in the form of a hybrid modality known as Integrative Fascial Release to practitioners of massage, osteopathy, physiotherapy, chiropractic and manual therapy on four continents.

I was nominated for the Ashley Montague Award from the Canadian Touch Institute in 2011. The winner was Leon Chaitow.

I am active in the industry and profession by virtue of membership and participation in AAMT, Australian Association of Massage Therapists.

I have chaired one of the most important national committees in AAMT in education and training from 2004-11. E&T role is to advise the board of directors on a host of HTP VET related topics, scope of practice and regulatory issues, continuing education decisions for provider approval regarding post graduate education, and numerous ethical, duty of care issues.

I have also chaired the Course External Advisory Committee for the MST degree at Endeavour College of Natural Health from 2006-2009

I have instructed in practical and theoretical course study in palpatory literacy, basic anatomy and physiology, surface anatomy, clinical pathology, Swedish massage, deep tissue, myofascial release, indirect osteopathic methods, orthopaedic physical assessment, joint play, joint mobilization including global and local regional assessment. I have clinically supervised countless clinics from fundamental Swedish massage to 3rd year MST students.

I instruct physiotherapist, osteopaths, chiropractor, manual and massage therapists in subtler advanced technique in the form of a hybrid modality known as ISTR Integrative Soft-Tissue Release

I would be interested in delivering myofascial release, anatomy, practicum or clinical supervision classes.

David Lintonbon
BSc Osteopathy, MSc Business Innovation Management and Clinical Education, UK

David Lintonbon qualified from the British School of Osteopathyin 1985 and the University of Brighton where he gained the Post Graduate Certificate of Clinical Education. He has been teaching manipulative skills to practitioners of manual medicine for over twenty years in the UK, Europe and Japan.


1999 CHICAGO (IL.) & KIRKSVILLE (MO.) COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE   Advanced Osteopathic Manipulative Course


  • Diploma/BSc of Osteopathy
  • MSc Business Innovation Management
  • MSc Clinical Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education
  • City & Guilds Teaching Certificate 753
  • Diploma Sports Injury Management
  • Dry Needling Diploma
  • First Aid cert.
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.

Helene Simpson
M.Sc. Physiotherapy, BSc. Med Hons Sports Science (Physiotherapy), BSc. Physio

Helene graduated in 1984 from the University of the Free State. She worked at Conradie Spinal Unit for three years, followed by a year of lecturing in spinal injuries at the University of Pretoria.

She returned to Cape Town in 1989 to pursue her passion for sports related injuries. She completed her honours in Sports Science at UCT in 1990. During this year, she volunteered at the UCT Sports Injuries Clinic. She was employed by UCT in 1992 and set about expanding the practice, by extending the services to all students, UCT staff and alumni. She introduced on-field services at the UCT Rugby (club games and internal league). She also got involved with providing physiotherapy services at the Cape Town Cycle Tour in 1993.

In 1997, the practice became privatised with Helene as the owner physiotherapist. The practice was then opened to the general public as well.

Helene has been determined to extend the knowledge in the rehabilitation of sports related injuries to physiotherapists in working general practice. She has been involved in running SPT1 (established for this purpose) since its inception.

Helene’s main interest in sports related injuries is the treatment and rehabilitation of ankle injuries. She is currently lecturing on ankle injuries to the SPT1 attendees, MPhil students at UCT and MSc Physiotherapy students at the University of Stellenbosch. She is also doing evening lectures and weekend workshops to her colleagues on injuries of the ankle-foot complex.

Having completed her OMT1 in 2010, she focused on ankle injuries and wanted to consolidate her interest and completed her MSc Physiotherapy at University of Stellenbosch (Cum laude) in 2013. She received a Golden Key membership. Her thesis, Physiotherapists Physiotherapeutic Management of Acute Ankle Sprains: A survey of clinical practice in the Western Cape and comparison thereof to evidence-based guidelines, was awarded “best research” by a physiotherapist in 2013. She also published a research article based on her thesis in SAJP: (Volume 70, no 2 2014): Physiotherapy for acute ankle sprains: How do we compare to evidence-based clinical guidelines?

Helene was invited to present her case study (submitted as part of her OMT1 course) at the 5th International Ankle Symposium in Lexington Kentucky in 2012. She was asked by the Ankle Consortium to be a contributing author for the book: Quick questions in Ankle Sprains. Expert Advice in Sports Medicine; What is Cuboid Syndrome? 2015 (Amazon).

Helene enjoys attending orthopedic congresses on the foot and ankle complex to understand the surgical approach in management of ankle and foot complaints. She has recently attended the 6th International Ankle Symposium in Dublin (2015), the International Congress of Arthroscopy of the Ankle (Kwa Maritane, 2015) and COMOC in Cape Town 2016.

She has been a co-presenter at several colloquiums during 2015 and 2016 hosted by Ossur on “How I manage ankle sprains – the physiotherapist’s perspective” in Worcester, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Nelspruit, KZN, and Eastern Cape.

Helene enjoys staying active: gymming and walking to stay fit for her physically demanding work. She also loves her family (and many pets) and her garden.

Prof Jill Cook
PHD – Physio

Jill Cook is an Associate Professor in Musculoskeletal health in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University in Australia. Jill’s research areas include sports medicine and tendon injury. After completing her PhD in 2000, she has investigated tendon pathology, treatment options and risk factors for tendon injury. Jill currently supplements her research by conducting a specialist tendon practice and by lecturing and presenting workshops both in Australia and overseas. 

Paula Nutting

After completing her three-year nursing training and certification in 1980, Paula specialized in intensive care. Her time in the ICU involved looking after multi-vehicle accident, drug overdose, post-surgical infection, massive burn and general intense condition patients requiring patient ventilation.

