Umer Sheikh MSc Advancing Physiotherapy, MSc APA, MCSP, MISCP, MAACP, SRP, BSPT
Umer Sheikh is a Chartered Physiotherapist who graduated from University of The Punjab in 2004. His early career was spent at Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital (GTTH) in Lahore. During this time, he built up a range of experience and he soon realised that his passion lay in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy. He moved to Belgium and Ireland for Masters in Adapted Physical Activity which is a Master’s programme that combines the expertise of a number of universities throughout the EU and the world, and offers comprehensive training and expert knowledge.
He further refine both his clinical reasoning and manual skills by successfully completing the MSc in Advancing Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal) at the Sheffield Hallam University in 2010. He was awarded the International Prize for academic achievement by Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom and also the Top most student award from European commission.
Currently, he is working in NHS and delivered teaching sessions to a range of post-graduate physiotherapists on clinical reasoning and Grade V spinal manipulation techniques every year since 2010. He is the first speaker in the history of Physiotherapy in Pakistan who conducted Spinal Manipulation course at College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP).
His courses has evolved from his MSc experience, his MSc clinical tutoring experiences and these teaching sessions. The basic aim is to make learning simple and the techniques learnt, clinically effective. There is a strong focus on not simply giving people a range of techniques, but providing the time to practice and develop the reasoning skills to ensure that the participants are able to apply the techniques confidently and effectively.
Specialism: Assessment & management of musculoskeletal conditions
Philosophy of physiotherapy research
Qualitative research methods in health care
Health care evaluation
Professional and ethical issues applied to physiotherapy.
Evidence based practice
Research Interests: Assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions, including knee osteoarthritis, joint hypermobility syndrome, low back pain, patellofemoral pain syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome.
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