Sportkine 2021

Phil Glasgow

Phil Glasgow has extensive experience in high performance sport as a practitioner, lecturer, researcher and as a mentor to the ‘team behind the team’. Phil is currently Head of  Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation at the Irish Rugby Football Union having previously held the position of head of sports medicine at the Sports Institute Northern Ireland for 14 years. He was the Chief Physiotherapy Officer for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games where he led the physiotherapy team of the most successful British Olympic Team in history.
Jean-François Kaux

Prof JF Kaux is specialist in physical rehabilitation medicine and sports traumatology, head of department at CHU and professor at ULiège. He made his PhD on tendinopathies and their traitements, especially on eccentric exercises and platelet rich plasma injections. He is the coordinator of SportS2, which is a multidisciplinary department dedicated to sports and the is the only structure in the world to have received the 3 recognition from world sports bodies, namely: FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) Medical Center of Excellence, IOC (International Olympic Committee) Research Center for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health, FIMS (International Federation of Sports Medicine) Collaborative Center of Sports Medicine.


 Roel Parys
Dr. Roel Parys studied Physical Medicine and Sports Medicine at the KU Leuven. He works at the OLV Hospital in Aalst and GRIT Belgian Sports Clinic in Leuven. He’s specialized in the conservative treatment of problems of the musculoskeletal system.

He is currently the team physician of the Belgian Athletics Federation, Belgian Triathlon and Duathlon Federation, Belgian Sailing Federation and the international BMC-Vifit Pro Triathlon Team. He is part of the medical staff of the Belgian Olympic Committee and went to numerous international championships as a team doctor.

 Styn Vereecken
I completed my studies into physical rehabilitation and physiotherapy at the University of Ghent and fulfilled a master program on Sports Physiotherapy at both the universities of Leuven and Brussels. Since 1998 I’m working as a clinician for the University Hospitals of Leuven (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Sports Medical Advice Centre) and host teacher (practical classes) for the Catholic University of Leuven (Faculty of Physical Education and Rehabilitation Sciences). I have a special interest into the pathology and rehabilitation of the shoulder and sport physiotherapy in general; therefore I’m thankful to join and learn from famous shoulder specialists and sports physio’s/professors as a board member of both the Flemish Shoulder Network and the Belgian Federation of Sport Physiotherapy. My personal mission for 2020 …. The Tokyo Olympics with Team Belgium ! 
François Delvaux
  • Master in Physical Education, University of Liege (2001)
  • Master in Physiotherapy, University of Liege (2003)
  • PhD Student and assistant at University of Liege with research topics: primary and secondary prevetion in lower limb injuries
  • Physical trainer for elite badminton players (Ligue Francophone Belge de Badminto) and handball players (Ligue Francophone de Handball)
  • Freelancer for Sports2-CHU Liège: isokinetic evaluations and reconditioning unit
  • Sports physiotherapist in liberal practice
  • Former player of Belgian national badminton team
Jo Verschueren

Jo Verschueren is part of the Human Physiology and Sports Physiotherapy Research Group at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Jo has been working as Assistant Academic Staff at the research group since 2010 and is, among other things, coordinator of the Master of Science Sports Physical Therapy. His research focuses on injury prevention and the role of fatigue in the development of sports injuries. He is the secretary of the Belgian Federation of Sports Physiotherapy and active member of the International Ankle Consortium & European College of Sports Sciences.


Erik Witvrouw
Erik Witvrouw is professor at the department of Rehabilitation Science and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Ghent University. He also works as embedded scientist for Liverpool Football Club. His main area of research is prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries in sports. He authored almost 200 SCI publications in international peer reviewed journals and obtained funding for more than 40 scientific and corporate service projects. He has won more than 10 National and International awards in the field of Sports Medicine, and has been keynote lecturer and invited lecturer at many international congresses (>200). He received more than 20 grants from National and International funding.
Aude Aguilaniu

Before becoming a sport physiotherapist and researcher, I acquired, as a high-level athlete in skiing for 10 years, a sensitivity of athletes’ health struggles. I have been specializing on the ankle sprain at the University of Liege. I do research for the human movement analysis laboratory and I also assess athletes for the sports performance help center (CAPS). We strive to help them to find ways to improve their rehabilitation and/or to initiate a prevention program. I appreciate spending time on the field but also doing research to find concrete solutions.
Luciana De Michelis
Luciana has been a SONAFE (Brazilian National Society of Sports Physical Therapy) associate since 2007 and has always engaged to help her profession grow. She is the first female president of SONAFE (2016-2017), in a country with many restrictions to women's participation in sport and politics.
Luciana is a teacher in a Federal University in Brazil (Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri - UFVJM) and develops research in Sports Physical Therapy field. She worked in the Brazilian National Male Volleyball Team (under - 19) and in a Female Soccer Team (Clube Atlético Mineiro). She participated in the last 3 editions of IOC World Conference on Injury and Illness in Sport with poster and workshops presentations. She also engaged the organization of the Physical Therapy services of the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics Games. Nowadays she is Secretary of the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy (IFSPT).