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M A Ishaque

M A Ishaque (Asim) has extensive experience of working in NHS and primary care sector. He works as free Lance Extended Scope Practitioner and also as First contact practitioner for EKTRA ltd for GP surgeries in Canterbury and Thanet area. He has played pivotal role in developing the First Contact Practitioner service for EKTRA ltd.

With regards to the education, TheCPDSolution is the brainchild of Asim. He is keen on bridging the gaps among physiotherapist across the globe by offering the free and cost effective courses/certifications across the globe. In February 2018, he organized two days integrated approach combined movement therapy (CMT) and Grade V spinal manipulation course in Pakistan which received overwhelming response from local physiotherapist. From the platform of TheCPDSolution, he is working in collaboration with leading experts in the field of Physiotherapy, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in UK, in order to offer course which are light on pocket and has maximum clinical value for UK physiotherapists at various stages of their career.

Asim qualified as Physiotherapist from King Edward Medical University, Pakistan in 2004. He completed his MSc in Advancing Physiotherapy Practice from Coventry University in 2009. He holds diploma in injection therapy (2015) from Essex University and has certificate in Acupuncture (2012). He is currently pursuing Independent Prescribing course from Southampton University.

Qualifications:

  • MSc
  • MSCP Certificated Injection Therapist and Acupuncturist
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Jonathan Hobbs

Since graduating he has worked in a variety of roles within the NHS, private sector and professional sport. Jon is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an accredited AACP tutor and a member of the board of Directors of the AACP. He delivers foundation courses and CPD within the private sector and NHS and has also had his work published in the Journal of Chinese Medicine.

He has previously been an MSc award leader at Staffordshire University, is the external assessor for Glyndwr University’s acupuncture BSc and also acts as consultant and sessional lecturer to a number of Universities throughout the UK. He now splits his time between delivering acupuncture training and the clinical practice of physiotherapy and acupuncture.

He is also a consultant to physiotherapists in Team GB, the FA and Premiership Football Clubs.

Qualifications:

  • MSc MCSP FHEA
  • AACP Accredited Tutor

Dr. Christopher Norris

Dr Christopher Norris is a Chartered Physiotherapist (MCSP) who qualified from Pinderfields College in 1981. He gained a Masters degree (MSc) in Exercise Science (physical habilitation) from Liverpool University in 1988 and a Doctorate (PhD) from Staffordshire University in 2009. His PhD research was on spinal rehabilitation. Chris holds postgraduate certification in both Occupational Health (cert OH) and Orthopaedic medicine (MSOM).
An experienced acupuncturist and Dry Needling practitioner, Chris trained in western acupuncture in the 1980’s with the Society of Biophysical Medicine and gained an advanced certificate in Chinese Acupuncture from Renshu college in London in 1999. He is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC), and an advanced member and tutor for the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).

Chris Norris is the author of thirteen books on physiotherapy and exercise, including a textbook on sport injuries (Routledge), now in its 5th edition which is the set book on many physiotherapy and sport therapy courses. His book ‘Back Stability’ (Human Kinetics) has received top reviews in both the UK and USA, and his ‘Complete Guide’ books (Bloomsbury) regular get 4 and 5 star ratings on Amazon . Chris has also produced educational CDs on Back Stability, Acupuncture, Stretching exercise and Weight training, and several of his books are also available in eBook and Kindle format.

See his books here a popular postgraduate lecturer, Dr Norris lectures widely to physiotherapists, doctors and exercise professionals. He holds a postgraduate certificate in medical education (PGCmed ed) from Staffordshire University. Chris is a visiting lecturer and external examiner to several universities. See his courses here Chris Norris is active on social media, writing a regular blog for the Norris Health website, sharing health information on Facebook and Twitter, and producing health information videos for the Norris Health YouTube channel – including the popular series 1 minute physio. See his YouTube videos here
A keen sportsman, Chris Jogs, practices and teaches Yoga, and trains in the gym. He is a certified Yoga and Pilates teacher, registered with REPS. He holds a Black Belt in the martial art Ju Jitsu and is a certified coach with the World Ju Jitsu Federation (WJJF).

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Vasilis Tsirakis

Vasilis Tsirakis is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Manual therapist. He has vast experience of Manual therapy in variety of settings and has developed expertise in the concepts of combined movement therapy, Maitland, Kaltenborn concept, shacklock’s Neurodynaimcs and Kinesiotaping. Vasilis completed his training in Mulligan Concept and was awarded the title of Certified Mulligan Practitioner in 2008. He was awarded MSc in Manual therapy degree in 2010 from Coventry University, UK. He is a member of prestigious Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapy. He has developed modified Spinal mobilization technique and his article was “The effects of a modified spinal mobilization with Leg movement (SMWML) technique on sympathetic outflow to the lower limb” was Published in Manual Therapy Journal in Aug 2014. Vasilis is currently running a successful private practice in Greece.

Qualifications:

  • MSc Manual Therapy
  • MMACP
  • MCSP Certified Mulligan Practitioner

Arleth Cristina Knights

Lead Physiotherapist / Direct

Founder and clinical lead at Arleth Health.

Her physiotherapy treatment takes a holistic approach, looking at the whole body and causes of the dysfunctions rather than the individual symptoms.

Using the core of physiotherapy treatments: Manual therapy, acupuncture, exercise therapy, education & advice.

Provides evidence based manual treatment techniques to mobilise joints aiming to decrease stiffness, mobilise soft tissue, and improve circulation. Combining acupuncture, taping techniques and rehabilitation exercises to encourage clients own healing properties.

Empowering the clients with the education on specific exercise programme and best possible general advice to help them to self-manage their recovery and gain knowledge of their conditions, facilitating the return to their normal activities of daily living.

Qualifications, Training & Experience includes:

  • BSc in Physiotherapy
  • Clinical lead at Arleth Health
  • Extended Scope Practitione
  • Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine
  • Advance Certificate in Sport Physiotherapy
  • Diploma in Injection Therapy
  • Injection therapy Certificate in Advancing Sports Physiotherapy
  • Dip. Orthopaedic Medicine
  • Instructors Diploma in Moving and Handling.
  • Worked as Senior and Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist (ESP) within the Outpatient Department at Eastbourne Hospital (undertaking diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal conditions including injections).
  • Experience of teaching as a clinical educator in musculoskeletal conditions, using advanced clinical reasoning demonstrated in a wide range of approaches to treatment and management of conditions.
  • Lectures on manual handling and postural issues at NHS and Private level (Rest & Nursing-homes).
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