Fiona Lamberti

My career started working for Sklaar and Laidler, in the South of JHB.  This was a huge learning experience for me and I was fortunate enough to be tutored by amazing physiotherapists.  During this time I completed my OMT1, which was another huge learning curve.

I started my own practice in 2004, and in the past 12 years have grown the Lamberti Group to 5 branches in the Northern Suburbs of JHB, and 2 branches in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town.  Our practice was accredited by the SASP in 2016. 

I have a firm belief that we are all able to teach each other something, and this is the reason I play a small part in lecturing and assisting on both OMT and SPT.  Not only can I hopefully teach others something, but by doing so I continue to learn from others.

Since 2011 I have focused on the many Fascial Techniques being presented and have found that Anatomy Trains together with Stecco’s Fascial Manipulation has proven to have excellent benefits in all spheres of treatment.  I continue to grow my knowledge in this very extensive and diverse method of treatment.

On SPT, I lecture on Cervicogenic headaches and the assessment of the cervical and lumbar spines.

Gareth Devine
MSc (Wits) Med Biokinetics; BAHons (Wits) Phys Ed; Sport Science and Biokinetics (UJ); PGCE (Wits)

Gareth completed a Bachelor of Physical Education at Wits University, he then subsequently completed his honors in Sports Science and Biokinetics at the University of Johannesburg, as well as a Medical Masters in Biokinetics at Wits University.

He is currently the owner of a Biokinetics Practice situated in the Linksfield Clinic Sports and Rehabilitation Centre. As a biokineticist he assesses, treats and prescribes exercises and rehabilitation programs that aim to improve the individual’s flexibility, strength and running/sport performance. He treats a number of athletes and has a keen interest in tendinopathies – injuries, treatment and rehabilitation. He has attended numerous courses in Tendinopathies, the most recent one being an international course in Cape Town run by Jill Cook and Chris Purden. 

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.

Dr John Brazier

Dr John Brazier (the founder of KORE system) is an expert of functional medicine and its effects on your organs, emotions and illness’s, an honouree Doctor of Traditional Chinese medicine, an Oriental medicine practitioner (Thai & Japanese) and a specialist in Western Musculo-Skeletal systems. For the last 30 years he has studied with masters all over the world, and believes ‘real’ successful holistic medicine is based on being able to diagnose & treat on all three mind, body & spirit levels. He has enhanced his physical medicine modalities by training in psychology and personal development. His outstanding therapy success around the world with chronic conditions, pain and his wealth of clinical, athletic and corporate experience has placed him firmly as one of the worlds leading health practitioners, recognised award winning training provider, event speaker and health & well-being advisor.

• Honouree Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Beijing, China)
• Oriental medicine practitioner (Japan & Thailand)
• MSc. Oriental Medicine (USA)
• Numerous modern Western complementary medicine systems (UK)
• Psychological & motivational enhancement
• Principal of The KORE Academy
• Worldwide Speaker, Educator and Motivator
• Ex-Vice President FHT (UK largest professional therapist association)
• Wellness innovation awards (Germany): Runner up health & fitness
• Health & Beauty Training Awards: Overall winner ‘Outstanding Training Provider’. Winner of categories: Best Training Provider: ‘Complementary Therapies’ & ‘Sports, Health & Fitness’
• 8th Dan Black Belt Martial Arts Instructor
• National Karate Champion 1983-89


With over 25 years of integrated medicine experience in Chinese hospitals, International health resorts, with TCM professors, Qi Gung masters, Osteopaths and Physio’s working with premiership & international footballers, movies stars, lords & ladies, royalty and thousands of different conditions with the general public gives John the experience & expertise to quickly get to the heart or cause of each persons condition.

John can then chose the exact combination of therapy to suit each patient exact requirements. He not only offers an amazing variety of treatment modalities but his skill is ensuring each client gets exactly what they and their condition need for the fastest recovery including KORE Therapy, acupuncture, Tuina massage, cupping therapy, cranial balancing, spinal alignment, energetic release and the psychological support to make a breakthrough.

