Dr Lavdas Eleftherios: Areas of research: His research interests include development and evaluation (both experimental and theoretical) of image quality for MRI systems, in the development sequences for brain, spine, knee, breast, Shoulder and etc for MRI examination. His Doctoral research interests are to imrove image quality in CT images by minimalizing or reducing motion artifacts. Today he develops and applies sequences in MRI systems which minimalize or reduce artifacts, ( motion, gost artifacts, pulsation, susceptibility etc artifacts ) and improve image quality.
His Doctoral research interests are to imrove image quality in CT images by minimalizing or reducing motion artifacts. Today he develops and applies sequences in MRI systems which minimalize or reduce artifacts, ( motion, gost artifacts, pulsation, susceptibility etc artifacts ) and improve image quality.
University:Coimbra Health School, Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra
Maria António Castro (PhD, PT, MD), Pos-Doc in Motor Behaviour and PhD in Physiotherapy. Graduated in Medicine. Associate Professor at Coimbra Health School, Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, Portugal (Human Movement, Biomechanics, Sport Physiotherapy, Manual Therapy,). Head board of Robocorp research Laboratory. Researcher at the Mechanical Engineering Research Centre - University of Coimbra. Research interests in movement analysis, biomechanics and motor control of human movements, sports injuries, injury prevention and health promotion. Guest editor and reviewer in several Journals.
movement analysis, sports injuries and injury prevention
Chief Investigator Dr. Collins Ogbeivor Consultant Physical Therapist Rehabilitation Department John Hopkins Healthcare Aramco Dhahran, P O Box 34465 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Qualifications University of Essex, Colchester, UK Doctor of Physiotherapy 2010-2017 University of East Anglia, UK MSc Health Sciences 2006 – 2009 University of Nigeria, Enugu, Nigeria Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation Degree in Physiotherapy, (B.M.R) 1991-1997 Professional Registration History Saudi Commission for Health Specialties Professional Registration ID: 17KA0051695 (28/1/2019 to 9/1/2021) State Registered as a Physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), UK Registration number: PH67357 (2004 - Present)
Dynamic, results-oriented, motivated: over 22 years’ experience providing patients with complex orthopedic and musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
Energetic: enjoy fast-paced and culturally diverse clinical environments.
Strong communicator: able to build strong relationships with a suite of stakeholders including patients, physicians, and peers.
Hands-on lead-by-example leader: a proven record of accomplishment in successfully leading teams and enhancing their skills through training and ongoing educational opportunities.
Strong work ethic: along with sound judgment, evidenced by a significant contributor in a large-scale organizational change effort.
Organized and analytical: capacity to manage a large number of caseloads and referrals concurrently.
Highly adaptable and dependable: a positive can-do attitude. Teachable, complemented with a strong drive to accomplish tasks and achieve desired results.
Passion for improvement: demonstrated through documented outstanding patient experiences and outcomes.
Currently under contract renewal offer with John Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH):
Employed at JHAH as a Senior Physical Therapy Specialist
Provide both clinical/training and operational services with a team of clinicians (6 Physical Therapist Specialists, 16 Senior Physical Therapists, 8 Physical Therapists, 3 Associate Physical Therapists, and 3 Senior Physical Therapists Assistants) in Dhahran, Abqaiq, and Ras-Tanura.
Have two lines of reports – the Physical Therapy Manager and Director of Rehabilitation Services Direction.
My specialisms: Musculoskeletal Specialties such as the neck, back, hip, and knee pain management including Post-Operative cases but not limited to treating patients having Neurological problems such as Stroke, Brain Injuries including genetically acquired and Multiple Sclerosis. In addition, I have experience treating vegetative patients and cancer patients for palliative care along with patients with chronic pain syndromes.
Virgin Care Limited (UK): previously employedas the Lead Extended Scope Practitioner/Consultant Physiotherapist. Virgin Care served a patient population of 10,000-14,000 annually.
The position afforded the opportunity for me to treat 7-12 patients.
Managed 4 other Senior Physiotherapy Specialists, 7 Senior Physiotherapists, and 8 Administrative Staff.
Two lines of reports – the National Lead for Clinical concerns and Senior Operations Manager on the Administrative aspects.
As Consultant Physical Therapist:
Ordered extraction of the blood sample in ruling out the diagnosis.
Requested other diagnostic procedures including MRI Scans, X-rays, and Ultrasound.
Performed Hydrocortisone Injections on Shoulders, Wrists, Fingers, Hips, and Knees.
My practice and experience are diverse and wide-ranging: include Preceptorship covering Junior and Senior Staff, mentoring, coaching, supervising, and training.
Department:Department of School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
University:University of Essex, Colchester
Dr. Victor Utti Lecturer School of Sport, Rehabilitation, and Exercise Sciences.
EDUCATION & ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Doctorate in Health & Care Physiotherapy Education 2016 (University of Essex, United Kingdom)
Thesis: Muscle strengthening in stroke rehabilitation: knowledge of and barriers to its use by UK neuro-physiotherapists
Post Graduate Diploma Health & Care Education 2009 (Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom)
Thesis: Correlation of academic and clinical placement grades of Physiotherapy students in Higher Institutions in the United Kingdom
M.Sc. Health Planning & Management 2004 (University of Maiduguri)
Thesis: Health Planning in Teaching Hospitals in North-East Nigeria
M.Sc. Clinical Medical Rehabilitation 1995 (University of Nigeria)
Thesis: Low-Intensity Direct Currents in the Management of Decubitus Ulcers
B.Sc. (Hons.) Physiotherapy 1991(University of Ibadan)
Thesis: Balance and Sensorimotor Function in Stroke Patient
I have vast teaching, research, and clinical experience spanning well over 20 years.
1. 2012 – Date: Lecturer in Physiotherapy (Grade 9)
University of Essex (School of Rehabilitation, Exercise and Sport Sciences) U.K.
2. 2009 – 2012: Lecturer in Physiotherapy (Grade 8)
School of Health and Human Sciences University of Essex United Kingdom.
3. 2007 – 2009: Lecturer in Physiotherapy (Grade 7)
Health & Social Care, Colchester Institute the United Kingdom
Current Research Activity:
Working on a cross-department research study in collaboration with the Computer Science department of the University of Essex and the Colchester Hospital University NHS Trust (CHUFT) on a research topic “Wearable Sensor-Based Rehabilitation Exercise Assessment Platform for use in Stroke Rehabilitation”
Another research I am currently working on is “The lived experience of physiotherapy students during clinical practice placements”
Supervision of Ph.D. students in the School of Rehabilitation, Exercise and Sport Sciences of the University of Essex
Supervision of 5 M.Sc. students’ thesis
Supervision of several B.Sc. students’ dissertations
Currently involved in cross-departmental Ph.D. supervision of 2 students “Upper limb dysfunction post Neurological dysfunction “
Current teaching interests:
Professional Development & Research
Complexities in Rehabilitation (Neurological and Cardio-respiration complications)
Inter-professional Learning/Common Learning
Reflective Practice (the practice of learning, teaching, and assessment)
Neurological physiotherapy, Neuro-musculoskeletal physiotherapy, Complexities in Rehabilitation (Neurological and Cardio-respiration complications)
Inter-professional Learning/Common Learning, Reflective Practice (the practice of learning, teaching and assessment)