Our authors

Below you’ll find our ever-growing list of authors. Click on a name to read a full bio and find links to their articles on Sports Injury Bulletin.

Alicia Filley - Editor

ALICIA FILLEY PT, MS, editor and long-time contributor to Sports Injury Bulletin and its sister publication Peak Performance, has 30 years’ experience working in rehabilitation, sports injury and sports performance. An avid hiker, she's the founder of The Healthy Hiker, where she trains women to conquer their dream trail. Learn more at

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Adam Smith

Adam Smith is a APA Sports Physiotherapist. Adam currently works at Queensland Cricket, Queensland Academy of Sport and Optima Sports Medicine. Adam has extensive experience in treating sports injuries and over the past 18 years Adam has supported a number of National teams including Australian Triathlon, Australian Waterpolo and Australian Sailing.

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Alejandro Piris Nino

Born and raised in Madrid (Spain), Alejandro began his professional dance career in 1995 with the Victor Ullate Ballet company. In 1999, Alejandro moved to New York where he danced for the American Ballet Theater until 2008. Alejandro obtained his Doctor in Physical Therapy degree at Long Island University and currently enjoys learning about pain neuroscience and especially reading and disseminating to his patients the work of Luis Gifford.

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Caralyn Baxter

Caralyn Baxter is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and serves as a Regional Director for The Sports Neurology Clinic in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah. She specializes in vestibular and oculomotor disorders, exercise intolerance, cervical pain, and whiplash - symptoms associated with acute concussion, post-concussion syndrome, and other sports-related neurological injuries

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Chris Mallac

Chris is a highly qualified Physiotherapist and Human Movement Educator with extensive experience in elite level sport. He has worked with elite level State and National level AFL, rugby union and football teams in Australia, UK and France, more recently as High Performance Manager for the Brisbane Roar in the Australian A-League Football Competition.

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David Joyce

David is an internationally recognized leader in elite sporting performance and sports medicine. His background is in both sports medicine and in sports science/strength and conditioning and holds Masters degrees in both Sports Physiotherapy and Exercise Science.

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Jason Tee

Jason Tee is a Strength and Conditioning coach and researcher in athletic performance, focusing on injury reduction and training prescription, particularly in rugby union players.

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Karen Litzy

Dr. Litzy is currently the owner of Karen Litzy Physical Therapy, PLLC, a concierge physical therapy practice in New York City, where she sees clients in their home, gym or office. Aside from physical therapy clients she also sees clients for wellness training, surgical packages and golf fitness evaluations.

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Kay Robinson

Currently working in sport and private practice, Kay is passionate about integrating strength and conditioning with hands on physiotherapy to aid injury prevention and optimize performance.

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Lachlan Wilmot

Lachlan is Head of Athletic Performance at Parramatta Eels National Rugby League Club and co-owner of Athletes Authority, an Athletic Performance facility, bringing professional coaching to those that need it.

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Luke Heath

Luke is a titled Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Sports Physiotherapist who holds a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy, Graduate Entry Masters in Physiotherapy and an Undergraduate Degree in Sports and Exercise Science. Luke has substantial experience in sports physio and the rehab setting over the past 10 years, and currently holds the role as Senior Physiotherapist at the GWS Giants in the Australian Football League (AFL).

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Michael Lancaster

Mike Lancaster is the Head of Medical Services for the Harlequins Rugby Football Club. Former senior physiotherapist within the Athletic Performance Unit of the GWS GIANTS Football Club, he was also previously head of medical services at Worcester Warriors and part of the medical team for the English National Rugby Union team.

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Nicola Keay

Dr. Keay has extensive clinical and research experience in dance/sport endocrinology with special expertise in RED-S. She is the creator of the BASEM educational website Health4Performance. Additionally, she will be starting the first NHS RED-S dedicated clinic in London.

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Patrick Gillham

Patrick Gilliam is a physiotherapist at Pure Sports Medicine in London. He specializes in neuromuscular rehabilitation with an interest in spine pain, lower limb injuries, and sports rehabilitation, especially rugby, cricket, and golf.

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Sean Fyfe

Sean Fyfe is the Founder and Director of Performance Physio, Fitness and Sports based in Brisbane, Australia, a Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Strength and Conditioning Centre. Sean consults to many professional athletes and sports organisations through his business.

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Tracy Ward

Tracy is a senior physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal and sports injuries within a private hospital in Aberdeen. She is a certified Pilates Instructor and also a pilates course tutor for the APPI.

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Trevor Langford

Trevor Langford has written for Sports Injury Bulletin for 8 years. He has worked with the academy and first teams at Middlesbrough football club over a 6 year period. Since moving away from football, he's worked in a private practice with athletes from backgrounds such as triathlon, tumbling, mixed martial arts and fell running.

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