His clinical research and success has proven that there is often just 3 key issues that lead to most imbalance & symptoms, simply corrected it means recovery is often just 1 treatment away.

His KORE system can often prove the exact location of the root of most problems through using ‘Correlation muscle testing’ techniques that can be implemented without deep medical knowledge allowing most spa’s and therapists to quickly diagnose and treat the underlying causative factors to many peoples issues enhancing their recovery and improving their relaxation in life not just in treatment.

KORE uses a unique mixture of Western & Eastern medical diagnostic skills to assess musculo-skeletal balance, free & easy blood flow, correct organ function, energy flow and neurological function.

John’s success in championship martial arts, all round sports achievements and respected 8 black belts from Grand Master Hatsumi have provided him with a very strong foundation to provide exceptional treatments.


John delivers one of the most successful integrated medicine systems in the world; the list below has been achieved often on the most difficult of patient cases often where the usual Dr. Physio Chiropractor treatment approach has failed. By understanding that all conditions are a combination of bone misalignment, nerve inflammation, digestive imbalance and emotional irritation John sees outstanding and often unexpected recovery’s.

John has delivered his special type healing & training around the world in China, Thailand, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuwait, India etc.
Now practicing in Zurich, Switzerland & UK John works alongside doctors specialising in cardiology, neurology, all forms of surgery recovery, plus general back, bowel and muscular problems, sexual health & anti-aging.

His award- winning KORE academy provides training, certification, license and on-going support to professionals in KORE Performance (fitness professionals) & KORE Therapy (therapists) so that this relatively simple to master, yet a quick and impactful system can be of benefit to many. We have trained physicians, physiotherapists, nurses, fitness professionals, coaches, spa therapists and individuals in KORE techniques to enhance the efficacy of their respective practices and treatment skills.

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.
Lorraine Jacobs

Lorraine Jacobs is a physiotherapist in private practice and is an associate in a large multidisciplinary rehabilitation practice in Rivonia. She teaches on the OMT course,  and was course leader for a number of years. She is passionate about patient-centred care, based on clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice. She has developed a series of webinars on “Risk Stratification in Low Back Pain”, as a collaboration between Physiofocus and the OMPTG. 

Her practice encompasses the management of musculoskeletal disorders, especially persistent pain disorders, as well as the management of cancer survivors, specifically post-prostatectomy care, and the gynaecological cancers. 

She has an MSc (Physio) and an MBA from Wits. She has completed her APDL 2 in Pain Management.   She is also a member of the Leadership Coaching team at the Wits Business School. 

She is appointed as a member of the Professional Board for Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Biokinetics of the HPCSA.

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

Arie graduated as a physiotherapist from the world renowned Wingate Institute in Israel where he completed a one-year post-graduate diploma in Manual Therapy before emigrating to South Africa in 1985. In 1992, he obtained his Masters Degree in Physiotherapy from Wits University majoring in Orthopaedics.

Arie is currently in private practice in Johannesburg. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal disorders and is the official instructor for the McConnell Patellofemoral Treatment Plan in Southern Africa.

Arie established Clinical Solutions in 1996 to provide post-graduate continuing education to physiotherapists and other health care providers. He is currently actively researching the interaction between joint, muscle and nerve. Arie is the developer of the concept, Exercise and Function without Pain, which focuses on the management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions – giving patients the freedom to exercise. His presentation of the EFWP workshop was presented at the Sport Congress – Pretoria September 2013 and SASMA International Conference in October 2013.  The workshop was presented to HCP country wide for the past 6 years.

His article entitled "Dynamic Oscillatory Stretching Efficacy on Hamstring Extensibility and Stretch Tolerance:  A Randomized Controlled Trial" was published in The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy in June 2017.         


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