She completed her Personal Training Certificate in 2001, the Diploma of Remedial Massage in 2002 and the Degree in Health Science Musculoskeletal Therapy in 2007. This established a pathway to corrective exercises and rehabilitation of the patient suffering soft tissue dysfunction.

Specialising in musculoskeletal therapy since 2007, Paula Nutting owns and operates a successful remedial massage therapy clinic in the north of Brisbane. She has lectured extensively and has also been involved in the creation of various vocational and tertiary units of study. Paula is published in numerous journals and text books, as well as authoring her own series of books. 

She has presented courses, seminars and workshops locally and internationally on musculoskeletal dysfunction, instability of the core, acute and chronic muscle imbalance and many muscle and joint techniques. Paula has been involved on various Australian and international associations, including AAMT, the Ethics Committee, the Education Committee, the National Health Practitioners of Canada, and the AMRF.

Paula has served on the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT) - the largest peak body since its inception - in 2000: As Vice President of the Queensland Branch, as a Director for a four-year term, and as President from 2008–2010.

Paula was reinstated as a Board Director in 2014 as an member elect.

Paula served as Chair on the Ethics Committee for several years and she is currently Chair of the Education Committee. She is a past Director on the Board of the Australian Massage Research Foundation (AMRF).

She has also been involved in the National Health Practitioners of Canada/AAMT governance and strategic planning.

Paula is a published expert in her field, boasting her own book series, plus an array of article contributions in various esteemed journals and text books on massage. She has also produced an extensive list of videos demonstrating the treatment of many conditions of the body.

She is currently finishing a six-book series on best treatment options for those therapists practicing in the remedial bodywork industries, as well as covering various aspects of musculoskeletal therapy.

Wilma Erasmus

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. 


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.

Dr Dimitrios Kostopoulos

Dr. Kostopoulos is a Board Certified Clinical Electrophysiology Specialist with over 29 years of clinical experience and over 20 years experience in electrophysiology testing.  He is one of very few Electrophysiology Specialists who have achieved a Doctorate of Science (DSc) in Clinical Electrophysiology Testing.

He is a member of SACE (Specialization Academy of Content Experts) for the electrophysiology board exam of ABPTS and serves as an elected member of the Nominating Committee of the Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology (ACEWM) of the APTA.  He is also an Adjunct Faculty of Springfield College teaching the Clinical Electrophysilogy module.

A world renowned, leading expert and best selling author in Myofascial Pain and co-founder of the Hands-On Companies (Est. 1992 in New York). Dr. Kostopoulos has extensive training and teaching experience in different areas of manual therapy with emphasis in Trigger Point, MyoFascial, NeuroFascial Therapy and Manipulation.

He earned his Doctorate (PhD) and Master’s degrees at New York University and his second Doctorate of Science (DSc) degree at Rocky Mountain University (Clinical Electrophysiology). Dr. Kostopoulos has obtained his MD degree as a medical graduate from UHSA School of Medicine.

He has numerous publications; he is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies published by Elsevier and has taught thousands of students worldwide through Hands-On Seminars.

Dr. Kostopoulos is the recipient of a multitude of business and humanitarian awards. 

Dr. Kostopoulos & Dr. Rizopoulos are the owners of Hands-On Companies; a consortium of companies that span from the areas of Physical Therapy, Diagnostic Testing and Education.

  • Established in 1992
  • Treated over 100,000 patients
  • Performed over 70,000 diagnostic tests
  • Educated over 100,000 healthcare professionals worldwide

For more information please visit:  /http://www.handsonseminars.com/

Jacqui McCord-Uys
BSc Sport Physiotherapist

Jacqui is a sports physiotherapist who was privileged to represent South Africa at the Beijing Olympic Games, Common Wealth Games (senior and junior), All African Games as well as working with a local rugby team.

She is currently the head of the medical team at Super sport United FC.

Jacqui’s interest in taping started with BSN in 1995.  BSN has been kindly sponsoring her in her efforts to share her vast knowledge in different taping.

She attended and presented extensively locally and internationally over the past 20 years.

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 Konstantine Rizopoulos

Dr. Konstantine Rizopoulos is world renowned, leading expert and best selling author in Myofascial Pain with over 29 years of experience in the field. Co-founder of the Hands-On Companies (Est. 1992 in New York).

He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Athens, Greece and has completed extensive post-graduate courses in manual therapy. He has earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy through Evidence in Motion.

Dr. Rizopoulos has extensive experience in the area of manual therapy, particularly in MyoFascial and Trigger Point Therapies, neuromobilization, strain and counterstrain and muscle energy technique approaches. He is a Master Practitioner of Neurolonguistic Programming and specializes in consulting individuals and businesses to identify and unleash their true potential.

Dr. Rizopoulos is an active member of the APTA, Fellow member of the American Back Society and a member of the Hellenic Medical Society. He lectures internationally in conferences and continuing education courses through Hands-On Seminars and has published numerous studies. He is a Contributing Editor for the Indian Journal of Physical Therapy.

Konstantine Rizopoulos and Dimitrios Kostopoulos are the authors of the Book, the Video and the Posters in “Trigger Point & MyoFascial Therapy” and a Video Series in Manual Therapy.

Dr. Kostopoulos & Dr. Rizopoulos are the owners of Hands-On Companies; a consortium of companies that span from the areas of Physical Therapy, Diagnostic Testing and Education.

  • Established in 1992
  • Treated over 100,000 patients
  • Performed over 70,000 diagnostic tests
  • Educated over 100,000 healthcare professionals worldwide

For more information please visit:  http://www.handsonseminars.com/

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.


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 C
ouncil Education Committee Member for Allied Health Professions
Council of South Africa, 2008 - present