Joan Haldeman RPT
Joan Haldeman graduated in 1964 from the University of Pretoria, School of Physiotherapy in South Africa and she has practiced as a physical therapist for 16 years in South Africa, Canada and the USA. Her experience includes working in a general hospital in the departments of neurology, orthopedics and cardiology and private practice as a general physical therapist. She specialized in the treatment of neurologically impaired children (from birth to age 16 years) taking positions at a multidisciplinary school for cerebral palsy in South Africa and at the Neurological Centre in Vancouver, Canada where she was the senior physical therapist. She also worked as a research therapist and clinician at the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatology Society Centre in Vancouver, where she took a lead in establishing the first Back School in Canada. For the past 29 years she has administered a multidisciplinary private practice in the USA that encompasses neurology, internal medicine, physical therapy, chiropractic, psychiatry and psychology.
William C. Watters III, MD
Dr. Watters received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin in Psychology and his Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed 2 residencies, one in Internal Medicine and one in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania prior to moving to Houston, Texas, to chair the Department of Orthopedics at a large private clinic. He is Board Certified in Orthopedics and Spinal Surgery and has over 80 publications addressing the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disease. He has presented more than 100 papers nationally and internationally. He has consulted with several implant manufacturers in product development and has been awarded numerous accolades including being named one of “America’s Top Orthopedic Surgeons” several years running by the Consumer’s Research Council in America and as among 50 top spinal surgeons by Becker Publications in 2010. He is a past-President of the Texas Spine Society, has chaired numerous committees at both the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and the North American Spine Society and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the North American Spine Society. He is in private practice specializing in spinal surgery in a 11-man orthopedic group in Houston and is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopedics at both The Baylor College of Medicine Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.
Geoff Outerbridge DC, MSc (Canada)
Dr. Geoff Outerbridge received a B.Sc. in Human Kinetics and a M.Sc. in neuroscience from the University of Guelph. He began his career working for the University of Waterloo as the on-site coordinator at General Motors for the Ontario Universities Back Pain Study, a research study examining the causes of back pain in industry. In 1996 he started an ergonomics consulting company to offer his knowledge and experience to clients in a wide range of environments including mining, assembly line and office. In addition to consulting and running a personal training business, he attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College from which he graduated in 2001. Since 2001, Dr. Outerbridge has owned a successful multidisciplinary health clinic in Ottawa that integrates chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, naturopathy, rehabilitation, and family medicine.
Throughout his research and clinical practice, Dr. Outerbridge has taught courses in anatomy, biomechanics, physiology and neuroscience at the University of Guelph and Kine Concept School of massage therapy. His interests include the prevention and management of occupational and sports related injuries, integrating chiropractic with exercise protocols, and soft tissue mobilization techniques.
Tanielle Hilderman MPT, BKin (Hons.) (Canada)
Tanielle Hilderman graduated in 2010 from the University of Saskatchewan with her Masters of Physical Therapy. She graduated from the University of Regina in 2008 with her Bachelors in Kinesiology-Fitness and Lifestyle Honors Degree, while playing university hockey in the CIS. Tanielle’s experience includes working in multi-disciplinary, private practice clinics in Calgary, Alberta where her case load includes a variety of musculoskeletal, orthopaedic conditions from children to the elderly population. Tanielle has started to gain increased experience and training in the assessment and management of concussions, and continues to increase her experience in manual therapy techniques and exercise prescription. Tanielle’s passion lies in using her knowledge and expertise to help those in need, while continuously learning and growing from her experiences.