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Lecturers


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.

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.

Education:

2007-2009 BIRKBECK COLLEGE
2003-2005 UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON
1999 CHICAGO (IL.) & KIRKSVILLE (MO.) COLLEGES OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE   Advanced Osteopathic Manipulative Course
1995-1999 SCIENCE OF HEALING ARTS ACADEMY
1988-89 DARTINGTON COLLEGE
1981-1985 BRITISH SCHOOL OF OSTEOPATHY
1979-1981 PADDINGTON COLLEGE

Qualifications:

  • 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
MSc PT, MBA


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.

Dr Ian Robert Weinberg
M.B., B.Ch., F.C.S.(S.A.)


Dr Ian Weinberg is a practicing 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.

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. 

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.

Dr Dimitrios Kostopoulos
DPT, MD, PhD, DSc, ECS


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
PT, DPT, MCMT, FABS, RMSK


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.

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