Kim Robinson has developed a reputation as a leading figure in manual therapy education. He was formerly a lecturer and clinical teacher on the Postgraduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy programme at Curtin University of Technology for many years before establishing Manual Concepts. He now conducts a variety of lectures and clinical programmes around the world, teaching in more than 25 countries. Kim is an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists Association of Australia and has been an internationally accredited teacher of the Mulligan Concept since 1995. His research interests and publications include manual diagnosis, cervicogenic headache, neck pain and the application of the Mulligan Concept.
Dr Toby Hall
Toby Hall is well recognised for his publications and research. He has forged an international reputation for clinical excellence in manual therapy and has been a valued contributor to the Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy programme at Curtin University of Technology for many years. Toby qualified as a physiotherapist in the UK in 1985 and then gained his Post Grad Dip in Manual Therapy, MSc, and PhD at Curtin University in 1990, 1996, and 2010 respectively. He now conducts a variety of lectures and clinical programmes around the world. Toby is a member of the editorial board of Manual Therapy Journal and sub-editor of the Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. He is a co-author of the new textbook “Mobilisation with movement: The art and the science” published by Elsevier. He has more than 60 peer reviewed publications focused on cervicogenic headache, the Mulligan Concept, and neural tissue pain disorders. Toby has taught manual therapy in over 25 countries. These courses are well received by physiotherapists who have a wide range of backgrounds and manual therapy experience.
Dr Deborah Falla
Deborah Falla received her PhD in Physiotherapy from The University of Queensland, Australia in 2003. In 2005 she was awarded Fellowships from the International Association for the Study of Pain and the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia to undertake postdoctoral research at the Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Aalborg University, Denmark. From 2007 to 2010 she was an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark. Since 2012 she is a Professor at the Center for Anesthesiology, Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine and Department of Neurorehabilitation Engineering, University Hospital Goettingen, Germany. Her research focus involves the integration of neurophysiological and clinical research to evaluate neuromuscular control of the spine in people with chronic pain. Her research interests also include motor skill learning and training for musculoskeletal pain disorders. In this field she has published over 80 papers in peer-reviewed Journals, more than 100 conference papers/abstracts and received the Delsys Prize for Electromyography Innovation in 2004. She has given over 70 invited lectures and has provided professional continuing education courses on the management of neck pain to health practitioners in over 20 countries. She is co-author of the book entitled "Whiplash, Headache and Neck Pain: Research Based Directions for Physical Therapies" published by Elsevier and translated into 4 languages and is Associate Editor of the journal Manual Therapy. Since 2010 she is a Council member of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK).
Alfio Albasini graduated in 1991 at the School of Physiotherapy in Basel Switzerland. In 1995 he did his Post Graduate Diploma in Manual Therapy in Perth WA, at the Curtin University of Technology.Since 1996 he has been a clinician in his own clinic in Bellinzona, Ticino, Switzerland, and he teaches manual therapy at the School of Physiotherapy, USI, Università della Svizzera Italiana. Since 1997, after being assistant for three years in Zurzach, Centre of Post Graduate Courses in Switzerland for the Maitland Concept, he officially became an instructor for Jenny McConnell's institute. He now teaches the McConnell concept in different countries around the world, including South America, South Africa, Middle East and Europe in four different languages. Since 1999, he has been an instructor at the Swiss Association of Soccer (SFV) as a recognized expert in physiotherapy of sport medicine. Since 2006, Alfio became an assistant teacher to Michael Shacklock in NDS, Neurodynamic Solutions International, and now is a senior instructor, teaching many NDS scourses around the world.Alfio has been a member of Research and Development (Clinical Excellence Circle), Otto Bock Health Care since 2006. In 2005 and in 2009 he was the chairman of the scientific committee and convenor of the first and second world Manual Therapy Congresses, "The Spine" held in Rome, Italy. He has been invited speaker to numerous international congresses, workshops and seminars around the world. Since 2009, Alfio has been a consultant in Doha, Qatar, at Aspetar Hospital and Aspire, Sports Academy. Alfio has also trained medical and physiotherapy staff at elite sports clubs around the world. In October 2009, he completed his book entitled Using Whole Body Vibration in Physical Therapy and Sport, Elsevier.
Ricky Weissmann graduated in 1992 with a state diploma in Physical Therapy in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. After that he did further study and training in orthopedic manual therapy (OMT).He acquired the fundamental and practical experience for the treatment of myofascial pain syndromes during the six years that he worked with Dr. Beat Dejung, MD, pioneer in manual trigger point therapy in Switzerland. Together with his business partner Christian Gröbli he manages three physical therapy practices in Winterthur. In the out-patient department, mainly patients with neuro-musculo-skeletal dysfunctions are treated.Since 1993, he regularly trains physical therapists and physicians in the trigger point therapy and dry needling. He headed the Society for Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy (IMTT) in Switzerland as founding president from 1994 to 2003. He is the author of several articles and book chapters as well as co-author of the book “Trigger Point Therapy”. He is co-founder of the David G. Simons Academy and he is also co-founder and president of the Swiss Dry Needling Association (DVS).
Tim Beames lives in London where he works as a physiotherapist for Pain & Performance. He is the principal instructor for NOI UK. Having completed his Masters in Pain: Science & Society at King's College London he as a special interest in complex and persistent pain states and in pain education both for the patient and health professionals. He teaches the Mobilisation of the Nervous System, Neurodynamics and the Neuromatrix, Explain Pain and Graded Motor Imagery courses through the UK, Europe, America and Australia. He is co-author of the Graded Motor Imagery alongside Lorimer Moseley, David Butler and Tom Giles and also a chapter on management of cervical spine disorders in the 8th edition of Maitland's Vertebral Manipulation.