Scott Rickard

Academic qualifications and current academic study:


Year completed

Professional Qualification

University of Hertfordshire


MSc in Allied Health Studies (Physiotherapy/Diagnostic Ultrasound) (with Distinction)

Canterbury Christchurch University


Post Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

University of Hertfordshire


Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education

University of Stellenbosch


Postgraduate Qualification in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy

University of Stellenbosch


BSc Physiotherapy (Hons)

University of Cape Town


BSc (Med)(Hons) Exercise Science (1st class honours)

University of Cape Town


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

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

Contracted Physiotherapist (part time)

Assessment, treatment and management of palliative and rehabilitation of patients

GE Healthcare (January 2017– present) 

Contract Lecturer

Planning and delivery of Musculoskeletal Sonar Courses in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg

University of Hertfordshire (Sept 2005 – Jan 2013)

Principle Lecturer

Professional Lead – Physiotherapy

  • Management of professional matters ranging from curricula content to strategy
  • 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

Previous 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)

Key conferences/presentations




MSK Ultrasound training workshops for Morton & Partners Radiology Practice (CPT)


Basic and Advanced MSK Sonograpy (On behalf of GE Healthcare)


Exercise for Pain Rehabilitation (On behalf of Train Pain Academy – The Certificate in Pain Management)


Communicating with Patients in Pain


MSK Diagnostic US – Indications and Interpretation

Rehabilitative US Imaging for Physiotherapists

Key Publications and Awards

Discovery Health Clinical Excellence Award for Best Platform Presentation at SASP Symposium, Pretoria, 2018

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