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  • Neck pain: what to look for? - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (11 mins)

    This content consists of a 11 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Mr Jason Harvey specialises in neck pain and back pain, as well as nerve pain related to these conditions.

    Mr Harvey's training took place at St Georges Hospital London, qualifying in 1992. His orthopaedic training was within the Wessex regional orthopaedic training programme. His further training in Spinal Surgery was at the Spinal Centres at Southampton and Bristol. He also completed a twelve month AO Spinal Fellowship in Brisbane, Australia, learning new techniques in both adult and paediatric spinal surgery. He also worked within the regional spinal injuries unit, treating spinal emergencies.

    Mr Harvey was appointed as an NHS Consultant in 2004 to develop the adult spinal services within a large and rapidly expanding orthopaedic unit in Portsmouth. His practice involves all aspects of spinal care where he performs spinal surgery within the neck, lower back and thoracic spine, as well as performing pain relieving injections of the spine where appropriate. He has a special interest in management of back and neck pain as well as cervical disc replacement surgery.

    Queen Alexandra Hospital has been appointed as the national training centre for Prodisc C Cervical disc implantation. This provides Mr Harvey with the opportunity to teach this new and exciting technique to consultant colleagues from other hospitals. Mr Harvey is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, the British Association of Spinal Surgeons and AO Spine International.

  • Spondylosis: Surgical management - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (20 mins)

    This content consists of a 20 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Mr David Harrison is a Spinal Surgeon now based in Windsor, Berkshire, UK.

    Mr Harrison studied medical science and theology at Kings College an then qualified in medicine at St Georges Hospital, University of London in 1978 and did his Higher Surgical Training at King's College Hospital becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1983. In 1987 Mr Harrison was International Fellow in Spinal Deformity at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and in 1990 was appointed as consultant at Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey.

    Over 12 years, Mr Harrison established the Spinal Service and served as Head of Department before moving back to RNOH, Stanmore as Consultant in Spinal Deformity with a large practice and active involvement in paediatric and adolescent spinal disorders. Mr Harrison is now retired from the NHS and continues to practice in Windsor with a particular interest in adolescent lumbar spine disorders, especially stress injuries in elite athletes.

    Mr Harrison also has 24 years continuous experience in lumbar disc arthroplasty in adults.

  • Disc pathology: Conservative management - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (13 mins)

    This content consists of a 13 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Dr Jonathan Rees graduated from the Royal London Hospital in 1995 and had postgraduate training at five London teaching hospitals. Between 2004 and 2012 he was a Consultant at Headley Court, the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals.

    Since 2012 Dr Rees has been Consultant in Rheumatology and Sports Medicine at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. He is Honorary Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary College, University of London.

    He has worked in sports including Professional Football, Rugby Union and Disability Sport. Dr Rees was Medical Officer to the Great Britain 2008 Paralympic Team in Beijing. He was a member of the LOCOG Sports Medicine Advisory Group between 2008-2012 and a Consultant at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

    Dr Rees' Medical Doctorate from University College London won the British Society of Sport and Exercise Medicine 2008 Basic Research Prize. He has published around 20 articles in peer review journals including highly cited articles in particular on tendinopathy.

    Dr Rees regularly lectures nationally and internationally and has been interviewed by both BBC and ITN news. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine. He is a former President of the Royal Society of Medicine Sports and Exercise Medicine Section.

  • Disc pathology: Minimal access surgery - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (12 mins)

    This content consists of a 12 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Professor H. Michael Mayer is an Orthopaedic surgeon and Neurosurgeon specializing in Spinal Surgery.

    He graduated from Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, in 1981. He started his clinical career as a research fellow at the Department of Neuropathology (1982 – 1983) and then completed his Neurosurgery as well as his Orthopaedic Surgery residencies at the Free University in Berlin. In 1991 Professor Mayer accomplished his PhD in Neurosurgery with an experiential and clinical study on endoscopic disc surgery. He started his specialization in Spine Surgery in 1987 and became Chief Staff Surgeon and Deputy Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of the Free University of Berlin in 1992.

    Since 1998 Professor Mayer has been Chairman and Medical Director of the Spine Centre at Schön Klinik München, one of the major Spine Centres in Europe, and a FIFA centre of excellence.

    He is currently a Professor of Neurosurgery at the Paracelsus Medical School in Salzburg/Austria. His special areas of interest include sports medicine, rehabilitation, physical therapy and special orthopaedic surgery. Professor Mayer's current scientific interests are Spine and Soccer, Microsurgery/Endoscopic Surgery in Disc Herniations in Athletes, Causes of Low Back Pain in Soccer Players, MIS and Total disc replacement.

    Professor Mayer has been President of the European Spine Society as well as of the German Spine Society (2006). He has published more than 150 papers in scientific journals, edited / co-edited seven books and organized more than 40 International Congresses and Workshops. Professor Mayer is a member of the editorial/advisory boards of the European Spine Journal, Operative Orthopedics and Traumatology, The Asian Spine Journal, The Open Spine Journal and The Open Bone Journal. He is also Deputy Editor of The Global Spine Journal.

  • Spondylosis: Diagnosis and follow-up - how does imaging inform management? - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (20 mins)

    This content consists of a 20 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Dr Ranju Dhawan is a dual specialty cross-sectional radiologist and nuclear medicine physician with extensive experience in both diagnostic specialties. She specialises in Hybrid Functional Imaging, combining her skills in both diagnostic specialities.

    Dr Dhawan founded the Hybrid Imaging [SPECT-CT and PET-CT] Unit at Wellington Hospital, London in 2008, a service since utilised by elite sports organisations, spinal and orthopaedic surgeons throughout the UK.

    Within hybrid Imaging, one of her niche interests is in Orthopaedic and Spinal SPECT-CT. She has developed focused methodology, techniques and expertise in this field and works closely with sports physicians and surgeons involved in management of elite sportspersons from professional football, cricket and rugby leagues and with British Athletics.

    She is well published in her field and collaborates closely on clinical and research themes with Spinal Units at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH), Stanmore, the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Wellington Hospital, London.

    Dr Dhawan is on teaching faculty for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Imperial College and Kings College, London and lectures at several national and international Hybrid Imaging conferences.

  • Axial/dynamic MRI in sports - Fisic Conference Presentation 2015 (16 mins)

    This content consists of a 16 minute video presentation professionally produced and presented at the Fisic Conference 2015.

    Professor Francis W. Smith is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen. After residencies in medicine and orthopaedics, he completed his radiological training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in Canada.

    He pioneered the clinical application of MRI, starting the world's first clinical trial of MRI in 1980 and the world's first diagnostic MRI service at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in 1981. Between 1980-91, Professor Smith published the first clinical applications of MRI for musculoskeletal radiology, abdominal and pelvic disease, as well as in pregnancy. He has over 250 publications, 32 book chapters and 5 textbooks.

    In 1982, Professor Smith became President of the Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. In 1990, he received the Gold medal from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 1984-91, he became Editor in Chief of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. In 1999, Prof Smith received the Barclay Medal from the British Institute of Radiology and in 2009 gave the Sir Godfrey Hounsfield Memorial lecture. He is currently Clinical Director of Medserena Upright MRI.

    Professor Smith is also a qualified Sports Medicine Physician. Since 1996, he has been an examiner for the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (UK), and is currently the external examiner in Sports Medicine at the University of the West Indies.