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.