Instructors

Steven De Coninck

Specialist Physiotherapist, MSc. PT

Course: Diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine, Cyriax

Steven De Coninck has a successful private physiotherapy clinic since 1989 which specialised in diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue lesions of the locomotor system, located in De Haan (Belgium). For 25 years, Steven has been teaching courses in Modern Orthopaedic Medicine (Cyriax) for MD’s and PT’s. He teaches about 50-60 course days per year and built up experience internationally in over 34 countries. Steven is also the author of numerous books on orthopaedic medicine and created many film productions on examination and treatment techniques. Steven is a keen instructor and developed the standardized Cyriax Assessment Forms and regularly updates and facilitates examination and treatment procedures in musculoskeletal medicine. Currently, Steven is the chairman of the European Teaching Group of Orthopaedic Medicine (ETGOM) and his mission is to continue to inspire his colleagues with his wealth of experience as a practicing clinician and international lecturer.

 

Chong Ching Ng

Specialist Physiotherapist and Osteopath, MSc. PT & DO

Course: Certification in Clinical Manual Therapy with Osteopathy Techniques

Chong Ching Ng graduated as a physiotherapist in Australia in 1999 and has been working in different settings mostly with clients with neuro-musculoskeletal pain and dysfunctions. Having a strong interest in manual therapy has led him to continually study different schools of manual therapy and he is the first manual physiotherapist with osteopathic qualification in Singapore. The application of osteopathic physiotherapy has allowed him to help sufferers with complex conditions, of which neither physiotherapy nor osteopathy alone can treat as effectively. Chong Ching has a huge passion for his work and reckons that his existence as a clinician is solely for patients, believing in his motto “the hands that serve the sufferers”. Chong Ching brings with him a very unique combination of knowledge and teaching skills that provides participants a well rounded learning experience.

 

Joanne Enslin De Wet

Specialist Physiotherapist, MSc. PT

Course: Certification in Visceral Manipulation

Joanne Enslin-de Wet graduated with a physiotherapy degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, University of Cape Town in South Africa in 1981 followed by a postgraduate degree in Boston University in America in 1985. Joanne spent five years working at Boston Children’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in America and her time in America inspired her to direct her skills towards osteopathy – treating the person as a whole – assessing each patient from a mechanical, functional and postural perspective. Her area of interest started with looking at the effect the sacroiliac joint (pelvis) has on sports injuries and lower back pain. Joanne started presenting courses on this subject in 1996 and went on to pursue teaching in other topics, lecturing and presenting at congresses locally and abroad. Joanne’s strong approach to holistic health and wellbeing will guarantee you a learning experience not only on visceral manipulation but also on restoring movement, creating joy and enhancing health and quality of life.

 

Fariba Taheri

Specialist Physiotherapist, PT

Course: Schroth Best Practice Program® Module A+B

Fariba Taheri received her bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from the Institut Superieur des Carrieres Auxilliaires de la Medecine (I.S.C.A.M) in Brussels, Beligum in 1987. She has since taken several post graduate courses in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in Iran and University of Toronto and is a certified Bobath therapist both for adults and children with cerebral palsy. In 2012, she organized the first Best Practice Schroth course in North America being taught directly under Dr. Hans Weiss, to become a certified instructor for the Schroth Best-Practice Program®. She has been a recipient of several teaching awards, a recognition award for inter-professional education and has been nominated for the Patient Centered Care award at Toronto General Hospital. Fariba has been part of a focus group at University of Toronto to improve the PT curriculum and has been collaborating to establish and implement a new curriculum for conservative management of scoliosis. With a span of 30 years professional work and teaching experience, you will gain not only the expert knowledge but direct and practical advice in providing best scoliosis management care.