Academic qualifications and current academic study:


Institution                                          Year completed                  Professional Qualification

University of Hertfordshire                     2012                                   MSc in Allied Health Studies (Physiotherapy/Diagnostic Ultrasound) (with Distinction)

Canterbury Christchurch University        2010                                   Post Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

University of Hertfordshire                     2006                                   Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education

University of Stellenbosch                     2001                                   Postgraduate Qualification in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy

University of Stellenbosch                    1999                                    BSc Physiotherapy (Hons)

University of Cape Town                       1995                                   BSc (Med)(Hons) Exercise Science (1st class honours)

University of Cape Town                       1994                                   BSc Physiology

Employment History


Integrated Physiotherapy (Mar 2013 – present)          

Associate Physiotherapist/Owner

Assessment, treatment and management of private patients with neuromusculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries

George Provincial Hospital (Oct 2013 – present)

MSK Sonographer

Training of relevant hospital staff

Sonography (Pro Bono)

Bethesda Medical and Relief Services (NPO)  (Jan 2014 – present)                  

Contracted Physiotherapist (part time)

Assessment, treatment and management of palliative and rehabilitation of patients

University of Hertfordshire (Sept 2005 – Jan 2013)              

Principle Lecturer

Professional Lead – Physiotherapy

Management of professional matters ranging from curricula content to stategy

Liaison with professional body (CSP), HCPC and Strategic Health Authority

Line manager to undergraduate physiotherapy team

Lecturer in undergraduate and postgraduate neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy

Lecturer on MSc Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation Programme

Lecturer on Postgraduate Diagnostic Ultrasound Programme

Royal Surrey County Hospital  (Aug 2009 – Jan 2013)                

MSK Sonographer

Independent ultrasound scanning and reporting of a full musculoskeletal list including intra-articular and soft-tissue injections under ultrasound guidance

Scott Rickard Physiotherapy  (Sept 2005 – Jan 2013)               

Senior Physiotherapist

Assessment, treatment and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries

Emma James Physiotherapy  (Apr 2005 – Sept 2005)               

Senior Physiotherapist

Assessment, treatment and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries

Fuller-Good and Rickard Sport & Physio Centre (2000-2005)              

Practice Owner

Senior Physiotherapist

Assessment and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries

General practice management


Current professional activities

Fellow of Higher Education Academy (UK)

Health Professions Council registrant (UK)

Health Professions Council of South Africa registrant (PT 0069728)

Member of the South African Society of Physiotherapy (RIC127)

Reviewer for Radiography Journal

BHF Registered Practice Number (072 000 0050377)


Relevant Continuing Professional Development Activities           

Date                           Activity                                                          Presenter

2013                           SIJ Dysfunction                                               Dr. Ina Diener

2013                           An in-depth look at the Knee Joint                     Corne van Eck


Key conferences/presentations

Date                           Title                                                                                                   

Sept 2014                   Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound (Lecture/Workshop)            

Jun 2014                     Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging for Physiotherapists         

Mar 2014                    The vascular response following a single bout of eccentric loading exercise in chronic noninsertional Achilles tendinopathy (Platform Presentation)                                                                                

Nov 2013                    MSK Diagnostic Ultrasound and Physiotherapy (Lecture/Workshop)

Oct 2011                     MSK diagnostic ultrasound and physiotherapy: Partners in practice (Platform Presentation)

Mar 2011                    Musculoskeletal Diagnostic US in rotator cuff pathology (practical workshop)

Sept 2010                  Student summative self-assessment (Platform Presentation)

Feb 2010                   Tendinopathy in Sport and Performance (1 day short course)


Key Publications and Awards

Discovery Health Clinical Excellence Award for Best Platform Presentation at SASP

Symposium, Port Elizabeth, 2014

Westgarth-Taylor, C., Hawley, J. A., Rickard, S., Myburgh, K. H., Noakes, T. D. & Dennis,

S. C. (1997). Metabolic and performance adaptations to interval training in endurancetrained

cyclists. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 7, 298-304.



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Pretoria, South Africa

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