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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.

Eurico Marques - Editor

Eurico Marques is a Physiotherapist and former professional footballer with extensive experience in sports and health care. His background is in injury rehabilitation and adolescent sports medicine. Eurico is the co-presenter of a Strength and Conditioning course for health care practitioners. He is currently the Director of Performance for the Balderstone Sports Institute Football program and owner of a private practice based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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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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Alicia Filley

ALICIA FILLEY PT, MS, former 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 <a href="https://www.thehealthyhiker.com">www.TheHealthyHiker.com</a>

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Candice MacMillan

Candice is a qualified physiotherapist with a special interest in the prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries and the conditioning of athletes. She obtained her award-winning MSc and Ph.D. in Physiotherapy (Sport) from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa). Candice is a post-doctoral fellow at Rhodes University's Department of Human Kinetics and Ergonomics.

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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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Carl Bescoby

Carl Bescoby is an Injury Psychologist and Research Fellow with extensive experience working at the intersection of health and performance, interested in the psychosocial components of injury, illness, and mental health. Carl completed a Ph.D. in psychosocial health rehabilitation at the University of Bath in 2020, where his research offered novel insights on the psychosocial self-management of transplant athletes. Since then, Carl has founded and set up Evolve, a sports injury consultancy, which supports athletes’ mental flexibility following injury or illness.

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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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Danny Lum

Danny Lum is currently the head of strength and conditioning at Singapore Sport Institute in Singapore. He graduated from Nanyang Technological University with an M.Sc. (Sports and Exercise Studies) in 2016 and a Ph.D. in 2021. Danny is in charge of the strength and conditioning program for Singapore’s national athletes from multiple sports, including diving, grappling sports, kayaking, and track cycling.

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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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Helen Bayne

Helen Bayne holds a doctoral degree in sports biomechanics from the University of Western Australia. She has more than 20 years of experience in sports coaching, injury rehabilitation, applied sport science, research, and education. Helen integrates applied sport science work with her academic research. Her work encompasses the measurement and analysis of motion and the development of physical capacity and movement patterns to enhance athletic performance and reduce injury risk.

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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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Jessica Montgomery

Jessica is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She is a former division I collegiate soccer player at Kent State University where she also served as a student coach. Her current clinical practice is in outpatient orthopedics working with athletes across the age spectrum.

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Joe Cassaro

Born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Dr. Joe Cassaro, PT, DPT, CSCS, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy. He currently practices at Coastal Orthopedics in St. Petersburg, Florida. Joe received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Penn State University in 2016 and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania, in 2020. Joe has a special interest in working with sport-related injuries in youth athletes and has a passion for evidence-based physical therapy practice. When not working as a rehab professional, Joe enjoys both coaching and performing functional fitness, cycling, and golf.

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Josephine Perry

Josephine is a sport and exercise psychologist based in London, UK. She works with a wide range of athletes from those wanting to get back into exercise through to those training at the highest levels aiming for new world records or Olympic qualification.

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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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Kieran Richardson

Kieran Richardson (FACP) is a specialist Physiotherapist and the Director of Global Specialist Physiotherapy, a consultancy company providing online formal mentoring, professional development, and second opinions to individual clinicians, clinics, and groups. He and his team of consultants offer ongoing live 1-to-1 and group mentoring and live and subscription tutorial options for a growing list of topics.

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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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Megyn Robertson

Megyn Robertson is a Clinical Physiotherapist from South Africa with extensive experience working with elite athletes in various fields such as Swimming, Hockey, Cricket, and Soccer. She is passionate about the treatment of athletes with concussions and other physical injuries. Megyn completed her Masters in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy at the University of Stellenbosch in 2011 and developed a protocol to treat athletes with a concussion in 2016. Megyn is the founder of Concussion HeadQuarters, which provides evidence-based education to fellow physiotherapy colleagues to share her knowledge of patient assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation post-concussion and reduce the onset of Post Concussion Syndrome.

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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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Nella Grilo

Nella Grilo qualified as a medical doctor from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1996. In 2001 she started her registrarship in Dermatology and qualified as a Dermatologist in 2005, becoming a Fellow of the College of Medicine, South Africa. After that, she worked as a consultant and headed up the Dermatology department at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, teaching undergrad and postgrad students as part of her duties. In 2011 she went into full-time private practice in Johannesburg until the present.

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Nicola Brown

Dr. Nicola Brown is an Associate Professor in Female Health and Performance. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate health-related programs at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. She is also a member of the research group for Breast Health at the University of Portsmouth and on the Executive Board of the Women in Sport and Exercise Academic Network. Nicola’s research focuses on increasing scientific knowledge of breast health issues to inform effective strategies for optimizing the health and performance of female athletes and exercisers.

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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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Nonhlanhla Mkumbuzi

Nonhlanhla Mkumbuzi is a sports physiotherapist and has a Ph.D. in exercise science. In her clinical career, she has served Zimbabwe's national men's, women's, and youth rugby, netball, football, and Olympic teams. Currently, she splits her time between research and consultancy work. Her research work is on African female athletes.

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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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Ryan Frerichs

Ryan Frerichs is a medical doctor and former physiotherapist with extensive experience in professional and amateur sports. His knowledge in rehabilitation, performance optimization, and medicine provides a unique perspective into assessing and managing injuries. He has a background in sports coaching and strength and conditioning training and is the co-founder of an online training academy. In addition, he has a passion for motorsports and cycling and enjoys spending time on his bike in the mountains.

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Sandra Hilton

Sandra Hilton is a woman’s health physiotherapist who has contributed to multiple book chapters, papers, and is the co-author of Why Pelvic Pain Hurts. She is an international instructor and speaker on treating pelvic pain and co-host of the Pain Science and Sensibility Podcast.

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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 Chartered Physiotherapist with an MSc in Physiotherapy. She has a special interest in musculoskeletal and sports rehabilitation. Tracy previously worked as Head Physiotherapist with Scottish Hockey and numerous other elite-level athletes within rugby, rowing, squash, triathlon, and ice skating.

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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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